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Gabatoni's Restaurant

300 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62703-3108
217-528-9629
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Ranked #97 of 429 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After moving away from Springfield, whenever I'm back in town this place is a must! So good I couldn't stop eating it! Excellent thin crispy crust pizza. To die for!

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Boston
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to talk to your friends, don't dine on a Friday night. At 7 pm the place was mobbed with large families with children and extremely noisy. In spite of that, the service was excellent (Victor) and the food pretty good - we had veggie pizza and salads and beer/wine. I hear it is quieter later in the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here tonight without a reservation. Was told it would be 30 min, more like an hour. Finally got a table in the bar, two tables put together to seat 7. Very cramped. Waitress was running around focused on other tables, not overly concerned about ours. Pizza was good, but didn't make up for the horrible customer service.

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Springfield, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After my July 9th, 2011 Bernie and Betty’s Pizza atrocious experience (read my July 9th 2011 review); Gabatoni’s is the place to go for great tasting pizza and good service. The atmosphere needs to be updated as fake wood paneling went out in the 70’s. Look past the out-dated décor and enjoy Springfield finest pizza. They have a pizza named... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Some of the best pizza and ravs (in my opinion) that Springfield has to offer, the price brings my review down to 4 stars since it has been increasing more than other pizza joints over the years, but the recent remodel and consistent food makes this a decent stop on any trip.

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Springfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is excellent. My most recent visit included nacho appetizer and a 7 topping pizza at a fair price... Dinner for 3 for $28. Why I love the food??? Because it is home made deliciousness. There is that something special about a mom and pop restaurant that doesn't resort to cheap quick ingredients. However, while I was there the... More

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chicago
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232 reviews 232 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place has not changed one iota since it opened,I would wager. Forget that and get into the pizza!!! Delicious thin crust with excellent sausage Don't miss the salad with blue cheese dressing-order it creamy and dry-the dry being crumbled blue cheese to add on top They never heard of a microbrew here so go with the Bud This is... More

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Western Springs, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Been going to gabatonis forever. This time may he my last. Service was awful. Very slow. We were seated in a dark corner and the food was average at best. Gone were the great thin crust pizza and poor boy sandwiches. I want to give this place a good rating, but can't because the service was so bad.

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Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

They have remodeled and there is no longer a step up area in the dining room. The bar area is very nice loaded with many after work clientele. The pizza is very good. The waitresses are a bit ancient and aren't quite as friendly as they should be. All in all, a good restaurant/bar.

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Rochester
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We've gone to Gabatoni's many times and usually were pleased with the fare. This time, however, it was a big disappointment. The service was as good as could be expected on a busy Saturday evening. We arrived about 6 PM and, although there were people waiting for a table for 4, we were offered a two-top in the bar area,... More

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