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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, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together

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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
Small and special, good Italian dining for adults

This little restaurant is enough of a favorite in Crystal Lake that one often needs a reservation even on weekdays for 5-7 pm dining. Tuesday and Thursday nights are popular due to half-price wine by the bottle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Karen G
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This little restaurant is enough of a favorite in Crystal Lake that one often needs a reservation even on weekdays for 5-7 pm dining. Tuesday and Thursday nights are popular due to half-price wine by the bottle.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love Da Baffone and probably go once a week. My daughter and I love the chicken parm with their famous vodka sauce. She also love the Calamari and the deserts are amazing. Of course we can't forget the bread!!! We eat so much we are full by the time our meal comes. Lots of other favorites on the menu... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Interesting small family place. Their sauce tends to be on the sweet side rather than garlicky but it tasted fresh and I thought was excellent. I had the Eggplant Parmigiana and it was outstanding. The fried calamari and sausage and peppers were two great appetizers. My wife had Chicken Cacciatore which she said was great and someone at out table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I eat out often by myself, with friends or with clients, and this Italian eatery is ALWAYS my go to spot. The place is small enough to really cater to the diners (16 tables I counted) and the quality of food is on par with food you'd find at a very high-end place in the city. The service is always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We go here quite often. Service is always amazing. Food is always delicious! We have our favorites which are the lasagne and the vodka sauce. If you are going on the weekend and sometimes even during the week I would suggest a reservation. Whenever we walk into DaBaffone we always feel welcome! Looking forward to our next meal there!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The owners make eating here casual, homey and delicious. Meals are priced well and portions are generous.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had dinner at Da Baffone in Crystal Lake this past Saturday and it was absolutely wonderful!! We were there celebrating my son's graduation from college with our immediate family and his future in-laws. We ordered a large range of entrees and also the baked clams appetizer and everything was done perfectly! Even the calamari was done to perfection! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We ate here today on Mother's Day for our first time and it surpassed any expectations we had. The food was phenomenal! One of the best Italian meals I have ever had. All of the pasta dishes, chicken, steak and appetizers were perfect! Even the tiramisu was delicious. Our waiter Daren was attentive and polite and checked on us often.... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The restaurant was nicely decorated and had comforting lighting. We were greeted upon arrival and the service was good. We were going to a show, so we didn't have time for appetizers or dessert. I ordered a salmon salad. The salad was good, however the salmon was overcooked and dry. The other entree we ordered was a pork tenderloin, which... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There is nothing to dislike except the wait if you didn't make a reservation for the week-end. Food is great especially the Filet, cooked perfectly without any sauces thrown on top. Can't find one complaint.

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Additional Information about da Baffone Cucina Italiana

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

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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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