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Gamba Ristorante

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455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640 (Connecticut St.)
+1 219-736-5000
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Dyer, Indiana
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived here 12 years and we just found about this restaurant. Absolutely amazing, atmosphere is very chic. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable. The food was soooo good!! The calamari was truly one of the best we've had. Yes a bit pricey but worth every penny! Definitely going back SOON.

Thank Annette K
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends 40th birthday dinner was here. We reserved the wine room it seats 10 at most but it's a cute area. I had leak mushroom soup it was very good and mushroom ravioli that had a funny taste. Also desert I had pistachio chocolate cake that was delicious. When I got home I got very sick a vomited. I... More 

Thank Patty D
MikeRueth, Executive Chef at Gamba Ristorante, responded to this review

Patty, My name is Mike Rueth and I am the executive chef at Gamba. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We are meticulous about our sanitation practices and take reports of possible issues extremely seriously. Like most of our menu, both the mushroom-leek soup and the porcini ravioli are menu items that small amounts... More 

Crown Point, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. Our server Josh was wonderful. He walked us through every meal choice from appetizer through dessert and every recommendation was perfect for us! The veal tenderloin was amazing. By far the best restaurant in NWI and better than many fine dining restaurants we have experienced in the city. Truly a hidden gem!!... More 

Thank tsm1308
Crown Point, Indiana
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great food served with an artistic flair. Staff treats you like you are family. Could go to this restaurant everyday of the week!

Thank LFA11111
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I love fine sea food but on the night that my wife and I decided to go out for dinner (it was friday) all of the fine restaurants like cooper hawk were full with at least a hours wait so I googled sea food restaurants on my phone and Gamba's was one of the restaurants that came up. the staff... More 

Thank Charles G
MikeRueth, Executive Chef at Gamba Ristorante, responded to this review

Charles, I am glad you gave us a try and enjoyed everything, please let me know the next time you are in so I can come out and introduce myself. Sincerely, Mike Rueth Executive Chef More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with my company and the food and service was excellent!! The most delicious juicy turkey breast I've had in my life!!!

Thank Bj1219
oak lawn
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went with another couple. The service was very excellent. Every table was filled yet we were never rushed. The bread was warm and fresh with nice spreads for a change from the oil and cheese other places give. I had the brick chicken with the truffle potatoes and it was cooked to perfection. My husband had... More 

Thank fastcarsaen
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere blah. Not much spizazz in the banquet area. #''s on the tables were a huge turn off, although I understand important for staff. Super crunchy bread good, cracker not so much. I right away asked about splitting bill, he mentioned on busy nights they avoided that, but said frustrated & with hesitates he could do it. 16.00 2inch round... More 

Thank Nikole R
Trussville, Alabama
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Had a very enjoyable meal here with business associates. The food was great. The service was incredible. The wait staff even stayed late for us to complete our meal and after dinner drinks. The owner came and spoke to us multiple times at our table to check on our experience and even brought two of his daughters by to meet... More 

Thank James H
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Gamba is a family owned restaurant according to their website but has the sophistication of some of the best restaurants in the country. The Italian dishes have a wonderful personal twist to them. The appetizers were incredible for starts. Our waitress suggested her two favorites and we were not disappointed. As a departure from the typical olive oil and cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
    (Connecticut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-736-5000

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