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Joe Boccardi's Ristorante

117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
618-281-6700
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Ranked #6 of 28 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Troy, Illinois
1 review
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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South Florida, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The food was authentic italian - the smell draws you in and the service was great - had a really fun time - it was my parents anniversary and they provided complimetary celebration dessert.

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Columbia,IL
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267 reviews 267 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great Pizza, great value, great taste-- Try the house Joe's --- believe you will love it if you like a thin crust loaded with flavor.

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