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5123 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4602
630-515-6400
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food selection is very good and prepared well! Moderately priced around the area! The bar area seem very busy in the late afternoon early evening! I would definitely come back!

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Thank Jeofrey B
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Tried this place shortly after it opened a few years ago. Food was less than memorial. Thought we would give it one more try. Food was no better this time. Wife and I each ordered pasta of course. Wife's carbonara pasta was shells and undercooked. My pasta was linguini. Also undercooked and tasteless.

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Thank Geo22222222
Lemont, Illinois
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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice stop for some Italian food. Menus are on the chalkboard and it always changes. The food is fair Lee priced and won't disappoint.

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Thank Tom F
Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Friends chose the location; this was a new spot for me. Great atmosphere with the windows open on a beautiful evening but really "bar" food more than good Italian. Large portions but mostly of just the pasta and too much garlic which I never thought was possible.

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Thank Donna H
Chicago,Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Whenever we go to Gatto's we know we are in for a treat. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming. The staff is very knowledgable and will answer any question. Our usual meal starts out with the "Garbage Salad", which is a bit of a misnomer. The Salad contains almost anything you could imagine and is huge. All of the entrees... More 

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Thank 89ironman
Peoria Il
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155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Wow was this good! Our party had a variety of sauces and pastas and everyone raved about their food. The portions are good sized for example One meatball is the equivalent of a full serving of meatloaf

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Thank t1andjoyce
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had a super evening here. Service was outstanding and food good. After playing tourist all day we came across Gatto's tired, thirsty and hungry. After a conversation and several laughs with the manager we decided to sit at the bar. We prefer to do this as we like to talk to the locals. Must have impressed the manager as she... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Food is consistently good, service is good and the atmosphere is nice. Local, downtown and very convenient location make for a great dining experience

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Thank Judygraf
Williamsburg, Virginia
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417 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

the calamari was great and we shared it amount 3. The entrees were what you would get in one of the chain Italian stores. Nothing exceptional. One white fish dish over angel hair, fish was good, but breading was soggy. The eggplant was ok. Service was excellent. Al did a great job and was helpful and attentive. On " Black... More 

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Thank Bear H
Downers Grove . IL, United States
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sometimes the chicken dishes are great, sometimes so so (a bit dry) I tried the ravioli last time, again so so, expected more from an Italian restaurant. Appetizers and desserts are generous and good. I've heard the eggplant parm is very good. Very accomodating as you can generally order off menu if it's not listed today. Good value.

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Thank Linda S L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5123 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4602
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 630-515-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?