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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
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Ranked #6 of 96 restaurants in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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453 reviews 453 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were visiting friends in Wauconda, Ill and we went to Bimbo's for dinner. The food was OK my wife had the veal Parmesan and I had the veal marsala both had good flavor and were nice portions. Our friends had the Baked eggplant which she didn't care for at all ad the other was the butt steak which was... More

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Chicago
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Wasn't overly crowed when we ordered yet took 15 min. to get my salad. As more people came in, service got slower. The busboy cleared our table, wrapped our leftovers, and still no server. After a wait, she brings the check. Didn't see her coming or would have had credit card in hand. a longer wait for her to come... More

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This Place is the Best Italian Restaurant in Northern Illinois!!! I cannot Believe that people go to "Olive Garden" and the ever So arrogant Pisanos??? The food is great and the wait staff is awesome. It is small and tight but that's what a family restaurant is about TOGETHERNESS!

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McHenry, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are looking for a wonderful Italian restaurant that is not in any way ordinary, this is the place! The experience begins when you walk in the door and are greeted as you would welcome someone into your own home. Everything is fresh and wonderful. Chef Dominic not only produces fantastic, flavorful food from an expansive menu but knows... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I had a review planned out- but it got erased. So I will get to the point. Food was very very in impressive. Go to Olive Garden or paisanos in Richmond. They both have better good and that is saying a lot re: Olive Garden. The atmosphere was way too small and extremely cramped! I truly can't believe all the... More

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Colorado
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Even though this is an Italian restaurant, we discovered they make outstanding Broiled Cod. On Friday nights it comes with great potatoe pancakes. We like to order with drawn butter, but their home made tartar sauce is good too. The mussels and pastas are really good too. We make sure to visit when ever we are back in the mid-west!!... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant many times. the food, service, and atmosphere are very good. The wine list is better than average, but could be upgraded another level. I wish the back room was bigger, but that's about it. We have always had a great time, and will continue to at this fine establishment.

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McHenry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Owner is a wonderful lady who 'supervises' a wonderful, friendly staff... we do dinners here for almost all special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, etc.)... atmosphere is great... food is always very good to excellent...

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our server was Ivan, service was great, food was very good, overall very enjoyable. We went on a Friday night and it was quite busy. My suggestion would be to make reservations.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

don't be put off by the name or walking into a small "bar" area. They have more seating in the back and no matter where you sit the food and service is awesome. Very friendly accommodating wait staff, they will probably customize anything you want also. Our family favorite for sure!!

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