Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo

★★★★☆
  • 7636 W Madison St

    Forest Park, IL 60130

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  • 708-366-4010

About Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo

Hours
Fri-Sat: 4:30pm-10:30pm, Mon-Thu: 5pm-9:30pm

Food

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Try the Gaetapas (Chef's choice). It is amazing. It is a feast of 6 to 8 dishes, including pasta and dessert. We had clams, Kobe beef, gnocchi, the best tiramisu and more. I wish I could describe everything better but it was beyond my

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Try the Gaetapas (Chef's choice). It is amazing. It is a feast of 6 to 8 dishes, including pasta and dessert. We had clams, Kobe beef, gnocchi, the best tiramisu and more. I wish I could describe everything better but it was beyond my

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I loved La Piazza!! Used to go there at least twice at month for the Jazz atmosphere, of course the food was always excellent. The servers were great and very familiar with the menu and wine selection. I also went to Gaetano??s about a year ago and the experience was good, not great but good. However, I didn??t have the greatest experience during my last visit a few weeks ago. The new servers had no experience with the menu and didn??t know much about the wine, they were playing with each other like little children, they were obviously drinking and were very loud, their conversation was so gross I walked out several times cause I was so disgusted. They definitely ruin my dinner. Not good when you are playing 60+ per person.

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★☆☆☆☆

I loved La Piazza!! Used to go there at least twice at month for the Jazz atmosphere, of course the food was always excellent. The servers were great and very familiar with the menu and wine selection. I also went to Gaetano??s about a year ago and the experience was good, not great but good. However, I didn??t have the greatest experience during my last visit a few weeks ago. The new servers had no experience with the menu and didn??t know much about the wine, they were playing with each other like little children, they were obviously drinking and were very loud, their conversation was so gross I walked out several times cause I was so disgusted. They definitely ruin my dinner. Not good when you are playing 60+ per person.

Pros: tiramisu is the best!

Cons: Service

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my boyfriend treated me to gaetano's for my birthday dinner, and it was wonderful. the decor, staff, ambiance, are just great. we ordered from the tasting menu, every dish was unbelievable. you may take your time, not be rushed, and enjoy.

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★★★★☆

my boyfriend treated me to gaetano's for my birthday dinner, and it was wonderful. the decor, staff, ambiance, are just great. we ordered from the tasting menu, every dish was unbelievable. you may take your time, not be rushed, and enjoy.

Pros: unbelievable food

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Gaetano's new place is more intimate than the former La Piazza; the food is basically the same. The flavors are unique and full, but often overwrought. Homemade pasta dishes and the risotti are good, with innovative ingredients, but they often suffer from overcooked pasta or gummy rice. Why bother making your own pasta and not prepare it al dente? You can't hide this basic fault with excessive sauce. I know the potential is there, because I did have some excellent meals at La Piazza. Service continues to be relaxed and friendly. The wine list is short, but offers a nice variety. They will add a gratuity of 20% to parties of 5 or more. This is fine, but recently two in our party of five were under 10 years old. I gladly tip 20+% when it is deserved, but found this a little tacky.

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★★★☆☆

Gaetano's new place is more intimate than the former La Piazza; the food is basically the same. The flavors are unique and full, but often overwrought. Homemade pasta dishes and the risotti are good, with innovative ingredients, but they often suffer from overcooked pasta or gummy rice. Why bother making your own pasta and not prepare it al dente? You can't hide this basic fault with excessive sauce. I know the potential is there, because I did have some excellent meals at La Piazza. Service continues to be relaxed and friendly. The wine list is short, but offers a nice variety. They will add a gratuity of 20% to parties of 5 or more. This is fine, but recently two in our party of five were under 10 years old. I gladly tip 20+% when it is deserved, but found this a little tacky.

