Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
Gaetano's inventiveness and Dave's attentiveness always make for a wonderful event! Everyone was pleased
Innovative ideas driving by fresh and wholesome foods. Staff very attentive and helpful for our first time. Also able to accommodate food allergies without hesitation! Try chef’s choice menu!
Great food! Chef G accommodated my friend’s dietary restrictions. Dave, our waiter, was funny and cool!
Gaetano's continues to offer creative high quality food and drink. Whether you order a special menu or make selections a la carte, you will be very pleased and satisfied. This restaurant has stood the test of time and continues to provide surprises!
The best Italian restaurant that my and my family and friends have been to in years. And they are picky Italian's. Will be going back there soon.
Can't believe it took me this long to check out this restaurant. Fantastic meal and great service. Can't wait to go back.
Good as always. Haven't had a bad meal there yet. Will definitely go back.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent! For me, the only negative was the limited space. .We were sat in the very back of the restaurant. It was crowded and tables were very close to each other
Really enjoyed the food. Fantastic. Calamari and shrimp Gorgonzola appetizers were excellent Everything was great. Tagliatelle with mushroom. Gnocchi. Pomegranate martini sooo good
I love this place. Amazing food. Friendly staff. Best restaurant in the western suburbs
I haven’t dined at Gaetano’s for quite awhile. Although I have enjoyed the gnocchi with short rib in the past, this time a few gnocchi were undercooked and doughy, and the short rib was salty. Thank you for listening!
Experience excellent as usual. Gaetano's has been our favorite for a very long time.
This quirky little restaurant was recommended to our group of five for an early weekday dinner before a lecture at the Dominican University. The service was attentive and our server reminded up that wines were 1/2 off on that day which we took advantage of willingly. The food was exceptional . The risotttos were the best we've had, the eggplant parm was presented in a copper pot and ,like the risottos was the best we've every had. The decor is very rustic right down to the rest rooms. Hint: the women's restroom water faucet is atypically modern compared with the surrounding. We had fun and dined well.
The chefs tasting menu was a masterpiece! Combined with warm and highly knowledgeable service who handled our group of ten (including allergies and non-fish eaters) without missing a beat. Chef Gaetano produces delicious food-art and manager Dave keeps the staff humming like a friendly and finely tuned machine. You must try this place. You won’t regret it.
In addition to being an exceptional dining experience, I am always struck by Gaetano’s over the top hospitality and service!! Cocktails are exceptional. Beautiful presentation of freshly prepared appetizers, pastas, and entrees. A definate favorite of ours. Will return.
Core meals are excellent but the spin on traditional appetizers are a flop. Sticking to the core Sicilian dishes would be 5 stars
Such a great restaurant! The food was delicious! The service was impeccable, I can't wait to go back!
Every item is scrumptious.
Gaetano still provides creative Mediterranean cuisine . Outstanding! We had Gaetapas and each course was better.
Such consistent quality, atmosphere and service. We so enjoyed our culinary adventure!
Thank you. We will be back:)
As always, everything was outstanding. The tasting menu was divine.
Just delicious! Reminds me of those little intimate grotto restaurants in Rome!
Wonderful experience every time!
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.
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!!
We enjoyed the chef's table with the wine pairing. Absolutely fantastic! The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and the wines were PERFECT.
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.
Love this dude and his restaurant!
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!
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!