Philly G's restaurant in Vernon Hills closes after 11 years

  • Philly G's restaurant in Vernon Hills has closed after 11 years. The staff served its last meal Saturday.

      Philly G's restaurant in Vernon Hills has closed after 11 years. The staff served its last meal Saturday. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Signs posted on the entrances to Philly G's in Vernon Hills announce the restaurant's closing.

      Signs posted on the entrances to Philly G's in Vernon Hills announce the restaurant's closing. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Philly G's restaurant in Vernon Hills has closed after 11 years.

    Philly G's restaurant in Vernon Hills has closed after 11 years. Steve Lundy/Daily Herald File Photo 2007

 
 
Updated 9/6/2016 1:10 PM

Philly G's restaurant has ceased operations in Vernon Hills after 11 years.

The Italian eatery, at 1252 E. Route 45, served its last meal Saturday, co-owner Phil Gilardi said.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Philly G's formerly had been known as Gilardi's, back when Phil Gilardi's father ran it.

The original restaurant opened in 1985. The younger Gilardi took over and renamed it in 2005, teaming with his wife, Tina, and an uncle, Dan Sullivan.

"It was a place my family grew up in," he said.

Gilardi said the restaurant's end has been coming for some time but declined to elaborate.

He thanked his customers for "30 years of loyal patronage."

"It was a good run," Gilardi said.

The building is for sale.

Phil and Tina Gilardi also own two restaurants in Mundelein, Tina G's and Tavern on 60.

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