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Gianni's Cafe

18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
+1 847-991-1416
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (8 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chicken giardiniera with sausage. So amazing. They have a good wine selection as well. You won't be disappointed. Kid friendly too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is excellent and staff is great. Owners come around to say hello and make certain all is prepared and serve as expected!

Thank Moneysal
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were a group of 10 and had a reservation. The table was ready when we arrived. The staff was super friendly and very efficient. Food was great. The best compliment I can give is that our group will definitely come back.

Thank rbw8461
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Now and then a friend and I attend Tuesday night special with a bottle of wine and appetizers. This doesn't happen more than once and month and not every month. I was shocked when the bartender remembered the exact wine I ordered in the past...More

Thank MAry Z
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Even though I live in Palatine I will never go the this restaurant again. Some may say I hold a grudge - I say management gets rewarded for their actions. Some years back a group of us waited over an hour for a table. Even...More

1  Thank Mr_Raphiki
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A family atmosphere with a menu to match. You would expect good Italian and you surely won't be disappointed. Wine list is sparse. Service is conventional.

Thank Chaucer39
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We always love dining here & VALENTINE's dinner was no exception! The baked shrimp was amazing & my husbands chicken was also. We love their oil & cheese dip ... I could lick the garlic right off the plate! Yum!

Thank SusanStar88
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went last week and ate dinner there. Salad was OK,bread was OK. I had the Chicken Parmesan which was OK. Not too big a cutlet and sauce was EH.My girlfriend had the shrimp fettuccine dish and it was OK.Prices were EH.,not really impressed.

Thank nutcher
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went on a Sunday night without knowing anything about Gianni's other than it's close to the train station and looks welcoming. The decor is Italian bistro with murals and stencils and stucco-looking walls made to look like an old Roman street scene. For dinner, this...More

Thank kkasi
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had to get a super large salad and antipasto plate to take to a gathering of friends. Though they usually don't make up large antipasto plates (ordered 4 individual appetizer plates), they found a large tray and put it all together in a delicious display....More

Thank Marsha K
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29 June 2016|
Response from MAry Z | Reviewed this property |
I haven't noticed a private room, however it wouldn't hurt to call both locations. The deer park location is very small. Maybe they can shut the restaurant down to accommodate the party.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
    (Palatine & Plum Grove Rds.)
  • Public Transportation: 2 Blocks East of the Metra Station in Downtown Palatine.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-991-1416
  • E-mail
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