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“Best Italian in Harrisburg”

Gabriella Italian Ristorante
Ranked #1 of 538 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Harrisburg, Pa.
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Harrisburg”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hands down the best authentic Italian food in Harrisburg. Staff was very professional and personable. Ample portions at a very good price.

Visited July 2014
Thank John T
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
1 review
“Great italian food”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I've ever ate in! Very big and generous portions, great service and decent price!

Thank Sharav C
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Williamsburg, United States
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“authentic Italian”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Whenever a restaurant parking lot is crowded, you know it's good. Delicious eggplant stuffed with spinach and ricotta; excellent bolognese sauce. Pretty pricey.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Patricia W
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gabriella's Italian Resturant ”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

The decor is very Italian. Nice and clean inside. I can't believe they still serve butter like they do in Diners where you have to unfold and if they are soft it's a mess and you get half of it in your finger's. Come on step up to a 5 star resturant and serve Butter the way they do.

Hand ground pepper and salt would be nice rather than the usual shakers.

Mozzarella Caprese Appetizer awesome. Pasta homemade meat sauce great. Pasta with homemade sauce was every good. Pasta perfectly aldente.

Service as good as it can be in the USA. This is not Europe. At least they wear black matching uniforms.

I would highly recommend this joint.

2 Thank ytram1949
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Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent meal/great atmosphere/well trained staff”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We normally try to find out where the "locals" really like to eat. We avoid "chain" restaurants as much as possible. We ended up asking the hotel receptionist where she likes to eat. This was one of about three choices that she suggested. We followed up with the reviews on Trip Advisor and chose this. It was absolutely perfect! I ordered the Chicken Picata. It was amazingly fresh, tender chicken, just enough portion size and served with a wonderful marinara sauce that also left me feeling the freshness of the sauce. I tasted my husband's chicken parmagiana and it got equally high marks from us. The cannoli was a bit on the pricey side, but a nice thick, rich, creamy smooth filling with a nice crisp shell. We have eaten at some fine Italian restaurants around the country and in Italy, this ranks way up high on the list!

  • Visited July 2014
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