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“Best Restaurant in NW Indiana” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gamba Ristorante

Gamba Ristorante
455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
219-736-5000
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Ranked #5 of 142 Restaurants in Merrillville
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Connecticut St.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant in NW Indiana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

When you are looking for the best, you need look no further than Gamba's. You are typically met by a member of the Gamba family, Bemito, Hilda or one of their daughters. The food is exquisitly prepared and served with the promptness that only a properly run restaurant can provide. While not the least expensive restaurant, you will not find a better restaurant in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Consistently good.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Last night marked my third visit here. Each time my wife and I have found nothing to complain about. The service has always been impeccable. The food has been first rate. Recent standouts include the diver scallops as well as the fresh oysters. I can't think of a better Italian restaurant in the area.

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Demotte, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I have never had a sub-par meal at Gamba's. The prices are not cheap but for a special occasion you can't miss.

Visited October 2012
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crown point, indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“sisters birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We reserved the wine room for our party, had wonderful service and a beautiful dinner. All while being as noisy as we wanted. Food was cooked perfectly, and served with impeccable timing. An all around great experience!

Visited December 2012
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Greenwood, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Italian restaurant nestled off the ordinary strip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The location of this Italian Ristorante is quite removed from the beaten path of restaurants up and down the area of 30 and Broadway. The atmosphere is elegant and you don't feel like other tables are on top of you.The ambiance is appealing. The wait staff was very attentive and yet tried not to interfere. The meal was excellent. Both of us shared the gnocchetti with pistachios as an appetizer and we both ordered the ...ala creama, tubed pasta with scallops, shrimp, dried tomatoes. It was quite filling, requiring us both to have take home portions.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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