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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-893-6149
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Ranked #1 of 117 restaurants in Crystal Lake
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great atmosphere and family style dining...more pasta than you can in one sitting...We enjoy taking friends to dinner before a show at Raue or picking up dinner as carry out on the way home

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place has gone downhill recently, so do keep that in mind if you are seeking a romantic, peaceful dinner on a Friday night. Go somewhere else! We had a good experience on our last 2 visits but they have a children's menu (didn't know that until tonight) and when the big parties with kids show up -- Look Out!!... More

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Based on your review that we have gone "down hill" due to us allowing children in our restaurant does not make it a "legitimate review". We still maintain the highest level of service and quality of food. Da Baffone has always and will always be a "Kids friendly restaurant" Based on our family value, we will never discriminate against children... More

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Quaint & cozy atmosphere; nice setting for celebrating special occasions. Delicious food. Good service. Can find very reasonable specials....especially Thursday ladies' night!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As a regular at da Baffone Cuccina I am never disappointed with my meal, whether it be appetizer, salad, main course or dessert. Many times I have made a meal only ordering appetizers. The mussels are outstanding - red or white sauce. The wine selection is also top notch. Try the Brunello. Many recipes originate from the owners' home areas... More

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Petoskey, Michigan, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door we knew we had come to the right place. Everyone so warm and friendly, every aroma enticing. They present an extensive wine list with many excellent choices. Hint: Ask to taste the wine special of the day before ordering; we chose something different. Our choice was a 2012 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon...rich... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you want to experience the best in Italian dining, then this is the place! From the moment you walk in the door you know you are welcomed! You are treated like family, by the gracious hello and warm smile to the genuine hug by the owner and hostess, Camille. I can't say enough about the quality and delicious meals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We've been here a few times and we knew it was where we wanted to have a small private event. The pasta is amazing, the best bolognese and vodka sauce in the area! Being 100% Italian, I can say this! The chicken piccata melts in your mouth, the calamari is light and crispy. The gelato and desserts are wonderful and... More

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had our daughters Communion lunch here . every thing was absolutely fantastic !! the service was friendly and inviting, the food was second to none. We will be making this place one of our regular date night places. Thank you so much for an enjoyable experience !!!

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Huntley, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We've visited this restaurant twice now and have been so pleased with the food and the service. Let me start with the bread. I know, what's so great about bread? It comes to the table pipping hot and has the perfect combination of crusty and chewy. I had to control myself from eating too much. ( I failed ) Everyone... More

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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We eat here about once every 8 -10 weeks. We absolutely love the food. We have had a lot of different dishes and everything is just fabulous. We were sorry we didn't discover this place sooner as we would have had our wedding rehersal dinner here for sure. The Tiramisu is fab. The decor is lovely and I find the... More

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