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Joe Boccardi's Ristorante

117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
618-281-6700
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Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been working at Joe's for about a year now. And they are not bad. You might get a waitress that is in a bad mood but we all have those days. The staff here tries as hard as they can to please you. But you could be a little nicer too. The dishes I would recommend are the pizza... More

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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I tried the toasted ravioli and the spinach/artichoke canneloni.....both were excellent. The location was great (next to the wine tasting bar) and was a perfect choice for a great evening.

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Highland, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been to Joe Boccardi's in Columbia, IL 3 times now & each time have gotten the same waitress, who is an older lady and always the same expression.. grumpy & rude. It almost seems like it was a bother to come to our table & wait on us! I asked if there was a child's menu & she... More

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Waterloo, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Joe Boccardi's Ristorante in Columbia, IL has been around for years. I would visit this restaurant weekly until the last couple years. I don't know if it's new ownership or what but for the last couple years, we walk out of the restaurant saying, "that was bad; service was bad, etc". We have found ourselves going from a weekly visit... More

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Manchester, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The food is simple Italian. I love their chicken wings and pizza. Their menu is varied with everything being good the staff is friendly service is very good. So if you are in the area give it a try

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Columbia, IL
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177 reviews 177 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Anyone who gives this place a bad review must have a grudge, because we have been going since they opened and have tried probably everything on the menu plus most of the specials. The food is good and the weight staff is excellent. Their pizza is just delicious but the pasta with the white sauce and the tortellini with peas... More

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Columbia, IL
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good, locally owned and operated restaurant. Good pizza and pasta and excellent salads. Servers are efficient and friendly. I particularly enjoy the outdoor patio when the weather permits. If you are coming to Columbia you won't get a better Italian meal anywhere else in town.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Food was just terrible, could not eat it , service not very good, this place haven't been clean in long time , is dark , this was a bad experience !

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Columbia, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have eaten at or from Joe Boccardi's probably over a hundred times throughout my life. Sometimes it's been just me, sometimes the family, maybe some friends, even family get-together's. I have tried almost everything on their menu. Let me recommend this restaurant to you. They are probably known best for their pizza, though I enjoy their pastas just as... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was in Columbia, IL over my birthday with my son. We wanted a nice casual restaurant before a movie. We ordered and then waited for too long. Upon asking the manager we found out our waitress just walked out. She quit right after taking our order and never turned in our order. I was ready to be very angry... More

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