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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 118 Restaurants in Crystal Lake
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together
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Belleair, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I attended a baby shower here in June and it was wonderful. The restaurant had been booked just for our party. Family style service and I swear the green beans were the best I've ever had, as was the bruschetta. If I lived anywhere within spitting distance of this place I would go back. Unfortunately, I don't.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

good italian grub, seafood, pasta, awesome wine list, and cocktails, small room, but fine for special occasions, and big groups. friendly staff tips it in.

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Lakewood
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This small restaurant venue has been several other places and none of them memorable, but da Baffone has changed that. Although they have been open several years, we have never eaten here due to the lackluster places that preceeded it. Shame on us, but maybe we should keep the secret because by 5:45 the place was pretty packed. Make a... More

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Mundelein, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't get into our regular joint so thought we'd try this. Wow, Friday nite and they were able to seat us. More expensive then what we'd normally spend, but we took home food for 2 more meals. Quality food, tho the sausage was a bit dry. We'll be back

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been searching for real Italian food in the suburbs for years. My old favorite Italian restaurant closed about 15 years ago, and I have been trying unsuccessfully to find a new one since then. This is true Italian food and I couldn't be happier. The Braciola was perfect!!! Just what I have been looking for. I can't wait... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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dabaffone, Owner at da Baffone Cucina Italiana, responded to this review

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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dabaffone, Owner at da Baffone Cucina Italiana, responded to this review

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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