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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

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111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-893-6149
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always awesome

Hands down best Italian restaurant in the area. Fantastic service but it's the awesome food that keeps us coming back. We travel all the way from St Charles.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down best Italian restaurant in the area. Fantastic service but it's the awesome food that keeps us coming back. We travel all the way from St Charles.

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Cary, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called on Thursday for a Saturday night reservation; only times available were 4PM or 8PM. We took the 8PM. Table was ready when we arrived. The resturant was busy and most tables were full. Service was prompt but not pushy. Reasonable wine list. Bottles start in the $35 range with most priced in the $50 - $60 range. Entrees from... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thursday evening - no reservations - got the last table? Phew! What a great quaint eatery. Table for four. The restaurant filled up quickly by 6pm. Next time reservations to be safe. Great menu. Nice wine list. And Thursday (the surprise) was half price bottle wines over 50$ - so we went to the highest price brunello first. Thank you!... More 

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Thank Greg K
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The food was absolutely amazing, we had the Sunday special which consists of 6 courses. Everything was perfect. The food is authentic Italian all homemade. The service was impeccable. And the restaurant was elegant. They also have carryout if you cannot get a table. Loved it. Will go again.

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Thank Cassi F
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a small quaintly decorated restaurant. Friendly staff and the food is very homemade quality not a cookie cutter chain. Great place for a romantic dinner.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Found this restaurant thanks to Trip Advisor. Decided to have our office party here. We were not disappointed! The food was fantastic! Large portions, very flavorful. From beginning to end a fantastic dining experience!

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We went on a Sunday without a reservation and waited a few minutes until a small table by the door became available. Friendly staff and fantastic Italian food! We had the “Il Pranzo della Nonna” Grandma’s Sunday Dinner. Iincluded: Bruschetta Caprese Duet, Pasta E Fagioli Soup, House Salad,Rigatoni With Homemade Meat Sauce,Braciolini And Meatballs plus a glass of wine. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great service and great food, reservations are a must, yet wait time is not to bad. Wine specials on some nights, makes for a good deal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We like to sit in the bar area and take advantage of their small plate specials. Such a good deal and you get good crusty bread too!

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Fox River Grove, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We are glad we visited da Baffone in downtown Crystal Lake. Food was delicious and portion sizes were generous. The mixed antipasti for two could easily serve 4 in my opinion, and our server happily boxed about half of it for us to take home. In addition to the full menu, there were daily specials, so overall, there was great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-6149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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