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Alberto's Ristorante

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1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-6200
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dining as it should be

Alberto's is one of my go-to, can't fail restaurants when it's time to dine, rather than just eat. The restaurant offers the genuine Italian food served to namesake Alberto as he grew up in Italy. Fortunately for us, be brought it to Ottawa and chose to share it with us all in a tastefully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Robert M
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Leawood, Kansas
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Leawood, Kansas
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Alberto's is one of my go-to, can't fail restaurants when it's time to dine, rather than just eat. The restaurant offers the genuine Italian food served to namesake Alberto as he grew up in Italy. Fortunately for us, be brought it to Ottawa and chose to share it with us all in a tastefully appointed dining room. I especially enjoy... More 

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Thank Robert M
Cicero, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The local hotel Super 8, recommended Albertos to us so we gave it a try. YUMMY. The food was fantastic. I asked the waitress to tell the Chef who's name is Patrick, that he was to be commended on the wonderful food. I will return.

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Thank joyce m
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Thank CBur69
Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

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1 Thank ckrulitz
Ottawa, Illinois
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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3 Thank Fisherdave1950
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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 

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Thank MELINDA W
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

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1 Thank Pietro S
Milton, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?