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Gamba Ristorante

455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
+1 219-736-5000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“gambas” (38 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is very nice. And the food is very good. I wish that the owner would be a little nicer. Unfortunately he can be quite condescending at times. The service was good from the wait staff and from the bartender.

Thank AnaTravelsForWork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was dining with colleagues from work. They have a very extensive menu and wine list. The atmosphere is great. Request a second bread basket, you are you going to enjoy it!

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the 14 oz New York strip steak medium rare. It was perfect. The whole dinner was exceptional with attentive staff and relaxing atmosphere. My expectations were exceeded and I will return!

Thank Tine37255
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have eaten at Gamba Ristorante several times over the years as well as having been a regular patron of its predecessor restaurant, Cafe Venezia. I have rarely been disappointed by the food quality and the service is always excellent. I most recently visited with...More

Thank Tula K
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Heard many good things over the years about this restaurant. Sure do not know why we waited so long. The architecture of this building is remarkable. The food, cocktails and ambiance are second to none. This is a must for everyone!

1  Thank unknowndiner
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Held a shower here in January and couldn't have been happier with how everything went. The atmosphere, service, and food were excellent. The tomato orzo soup was spectacular and the entree of pecan chicken, hasselback potatoes, and asparagus was wonderful. The hazelnut torte/cheesecake desert was...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great food. Beautiful ambiance. Definitely a must try if your in Merrillville... the food was so good me and my husband loved it. We have been in twice this month And our servers rick and Austin were great too... I worked in restaurant business way...More

Thank candace a
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Recently, my wife and I had to stay overnight in Merrillville, Indiana. The desk clerk at the hotel suggested Gamba Ristorante for dinner. While the pricing on the menu was somewhat high, we found the quality of the food and service to be excellent and...More

Thank bruces358
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Went to lunch today with a dear friend who has been fighting cancer for the past year. I picked this place because of our past experiences of this establishment.First off let me say our server was rude and not at all able to maintain the...More

Thank maureen r
MikeRueth, Executive Chef at Gamba Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Maureen, First are foremost I'm so very sorry to hear your friend is battling cancer. Your experience not living up to your previous visits is simply unacceptable on our end and something I am eager to make right with you and your friend. Can you...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Food and staff were great. This place is nice for an elegant evening. Food was excellent. Staff was extremely respectful and courteous. Most definitely worth the experience!

Thank brianjA997ZK
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5 August 2017|
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Response from LFA11111 | Reviewed this property |
There is no children's menu. They are very accommodating and can modify the foods served to make them acceptable for children. When my kids were young it was not unusual for one to have pasta with butter and cheese... More
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22 July 2016|
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Response from KarenInMunsterIN | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. It is an upscale restaurant with impecable decor so no cut offs or swim gear. Outdoor dining is available in season.
13 February 2016|
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Response from KarenInMunsterIN | Reviewed this property |
I think the food is wonderful. If you have special needs, ask and they will accommodate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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