Alex's Washington Gardens

4.6
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30 USD und darunter
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Italienisch

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In diesem Restaurant in Highwood wird seit 1932 italienische Küche ganz ohne Fertigprodukte und nach Familienrezept zubereitet. Seit 1982 befindet es sich an der heutigen Adresse. Zu den Gerichten, die aus den täglich fangfrisch gelieferten Meeresfrüchten zubereitet werden, gehören unter anderem die besonders beliebten gedämpften Muscheln von der Insel Prince Edward Island. Darüber hinaus backt das Restaurant einige der besten Pizzen mit einem dünnen, knusprigen Boden, ganz wie die erste Pizza an der Nordküste, die 1944 bei Scornavacco serviert wurde. Hier können Sie alle erdenklichen Klassiker genießen: hausgemachte Pasta, von Hand ausgeklopftes und tranchiertes Hühnerfleisch, Parmigiana mit Kalbfleisch, Limone, Piccata, Lasagnen, Fleischbällchen und nicht zuletzt hausgemachte Desserts.
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4.6Basierend auf kürzlich erfolgten Ratings
4.6
Essen
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambiente
4.5
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OT
San Francisco
2 Bewertungen
vor 3 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 3Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

We were on time for our 5:30pm reservation. The restaurant was not very busy, but we know it gets very busy after 6. The hostess walks us past 3 empty booths and wants to seat us in the 4th booth that is directly adjacent to the waitstaff prep/dishes area. This is truly THR WORST table in the place..We asked if we could sit in one of the other empty booths we had just passed (we have been to this restaurant many times and know the waitress has all of the booths in her station). She wanders off, comes back and says NO because there are other reservations. We asked “for those specific tables?”. She said no, but it would cause other parties to have to wait 20 minutes for their reservations. WHAT? Sorry, we don’t buy that load of garbage.

We sat in the terrible booth with the noise and the bustle, but had our wonderful waitress who truly is spectacular. Still leaves a bad taste in our mouths. Not sure we will go back because of this experience. We were heading to the theater (and dressed for it), so no time to rearrange dinner plans or we would have left when she would not move us to ANY of the multiple empty tables.

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BL
Palm Springs
4 Bewertungen
vor 5 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 5

Excellent birthday dinner! Everything was just great! The pizza so good! Thank you

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JR
1 Bewertung
vor 7 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Great food and great atmosphere! Our server was also very sweet

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g
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 14. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Great Meal.. Jessie, the hostess, was doing an awesome job as it was very very busy!

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OT
Chicago
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 12. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 3

Anniversary Oct 6

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GG
Chicago
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Absolutely delicious meal! Eggplant parmigiana is the best I’ve ever had! Pizza was amazing. Everything is so fresh and homemade. Love the cozy atmosphere. Great drinks too!

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O
Chicago
31 Bewertungen
Besucht am 10. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 3

This is perhaps the best neighborhood restaurant in the entire north shore. Their pizza is the best thin crust ever.

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AE
Chicago
8 Bewertungen
Besucht am 5. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 3

Our server was excellent-pleasant, efficient, thorough!

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OT
Chicago
22 Bewertungen
Besucht am 5. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 4

Excellent food, nice portions, wonderful, friendly and attentive service. One of our favorite restaurants. The Chicken Pomodoro is our usual choice.

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J
Chicago
10 Bewertungen
Besucht am 28. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Great food, great pour, and the best thin-crust pizza around!

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MK
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 25. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

We have bee eating there for years & always recommend it to friends.

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JL
Chicago
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 20. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

Great pizza!

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f
Chicago
33 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

The BEST dining option for any occasion!

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PF
Chicago
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Thanks for a Fabulous Dinner with Fantastic Friends.... We will be back

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OT
London
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 8. September 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 3Service 2Ambiente 2

Worst service ever experienced over many visits.
A battle to get server's attention!

Hope it's just an off night!

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N
Chicago
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 1. September 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 4Service 1Ambiente 2

This is our favorite local restaurant. A go-to. Not anymore. The hostess was unprofessional and frazzled. The tables were on top of each other so it was difficult to get service. Everyone made excuses of being short staffed or too busy to service us (except one server who seemed to understand that working more efficiently and trying harder was required. Not excuses). This is our favorite thin crust pizza but it seems to have changed. Still good but not like the last time we were there and the 100's of times before that. The house salad, which we also loved, wasn't quite the same and did not have the green onion that it normally had as well as the lettuce was not cut well and just slopped in a bowl. The busser wiped tables down allowing everything to fall to the floor and never cleaned the floor. We then noticed how dirty the floor was in many places. The waitress were getting drinks at the bar and leaning over glass touching them with their underarms. From the moment we walked in to the 15 minutes we waited to get our check the experience eliminated years of love for "Wash-Gards" (as we called it). I am giving this bad but honest review in hopes the restaurant will take it to heart and figure it out so we can once again call Wash-Gards our "go-to" restaurant in Highwood.

