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Alex's Washington Gardens

256 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1720
+1 847-432-0309
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
“bread sticks” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
256 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1720
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Three of us for dinner. Not too hungry, so we tried a sharing experience. Our selections were the special salad, ravioli el forno, and ice cream sundae for dessert. Excellent food and excellent service. Most enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Love every dish and the pizza, too! Friendly service and homey old-fashioned atmosphere. Make a reservation on weekends, they get busy. Also, there is valet parking for a fee or 1-2 block away street parking. A gem.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lori1019
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Have had Pizza from here on several occasions. Pizza is delicious. Only wish they had their own delivery service, as you have to go pick it up when you want carry-out.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank virginiadew
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my chicken dish. It was render and very flavoable with red sauce. Asked for whole wheat pasta and was pleasantly surprised they had it. Ministrone soup was delicious. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ebk31449
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is a neighborhood restaurant. Whether you are a newcomer or an old friend, you will be welcomed with a friendly smile, excellent food, good service "I'll return smile on your face". Pizza is one of the best. Home made pasta, will more than be...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

After realizing all the 5 star pizza joints in the area are takeout i settled in here Beer was cold with a local IPA on tap Pizza was filling and tasty just not the deep dish i was seeking Service was nice. Mostly filled with...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank colinacirc
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Went to Trip Advisor looking for a place in Highwood to take my wife for her birthday. Made a reservation. From time entered to seated was excellent. Our waitress was very very good. Explained answers to our questions in a very cordial manner. My Pumpkin...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Stan K
Alex's W, Owner at Alex's Washington Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

I am so sorry the chicken parma was not to your liking. We would have gladly remade it or made her something else if you had given us the chance. Please come back and let us make her another dish so we can try to...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is our go to restaurant. We do very well there. Very consistent restaurant. the wait staff if great and attentive. Make a reservation on the week ends.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Millie G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

First visit after having many friends recommend that we try this restaurant. Good size portions and reasonable prices. Pizzas were delicious -- nice thin crust (which we prefer). Chicken dishes were also yummy (chicken marsala; chicken limone). The place was packed on a Monday night....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank honeybee1951
Reviewed 22 September 2017

the food is great, it gets little crowded in the dining room. We would go more often if the menu changed.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Don S
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28 April 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
My favorite is the steak el forno and the haystack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1720
  • Public Transportation: Metra North Line is two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-432-0309
  • E-mail
Made from scratch, family recipe Italian cuisine in Highwood since 1932, and at it's current location since 1982. Serving a selection of Fresh Seafood delivered daily including our very popular Prince Edward Island Steamed Mussels. Also, we offer some of the best thin crisp crust pizza, which was the first pizza served on the North Shore at Scornavacco's since 1944. All the classics are here, homemade pastas, hand carved and pounded out chicken and veal parmigiana, limone, piccata, and of course lasagnas, meatballs, and of course homemade desserts.
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