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Joe Boccardi's Ristorante

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117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
618-281-6700
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best pizza ever!

Love this restaurant! Piazza is awesome( unless you like a lot of sauce). I had love their seafood ravioli and lasagna!! Yummy! Prices are reasonable. Waitress are fantastic! Especially Tina!! Must try!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Saint Louis
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Columbia, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten here many times, although we generally order take out. My husband loves the chicken marsala, while I am partial to the Filet Guiseppe. The dinner salad is always good and fresh and while their house Italian is good, the poppy seed dressing is better. I've never had a bad meal here. It is a good family restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Love this restaurant! Piazza is awesome( unless you like a lot of sauce). I had love their seafood ravioli and lasagna!! Yummy! Prices are reasonable. Waitress are fantastic! Especially Tina!! Must try!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place got a good recommendation by local business owners. I really wanted to like this place, but its one of the more disappointing places i have ate. When my wife and I entered we were told to sit anywhere by an older woman. So we sat in a booth. My wife wasnt even seated before she asked us what... More 

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Columbia, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I eat here about one a week. Very authentic Italian food which is always consistent in quality. I have never had anything I didn't like. Staff is warm and friendly. This is a family run restaurant with several locations. Ray is the family member responsible for this location and pays attention to detail. Their lunch specials are a tremendous value.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Awesome thin crust pizza and salad! It is very crisp and tasty. The service was also good. I would recommend a visit for anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Good as always and this time we discovered the good lunch specials which are good any day. Highly recommend the pizza or chicken florentine. This location has never been too crowded the couple times I've been so easy to get in and out. Probably some of the best pizza around.

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Seminole, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Staff is not freindly.... The older lady.... Dropped our food off and said nothing.. None of them where smiling... The mood in here is aweful!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very good dinner salads. We ordered a variety of dishes within our party. They even have fried chicken dinners if you are tired of pasta. The french fries were a big hit with my husband's family - very similar to Steak N Shake. The only thing is the restaurant is looking a little tired and probably needs an upgrade -... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

they have been a go to place when we don't want to cook, or have friends in town. always very good food, great selection, great service. love their pizzas. some of the dishes are very rich, but you don't need to eat the whole thing. take it home, always great the next day. favorite Italian restaurant in the metro east,... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 618-281-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?