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Reviewed June 12, 2020

So as we all are ordering from the delivery service and still supporting our local business I finally got arround to having door dash bringing me the only place I want to get local authentic Italian food from. First I gotta say I have been...here before Covid (actually Feburary this year was my last visit.) and the food and service could not be better..I was really impressed. O.K. maybe a little pricy but the food was well worth it.Again food is incredible!. So delivery came and it was perfect.. just like being at the restorante the only problem... NO BREAD. Now I know bread does go stale fast and I know they make their own incredable bread but please give us a heads up that there will be no bread with the order. I cant even tell you the dissapointment I felt when I know I paid $50 + to have chicken marsella and a chopped salad and then...no bread. There was no option to order bread so I figured it came with it..just like allways. So if you want really good authentic Itialian food this is the place to go...however BYOB.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Always a pleasure to dine here. This family owned restaurant knows what a restaurant good food dining experience is all about. The tuscany rustic brick fireplace environment adds to the pleasure of being in this restaurant. Moderate pricing, good portions, Even have a small plate...section on the menu. Nice bar up front. A place that I wouldnt come in with tee shirt and jeans for dinner. Food that you would expect your ole grandmother was making for you!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

No wait on a Friday night. A table with a bench seat and chair positions the person in the chair way higher than the person on the bench, which is weird. You’re not eye level. Server was young. Brought the wrong soda. Took our order,...served it, and vanished. Never checked to make sure the food came out okay. Never asked for refills on soda or wine. Another server packed our leftovers. He also asked if we would like dessert, but our server did actually take our order. Food was very good.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

We had our annual dinner meet up at Gemilli's. The waiter was slow, didn't refill drinks. The food was terrible! The fettuccine with meatballs was dry. The shrimp scampi yuck! We really expected good food for the prices. Nobody was happy with their meal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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robertsI8455HJ, Owner at Ristorante Gemelli, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Hi Kathy, thanks for the feedback and for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry that you were displeased with your food and experienced a wait. We encourage all guests to bring any concerns to the attention of management while still dining in, as...More

Reviewed June 23, 2019

This neighborhood gem has been going strong in Babylon for 20 year In the center of an Italian diaspora center on Long Island. It must have good food to survive that long. It does. We have been making special journeys for many years and have...enjoyed the charm of the wait staff, front desk and the owners. The chef too makes appearances to check on our comfort. Our recent visit the food was awesome. The sizable veal chop special with prosciutto and spinach and cheese was excellent and our waiter, the marvelous Ernesto split and plated it for 2 of us.Our guest had veal scalloping and a roquette salad. Enough to take home! We shared a bottle of Buttessi Nero d N’Avolo, a lovely red that paired well. Dessert is special and sbaglione with copious fresh berries was our shared treat.The restaurant has an extensive wine list and a full bar. The baroque Italian villa-like decoration has been enlarged over the years. And can serve large and small parties.There is a family bakeshop next door. Adequate parking & convenience to all Long Island parkways and the LIRR train station. We love the Gemelli’s family warmth and hospitality. Wonderful too that the serving staff still remains, are genuinely interested in guests and enjoying the meal and are as wonderful as ever! Don’t miss this gem if you’re anywhere near Long Island looking for a terrific dining experience!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

Gemellis is a well-established Italian restaurant with very good service, good food and a good wine list. Our most recent visit was for Long Island Restaurant Week, although we also visit at various times during the year. Gemelli's mussels are always very good, and the...Restaurant Week appetizer of mussels in white wine sauce was no exception; the shellfish were all perfectly cooked, and the sauce well crafted. The main course of squid ink pasta with calamari and shrimp was also generally good, although the calamari spent a bit too much time on the stove and were a little chewier than they should have been. At all times, the service was prompt, professional and courteous. The atmosphere in the restaurant is good, as always. We will return soon.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

