There's no shortage of options for Italian dining food in Chesterfield, so this week the Restaurant Review Round-Up is seeing where Gianfabio's Italian Cafe fits into the culinary heirarchy.
Ginafabio's offers traditional Italian food along with signature menu items such as toasted ravioli and Shrimp Oreganati. The restaurant's motto is "Italian food made by an Italian family."
The following reviews collected by Patch are a representative sample aimed at giving you a flavor of what local residents are saying. Have an opinion on the best place for dinner in the area yourself? Tell us in the comments or leave a review of your own here on Patch!
From Yelp (3.5 avg/16 reviews):
Paul K gave it 4/5 stars: "Definitely a fan of this place, I think it rocks over Charlie G's.....it's a little grungier, but cheaper, the food is better, service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. I love their Tortellini a la Panna......Tortellini with Pancetta and cream sauce, definitely filling and very tasty. For the app, try the crab stuffed mushrooms."
Michael E gave it 1/5 stars: "Cheap meat, bland sauces, and absolutely nothing with imagination (or even deep thought) can be found at Gianfabios. For example, the "GF Special Salad" is nothing more than a hunk of iceberg lettuce with strips of Oscar-Mayer ham. $11 for this? An impressive $10.5 gross margin. The "GF" in the name must stand for 'God Forsaken.'"
Patt C gave it 4/5 stars:"We both got the farfalle with broccoli (which mimics the pasta con broccoli we all know). This had less of tomato sauce flavor and more creamy sauce. ... The pasta was greatly flavorful and saucy. Lots of broccoli and mushrooms. Neither of us finished our dishes. Great leftovers. Service and water renewal were spot-on. This is a really nice place to go for dinner!!"
An anoymous reviewer rated it Good: "This place was VERY mediocre. My girlfriend and I ordered two different pastas and they were both virtually tasteless. The only reason this place gets 3 stars is because our waitress was polite and our drinks were never empty. I usually rely on this ratings quite a bit. It's sad to see the people were wrong."
Kevin Lewin rated it Excellent: "Veal was pretty awesome, toasted ravioli was great and service was also stellar. I will certainly return!"