Alex's Washington Gardens
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Fresh filet marinated in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon and teriyaki sauce.
Linguini pasta tossed with tender fresh sliced calamari, extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh basil, tomato and red pepper flakes.
Our spinach and cheese tortellacci baked in tomato cream sauce topped with melted cheddar cheese
All had a great time as our service was fantastic as always, staff did a great job having our Reservation ready to go... Shrimp De Jonghe & Pizza my Favs... always perfect 🎯💚😇
Food was excellent, my fish the of the day was extraordinary, so fresh and tasty. And prepared how I like it. The server was very good but it was Saturday night and they were busy so a bit slow.
Great place for getting together with friends and family. Service was great and the food is always wonderful.
Excellent neighborhood gem. Food very good and consistent - staff wonderful with great attitude.
One of our group was served a meat sauce even though he specifically requested marinara. It spoiled the meal for him.
Our service was impeccable and the food was delicious! We’ll be back for sure. The only little thing that wasn’t quite right? We were the first customers of the evening, the restaurant was empty and we were seated right by the kitchen. The staff were all laughing and talking loudly- it was tough for us to hear each other and we def felt we were restaurant employees sitting “in the back of the house”. Next time we’ll ask for a different spot. The restaurant was lovely, and all the staff were friendly and welcoming.
Consistently Great for the 34 years we have been
enjoying the same Scornavacco family recipes
Loved it but sauce is too sweet for me
Love this restaurant....Great food, drinks and service! Shout out to Beth....!
Washington Gardens has the best pizza in the North Shore, as well as many other dishes. The Scornovaco crust is amazing.
The Walleye special was very good this visit. As were the Meatball appetizer and Pizza.
Appeared to be understaffed this visit and long waits between service were noted. Not what I usually experience.
Longtime favorite of nearly 50 years. New ownership has changed little, to their credit. Don't mess with a good thing.
We'll be back!
One of the few owner operated restaurants remaining. Everything about the restaurant is like days of old ... excellent food, great service from friendly competent staff, excellent value. We refer to Washington Garden's as one of our top 3 local gems!
Great food and service. Thank you for a special evening with my son.
Great staff and always delicious food! Pasta is amazing and many choices. I love the mussels appetizer, flavorful and great to share.
Our server Beth was fantastic. The bus table staff was also very attentive. We had a very nice meal.
The only comment to the contrary was that we ordered Tiramisu to go and we found a cannoli in its place when we got home.
Neither of us eats cannolis
I have it to a neighbor.
Was my birthday dinner and we planned to have dessert at home
Also a very busy Saturday night and we wanted to give up our table to other patrons who were standing in the entryway waiting to be seated.
Lovely evening. Fantastic food and very good service! We will definitely return and recommend to others for great value!
One of the worst dining experiences ever. From horrific service to wrong orders to inedible food this is the last time we will eat here. Our waitress couldn’t have been more indifferent. The entrees were grade school cafeteria quality. This place has been on the decline for some time but this was it for us.
I guess this place is now under new ownership they really obviously don’t have a clue
Had a father - daughter night out and gave my 18-year old the choice of eating anywhere she wished. She wanted to return to Alex’s Washington Gardens where we’d last dined just before XMas. As was the case the previous time, our meal was terrific. My daughter ordered penne with Alfredo sauce. This is not specifically on the menu but the kitchen was more than happy to accommodate and she loved her meal. I broke from my traditional order of Chicken Marsala and ordered the Salmon Oreganato. I figured with four salmon dishes on the menu it was likely a specialty. It did not disappoint. Soft and flakey, the fish was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere was lively and energetic which was perfect for a Saturday night out. Our waitress was extremely nice and even noticed we were rushing a bit to catch a movie and was very prompt with our check. On our way out the owner thanked us for coming. There are many fine dining options in Highwood and Washington Garden’s has definitely become a go-to for our family.
Salmon is outstanding
the best Italuan served by the friendliest most accomodating servers. great drinks and valet service. My Italian go to.....always a hit!
Never disappoints! The food is Always consistent and our server was the Best. Darian made out night so great. Definitely on my regular schedule going forward.
This place is awesome!!!
Great food, drinks, people and service!!!
Great neighborhood place with the best thin crust pizza in the north shore
It started with a smile and warm welcome by the hostess. It them moved to great service from Simone our server. She recommended dishes and never hurried us alone in ordering. The food as always, delicious, portions large enough to provided us a second meal at home the next evening.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Always a wonderfully prepared meal. Great service. Friendly atmosphere ❤️
Very nice people but the food is not good. Veal parmigiana must have started in the fryer. I would suggest changing the oil. Eggplant parmigiana was a slab of mush.
Lobster Fra Diavlo was average. Way too much sauce which was extremely sweet. The sauce was everywhere so all of the entree’s tasted the same. That would be expected at a pizzeria, but not in a restaurant charging $30 for the entree. I really wanted to like it, but I cannot recommend it.
The food is always outstanding. Best pizza on the north shore. Lovely waitress who was attentive and addressed an issue with a cocktail that was made incorrectly.
Always look forward to eating at Washington Gardens and am planning another visit in the near future
Delicious as ALWAYS! Consistently great!
Food came out cold
Service was nowhere as good as it used to be
Wonderful staff and wonderful food. Definitely need a reservation.
Great service! Food was amazing! Decor is old fashioned and a little dated, but has a good neighborhood, cozy feel.
Favorite Restaurant. Great Food. Great Service.
Out with friends, we had a great time!
Wonderful food and service in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
Great service and food
We love Washington Gardens, it's one of the best pizzas in Chicago, and our waitress, Symone, was terrific! Highly recommended.
Alex's Washington Gardens does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Alex's Washington Gardens also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 432-0309.
Alex's Washington Gardens is rated 4.6 stars by 926 OpenTable diners.
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