Riganato Old World Grille

4.7
225 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A Mediterranean style restaurant focusing on Italian and Greek cuisine in a cozy, old world setting.
Our ingredients are all fresh, locally sourced, and organic when available. They are traditionally prepared, producing classic old world flavors. It's old country tradition with modern culinary twist!
What 225 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lunch offerings are very reasonable, server (Karen) was outstanding.

BG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best thin crust pizza anywhere, fresh ingredients and thin crust. Spinach salad with chicken was crisp and delicious. Bread brought to table hot and crispy.

PS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! Great food and wonderful service!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended. Good food. Good people. Good service.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent customer service, our server was on the ball and everyone was very friendly. Portions are huge, food is very good. Prices are super reasonable.

CR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, as always. Indifferent waitress but hosts made up for that.

JD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

First time there. Hard to talk with tight tables and hard surfaces.

RK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Love the meatballs and their drinks are wonderful!

PG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for dinner on a Thu night and to our surprise the place was mostly full. We had reservations and so did not have any problems. The staff was very friendly! We ordered an appetizer (Jalpeno Gnocchi) and two main courses. All were excellent. The food portions were generous -- had leftovers for the next day! They could improve by having table cloth and slightly better cutlery - but not a big deal. Very nice experience overall.

GJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there because of the extensive gluten-free menu. Our main issue was that the different cuts of meat we had (chicken, sausage, pork chop, lamb) all had very similar tastes, probably due to similar spices or rubs.

S
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First time customers. We were seated promptly a few minutes before our reservation time. Everyone was very friendly, and checked with us several times to make sure that we were enjoying our experience. The server made a few recommendations from the menu. We tried them and were very pleased with the quality of the food and the portions. The place is not fancy, there are no table coverings, but it is a casual restaurant and that's what you get. I thought the prices were very reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food. We would definitely return. You do need reservations as the place is very small.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome !!! The food was great! I had the best meatball I have ever had!!! I will definitely come back again!

SO
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved this place! Old school Italian with great portion sizes and incredibly tasty. We were in a big party and everyone loved their dishes, from pizzas to pasta. The meatballs are amazing! Service was attentive and fun. I wish I lived closer to make this a regular dining spot. I’ll definitely visit next time I’m in the area.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING PLACE! AMAZING FOOD! Would come back again and again.

BG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine, excellent food and outstanding service by Karen.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Riganato’s is a favorite of ours! Food is always excellent, the family atmosphere of the restaurant is refreshing and the whole place is adorable. It’s a great value as well. One of Geneva’s gems!!!

f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and prices. Nice menu selection. Portion sizes were wonderful.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We visited their restaurant while in town for a dance competition! The food was great and they had great options for kids.

e
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant

RR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant by far. If we want delicious, fresh and healthy food we go to Riganato. The service is outstanding and the owners are always available and attentive. We have never been disappointed!

N
Chicago
679 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cozy dining in a beautiful older house. Excellent fish, chicken, and salads. We haven't tried anything else yet.

SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time customers that will definitely be back! LOVED EVERYTHING!!

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food on every visit, good wine selection, courteous helpful staff

J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beautiful food, wonderful menu choices. Love fresh bread on the table and great drink options, both with and without alcohol. We had a party of 5 and all dishes were excellent. Big crowd and the staff handled it like champs, service was outstanding. Great time, everytime. The only minus i would say, is when its busy, the noise level is high/amplified in the main dining room.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with the fast service. Very friendly waiter and he took good care of us. Food was excellent and a large portion. The way the tables and set up of the restaurant is very inviting. We plan to go back again and try something new soon.

S
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fair warning- I'm a tough 'grader'!
Riganato's is obviously a popular place, judging by the crowds on a Friday evening. I can see why: great value for the area, although not a whole lot of ambience. But we come for the food, right?
3 of our party had different burgers, which were cooked exactly as requested. Flavor was good, and they were rated as 8 on the scale.
One had a skirt steak, which was less than stellar; asked for rare, it came medium-well. Good flavor, but medium-well? The garlic mashed potatoes were overwhelmingly garlicky. Finally, the 6 oz. steak and potatoes were served on a huge platter. Nothing else, just that. How about a little presentation, or at least some parsley?
Overall, the experience was positive, so we would recommend, but expect decent food at a decent price, no frills, no "outstanding"!

BG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone food was outstanding and portions was hugh.

CG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always. It is a bit pricey but is it also a small independent business so we don’t mind paying a bit more!

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always good food
and wait staff is fantasticophenompolis

N
Chicago
679 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The Beet Salad is fabulous as is their Chicken and Fish.

TM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh beautifully prepared and unique dishes, plus wonderful vegetarian options

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Riganato!! Always delicious. Wish I lived closer.

DS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my Favorite Italian/Greek restaurants. I love all the servers there and the owner Jimmy is fantastic. Every dish is made carefully with fresh ingredients. His meatballs are outstanding and I am Italian so I don’t eat many meatballs from others and like them. They are very accommodating if you have a small group of people and you want to have a little private room they have that in the back of The restaurant. Great pet place for a birthday celebration anniversary celebration whatever kind of celebration. Or just stop in and have his wonderful pizza that he makes fresh

TW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place with a wonderful selection of different ethnic viands. Would recommend it highly as so much more intimate than the bigger chains.

PN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious appetizers and exceptional entrees
Ans personal
Service and wonderful cocktails helped to make our celebration a day to
remember!!

DJ
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first trip to Riganato. The meatballs are absolutely delicious not to mention huge! Next, we had their mussels which were served in a nice amount of broth that was so tasty we could have consumed it like a soup. We also had their calamari. Wow! Different than any I've ever had but well worth it. They had a little kick to them and absolutely wonderful. We will definately return to Riganato.

MP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration was terrific! Got there a little early and even on a holiday weekend we didn’t have to wait long. Food was excellent, service terrific! Can’t wait to go agIn!!

g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greek and Italian Restaurant- how can you go wrong! Wonderful fresh pasta - homemade and seasoned perfectly. Very warm and inviting restaurant as if you are in someone’s home. Excellent service and great place to have dinner out with family and friends . Although tables are close together, you still could talk and hear your conversations and not be over powered by noise of neighboring diners. We will go back. Extensive menu and equally extensive gluten free menu- great for all!

CW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing..I knew we were in for a treat when we got out of our car. The smells were fantastic!!

DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the relaxed feel of dining here. Comfortable atmosphere, excellent knowledgeable server, tasty and well prepared dishes. Three delicious appetizers worth mentioning, calamari, beets, and cheese stuffed peppers - the table loved them. Haven't ordered an entree that I wouldn't recommend from their white fish, the salmon, the lasagna, and a real surprise the squash ravioli! Desserts are also proportionality sized well and tasty too. Great place to enjoy great food and conversation with your friends and family!

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