GIA MIA - St. Charles

4.7
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45 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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GRAND OPENING FEBRUARY 4TH.
We hope to see you then!

GIA MIA St. Charles is located at the 1st Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles. The restaurant is steps away from several iconic locations, including the award winning Steel Beam Theatre, the historic Arcada Theatre and Hotel Baker, and nestled in a diverse hub of shopping and community events. The St. Charles location also offers private event space and beautiful outdoor patio dining
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Food was ok. Super loud in the restaurant. Drink pours were low for the price.

k
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great. Highly recommend. Now they need to incorporate Door Dash.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at the St. Charles location. Enjoyed happy hour with a friend/coworker. Will definitely be back.

R
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time. They did a very nice job changing from old place to new. Great appetizers.

NA
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the service was very good. We will be coming back.

JC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whole experience was excellent. Our server was tops and the food was the star. Half priced wine on weds is a great touch. Try the super tuscan.

YM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a great meal at Gia Mia. This was my first visit to the St. Charles location ~ Love it!! We will be back!!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and good fun!

KA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The St Charles Gia Mia has some work to do on service. We were forgotten in between service areas. No one seemed to “own” our table and we had to go find someone to help us. The bartender did a great job stepping in for us, but she was very busy with the bar. Not a great first experience.

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time visit. The wild mushroom pasta is a must-try. Absolutely delicious. We tried an interesting pizza (wise guy) but to me it felt more like a flat bread creation. The balsamic reduction was on the sweeter side. Staff was very accommodating helping us modify a to-go order and have it ready in time for our departure-hot and fresh.

GK
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner and service was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!

DM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The mushroom flat bread was very tasty. The beet salad was outstanding. My dining partner said the meatballs were also very good.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious, everything I get!

SQ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place! Consistently good service, food
& Drink....

CB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! This was our first visit to the St Charles location and we’re looking forward to many more!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seated promptly (even before our reservation time), fantastic server, Laura, explained the menu, offered recommendations and was SO great throughout the evening. We ordered small plates and pizzas for our group of 5. Had food leftover- Everything was fantastic! I loved the Roasted Cauliflower and my favorite pizza was the Italian Stallion!

A
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to the Geneva Location, this one is way
Much better. Our server Sarah (I think that was her name) was phenomenal . Everything’s was perfect we will be back

PE
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to this location. Service was great food was awesome. It’s a little loud and making the reservation on line did not give us the choice to sit at a normal height table or a high one. We ended up in a high table whic is very uncomfortable
Maybe future reservations could give the choice??? We will be back

MG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Would totally go back!!! Lots of gluten free options. Need blinds on the windows though. Sun was blinding.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the new design of the location, much brighter and lighter feel. The food was fantastic and the wait staff was attentive and friendly. We will definitely return.

RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

I celebrated my daughters 36th birthday with members of our family on Tuesday, February 18. I had ordered lasagna and most people at the table had ordered a pasta dish. My lasagna was served to me after most of the party had finished eating. The waiter had said he was sorry and that there was a mixup but never offered to take care of any thing on the bill or to a dessert or coffee. I had mentioned that it was my daughter’s birthday to both the hostess as well as the wait staff and nothing was brought out or offered to help celebrate this special occasion

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and can’t wait to go back!

B
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was great but a bit chaotic in restaurant - had reservation but still had to wait for table. Also had to keep reminding host about open tables we saw. Once we sat took a while to get waitress but once we did service was good from then on- great salads & pizza 🍕

LS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Great food for reasonable prices.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We went in for Valentine’s Day celebration with kids on Saturday night.
We enjoy GiaMia in Geneva and have dined with them many times. Now that they opened in St. Charles we will be even more frequent clients!
It was a very busy night, but we were seated quite quickly, service was slow but food was delicious and we had a very fun night with the kids!
It was a great night.
Ps. Delicious modern old fashion with rosemary!
Can’t wait to come back

I just wish they served shrimp/ lobster pappardelle pasta!
My favorite dish in Geneva!

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We have loved all of the meals we have had at Gia Mia!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to the new St. Charles location after eating at Wheaton and Geneva several times. Outstanding food as always and outstanding service as always.

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Too bright. It would be nice if they would dim the lights a little.

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day was busy but they did a great job all around. Definitely would do it again.

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Service was fantastic and free champagne to start off the meal was a wonderful surprise. Pizza was phenomenal! Pasta dish was mediocre.

TS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Gia Mia and we loved it. It was supposed to be high top seating but they sat us at regular table which was nice. It was valentines night so the place was packed. However, the service was excellent. Food came ontime along with drinks. They gave us complementary drinks and chocolate covered strawberries which was a nice touch. I will definitely come back.

Y
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our Valentines Day dinner at Gia Mia in St. Charles. What an incredible evening. First, the parking was so easy with a connected indoor garage. We were immediately warmly greeted with our table ready. Our waitress was very friendly and provided us with complimentary rose bubblies. The small plate brussel sprouts were fantastic! Our entrees were outstanding as well. We had a small plate of eggplant and vodka pasta. We finished with chocolate cake and coffee. Our waitress then brought us delicious chocolate covered strawberries. My wife and I were blown away with everything about Gia Mia. One of the best dinner experiences we have ever hsd!

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service from start to finish. Food is very good, and pricing is definitely reasonable for the wonderful food and excellent service.

b
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service!

BG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Gia Mia's location is St. Charles is excellent and what a great addition to the local dining options.

CF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So excited to have Gia Mia in STC! It was extremely crowded but the staff did everything possible to make our experience superb! A few new additions to the menu were well worth the try! I absolutely LOVED the Tuscan White Bean Soup. Best restaurant soup I have ever tried! We will definitely be back!

MF
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved our meal at the newest Gia Mia and were surprised how efficient the new staff was. I highly recommend :)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great. We had to flag someone over because no wait staff came to our table. After waitress realized we were there she was very attentive.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was very friendly. The food was delicious.

SC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great, service; food etc., only negative ( which they may be working on as they just opened) was the exterior lighting was intrusive to the ambiance of the interior. We love this place though and we’ll be back. Maybe some blinds or drapery?