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Gianni's Cafe

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18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099 (Palatine & Plum Grove Rds.)
+1 847-991-1416
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Palatine, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 after telling the owner that one of our party was very allergic to cigarette smoke... More 

Thank Mr_Raphiki
Naples, Florida
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421 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Palatine, Illinois
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Palatine, Illinois
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 is not an everyday sort of place. Pasta dishes start at $14.95 and go up... More 

Thank kkasi
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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290 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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. Everyone loved it and were amazed at what we brought to the party (especially since... More 

Thank Marsha K
Ashburn, Virginia
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 $25 bottle wine special. Food was delicious. I won't single out any of our meals... More 

Thank Glenn F
Palatine, Illinois
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Palatine, Illinois
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Palatine, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great bday lunch, quiet atmosphere, delicious meal, great service and fine wine. Nice experience. I've been here for dinner and it was loud and crowded. Lunch was perfect.

Thank MAry Z

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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
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?