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Alberto's Ristorante

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1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1909
+1 815-434-6200
17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

As a special,holiday treat, we 4 friends went to Alberto's last night. -I was told it was a very unique dining experience. It unique, but unfortunately not in a good way. The decor was that of a 40's supper club- pretty stark at that and somewhat tacky. Menu selections all sounded good. I chose the lobster ravioli with blue cheese... More 

Thank Tara B
Tinley Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Food and service here are always over the top. We have been to Italy numerous times and believe me this is genuine Italian food. The owner is from Italy and I also believe he still has a home there. You will not find a more enjoyable atmosphere

Thank Frank S
Joliet, IL
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We live about 40 miles from this restaurant and joined two other couples for dinner here. I started out with a Bloody Mary that was below average. I had Calamari that was excellent, an average salad and a below average Bruchetta Pasta dish. There were very few others eating here. Oh well, we don't have to drive 80 miles round... More 

Thank jvmurph
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Always something new to try. Owner is an awesome chef. Definitely belongs downtown Chicago. But we're glad it's in Ottawa.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
LaSalle, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The European type atmosphere adds to the exquisite food choices. Alberto puts a personal touch on everything from the generous cocktails to the innovative desserts. The closest entrees to any I've had in Italy. Service is personal and efficient. The evening of dining is an event and prompts me to look forward to another visit. A must for anyone looking... More 

Thank FrankStrell
Leawood, Kansas
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130 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Alberto's is one of my go-to, can't fail restaurants when it's time to dine, rather than just eat. The restaurant offers the genuine Italian food served to namesake Alberto as he grew up in Italy. Fortunately for us, be brought it to Ottawa and chose to share it with us all in a tastefully appointed dining room. I especially enjoy... More 

Thank Robert M
Cicero, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

The local hotel Super 8, recommended Albertos to us so we gave it a try. YUMMY. The food was fantastic. I asked the waitress to tell the Chef who's name is Patrick, that he was to be commended on the wonderful food. I will return.

Thank joyce m
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Great food, terrific staff. I think this place is a little gem. I will return again, i was very pleased

Thank CEBurge69
Lafayette, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We weren't too sure about the restaurant from the outside appearance. Our opinion changed rapidly. I knew we were in for a treat when a roasted garlic clove arrived with the bread, parmesan cheese and olive oil. The service was great. Our waitress gave us a good description of the dishes we asked about. We had the chicken Marsala and... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I went with a few girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. We sat at the bar and had a few drinks before dinner. While at the bar Alberto brought is some cheese and bread which was delicious. After sitting we had more drinks and appetizers (I had the bruschetta-so good!) and for dinner I had a salad, which was flavorful and... More 

Thank AnnaNJohnny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-6200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?