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Donny G's Ristorante, Elmwood Park, IL
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Donny G's Ristorante

4.6
4.6
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Donny G's Ristorante! At Donny G's Ristorante & Bar in Elmwood Park we refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets to prepare our menu offerings for you and your loved ones. We have a main restaurant as well as a banquet and entertainment space which holds up to 125 people. We have unique lunch, dinner, catering and banquet menus.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Greek, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 456-3644

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Donny G's is proud to offer a variety of catering items with a full catering menu. We offer most menu items in half pan (8-10 servings) and full pan (18-20 servings).

  • Private party facilities

    Donny G's has a large party room that can fit up to 125 people. We host birthday parties, engagement parties, baptisms, baby showers, and more. We have several banquet menus as well as the option to customize your own menu.

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What 53 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Good for groups

  • Near West

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic!! Baked clams are delicious!! Summer was our server. She is awesome!!!
  2. ES

    EvieSox

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My group went for late lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed our selections. The salad that accompanied the meal was larger than most restaurants provide as was the soup; both very good. The entrees were very fair priced especially in these inflationary times. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. We all decided it was a place we would return to and recommend to friends.
  3. DE

    DebbieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were so pleased with our experience! Next time we will sit in with the live music!
  4. RM

    RigoM

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely enjoy going to Donny G’s for dinner. The food is delicious, and the waitstaff is awesome to say the least. They are always on point. My son mentioned that as much as he tried to drink water to the half way point on his glass the waiter would fill it back up. He couldn’t believe how observant the waiter was. Lol. We have never had any issues while dining here and I hope it stays that way. Knock on wood. Lol
  5. LS

    LauraS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We went on a Saturday night for a friends bday dinner and there was a singer in the lounge and he was pretty good which was the only redeeming thing about the night. We ordered a dozen baked clams for an appetizer and they were the tiniest clams I’ve ever seen, about the size of a quarter and they were swimming in oil! We ordered soup and before we had taken a few spoons full the waitress brought out our entrees. I had a francais chicken piccata and it was possibly the saltiest thing I have ever eaten and I like salt! This place looks like an old school Italian restaurant but don’t be fooled, I grew up in an Italian family and this food is anything but authentic! When there is saganaki on the appetizers list in a supposedly Italian restaurant run for the door! We should have just had drinks and listened to the old school singer in the lounge, he was very good.
  6. JV

    JayV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at the restaurant. We celebrated a birthday. Overall, it was a very nice experience and the food was very good. Our server was lovely and the entire staff was attentive and welcoming. We will certainly return.
  7. DM

    DawnM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was terrific, very attentive. The food was delicious, not one complaint from our table of five. And we were surprised when the bill came as it was very reasonable for two appetizers, five generous dinners, a bottle of wine and dessert. Great neighborhood place; we'll be back.
  8. n

    nancys

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service great, large servings of authentic Italian food. Had the salmon in lemon wine sauce so good.
  9. S

    Stefano

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was absolutely delicious. Donny G's quality is very consistent from visit to visit. We drive almost an hour one way because the food is so good.
  10. KL

    KelliL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The dinner was delicious as always but the table we were sat at was terrible. We were right by the front door. There was a private party so the front door was constantly being opening and closing. It was very cold. Our service was ok. We waited quite a while for drinks and when dinner came and we ordered another round, that was another 15-20 minute wait.
  11. RR

    RobertR

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant was full but food and service was very good.
  12. M

    Melissa

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good food and service was excellent. I will definitely go back. The calamari was very large and cooked perfectly. The chicken Marsala had a fantastic flavor and tons of mushrooms.
  13. MR

    MarinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely recommend Donny G’s. They have great food and great entertainment.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and Hector our server was the best!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved this ristorante. We were greeted by George when we walked in. He looks like a wise guy lol he just gave it a better feel. The food was amazing! I had the salmon and my partner had chicken vesuvio. We are definitely coming back. Loved everything about this place.
  16. GU

