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Gianni's Cafe

) #17 of 112 Restaurants in Palatine €€ - €€€ Italian
18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
+1 847-991-1416
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken” (4 reviews)
“deer park” (4 reviews)
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18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
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Reviewed 24 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 22 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 15 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 2 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 12 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
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I was on business in Rolling Meadows and heard there were some good restaurants in restored downtown of Palatine, IL I was not disappointed. Many Microbrews but I was in the mood for Italian. What a great decisions. We went on Tuesday and they had...More

Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Always a joy to bring family & friends to either location! Main entrees are super & the dessert is always a must (to share).

Thank SusanStar88
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This was our third trip here and as always great service great food...every time we went with no reservations and still were seated immediately...the chicken Parmesan is my favorite meal so fat !!! You won't be disappointed

Thank Joe P
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Questions & Answers
28 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
US$30 - US$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
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
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