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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 14 August 2022

Cozy inside with great service. It is like eating a very good home made dinner. Staff very friendly but did mess up my order still was good.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

Went for a family dinner while we were in the area. Far surpassed all expectations. The restaurant is small (built into a house), but all the staff were very friendly and the food was fantastic. We got the calamari and Baked feta and tomato for...appetizers (the latter was great with their bread) Chicken Riganotos, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Butternut squash gnocchi, a Meatball sub, Rigatoni salsiccia, and one of the specials (sort of like cannelloni) for entrees. All of the food was fantastic, and the portions were very large. Ended up getting a tiramisu cheesecake to share for the group. No complaints, but the joint was so busy we did have to park at the mulch store across the road. Would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022

my daughter and i went here for lunch and the experience was amazing! The minute you walk in the door, you just feel warmth and welcoming. We loved the homelike feel. The owner introduced himself. One of their “regulars” was in the back room where...we were seated. His act of kindness (paying our bill) was beyond anything i have ever had happen to me! The food is incredible. I loved the variety of the menu which offers both Mediterranean and Italian selections. We started with the Mediterranean spread platter which consisted of lightly toasted pita points with hummus, whipped feta spread and tzatziki, all homemade and perfect. We had the greek lemon rice chicken soup which was delicious! My daughter had the chopped salad with huge grilled shrimp and balsamic dressing. I had the RIGATONI AL SALSICCIA which was amazing with sausage, sweet red peppers and vodka sauce. Outstanding! The food, friendliness and atmosphere deserve more than five stars! Well worth the hour and a half drive and we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 February 2022

The food and service was top notch. Jimmy and his staff delivered a meal of Itlaian beef and sausage sandwiches, pasta, salad and accommodated a few specific dietary needs also. The college students and serving crew enjoyed the delicious supper. St. John's Lutheran Church, Lombard,...ILMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 February 2022

Interesting little place, offering a great selection of delicious food. We went on a Saturday night, full house, literally! Cozy dining area, packed with what felt like family. The atmosphere was friendly, the smells divine and the waitstaff treats you like family. Grilled octopus was...wonderful! Pasta with Marinara sauce delicious. Ending the meal with Lemoncello cake was the best! Didn't try them but, caught sight of the biggest meatballs I have ever seen! I kid you not! Planning a trip back to try those meatballs! Didn't try the pizza but, endless line of take-out pizzas through the door.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2021

I was looking at catering options for a group of 30. Came across Riganato's, looked at their catering menu and it was a done deal. We did one of the popular packages, subbed out the chopped salad for caesar and added a couple of other...items. The order was ready for pickup at the agreed upon time and was brought out and loaded into my car. I first thought that there wasn't going to be enough food for all the guests but that wasn't the case at all! Everyone raved about the food, asked where the food was from, the to-go containers were all gone at the end of the evening (I supplied them separately) and there was still lots of food leftover for enjoying later the next few days. Sooooooooooooooooo recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

Riganatos is by far the best in Illinois! Outstanding food, phenomenal staff who treat you like family and by far the greatest restaurant by far! I would recommend Riganatos for any meal before any other restaurant! Jimmy the owner is top notch as far as...any owner an be!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2021

We met a friend at Riganato’s for dinner hoping for a good meal, but expecting nothing special. The staff was friendly and service was excellent; so far, so good. When the entrees were served, we were stunned; the food was amazingly good. We have dined...at many of the best restaurants in the metro area. Riganato’s entrees were equal to or better than all of them. Our friend agreed and she has an exceptional palate even putting wine stewards to shame. We will all be back even though it’s not close for any of us.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 May 2021

Vintage World Charm from Fantastic owners; wonderful experience; not a dull word to be said about this magnificent place; The care and concern of food allergies and the IMPECABLE attention that the waiter/waitress gives to you is OUTSTANDING!!! The ambiance and inviting warm glow of...the candles at dinner-time draw you in and welcome you. Double-fist bumps to the floor staff, chefs and owners. If I could hug you all, I would. Came for my b-day lunch...secret....and then on a Saturday for dinner and today we are going again with some family. Never a disappointment...Gratsze!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

What I love about Riganatos is the warm atmosphere, excellent food and great service. I have never been disappointed because the team consistently delivers. Riganatos is one of my two favorite places in the Tri-City area.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Out of town and had lunch here after reading reviews on TripAdvisor... this restaurant is EXCELLENT...thank you TripAdvisor. The staff were over the top welcoming, friendly and informative. And the food was AMAZING! I had the chicken Riganto and a side of Riganato Al Salsiccia...WONDERFUL...and so much. We will return to Geneva just to dine at the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

Our Party of 5 went to dinner on Saturday. The Fried Calamari was delicious. Pizza with pepperoni & sausage was great. Greek Pastitsio, was tasty, very authentic, and a huge serving for one person. I ordered the Cheese Tortellini, and my serving could feed 3...people. I am Italian, so sauce needs to be authentic. This was more like tomato paste thick, but not to my liking. Deserts were all very good. Limoncello Cake, mouth watering. The staff are all extremely friendly. There is a full menu, with selections to please everyone. There is a small outside patio. Tables inside were all social distanced.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020

We have always loved this restaurant and the quality and love that goes into the preparation of their food. Recently we had take out for the first time at lunch and found that their luncheon portions are as large as the dinner ones and at...a very reasonable price. The Rigatoni Al Salsiccia is absolutely amazing as is their homemade ricotto stuffed meatballs, plus so many more. Thank you, Nicolaou Family, for bringing your Old World Italian dishes to us!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020

We ate at the Riganato last night and I thought the food was amazing. Nick's calamari appetizer was especially good. My husband had a steak and it was cooked perfectly and my tortellini with italian sausage was wonderful and the portion super generous. We ate...outside and the all the servers wore masks, so it felt very safe in this COVID 19 season. The restaurant isn't on a popular downtown street, but you can enjoy the amazing food here then walk off your dinner on 3rd street.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Atmosphere not needed. The food and service are world-class, even better. Absolute must go to!!! Great menu to choose from. Wine list to accompany. Kids will find it good as well.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Riganato Old World Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5