    GUILLERMO

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good was just wonderful. I would definitely classify this as a neighborhood gem. I’m 100% sure we are coming back
  17. PE

    PE64

    Chicago

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food at reasonable prices. Good service and music on weekends.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took the Hubby to dinner!
  20. KC

    KelliC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food. Service is outstanding. 10 out of 10!!!
  21. EN

    ElizabethN

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect to celebrate our friends birthday.
  22. CG

    CindyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to have an good Italian meal. Italian atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Provided a nice nostalgic evening.
  24. s

    susieq

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great to return to this neighborhood gem
  25. r

    robertf

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good great service & George made you feel like you were home
  26. L

    Lynn

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    This was our second time there. Each time the food was quite laking in flavor. Both the soups and linguini with clam sauce were nothing but bland. To make matters worse this time, the waitress kept disappearing. The kitchen needs to be introduced to spices and salt and pepper.
  27. RG

    ReneeG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to see Jack sing. Food was incredible very good and portions large! Great show as well
  28. RR

    RobertR

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good service
  29. FR

    FRANK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a taste for pasta.
  30. a

    andreah

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted our friend from out of town to have a classic Chicago-style Italian restaurant experience. Donnie G's delivered. The food was excellent, the service was beyond excellent, and the ambiance was perfect. The menu is very thoughtful and informed. For example, the pasticcio has a Greek influence in the spices, which is exactly what you would find in (Southern) Italy. We were just really impressed overall and will definitely be going back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music was great
  32. F

    Foodiecouple

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Nice decor. Seated right away with our reservation. Very slow service even though it was not crowded at all. Nice trio playing that night. Food was good.
  33. FR

    FRANK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent as always. Service is great. Everyone treats you like family.
  34. PR

    PR88

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were awesome and food was fantastic. Love this place.

    Donny G's RistoranteResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you, we are so glad you love Donny G's!

  35. C

    Chicky22

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I was there to hear the Robin Watson Combo and I really enjoyed the restaurant. The food was very good. My sister had the pork chops and I had the veal a la chef. Both were excellent. I loved the crispiness of the breading. My only suggestion is that they clean the grill better. My sister and I shared the grilled calamary but there were some spots that were acrid because of the char on the grill. That's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

    Donny G's RistoranteResponded on August 8, 2022Thanks for coming in!

  36. MH

    MeriH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My husband’s shrimp was too tough for him to eat. He is 82 and has no dentures, so the waitress removed from our bill the cost of his food, even though I traded my food for his. My chicken Marsala was delicious, although I only had a small amount before giving it to him. He ate very little if it. It looked like on a Wednesday afternoon that we were the only patrons. My daughter ate all her food, a mix of many seafoods on a bed of pasta.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was amazing. The staff was very attentive. Open table somehow allowed me to make 11:00 a.m. reservation but the restaurant doesn't open till 11:30. I would like to thank the very friendly staff, specifically Juan and Summer, who started early for us so that we can eat with our Aunt who we barely get to see.. we did tell them that we would wait but they still told us to have a seat and that they would help us, especially amazing people. New customers for life .
  38. CE

    CEscrichHochman

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was really poor. Unprofessional. Food was ok, although the appetizer took forever, the poor service ruined it.
  39. FR

    FRANK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go. Food is excellent and service is great.
  40. JL

    JessicaL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance was fantastic! I will definitely be back. Our server, Rosie, was the greatest!

FAQs

Donny G's Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Donny G's Ristorante

7308 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4234

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Elmwood Park

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Greek, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (708) 456-3644

  • Catering

    Donny G's is proud to offer a variety of catering items with a full catering menu. We offer most menu items in half pan (8-10 servings) and full pan (18-20 servings).

  • Private party facilities

    Donny G's has a large party room that can fit up to 125 people. We host birthday parties, engagement parties, baptisms, baby showers, and more. We have several banquet menus as well as the option to customize your own menu.

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