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Gabatoni's Restaurant

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300 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62703-3108
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Springfield, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Varied menu. Good pizza, salads. Nice, casual, and affordable Italian fare. Interior a bit dated, however, food and service more than make up for ambience.

Thank robert b
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had pizza and salad..excellent! Convenient location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Interesting atmosphere.

Thank Linda H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building obviously has grown over the past 40 years, and if you glance into the kitchen you can see that it has grown around the massive pizza oven! Truly the best pizza around - the crust is paper thin, cooked perfectly brown at the edges, and the small squares are a delight to much on! We had the Meat... More 

Thank Lee L
Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating their pizza for most of my life.Great atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff,fast service. The menu has a lot of variety but I have only had their pizza. It is a bar as well, all ages are welcome. It stays busy especially on the weekends and now that our state fair is going on it will be... More 

Thank Berni E
Springfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy pizza!! It's a great local place with old world ambiance and terrific food and friendly and outgoing staff. Do not miss the fried mushrooms. Come hungry.

1 Thank FamilyGetaways
Rosebud, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am from Texas and am so tired of all the chain pizza restaurants. While visiting Springfield I looked for a "family" pizza restaurant and found Gabatoni's. The reviews seemed right and that's where I went. I was traveling with three little dogs and went inside to place a to-go order. The pizza was the best I had had in... More 

1 Thank Fran H
Springfield, Illinois
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My family has been eating here for over 40 years. Their pizza is thin crust and absolutely delicious. The wait staff is very friendly and quick to refill your drinks. Great place for couples, families or large groups.

1 Thank C J S
Central IL
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Had ordered take out pizza that was amazing so decided to go dine in. Wonderful old school neighborhood restaurant. Quaint and cozy, not pretentious at all, very good wait staff. Get the big plate of fried mushrooms...dang.

Thank mymustang
Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This pizza place has been my family's favorite for as long as I can remember. We eat it every time we get together, and it hasn't changed. The last time I went I still couldn't believe how amazing the pizza was. Whether you like thin or thick crust, you'll be happy with this place. It's worth breaking away from chain... More 

Thank Joe W
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is great! Known for the best pizza around, and they lived up to it! The Barbecue Chicken pizza was fantastic as well as the mozzarella sticks, with their homemade marinara meat sauce. A bit on the pricey side, but well worth the price! A must go if you are a pizza lover!

Thank Elizabeth B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62703-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-528-9629

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