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Gianni's Cafe

18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
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Ranked #8 of 126 Restaurants in Palatine
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Palatine & Plum Grove Rds.
Transit: 2 Blocks East of the Metra Station in Downtown Palatine.
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm kind of torn with this place and may have to give it another try. The atmosphere is nice though some of the tables feel a bit close together. The service was so-so. Our server was pleasant enough but her attitude at times seemed a bit off. And the food was hit or miss. The ricotta stuffed eggplant was very... More

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Palatine, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Probably eat at Giannis 3-4 times a month. Great location, food is very good, service always excellent. Portions are large- so we usually split something. Oh- and allows me to bring in my own wine from my cellar- $25 corkage. Highly recommend

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Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was introduced to this place by a friend. It is a very nice and dimly lit place for dinner. When I sit to eat, I forget where I am. Meaning I am no longer in Chicago... But more in a place of what I think it would be like in Italy. The food is reasonably priced and the wine... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We absolutely love Gianni's! Tortellini con Prosciutto--our favorite dish! Their chocolate lava cake is also delish! Never had a bad experience there.

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went to this restaurant for a birthday, but due to a family member not feeling well during the meal (nothing to do with the restaurant), we truly did not get to give Gianni's Café a full review. What I will say is our server was gracious and expedited our exit as we needed to leave in a hurry. From... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like paying high prices and going downtown to trendy overcrowded bars/restaurants then youll rate this a 5. I like value and comfort a relaxing atmosphere. Leave this place for those who really need to be seen. and impress!

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Palatine, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I first tried writing this review on Google and could not get it to go through. Here goes. I called in to ask some questions on the online menu. This was for the Palatine location. The lady who answered asked if she could put me on hold. Over eight minutes later she came back on the line. At that time... More

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Palatine, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The only thing better than the service is the food, and both are excellent. Both restaurants go out of their way to accommodate each visitor. Make a reservation though as both facilities (Deer Park & Palatine) are usually very busy no matter what nights they are open. I have read the only review regarding that critcized the service. I found... More

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london england
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I will be brief. This is a fabulous place for Italian food. If you want something different, or a change to the pasta, they will make it. Fully recommended.

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Chicago NW Suburbs, IL
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

There's a Gianni's Cafe near the very nice Deer Park shopping center that is intimate and offers always good Italian food--I've even had a dinner or two catered, one of which I never admitted was not my doing (nobody asked). Their sister restaurant in downtown Palatine is larger and just as good. You won't be disappointed.

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Additional Information about Gianni's Cafe

Address: 18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
Phone Number: 847-991-1416
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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