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Gamba Ristorante

455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
+1 219-736-5000
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good11%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
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31 - 40 of 104 reviews

Reviewed January 17, 2016

This place is going downhill and heading towards shutting down altogether. I was very disappointed in the whole experience of dining here. First of all the menu is one page. It is supposed to be an Italian restaurant, but there are literally 2 Italian dishes...More

1  Thank Elvira R
Reviewed December 31, 2015

The ambiance is beautiful. Our party of 4 was disappointed in the choices of appetizers so we simply ordered a salad and our meal. I had the tortellini with pumpkin. The pumpkin was flavorless. Two at the table had the flat iron steak and both...More

Thank Cathy0710
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Great service accompanied by a unique and delicious entree - pork chop (try it!) Place has a wonderful atmosphere, and Benito Gamba works to make each guest feel at home.

Thank BOB J
Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Special ambiance, elegant but cozy. Owner Vito is there to welcome you. Food is excellent, menu a little limited. When you come to wine choices then you could get confused. Very knowledgeable people to assist you. A great experience Salute!!

Thank Jose A
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Probably one of the best meals I have ever had. The family members that we met, the owner's wife and one of the daughters, Krystle, could not have been more welcoming. They really care about the food that they serve. I had veal tenderloin with...More

Thank bugita Z
Reviewed September 18, 2015

from the moment my wife and I walked in everything was above great. Salvador (our waiter) made several dining suggestions which we decided to try. My crab cakes were some of the best I have ever had anywhere in the United States or Caribbean ....More

Thank IndianaLarry
Reviewed August 27, 2015

The proprietor Mr. Michaelle Gamba welcomed us to our table. The restaurant was an interesting round building design with an inner courtyard. The waiter was friendly and offered suggestions. The scallop and calamari appetizers were excellent. My associate had the special moonfish which was crusted...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was near the B&B I was staying at near Valparaiso. I checked Google and it had good reviews. I was too tired to check Trip Advisor. Very interesting architecture. A circle with a center courtyard which is where I sat. Charming, happy, attentive waitstaff....More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our experience at this restaurant was superb from start to finish. As soon as we walked in the hostess took our coats. We were taken to our table and handed menus. The server came up to us introduced himself and filled us in on the...More

1  Thank Lauren B
Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love Gamba. When you want a really fine Italian meal in an elegant atmosphere with excellent, personal service, this is the place. I have enjoyed this restaurant for a business lunch, lunch with friends, romantic dinner, and celebratory meal.

Thank Stephanie S
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Richard M
Is there any type of dress code?
July 21, 2016|
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Response from KarenInMunsterIN | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. It is an upscale restaurant with impecable decor so no cut offs or swim gear. Outdoor dining is available in season.
Is the food really all that good ? Looking at their very small disappointing menu and then their prices,I would hope the food is excellent and it's not just about the ambience of the place ???
February 12, 2016|
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Response from KarenInMunsterIN | Reviewed this property |
I think the food is wonderful. If you have special needs, ask and they will accommodate.
qAcquanetta T
Serve sea food? What kind?
November 9, 2015|
Response from MikeRueth | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. On our current menu we have a lot of great seafood options. For appetizers we have oysters, seared scallops, grilled octopus, and steamed mussels. We have two pastas featuring seafood, one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
    (Connecticut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-736-5000
  • E-mail
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