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L
Chicago
27 Bewertungen
Besucht am 31. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

A real find. It’s an regular Italian restaurant. Nothing fancy but great food and a huge menu. Pizza is fantastic and the other dishes are amazing.

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BB
Chicago
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 29. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 3Ambiente 3

Recently under new ownership, we'll see how that shakes out. There's some doubt it will be the good old haunt.

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JV
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 4

Great service, good food. Intimate and cozy setting yet a bit on the loud side due to the small size of the dining area. No cocktail menu which was disappointing, but overall a good first visit. We would visit again.

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L
Chicago
33 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 3Service 5Ambiente 3

consistent good food from one time to the next.
went to celebrate a birthday and so
very nice gave the birthday girl a hefty slice
of chocolate cake to celebrate. wait staff was
just perfect and took care of all your needs.
last but not least food was yummy. 😋

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CP
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

There are so many kinds of pizza available in the Chicago area but sometimes you just want the
best tasting old school kind around. Look no further than Alex's Washington Gardens for your next
outing for a great pizza in a place that oozes charm with wonderful friendly staff. They also serve
Italian entrees, which are very delicious, too. We have never been disappointed by Alex's Washington
Gardens.

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GG
Chicago
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 22. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Best pizza around! Great drinks and awesome atmosphere!

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MG
Chicago
11 Bewertungen
Besucht am 21. August 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 1Service 2Ambiente 3

The food was horrible. Servive fair. Asked for more lemon, never came, told waitress light on garlic? Came loaded, and last but not least, the chicken vesovio I’ve ever had.

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JG
Raum New York
23 Bewertungen
Besucht am 19. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

I was with two friends who had never been there and they RAVED! It was a fun evening and our server Sandra was terrific.

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b
Chicago
16 Bewertungen
Besucht am 19. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

As usual, the food was great and the service was perfect. They really make you feel at home!

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OT
Chicago
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Always outstanding... requested a special table and they could not have been nicer.

Food was delicious and a great pour.
We love the restaurant and think the new owner is terrific.
Annette & Jerry Blumberg

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t
Chicago
24 Bewertungen
Besucht am 9. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

excellent Italian food locally owned family has been in business for more than 50 years

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SS
Chicago
9 Bewertungen
Besucht am 8. August 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 5Service 2Ambiente 4

We have been coming to the Garden for at least 25 years. Unfortunately we were very disappointed in our service this past Thursday evening. I will say the food was delicious as always but the service was horrible. We waited for 15 minutes before we even ordered a drink and that was because I waved the server down. It took another 10 minutes to actually receive the drink. It was very crowded and bottom line there was not enough help and the wait staff was overwhelmed. I certainly hope that is not the new standard at Washington Garden.

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p
Chicago
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 3

Noise was the biggest problem. No room for 6 in the bar where it is quieter.

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MR
Chicago
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 1. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Wife and I thought the food was good, the staff was attentive which I appreciate cause never had to ask for my drink to be refilled. Would definitely eat here again.

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BA
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 1. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

Nice atmosphere, great food, wonderful service. A most enjoyable evening.

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TS
Raum New York
15 Bewertungen
Besucht am 30. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Servers are out of this world! they remember you, and everything about you

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b
Chicago
20 Bewertungen
Besucht am 30. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

Always good food and fine service. Pizza is best in town.

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b
Chicago
17 Bewertungen
Besucht am 29. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

OK, I just feel at home while being served great food by great staff. I love this place.

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OT
Chicago
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 27. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 3Ambiente 3

Service was unusually slow.

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B
Detroit
23 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

I met up with friends in the Chicago area last weekend at Alex's Washington Gardens, and we all had a terrific meal. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The osso buco was amazing and delicious. It was pull-off the bone tender. The tomato sauce has an authentic Italian flavor. For others, the New York strip was cooked to perfection. A friend who flew in from Washington D.C. had the salmon and said, it was the best he had ever had. Whenever I have had the salmon, I have also thought the same. It is real a treat to get up to Highwood to eat at Alex's when I come to Chicago.

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k
Washington, D.C
137 Bewertungen
Besucht am 22. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Our favorite restaurant. Staff are very
warm and attentive, the food is outstanding,
we enjoyed the shrimp sergio and veal marsala

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GG
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 20. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

Walleye special was liked by one diner and not the other. Service was fine and drinks were good.

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ND
Chicago
8 Bewertungen
Besucht am 20. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 4

This is clearly a neighborhood hub. The staff greeted many guests by name. The service was excellent and the food was good. The soft shell crabs and eggplant parmesan specials were outstanding.

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J
Chicago
42 Bewertungen
Besucht am 20. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Best salmon I’ve had in a long time. Great bread & salad. Loved every part of it.

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