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Caffe Italia Ristorante

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511 Chancellor Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
+1 309-662-0100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 24
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  • 26
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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great surprise on a cold winter day

My husband and I had a delightful lunch here today. The salads were very good and there were choices. He had a pizza and I had calamari. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We look forward to our next visit. The only down side was being seated by the back door and next to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
pianonan
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Normal, IL
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Normal, IL
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a delightful lunch here today. The salads were very good and there were choices. He had a pizza and I had calamari. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We look forward to our next visit. The only down side was being seated by the back door and next to the gelato case, probably the... More 

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Thank pianonan
Orange Beach, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Italia last night. I've known Frank a long time and had not been to the restaurant which I regret. There are very few places around that offer this high quality food and atmosphere. We are fortunate to have this in the area.Please check it out. Well worth a visit. dave

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1 Thank Nileseast1977
Bloomington, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good food, friendly staff. We are going to have the office Christmas dinner here.......that's how good we think it is!

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Thank Deb G
Bloomington, Illinois
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

After seeing that the other Italian restaurant was too busy for a business lunch, we ventured east to the local place. When we got there around 12:30pm, we were the 4th table. Service was OK, but not really too attentive. I had the bolognese, which had peas & carrots in the sauce, which I thought was a little odd. Two... More 

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Thank CopperAddict
granger, in
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We ate dinner with two other couples there last Saturday. The restaurant had many empty tables for a Saturday night. Overall I would say the food, service, and pricing was average..... However the Calamari appetizer for $12:00 was the smallest portion I have seen.....We probably will not go back there, not because it was bad, but because there are too... More 

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Thank ctso3
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Everything on the menu at Frank's Caffe Italia Ristorante is homemade back in the kitchen except the Gelato which is homemade outside the local area and delivered weekly. All the food at Frank's Caffe Italia Ristorante is authentic Italia, just like they would prepare for them own family. And speaking of family, Frank and his crew treat you like family... More 

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1 Thank Jonathan H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Frank's Caffe Italia is our Go-To restaurant in BloNo. The entrees are adventurous, authentic, and palate-pleasing. Everything is prepared fresh, including the fish. Frank makes sure the food is authentic old-world style Italian. This is definitely not a spaghetti and pizza place, although they have the best in town. Try something new each time you go, you will always be... More 

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1 Thank Boka D
Bloomington, Illinois
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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you love Italian gelato, the REAL stuff, please stop here and get some. It's a little pricey, but this is handmade and delicious!

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Thank Athena_John
Bloomington, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Friendly service. Outdoor patio. Smaller portions available for lunch. Enjoyed the barbecue pork pizza and also the gardinera pizza (mild or hot). Several types of gelato available.

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1 Thank Darrell R
central Illinois
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I like coming here for great Italian food that tastes much more authentic than the chains. The menu includes appetizers, salads, soup, pizza, panini and pasta. I have had the pasta many times and always enjoy the sandwiches here for lunch. The gelato is delicious and well made. The atmosphere is very Italian restaurant, but not overly fancy or baroque.... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?