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220 South Main Street, Algonquin, IL 60102
+1 847-458-2504
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Cucina Bella offers authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by a great...
Cucina Bella offers authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by a great selection of wine and spirits. A stylish, comfortable atmosphere and simple decor adorned by brick walls create a cozy feeling at Cucina Bella. Fresh ingredients serve up savory recipes, creating an unforgettable visit time and again. Combining creative dishes and a wide variety of flavors, Cucina Bella enhances a true Italian dining experience to be shared among family and friends.​
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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Dinning

I've visited Cucina Bella about 5 times. Every time we've been there I have been impressed. The food is some of the best Italian around, the wine list is very nice and the atmosphere is wonderful. The service is very good. About the only negative thing I can say is at times it can get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
C210Driver
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Lombard, Illinois
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Woodstock, Illinois
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our experience started with an hour long wait for a reservation we had already made 2 weeks prior to our visit. As we waited we were forced to stand in a high traffic area. Both hostesses gave us the run around when we asked why other large groups (who had the same time slot reserved and arrived after us) were... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited Cucina Bella about 5 times. Every time we've been there I have been impressed. The food is some of the best Italian around, the wine list is very nice and the atmosphere is wonderful. The service is very good. About the only negative thing I can say is at times it can get a little loud. It just... More 

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Thank C210Driver
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I don't necessarily blame the restaurant, but things could have been better for those who had reservations and still had close to a 2 hour wait. For example, don't say it will be a few minutes when the party arrives, only to find out 30 minutes later we still had a 30 minute wait. Nearly 2 hours later, we noticed... More 

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Thank John F
Algonquin, Illinois
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Sadly my whole family feels the quality of food has declined here. We have been visiting a few times a year for the past 6-8 years. When we went on Dec. 1st for my son's bday we were all disappointed. The bread was hard and almost tasted stale. We got 2 baskets and both were this way. None of us... More 

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Thank Cbjhome
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

First time at Cucina Bella. Friday night and there was a good crowd. We were greeted and seated promptly. The atmosphere and location are very nice. Service was very good. Started with the minestrone soup. Average at best. We had two pasta dishes, one penne with bolognese and penne with arrabiatte sauce. There was no flavor with the bolognese sauce... More 

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Thank chitown73
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The food and service is very good. The location and parking are close and easy. They also have music on the weekends

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Thank Brent L
Algonquin, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is great! We go here at least once per month and the food is always great. The issues is that if you go on Friday/Saturday from 6 - 7 it's going to be crowded and it always pretty loud in the restaurant.

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Thank Len B
Algonquin, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband and I hadn't been to Cucina Bella for a number of years because the noise level was ( and still is) very loud. He now has hearing aids and can set them to restaurant mode and it is more tolerable. ( I understand noisy restaurants are in with the younger set who can still hear!)... we had been... More 

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Thank linda b
Fox River Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

One of our absolute FAVORITE Italian restaurants in the entire suburban areas! Absolute fabulous food that never fails to impress. THE BEST

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Thank jeanine928
Lisa V, Owner at Cucina Bella, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. As I am reading this, did you mean to give 5 stars or 1? Based on the review I assumed differently than 1 star. Thank you so much for your patronage and your support! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We love this Main Street, locally owned restaurant! The ambience is downtown charming, with old brick walls, wood floors, and white tablecloths. A generous menu allows you to create your own (huge!) bowl of pasta (everything from linguine to farfalle), and a wonderful selection of sauces, with add-ons that run the gamut from meatballs to clams. You can also choose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 South Main Street, Algonquin, IL 60102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-458-2504

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Cucina Bella offers authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by a great selection of wine and spirits. A stylish, comfortable atmosphere and simple decor adorned by brick walls create a cozy feeling at Cucina Bella. Fresh ingredients serve up savory recipes, creating an unforgettable visit time and again. Combining creative dishes and a wide variety of flavors, Cucina Bella enhances a true Italian dining experience to be shared among family and friends.​
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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