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Alex's Washington Gardens

256 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1720
+1 847-432-0309
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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256 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1720
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is a neighborhood restaurant. Whether you are a newcomer or an old friend, you will be welcomed with a friendly smile, excellent food, good service "I'll return smile on your face". Pizza is one of the best. Home made pasta, will more than be...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

After realizing all the 5 star pizza joints in the area are takeout i settled in here Beer was cold with a local IPA on tap Pizza was filling and tasty just not the deep dish i was seeking Service was nice. Mostly filled with...More

Thank colinacirc
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Went to Trip Advisor looking for a place in Highwood to take my wife for her birthday. Made a reservation. From time entered to seated was excellent. Our waitress was very very good. Explained answers to our questions in a very cordial manner. My Pumpkin...More

Thank Stan K
Alex's W, Owner at Alex's Washington Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

I am so sorry the chicken parma was not to your liking. We would have gladly remade it or made her something else if you had given us the chance. Please come back and let us make her another dish so we can try to...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is our go to restaurant. We do very well there. Very consistent restaurant. the wait staff if great and attentive. Make a reservation on the week ends.

Thank Millie G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

First visit after having many friends recommend that we try this restaurant. Good size portions and reasonable prices. Pizzas were delicious -- nice thin crust (which we prefer). Chicken dishes were also yummy (chicken marsala; chicken limone). The place was packed on a Monday night....More

Thank honeybee1951
Reviewed 22 September 2017

the food is great, it gets little crowded in the dining room. We would go more often if the menu changed.

Thank Don S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This was a nice place if you are looking for Italian comfort food. The food was good and it was served by a waitress with a nice smile. The drinks were not very strong, but they were tasty nonetheless. A decent place.

Thank Rockabird
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I visit this restaurant every time I visit the Chicago area. The food is always good and the service excellent. The staff is very attentive and works as a team. I have visited the restaurant since 1980. Management is different but all else the same.

Thank Ecyla
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We ate there Sunday August 26. We had reservations and were seated quickly. That's the best part of the service. Waitress came by about 10 minutes later, we asked her to come back because one of the party was not at the table. That was...More

Thank L0veAruba
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Family style old school Italian restaurant serving everyone's favorites. Spaghetti with meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana, etc. All done classic style with generous portions that you can take home. Endless bread and bread sticks. Focaccia (pizza bread). Our favorites are the chicken vesuvio and the flat...More

Thank highwoodkevin
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
My favorite is the steak el forno and the haystack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1720
  • Public Transportation: Metra North Line is two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-432-0309
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Made from scratch, family recipe Italian cuisine in Highwood since 1932, and at it's current location since 1982. Serving a selection of Fresh Seafood delivered daily including our very popular Prince Edward Island Steamed Mussels. Also, we offer some of the best thin crisp crust pizza, which was the first pizza served on the North Shore at Scornavacco's since 1944. All the classics are here, homemade pastas, hand carved and pounded out chicken and veal parmigiana, limone, piccata, and of course lasagnas, meatballs, and of course homemade desserts.
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