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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 120 Restaurants in Crystal Lake
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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Jackson, Mississippi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was with a group of 15. We were served very quickly despite ordering off of the main menu. The food was authentic Italian. Everyone in the group, from all over the USA, agreed that the food and service were superb in every way. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone- whether one person or a large group- they will... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Have been here several times and always love it. Servers are very informative and help with your selections. They explain substitutions in detail. Huge servings and a great selection of wines. The best of the best in Crystal Lake

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Belleair, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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