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Caffe Italia Ristorante

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Italian, Bar, Café, Pizza & Pasta
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511 Chancellor Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
+1 309-662-0100
Website
Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyable family restaurant with gluten free options

We ate here for the first time with a large group. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food. Nothing extraordinary, but good food. Was hoping for an amazing gelato, but the chocolate hazelnut we had was just average. Really appreciate having several gluten free options on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
trek150
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Peoria, Illinois
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ate here for the first time with a large group. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food. Nothing extraordinary, but good food. Was hoping for an amazing gelato, but the chocolate hazelnut we had was just average. Really appreciate having several gluten free options on the menu.

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Illinois, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I just couldn't. There was nothing terrible about the food but nothing fantastic either. We went for dinner on Friday at 7 and I ordered the Chicken Marsala. It was a little blagh and that's the first time I have ever had it with huge slices of carrot. That was it. chicken, carrot slices, mushroom slices and spinach. I really... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with my visit to Caffe Italia. I didn't expect it to be as nice as it was. The service was attentive and the food delicious. I had the linguine with clams and my wife had the lasagne. It's as good as Biaggi's while being a little cheaper and FAR quieter.

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a new place to eat and a friend recommend this place. It's off the beaten path in a nondescript building -- not really very impressive from the outside. But the food is very very good. Although you don't feel like you have to dress up to go there, it is white linen table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stopped for lunch today after furniture shopping next door. We lived in a largely Italian area in suburban NY before moving to Central Illinois 3 decades ago so we appreciate the family recipes that Frank prepares and serves. The restaurant was inviting and the service was excellent. The house salad with lemon vinagrette was very tasty and my lasagne... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Caffe Italia has some of the best pizza in Bloomington. Made in a brick oven, with cheese that is really flavorful and nowhere near as greasy as others can be. Toppings also full of flavor. Nice atmosphere, only drawback are basic church-hall padded chairs and, in several cases, overly bubbly waitresses. Good value for excellent food makes this worth repeat... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in yesterday for lunch with my husband as I had heard nothing but rave reviews. We were both disappointed with our meals. I got the lunch lasagne that came with a salad and he got the chicken panini. It was the first time I've gotten an Italian meal that didn't come with and kind of bread and the portion... More 

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Riverside, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had the pleasure to dine at Caffe Italia on a Monday night. Very nice CLEAN and pleasant when you walk in. We were delighted to meet Frank the owner, who goes out of his way to make your experience terrific. First we had a cocktail, perfectly made Cosmopolitan martini for me and rusty nail for hubby. I had the... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We are considered as townies of Bloomington. Caffe Italia Ristorante is a town favorite among our friends and is considered a first choice to go out for dinner! Food and atmosphere has always been great! Great hospitality by the owners and staff makes the restaurant as well! Highly recommend this restaurant for dinner! Enjoy!

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NJ
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I was in town on business and looked up the top rated italian place on yelp. I went there late and the place was rather empty. They seated us in a room with 80" TV showing football! The food was great and we returned their for Pizza the next day. All in all a very good choice if you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Chancellor Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-662-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Café, Pizza & Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?