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111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-893-6149
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together

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  • 39
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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Birthday Dinner

My friend treated me to a birthday dinner here last night. Having heard mixed opinions about it I was curious. It is a sweet little restaurant, balancing a small and rustic room with romantic opera music - nice mix for atmosphere. Certainly upscale for Crystal Lake in sophistication over the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
SvenskaflickaIL
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My friend treated me to a birthday dinner here last night. Having heard mixed opinions about it I was curious. It is a sweet little restaurant, balancing a small and rustic room with romantic opera music - nice mix for atmosphere. Certainly upscale for Crystal Lake in sophistication over the abundance of chain restaurants. It was a Tuesday so 1/2... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Da Baffone Cucina Italiana to celebrate my sisters anniversary. The food and the service were great. I would definitely recommend them for a try. They are reasonably priced.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Quaint family style, crowded but in a good way. Enjoy the offerings on the menu and have with wine if you can you won't be disappointed.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Da Baffone is one of the best authentic Italian Restaurants in the Chicago area. The specials are always different, their menu is diverse, and the service is excellent. Great ambiance right on Main Street in DT Crystal Lake.

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were a party of 8 celebrating my mother's birthday. Let me start by saying the service was top notch! Everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a great night. The food was superb. The sausage and peppers appetizer as well as the Mushrooms were devoured immediately. We all ordered different main courses and all were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been to da Baffone 3 times now and each time it gets better. The food is always impeccable. I have learned to go with the specials as they will just blow your mind. We had an excellent grilled seafood appetizer which was big enough for the main course. The service fantastic and very reasonably priced. It is a... More 

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Crystal Lake
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Some of the best Italian food in Crystal Lake. Outstanding Expressotinis!!!!!!! Sunday special provides leftovers for the rest of the week!

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Elgin, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was our first time visiting and we met friends for dinner. Everything was perfect. While the food was good at a reasonable price what really makes it worth is is the atmosphere and service. Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. It felt like we were old friends. We will be back!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went last weekend for my husband's birthday dinner and are returning tonight for our ten year anniversary! The food was outstanding... The service exceptional...It is beautifully appointed on the inside and well worth any time you have to spend waiting for a table. I would suggest reservations as they were busy from 5 when we arrived for drinks (which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I go to da Bafones a couple times a month, usually sit in the bar area to have a drink and a few appetizers.... we love it! Family friendly atmosphere, great staff (ask for Raymond), reminds us of a place in Tuscany we went to a few years ago. Basically feels like home. Don't pass this one... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?