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112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
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Ranked #7 of 87 Restaurants in Alton
Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a quaint little bar/restaurant nestled in the old section of Alton. Monday night pizza's are good, but their martinis's are splendid. Our group gets together every few months here, and we try our hardest to try as many as we can. Many of them are named after James Bond Characters. good selection of beer also

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Alton, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If there's an in-crowd in Alton, you'll find it at Bossanova. Especially on Monday nights when the designer pizzas are $5.Don't miss the art behind the bar -- or the martinis. Review is based on multiple visits of various kinds over several years. Outdoor seating in season provides a good street scene.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The mussels at Bossanova are fantastic. Great value. Serving size is large. Our lingurean pizzette was also very delicious. Had a good selection of beers.

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The Villages, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This great little place is located in an old storefront in downtown Alton. It sits among other restaurants and gift shops. They have seating inside and a few tables out on the sidewalk. Great atmosphere. The place is usually hopping every evening. Their menu offers salads, appetizers, full dinners and pizzettes, ( pizza) which are rather tasty. They have a... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We chose Bossanova as it was the only place open to grab dinner on a Monday. We had heard positive reviews, so we thought we'd try it out. The first thing we noticed was the noise. If you're looking for a place that you can actually talk to the people you're with, this is not your place. The food was... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good news it was open on a Monday. Drinks looked good; I had wine. But my pizzette was pretty gummy and for a vegetarian pizza it was mostly cheese. Won't return.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Bossanova would be a 7.72 on a 10 scale. They have a great food menu and drink selection. RATINGS (out of 10) Hospitality - 9 - Friendly and attentive staff. Music - 7.3 - Good playlist Wares - 9.3 - Great selection of drinks, good food Atmosphere - 8 - One of the few Alton bars that isn't a dump... More 

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Alton, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We come here on a regular basis, the food is always up to par. The drinks here are on the expensive side. Great place to go when the weather is nice. The huge windows up front open all the way letting in the a very nice breeze.

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Farmersville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My wife and I found this restaurant to be very tasty and clean. You wont be disappointed A great place to go if you have six or less. They have a great drink selction and a very good cheese cake. Had a chance to meet the owner super nice guy cares very much about your experience at his place. We... More 

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Top Contributor
518 reviews 518 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have only eaten the pizza at Bossanova's and it is delicious. Always pipping hot and very tasty. However, I have had many a martini and they are awesome. My favorites are the chocolate martini and the banana flavored martini. One is always enough. If I were to drink two! I would need to carries out of the place.

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Additional Information about Bossanova

Address: 112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
Phone Number: 618-462-1175
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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