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Alberto's Ristorante

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1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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Good eats

Great food, terrific staff. I think this place is a little gem. I will return again, i was very pleased

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great food, terrific staff. I think this place is a little gem. I will return again, i was very pleased

Thank CBur69
Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We weren't too sure about the restaurant from the outside appearance. Our opinion changed rapidly. I knew we were in for a treat when a roasted garlic clove arrived with the bread, parmesan cheese and olive oil. The service was great. Our waitress gave us a good description of the dishes we asked about. We had the chicken Marsala and... More 

Thank ckrulitz
Ottawa, Illinois
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Thank AnnaNJohnny
Ottawa, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Fisherdave1950
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!!

1 Thank Kimberly H
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40 reviews
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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 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 

Thank Pietro S
Milton, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank AZ_I_C_IT_11
Streator, Illinois
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank TeeJay527
Miami, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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