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Hands down this is some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. I tried Gaetano's for the first time last week and was blown away. I had been to La Piazza so I had an idea of what I was in for. Chef Gaetano is a master of his craft and I have never had a meal that I did not thoroughly enjoy. Our waiter gave a great wine selection and was very helpful and attentive. The restaurant itself is small and reminded me of La Piazza before they expanded the restaurant. I had the Champagne Risotto with mushrooms and lobster and I highly recommend this dish. It still amazing the next day after reheating. The portion was huge and I had plenty to take home. The rest of my party ordered the Wild Boar, Halibut, and Potato Ravioli and everyone was as satisfied as I with their choices. We also ordered the Halibut Medallions and Zucchini Blossoms (a must!!!) for appetizers, the Beet Salad and one other that I can't remember the name of but it had Hearts of Palm that were both amazing. I am a coffee snob and the coffee was even good. For dessert we ordered Plum and Ginger sorbet, Tiramisu, Bread Pudding and Creme Brule all of which were incredible. Our waiter gave us some delicious Lemoncello and Panna Cotta which were a perfect ending to a perfect meal. We dined on a Friday night was it was very busy. We had a reservation for 8:00 and were sat a little late but it was worth the wait. I highly recommend having a reservation. Street parking is hard to find on the weekend because there are a lot of bars on Madison Street but Gaetano's has valet for $5. I will definitely be back and think that everyone should try this place at least once in their life. Trust me you will be happy that you did.

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★★★★★

Hands down this is some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. I tried Gaetano's for the first time last week and was blown away. I had been to La Piazza so I had an idea of what I was in for. Chef Gaetano is a master of his craft and I have never had a meal that I did not thoroughly enjoy. Our waiter gave a great wine selection and was very helpful and attentive. The restaurant itself is small and reminded me of La Piazza before they expanded the restaurant. I had the Champagne Risotto with mushrooms and lobster and I highly recommend this dish. It still amazing the next day after reheating. The portion was huge and I had plenty to take home. The rest of my party ordered the Wild Boar, Halibut, and Potato Ravioli and everyone was as satisfied as I with their choices. We also ordered the Halibut Medallions and Zucchini Blossoms (a must!!!) for appetizers, the Beet Salad and one other that I can't remember the name of but it had Hearts of Palm that were both amazing. I am a coffee snob and the coffee was even good. For dessert we ordered Plum and Ginger sorbet, Tiramisu, Bread Pudding and Creme Brule all of which were incredible. Our waiter gave us some delicious Lemoncello and Panna Cotta which were a perfect ending to a perfect meal. We dined on a Friday night was it was very busy. We had a reservation for 8:00 and were sat a little late but it was worth the wait. I highly recommend having a reservation. Street parking is hard to find on the weekend because there are a lot of bars on Madison Street but Gaetano's has valet for $5. I will definitely be back and think that everyone should try this place at least once in their life. Trust me you will be happy that you did.

Pros: Great food and attentive wait staff

Cons: Very small no bar to wait at

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I enjoyed gaetano's during my last few visits. The food is tastefully prepared and seasoned. The tiramisu, however, is far below average. It needs to be scrapped and the chef needs to come up with a better tiramisu recipe.

-NevadaDan

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★★★★☆

I enjoyed gaetano's during my last few visits. The food is tastefully prepared and seasoned. The tiramisu, however, is far below average. It needs to be scrapped and the chef needs to come up with a better tiramisu recipe.

-NevadaDan

Pros: great service, great atmosphere

Cons: tiramisu sucked

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This restaurant is one of the best restaurants I have been to in years. I've been twice in the past couple months. Once with my husband,and the second time we brought my mother. The first time my husband and I ordered from the menu, as he tends to be picky. He ordered the Lamb and I had a pasta dish. Both entrees were delicious and very unique. You can tell that the chef puts a lot of time into coming up with the recipes on his menu. The second time we went, we did the Chefs Selection. This is what I recommend! You get to try a little of everything. And it's ALL GOOD!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants I have been to in years. I've been twice in the past couple months. Once with my husband,and the second time we brought my mother. The first time my husband and I ordered from the menu, as he tends to be picky. He ordered the Lamb and I had a pasta dish. Both entrees were delicious and very unique. You can tell that the chef puts a lot of time into coming up with the recipes on his menu. The second time we went, we did the Chefs Selection. This is what I recommend! You get to try a little of everything. And it's ALL GOOD!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant!

Pros: The food, the service, the atmosphere.

Cons: Nothing!

 

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