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602 E 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6317
618-465-3255
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
AWESOME FOOD-AWESOME PRICE

Awesome food, and awesome prices-eggplant parmesan is the best anywhere-even better than the hill in st louis. Prices are very reasonable. Personal pizza 2 toppings, salad and drink-$9-and i usually take some home-chicken parmesan and lasagna awesome-salads are delicious. Hours are not the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
nancy m
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godrey
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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godrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Awesome food, and awesome prices-eggplant parmesan is the best anywhere-even better than the hill in st louis. Prices are very reasonable. Personal pizza 2 toppings, salad and drink-$9-and i usually take some home-chicken parmesan and lasagna awesome-salads are delicious. Hours are not the best-close earlier than most restaurants.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant ambiance. Noticed a lot if people in there so we popped in. Sandwiches were more bread than meat, salad was okay, toasted ravioli was over-cooked. Service was disappointing, others came in after us and were served before us. It was crowded, so maybe just more people than they are accustomed to serving for lunch.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Great service. Good food. No complaints here. The staff were friendly, willing to help us quickly. Food was pretty good. Soda cups were great in size.

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Alton, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had been to this establishment before, and I was excited to meet friends there during the holidays. I was truly disappointed when my Chef Salad arrived with lettuce, cheese, a tomato, and a bit of meat. The dressing was good, so that made up for the minimal salad. Since I have enjoyed this place in the past, I will... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A local enthusiastically recommended this place for a carryout pizza, as there were no pizza places where we were staying about ten miles away. Took about 15 minutes for a thin-crust 16" pizza, pretty tasty, $14.95 for ours with toppings requested. Friendly service in this family-owned restaurant. Recommend you use the parking lot on the south side of the building.... More 

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What a great surprise! I was invited to join some family members at Princivalli's. It was my first visit. The exterior, and interior for that matter, are plain. The food is plain good. The service was friendly and efficient. The menu offers an interesting variety of Italian dishes - some vegetarian. The beer and wine selections are modest, but appropriate... More 

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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great little place for great salads and pasta. There salads are always fresh and crispy. I love their meatballs. They have great pizza too. We have eaten lunch there mostly but have had dinner there a few times.The service is good and efficient. The atmosphere is comfortable.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just off of the Clark Bridge & across from St.Mary's church, Princivalli's Cafe is a great place for a casual lunch or dinner. A nice view of the Mississippi River enhances the experience where the food is always fresh, home-made & excellent. Available is St.Louis style pizza & subs plus a variety of tasty Italian dishes & wonderfully fresh salads,... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Princivalli's is a very good Italian restaurant in Alton. I have ate there on many occasions and have never had a bad meal. The staff is very nice and helpful. I was there a few days ago and had delicious baked lasagna. My only complaint is that overall they are very slow. It usually takes a half hour after you... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

stopped as a family on a Sunday for lunch after exploring the great River Road. menu is pretty standard Italian pizza. Italian dressing and grilled chicken was quite good but the remainder of the salad was standard fare nothing special. overly salty or old olives. pizza was fine thin crust but not memorable. food came out quickly but the waitstaff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 602 E 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6317
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-465-3255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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