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Alberto's Ristorante

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1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1909
+1 815-434-6200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“rigatoni” (3 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“italian food” (3 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1909
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

I have been going here since this place opened years ago.OK, a bit expensive but you are getting high line food, the best there is. It is northern Italian, no red & white checker tablecloths. Steaks are mouth watering and the pork,beef and lamb shanks...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Ben going here for years! Some of our favorites are the rigatoni with sausage (medium spicy is the best), meatballs with white beans (when available) and recently had his white lasagna. Specials stand out. Seasonal, authentic cooking. Hours have changed recently to Thursday thru Saturday....More

Thank jaybee2525
Reviewed December 24, 2016

As a special,holiday treat, we 4 friends went to Alberto's last night. -I was told it was a very unique dining experience. It unique, but unfortunately not in a good way. The decor was that of a 40's supper club- pretty stark at that and...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Food and service here are always over the top. We have been to Italy numerous times and believe me this is genuine Italian food. The owner is from Italy and I also believe he still has a home there. You will not find a more...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed August 2, 2016

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...More

Thank jvmurph
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Wenona, Illinois
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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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...More

Thank FrankStrell
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...More

Thank Robert M
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
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 CEBurge69
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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: +1 815-434-6200