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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 5
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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
Going for 3rd visit

If it says anything about this place... I am returning for a good third visit in less than two weeks. The price is fair, the portions are acceptable, the atmosphere is wonderful. Service was poorer (not horrible but poorer) at dinner than at lunch (although that may have been the large party of 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Philip E
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Bloomington, IL
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Bloomington, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If it says anything about this place... I am returning for a good third visit in less than two weeks. The price is fair, the portions are acceptable, the atmosphere is wonderful. Service was poorer (not horrible but poorer) at dinner than at lunch (although that may have been the large party of 10+ (baby). And do not be fooled... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of our favorite places. Family recipes that are wonderful! Friendly staff, nice restaurant. Nice wine, beer, coffee selections. Gelato for dessert!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I went to Caffe Italia for our 20th anniversary. We were not disappointed. Though the bread was fairly ordinary, the main dishes were excellent. I had the Chicken Marsala, which consisted of two chicken breasts smothered in carrots and mushrooms. The vegetables were cooked to perfection, and nicely complemented the Marsala sauce. My wife had the Pasta... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Good choice for Italian in Bloomington-Normal. Modern simple decor with semi-comfortable chairs. Are waiter was great with just the right amount of attention. Wine list small but good. All four of us chose a different dish and each was either delighted or thought it very good. Only negative was slightly overdone salmon. Did not have dessert but it looked good... More 

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frankfort, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I always enjoy Caffe Italia Ristorante. We've enjoyed every meal we eaten and the wine choice is decent.

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Danvers, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great restaurant with everything homemade. Authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. Real gelato in various flavors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Caffe Italia offers a wide range of authentic Italian dishes. The osso bucco and various shellfish with pasta dishes are particularly noteworthy. They have terrific gelati, and the pizza is the best in Bloomington-Normal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Place. Great ford, nice atmosphere, Frank was great. We were very surprised how economical the prices are, for the quality of good we ate. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Bloomington. Thanks for a great experience.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice atmosphere, menu is not extensive but adequate. Good service and the food is consistently high quality. We enjoy their luncheon menu and especially the homemade soups.

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Peoria, Illinois
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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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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
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?