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“Best Italian restaurant”

Gilardi's Ristorante
Ranked #25 of 781 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Great food, large portions, excellent service, great location, great prices, lovely resataurant for all.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is the second time I have taken my mother to Gilardi’s for her birthday, this year her 75th. Overall, as last year, very good. Mom’s tri-tip was a bit dry but all of the other dishes were excellent. The tiramisu was outstanding. We will eat here again, and again. Our server, Chet, was great the atmosphere was excellent not very crowded but it was a Tuesday evening.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

we like different/unique, and this was different/unique, but we came away disappointed in enough aspects of the experience to not return again, most unfortunately. very high prices, yet salad not included. bread was tough and difficult to eat. veal was promised to be tender enough to cut with a fork but turned out chewy with knife-cuts required for the portions that were edible.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem. It is located back behind an old historic house on Walnut St. Walking up to it you can smell the Italian spices cooking in the kitchen. The food is really authentic! Our party of four had the Caprese Salad with fresh mozzarella! Delicious! I had the Summer Garden Pasta with Chicken. The goat cheese on it was wonderful, the chicken was nice and tender. Fresh bread is served with the entrees. For dessert we enjoyed Panna Cotta. It was so smooth and creamy! This is a great place for a nice Italian Meal!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

When you google “best veal marsala in Springfield,” you are directed to Gilardi’s, an Italian restaurant that focuses on locally sourced ingredients. In other towns this would be called locovore but here they use the longer description since the wine comes from Italy. The restaurant is in a charming carriage house nestled in the back lot of a mansion with a very welcoming staff who know their business. I didn’t think that a small restaurant in central Missouri would carry the Italian wine I like, a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo(cheaper but better than a Chianti Classico) but our waiter was also the “wine guy,” and he delighted us by producing that exact wine (not even on the wine list as he was making sure it was suitable–it was truly superb). I ordered the Veal Tomato Marsala with garlic mashed potatoes and a julienne of fresh vegetables to go with it and I would have been happy with a plateful of any of the three items; each of them could not have been more delicious. The marsala sauce contained sun-dried tomatoes which added texture and taste. The potatoes were pureed-almost sweet. The vegetables were not quite al dente, perfect. My wife had a salad with a shrimp and pasta dish and had similarly great things to say about it. Sorry we didn’t save room for desert.

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