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Gamba Ristorante

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455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640 (Connecticut St.)
+1 219-736-5000
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Held a shower here in January and couldn't have been happier with how everything went. The atmosphere, service, and food were excellent. The tomato orzo soup was spectacular and the entree of pecan chicken, hasselback potatoes, and asparagus was wonderful. The hazelnut torte/cheesecake desert was to die for! Chef Mike Reuth truly does an excellent job. Many of my guests... More 

Thank Judy B
Hobart, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Beautiful ambiance. Definitely a must try if your in Merrillville... the food was so good me and my husband loved it. We have been in twice this month And our servers rick and Austin were great too... I worked in restaurant business way back when and I can tell these people thrive on giving great service and serving... More 

Thank candace a
Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, my wife and I had to stay overnight in Merrillville, Indiana. The desk clerk at the hotel suggested Gamba Ristorante for dinner. While the pricing on the menu was somewhat high, we found the quality of the food and service to be excellent and certainly worth the price. I can wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant and will certainly return when... More 

Thank bruces358
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lunch today with a dear friend who has been fighting cancer for the past year. I picked this place because of our past experiences of this establishment.First off let me say our server was rude and not at all able to maintain the upscale friendly atmosphere of the place we have experienced in the past. I have been... More 

Thank maureen r
MikeRueth, Executive Chef at Gamba Ristorante, responded to this review

Maureen, First are foremost I'm so very sorry to hear your friend is battling cancer. Your experience not living up to your previous visits is simply unacceptable on our end and something I am eager to make right with you and your friend. Can you please email me directly at ruethmike@gmail.com with your servers name or if you don't know... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Food and staff were great. This place is nice for an elegant evening. Food was excellent. Staff was extremely respectful and courteous. Most definitely worth the experience!

Thank brianjA997ZK
Munster, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The atmosphere is really nice for both lunch and dinner. The entrees are superbly crafted and the food is delicious. The pasta fagioli is to die for and the deserts are hand crafted. This restaurant has an excellent wine and spirits selection with many top shelf brands. The restaurant is family owned with many family members always part of the... More 

Thank Thomas J
Dyer, Indiana
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lived here 12 years and we just found about this restaurant. Absolutely amazing, atmosphere is very chic. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable. The food was soooo good!! The calamari was truly one of the best we've had. Yes a bit pricey but worth every penny! Definitely going back SOON.

Thank Annette K
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My friends 40th birthday dinner was here. We reserved the wine room it seats 10 at most but it's a cute area. I had leak mushroom soup it was very good and mushroom ravioli that had a funny taste. Also desert I had pistachio chocolate cake that was delicious. When I got home I got very sick a vomited. I... More 

Thank Patty D
MikeRueth, Executive Chef at Gamba Ristorante, responded to this review

Patty, My name is Mike Rueth and I am the executive chef at Gamba. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We are meticulous about our sanitation practices and take reports of possible issues extremely seriously. Like most of our menu, both the mushroom-leek soup and the porcini ravioli are menu items that small amounts... More 

Crown Point, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. Our server Josh was wonderful. He walked us through every meal choice from appetizer through dessert and every recommendation was perfect for us! The veal tenderloin was amazing. By far the best restaurant in NWI and better than many fine dining restaurants we have experienced in the city. Truly a hidden gem!!... More 

Thank tsm1308
Crown Point, Indiana
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great food served with an artistic flair. Staff treats you like you are family. Could go to this restaurant everyday of the week!

Thank LFA11111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
    (Connecticut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-736-5000

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