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Bossanova

112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
618-462-1175
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Ranked #2 of 84 restaurants in Alton
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jan 2, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Alton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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Illinois
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342 reviews 342 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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Bethalto, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The lobster Rangoon was to die for. The bar had a great atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. The flat bread pizza was great.

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great menu for drinks and eats. Service was super. My wife got the special $5 flatbread pizza. A great value

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Sumner, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My husband and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary with a stay in the area. Our hostess recommended this restaurant. We enjoyed the tasteful modern furniture and a huge painting on the wall behind the bar that was lovely. The food was very good. I ordered the fish tacos which came out in "parts" that I could put together. At... More

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Ballwin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Beall Mansion. Jim and Sandy recommended the Bossanova for our evening meal. This was our first visit to the Bossanova what wonderful tasting food along with a friendly atmosphere. I had a cup of Gumbo; my wife had Warm Goat Cheese Salad. We shared the mussels in tequila lime broth and hand cut... More

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Alton, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Not your typical bar, not your typical bar food. Gives you more that expected. Wonderful tasting food along with a friendly atmosphere. Waitresses make you feel like you've been coming here for years. Wife loves the Lemon-drop martini with lemon chello. The BST pizza is my favorite along with a caesar salad makes everything good again.

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Godfrey, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

If you were to look into Bossanova from the street you might think "small = bar food". Big mistake, Bossanova serves some very interesting, enjoyable, and tasty items on their menu. As well as a darn good martini list. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered from either. My favorite is the Ligourian Pizza (hope I spelled... More

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Florida City, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Bossanova is a very cool place. Awesome look and music, great place to hang out and people watch, whether sitting inside or lounging outside on the sidewalk when the weather is nice. And their food is excellent, sophisticated yet priced right. I feel like I'm in a big city...until someone sitting next to me says "hello, how are you doing"... More

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