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Gaberino's Homestyle Italian Restaurant

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283 34th Ave SW, in RedBud Plaza, just behind Pier 1, Norman, OK 73072
+1 405-310-2229
11:00 - 21:00
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Littleton, Colorado
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel - Hampton Inn, about 300 ft away recommended as a local- live entertainment of a guitar player - light and easy background. Had a Caesar salad ($4) and both of us had the meat lasagna ($14), great meat/sausage and cheese with very little pasta. Had a bottle of Banfi Chianti ($24.67). Came out almost boiling with toast. Good... More 

Thank Don M
Denver City, Texas
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to try this local place and eh, it was okay, I ordered a beer to start and the pint glass they gave me to pour the beer in was colder than the beer. Undaunted, I relaxed and did some Sudoku before dinner. I ordered the Fettuccine with Meatballs for which the pasta was okay yet the meatballs were... More 

Thank javablood
Norman, Oklahoma
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107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I visited here on a recommendation from a friend. I tried the walnut crusted chicken parmesan as recommended by our waiter, it was undercooked, (raw in the center) and that is not good. My wife got the lasagna and it was okay, nothing special but thankfully enough for her and I both to eat. The waiter seemed... More 

Thank Kevin D
Norman, Oklahoma
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222 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to gaberinons the last couple years and this Sunday we went my wife had a pizza without cheese because she's vegan and I had a mushroom sausage pizza with some of the best fresh ingredients the crust was homemade very Italian tasting the sausage was outstanding and my wife's pizza was also very well made the... More 

Thank revDB
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Service was great but I had to get through the meal with wine. The food was served originally wrong and cold. If you want a restaurant that uses all frozen ingredients to make a meal it is the place for you. Really bad non existent taste of food. Being a foodie I won't be back.

Thank LionSkin
Laura D, Owner at Gaberino's Homestyle Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience! And I certainly apologize about your order being wrong and cold - it happens but it's rare at our place. I would like to set the record straight: on the "frozen food" because it's simply not true. We pride ourselves in making EVERYTHING from scratch. Sauces, lasagnas, meatballs, we even make the... More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Appropriate portions not over sized American portions. Great service and food in small restaurant. Lovely time with friends.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Service was good. Small quaint Italian restaurant. Adequate selection on the menu. The menu is pricy. I think this is keeping this place from growing. Open tables. Quick seating. Pricy.

Thank James G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I've never left an Italian restaurant hungry before. The food was tasteful and the service was fine. We ordered the shrimp and asparagus linguine for dinner. It came out smaller than a lunch portion. We tried to fill up on garlic toast but it was tasteless.

Thank Jpham60
Norman, OK
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Family owned/operated hole in the wall, excellent for family dining, reasonable prices, comfortable red-checkered tabletop atmosphere. Sometimes the kitchen is a bit slow. All items my family members have ordered have been good---the boys almost lick their plates--but for me the best is baked rigatoni with meat sauce, artichokes, capers and mushrooms.. One of two or three best meals in... More 

Thank BoomerSooner86
Odell, Nebraska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Ordered the veggie lasagna. Couldn't find the veggies. All mozzarella and no ricotta. Stringy and chewy to eat. Light pasta but couldn't find it in the mountain of cheese. Colleague ordered shrimp scampi. Big bowl of spaghetti with a few shrimp on top. Don't go to find anything light on the menus.

Thank rpipes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 14
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 34th Ave SW, in RedBud Plaza, just behind Pier 1, Norman, OK 73072
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-310-2229
We are a family owned and operated restaurant, serving made from scratch Italian Cuisine, including handmade pasta and Seasonal Specials. Come casual with your family or dress up for a romantic date night. We offer a ariety of high point beers and our wine list is comprised of the best Italian Wines selections. Order our French Press Coffee and enjoy with our made in house Italian Cream Cake or other desserts from local vendors like il Dolce Gelato and La Baguette Bakery. Join us for our delicious Sunday Brunch served from 11am-2pm. Call us for take out and take and cook meals! We look forward to serving you!

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