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Alberto's Ristorante

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1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1909
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Joliet, IL
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live about 40 miles from this restaurant and joined two other couples for dinner here. I started out with a Bloody Mary that was below average. I had Calamari that was excellent, an average salad and a below average Bruchetta Pasta dish. There were very few others eating here. Oh well, we don't have to drive 80 miles round... More 

Thank jvmurph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Always something new to try. Owner is an awesome chef. Definitely belongs downtown Chicago. But we're glad it's in Ottawa.

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LaSalle, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The European type atmosphere adds to the exquisite food choices. Alberto puts a personal touch on everything from the generous cocktails to the innovative desserts. The closest entrees to any I've had in Italy. Service is personal and efficient. The evening of dining is an event and prompts me to look forward to another visit. A must for anyone looking... More 

Thank FrankStrell
Leawood, Kansas
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126 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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 

Thank Robert M
Cicero, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 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.

Thank joyce m
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank CBur69
Lafayette, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

1 Thank ckrulitz
Ottawa, Illinois
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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank AnnaNJohnny
Ottawa, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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 

3 Thank Fisherdave1950
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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!!

2 Thank Kimberly H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 815-434-6200

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