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Alberto's Ristorante

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1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-6200
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Celebrations

I went with a few girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. We sat at the bar and had a few drinks before dinner. While at the bar Alberto brought is some cheese and bread which was delicious. After sitting we had more drinks and appetizers (I had the bruschetta-so good!) and for dinner I had a salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
AnnaNJohnny
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Ottawa, Illinois
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Ottawa, Illinois
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went with a few girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. We sat at the bar and had a few drinks before dinner. While at the bar Alberto brought is some cheese and bread which was delicious. After sitting we had more drinks and appetizers (I had the bruschetta-so good!) and for dinner I had a salad, which was flavorful and... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went out to eat with another couple who are life long residents of the greater Illinois Valley area and the had never even heard of Alberto's. When we were finished with dinner they were quite impressed. The steaks and sea food are always excellent and are done to perfection no matter if you order them rare or well done.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is hidden and not a chain....but inside it has charm and a sense of romance. The food is great and the staff is fun and informative! Enjoy the hidden gem in Ottowa!!

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STREATOR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A friend wanted to go and I was excited. Generally, I love Italian food. She's a vegetarian, and ordered the ravioli with squash or something. Looked awful. Shades of brown and grey. My crab cakes were 10% crab and 90% filler. Was starving, but couldn't even force them down. Didn't want to make her feel bad because this is one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Alberto's is a great Italian chef. He is a local legend and bon vivant. He is as charitable as cynical and has mellowed with age. I have been dining with him for over 20 years. Quality of everything is way higher than anything and anywhere else served in LaSalle County or Ottawa. This restaurant is an island of gourmet cuisine... More 

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Milton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

While known primarily for his Northern Italian dishes, Alberto offers much more .Pasta dishes go far beyond the spaghetti and red sauce commonly associated with "Italian food" Choices here include ravioli stuffed with mushroom or lobster,or rigatoni with sausage and tomato cream sauce to name a couple. Meat eaters will find the rack of lamb or veal dishes of the... More 

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Streator, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

First of all, it's not difficult to turn a couple of rooms into a charming Italian restaurant. The atmosphere was cold, the bar uninviting, and the general appearance of the place un-Italian.....in other words, get rid of the paper napkins and the paper-covered tables with crayons. The food was average. We started out with grilled calamari which was delicious. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Went into Alberto's early (5 pm) on a Tuesday and there was only one other couple in the place. I wasn't sure when I walked in if they were even open, no one at the bar, and whatever outdoor seating they had was all put way (???) I startled a server coming out of the kitchen and she asked me... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

What a gem! Tucked in center Ottawa, Alberto's provides a dining experience. We spent 2 hours enjoying Alberto's cuisine. The owner, Alberto, greeted us when we arrived and had a fabulous glass of wine at the bar prior to seating. Alberto was very kind and checked on our needs at the bar. We did not find him to be unfriendly... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Everything at Alberto's is made to order. All ingredients are fresh not frozen. His meals are gourmet, seasonal as to what is in season, seafood is fresh and cooked appropriately. The bread is awesome, and they have Cappuccino here! Great atmosphere, great food, great art. Alberto is a warm and caring host, so don't hesitate to ask questions.

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Additional Information about Alberto's Ristorante

Address: 1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone Number: 815-434-6200
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 815-434-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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