Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
The food and service was excellent!!!! Will definitely be back. We had a shrimp appetizer, mushroom pasta and steak. Delicious!!!
Excellent as always. Food was hot, delicious and well prepared. we had the cannolicchii al cartoccio and Fettuccine alla Mazzarese (our favorites) Can't wait to go back.
The service, dishes and attention to detail are at impeccable levels. We just love the experience Gaetano’s provides every time. The staff remains the same. Sometimes the owner is there and really cares for how you are being treated. Don’t tell too many people about this joint . It is cozy with a pleasing atmosphere.
Great food with great service. Very knowledgeable staff!
We sat in the back room whixh was nice- quiet, cozy and no competing noise. Great meal 3 of us had the escarole (baked white fish) one had gnocci and one had pasta- all good. Service is well above average so overall very happy w our evening.
We love to go to Gaetano’s on special occasions, the food and service are outstanding and just make the day even more special
Try the Late Summer prix fixe menu. It is still available. Perfect for two, it is a light and elegant dinner. Dave, who is in charge of wine selection for Gaetano's, can help you choose your wine/s. Try to go for dinner during the week when the restaurant is a little quiet. Enjoy your slow-paced dinner. "Live in the moment." And wind down completely from the challenges of your day.
We enjoyed the chef's table with the wine pairing. Absolutely fantastic! The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and the wines were PERFECT.
Went for our anniversary and had a phenomenal time. The service was fantastic and the menu had a lot to offer. Everything we had was a culinary delight with incredible flavors and textures. We will definitely be back again soon!!
My favorite place for a special occasion. The chefs taster menu was amazing!
We had the Gaetapas plus the wine pairings, a no brainer especially since they were at a reduced orice because it was a Thursday night. These were all selected, or pre-selected, by Gaetano, who stpped by to chat several times. Also, Dave waited on us. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the food and wines. We dine out a fair amount in Chicago, as well as other U. S. cities (San Francisco, St. Louis, Boston, Kansas City, Savannah, etc. ) and in Europe, especially Italy. Not only is the service impeccable, with each new dish or set of dishes arriving at our table with perfect timing, the dishes themselves are uniquely imaginative and a special treat for the palate, and the wine pairings were just right for each dish or set of dishes. A totally enjoyable and memorable dining experience, among the best in the U. S. if not the world.
We did the GaeTapas, we where very disappointed in the the first 3 plates. They did not look appetizing and where just okay. However the next 5 plates where extraordinary, The main plate was divine and the dessert where just right.
This was our first time dining here but it won't be the last. I read up on the reviews and the menu beforehand so we had a pretty good idea what to expect. What I didn't expect was just how good it was.The food was outstanding. Our server was always there when you needed something without overdoing it. I only gave it 5 stars because there is no category for 6.
I thought Gaetano’s was an awesome restaurant. The place is quite small but very appealing. The sink in the bathroom was so creative . The food was exceptional. We will definitely return. This time I want to try the homemade pasta which was mixed at the table by the chef and owner. The service was spot on. The owner also found time to speak to us at our table. Great find!
Love this dude and his restaurant!
It had been awhile since i had eaten there. The tasting meal did not disappoint at all. Food was amazing. Looking forward to going back.
Outstanding food and wine list, as always! Service is always attentive and engaging, very knowledgeable, without being intrusive. Overall, always one of the top dining experiences.
best Italian outside of Italy! ever changing menu In a great homey space!
We love experiencing Gaetano's culinary creations. He is a master chef who is always challenging himself to be creative and inventive. Dining here feels like coming home.
Dave was our server and he was outstanding. Gaetano’s menu is full of delicious options that marry ingredients together for a delightful and unique dish. I highly recommend Chef’s choice! Gaetano continues to out-do himself!
Very nice, wonderful food
Fantastic, quality food, service and ambiance.
Gaetano’s always knocks it out of the park. Inventive multi-course dinners are always amazing. Waiter Dave is the best.
The food is so good its out of this world. Service was top notch. We especially enjoyed the waiter's description of the meal items. The presentation was superb.
Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Food & service was incredible. Pasta fresh & perfectly prepared. Mussels were plump & moist. Probably the best mussels I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to return!
We (three) were there early (4:45). We were greeted warmly and seated in a front alcove. It was cute and cozy. Dave was our server and he treated us like old friends. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and gracious. He recommended wines and served sample tastes. My daughter ordered a dish not realizing it included fish. Dave recalled her mentioning she did not eat a lot of fish and returned to ask if she would like to change her order, we were impressed. Dave did all he could to ensure we had an enjoyable evening. Service was excellent, food amazing. Excited to return for the Wine Pairing experience.
As always the service was impeccable. Tried the special Island tasting menu and it was fabulous.
Consistent quality of excellent food. I've dined here many times and am always happy to bring guests.
My only comment would be it was a little warm in restaurant, particularly for my husband and sons.
This chef/owner with staff is the best in Illinois. Being Italian and growning up with fabulous restaurants around, Im asking you to trust me with this. Gaetano will do almost anything for you if you ask the quality of food and preperation is far superior - they know what they are doing.
This restaurant is 5 star, I think Ill give it 6
So happy we found this restaurant, great food and service! Definitely going back with friends and family!
New favorite Italian Restaurant. Did the taster menu and wine pairing- outstanding. Loved all the food except the mussels. Maybe it was an off day for those.
The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. This is one of our favorite restaurants. We have never been disappointed. The food is put your fork down and close your eyes enjoyable. The chef owner called us afterward to admire his wood burning oven.
Went with friends and had told them that this was my favorite place. Was very disappointed. It was very warm inside. The sorbet for dessert was melting as we were eating. We ordered the dates to share and then each of us ordered a salad and entree. The dates and salads came together. The server had to crowd everything on the table. It was a Wednesday and not many people. It should have been paced better. Our entrees were ok.
Water refill never happened. We were not asked how we liked the food or it we needed anything.
The best thing that we had was the bread.
INCREDIBLE FOOD! Some of the most delicious and imaginative Italian food to be found anywhere!
Our server was terrific, the wine list is very good and well priced. Worth a drive out from downtown Chicago. Family friendly, too.
Superb and innovative Italian cuisine that can compete with the best anywhere. The staff and chef gaetano enrich the experience with grace and humor. Overall a great dinking experience
Pricey for area but the food was delicious.
Downtown Chicago caliber food and prices in Western suburbs.
Authentic Italian dishes, including homemade pasta, seafood, and a great wine list. Excellent service. Great for a date night.
Amazing food and even better service. This was our second time here and it does not disappoint.
An excellent meal with friends. Always a pleasure at Gaetano's