After our dining experience, my whole family felt like this was a bait and switch restaurant week scam. We looked at Gemelli's special restaurant week menu that was on their website and saw two appetizer's that we were interested in (classic Neapolitan rice balls and...the butternut squash soup), and a spaghetti dish with lump crab that sounded delicious for the main course. After a strenuous week, we were really looking forward to this meal. When we arrived, we got seated by a lovely fireplace, that was a good start. We were handed a drink menu but it was at least 15 minutes before we were given food menus, so that was a bit strange (the waiter did apologize). What was even stranger was that my mother and husband had different restaurant week menus than mine! My menu had the two appetizers and entree we were going to get but the rest of my family had menus that didn't have those items! This got me a little nervous, so when the waiter arrived, when I ordered my meal, I showed him the items I wanted from my menu. My mom and myself ordered the spaghetti dish with the crab and the rice ball appetizer, and my husband ordered a ravioli stuffed with pork and the rice balls as well. The waiter took our order so I breathed a sigh of relief as it looked as if there weren't going to be any problems - wrong! The waiter came back a few minutes later and told us that the menu I ordered from had been changed. I told him that I had looked at their online menu just a few hours earlier and that was the menu that was there. He said that it was a last minute change. Well, I wish that we were told about this change a lot earlier because maybe we wouldn't have stayed. But we had already been served our drinks, now we know not to order drinks until we see a food menu. We were very annoyed at this "last minute change" in the menu. It felt like we were enticed into dining at this establishment under false pretenses. My mother and I were looking forward to having the spaghetti with the crab, that was the dish that made us decide on going to Gemelli instead of one of the other restaurant week places. We felt that this switch was unscrupulous. How could you change to a different menu at the last minute like that? And by the way, as of 6:00 pm today, the day after we had this dinner, the original menu was still on their website. I would like a manager or owner from the restaurant explain why the menu was suddenly changed. Did they think that the dishes that were removed were too good to serve during restaurant week or were they serving those dishes and then ran out of them so they suddenly had to make up a new menu? I would love to know the reason why. Any way, after feeling very disappointed and conned, we had to find alternative dishes to have, it wasn't easy after having our hearts set on our original choice. Instead of the rice balls for an appetizer, I selected the broccoli soup which I have to say was one of the worst and weirdest soups I have ever had! My mother couldn't even eat hers because she felt it was so strange. I finished mine only because I was very hungry at this point and needed something to eat. I can't even describe how it tasted, it didn't taste anything like broccoli though. I should have had the winter salad, my husband said it was pretty good. Next came the entree, I had selected the ravioli stuffed with pork, mushroom, and sage, with charred leeks & radicchio in a Madeira wine demi. It was pretty good, the only problem was that there were only four small ravioli, it wasn't enough to feed a child. I'm not a big or fast eater but even I was done in about five minutes and was still quite hungry. I have never seen a portion that small, most appetizers have more food than that. My mother had ordered the pan seared chicken which she said was a bit tough. The dessert was actually the best part, we all ordered the Sicilian cassatelle which was very good. Unfortunately, it couldn't save the day. After the bait and switch with the menu, and then the absurdly minuscule portions, none of us were very happy. The interior of the restaurant is lovely, the fireplace and decor provide a cozy atmosphere. It's just too bad the rest of the dining experience is so lacking. Now we went during restaurant week so I don't know if ordering off their regular may be a better experience. But I can say from my experience, avoid restaurant week at this place at all costs.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Attended a Ladies luncheon today. The venue was still BEAUTIFULLY decorated from Christmas. We were set up in front of the gorgeous fireplace & mantel . The area was comfortable and spacious for the 18 of us who attended. The food was delicious and well...presented. Our server was very efficient, friendly and accommodating. The baked clams were very tiny but delicious the sauce was good. The fried calamari was light and for the most part tender. The dipping sauce was very good. The grilled salmon was excellent and the potato croquette was crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. This is a consistently good local upscale restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Made a 7pm reservation on a Saturday night. We were seated right away. Food was great, service was great. Good wine. Nice restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

I stopped by with a friend one evening for drinks and we sat outside. It was quiet and relaxing which was unexpected due to the busy road behind the bushes blocking its view. So my husband and I walked here for dinner on the following...Saturday night. We sat on the patio and started with a watermelon martini and wine and an appetizer of mozzarella with roasted peppers and basil. For dinner we had fettuccine with mini meatballs and rigatoni a la grappa with shrimp. Michael was our waiter and although he seemed to be very busy, he was always checking in to see if we needed anything. Everything was wonderful and we will return to try other items on the menu. I've been here many times for happy hour but I don't know how I missed ever having dinner here.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

A great selection of food prepared beautifully...Wonderful fish and meat as well as pastas. The ambiance is like being in Italy and the waiters very busy. We go back often.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

great food , nice selection to choose from great prices, great for parties, lunch and dinner friendly staff

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

MY wife and I like to dine on a quiet night when service is quicker and everything is more relaxed. It worked on this occasion. We were able to leisurely order and eat. We made use of the recommendations of our server, which were excellent....I considered the food to be between very good and excellent.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I went with my family this past Saturday July 8, 2017-We have eaten here before, enjoyed it and my daughter just recently bought a home about a mile away. The place was not crowded for our 7:30 reservation and we sat outside. We immediately ordered...drinks and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for my 31/2 year old grandson requesting the waiter bring it right away. It took a good 15 minutes to get our drinks and i then gave my appetizer order which consisted of both the hot and cold anti-pasta and an order of baked clams. The waiter informed us that we should also order the entrees at this time and I said we weren't prepared yet to just bring my grandson the ice cream now. Another 10 minutes went by and the waiter came back to take our entree order again-Once more I asked for the ice cream-Another 10 minutes passed and the waiter again returned for the entree order-He was told again to bring the ice cream-My wife got up shortly after to talk a manager, a tall blond woman. She came back with the ice cream but with no apology. We were now at the restaurant for 40 minutes- The manager walked by our table shortly after and I asked what the delay was-She stated that the computer froze and the order never went in-No apology-Just looked at us like "whatever"-I informed the waiter to just bring out the appetizers we weren't going to order anything else-Another 15 minutes went by, no appetizers yet and we decided to leave and I asked for a check-Another 5 minutes went by no check and we walked to the front door where manager stated that there would be no bill-Still no apology- I thanked her and walked out-One of the worst dining experiences I've had-Definitely did not know how to make things right and placate the customer.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends on a quiet Wednesday night. I always look forward to visiting Gemelli because you know that you are going to get an awesome meal with stellar service in a cozy setting. Last night Gemelli Ristorante didn't disappoint. Our...reservation was at 6 and were the first diners to arrive so we had our choice of tables. We chose the table for 4 closest to the fireplace and relaxed over a lovely bottle of Cabernet Avalon. We ordered the Spinach, Cappriccio & Cavalo salads, 2 pasta specials, the veal Saltimbocca & the Rigatoni Bolognese. It's always nice to dine with friends because we were able to get a bite or two of each other's meals. Everything was delicious, flavorful and fresh. I would definitely recommend a visit to Gemelli if you are interested in a fine dining experience in a relaxed and beautiful setting with Old World Italian charm.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Gemelli restaurant is a high priced place. For three people we spent $125 plus tip.
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