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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Cucina Bella, the BEST Italian restaurant in the area!

We've been there many times, and have nothing less than perfection all the time! The food is excellent as is the service, I have never had a bad experience at Cucina Bella. We also do "Take Out", and bring the food home, always good! I tell everyone about Cucina Bella, one of mine and my wife's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Thomas M
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We've been there many times, and have nothing less than perfection all the time! The food is excellent as is the service, I have never had a bad experience at Cucina Bella. We also do "Take Out", and bring the food home, always good! I tell everyone about Cucina Bella, one of mine and my wife's favorites in the area!

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Crystal Lake, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The pasta and saucespecially are very good but the menu lacks more variety aside from create your own pasta dishes and the wine is not very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I live near here, yet never visited. So sorry I waited this long! Meal was fantastic, and service was even better. Definitely on my night out list!

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Italian is good but the seafood Italian dishes are the best! If you love Zuppa di Marre, this is the place to go! Ask for a little spicy and mmmm so good.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We love the pasta dishes & the option to choose the sauce we want. My husband gets the 1/2 spicy & 1/2 marinara. I get whatever I'm in the mood for. I love what they did to restore the interior & exterior of the building.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went for dinner 4/19/2015. we ordered the Baked Clams, that state on the menu for $9.00. When we got the bill it was $16.00. I questioned the bill and was told that was for a dozen? Then why did the menu or server not state this? We asked the server to check with the manager and he said most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent!!! Very busy place so be ready to wait but we'll worth it. Once seated the kitchen keeps up with everything you throw at it so the food is alway well spaced and fresh when it makes it to the table. I have also had take out many times and they know how to package the food... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1,036 reviews 1,036 reviews
683 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Walked in with a large party no reservations. They moved some tables and gave us a nice spot in the back. Our server was very good, attentive without being pushy. Calamari was good, huge rings which were lightly breaded which yields a chewy ring. Cesar was more of a cream dressing then an authentic fresh Cesar. Main course was clams... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent food, quality and service! The staff is always very attentive and friendly, and the food is always fresh and tasty!

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Lake In The Hills, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you weren't a local, you probably wouldn't know this restaurant was in the old part of Algonquin. Atmosphere is Italian, warm, and friendly. Menu provided a nice variety of Italian classics as well as a create your own pasta dish. It's a great place for older families, couples and girlfriends night out. They also sell their own pasta sauces... 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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