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111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-893-6149
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4:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • 44
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Another great experience at da Baffone

We haven't been here since last fall, but it was worth the wait. Everything was top notch. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Rob C
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We haven't been here since last fall, but it was worth the wait. Everything was top notch. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to come back.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is probably my 10th time here with my family. We always enjoy everything we order. I always find myself with the chicken marsala plate which is delicious. We used to go often on Thursday's for martini night at the bar, but I am not sure if they are still doing that special. Overall, they have great specials in the... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been here at least 5 times and each time the food, service and ambiance is delicious, impeccable and cozy. We are very picky and will continue to return. Great place!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I shared appetizers and drinks with a friend. The food was fabulous and the service was just unbelievable. So attentive and friendly. I definitely want to go back for dinner with my husband.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went there on a Thursday night and had a relaxing meal in a quiet upscale atmosphere. The food portions are very plentiful and delicious. My husband was most impressed with the appetizer of Calamari. He said it was the best he has ever had!

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Woodstock,il
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We have always enjoyed this spot. Wait staff is excellent and the food is always good, but after last night's experience, we have crossed this restaurant off our list. While we were enjoying our dessert and finishing our bottle of wine, the owner began hovering over our table and it was obvious that she instructed our waitress to give us... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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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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