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Joe Boccardi's Ristorante

117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
618-281-6700
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Ranked #5 of 27 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Columbia, IL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Red Bud, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

It was croweded when we arrived, but seated right away. Waited on in a timely manner. The food was good. The only down side was that is was very loud in the restaurant. I had a hard time hearing the other couple talk that we were with, other than that, it was great!

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Columbia, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Best thing here is the pizza...Other food is decent italian, but nothing to rave about. We do go here a few times a year for the pizza, so give it a try.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We are local to Columbia and visit Boccardi's fairly regularly. Columbia is 10 minutes from South County and all that is available there - so those of us who go to Boccardi's do so because we really enjoy it. They added on an outdoor patio for eating outside a while back and that has been really nice. Ray the owner... More

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Columbia, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I always enjoy eating here. Lots of great dishes to choose from and never really been disappointed with the quality of the food. I know toasted ravioli is something you can get anywhere but this has got to be the best t-ravs I have had in the St. Louis area. And their spedini is also top notch as well. Also... More

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