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Lino's

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 397-2077
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We all left happy and full!

This restaurant has been a family favorite for years, weather it's dine in or carry out. This night we were celebrating a birthday. Waitress was friendly and very efficient. We had some confusion on one item we ordered. The owner came to our table, apologized, then went way above what was necessary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
FamNFriends
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Rockford, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
rockton
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Their pizza and house salad are really flavorful but found the pasta especially the Lasagna very doughy and drowning in sauce. the staff is friendly except for when I returned home after a lovely dinner with friends (Thursday March 26) and realized my bracelet was gone. I immediately called and the hostess was very irritable with me since the reservation... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant has been a family favorite for years, weather it's dine in or carry out. This night we were celebrating a birthday. Waitress was friendly and very efficient. We had some confusion on one item we ordered. The owner came to our table, apologized, then went way above what was necessary or expected to "make things right". That kind... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lino's has the best Italian food period! Their pizza and special Italian salad is awesome. They have the best pastas and steaks in Rockford, and their service is outstanding! If you want a great meal served by friendly people at a decent cost, head to Lino's in Rockford!

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Rockford, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

One of the more popular restaurants in Rockford. The atmosphere is friendly and yet you can have a quite, romantic dinner with out being in this middle of a large crowd. Well known for their pizza and pasta. The steaks are also fantastic. Put this on your list of places to eat if you are traveling through Rockford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Took an important customer and was impressed with the food, drinks and service. Owner came to the table to make sure we were happy

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Rockford, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Steaks, pizza, meatless lasagna (order meatballs if you want meat), manicotti, cheese ravioli, Veal Parmesan, sandwiches. I've had them all and keep coming back every two weeks. I've been coming here since sometime in the 70's. Veal is my fav but you can't go wrong with any of their items. Sunday night thru Thursday night, usually no reservations needed, but... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I had my second visit to Linos this month. I have been impressed by the friendly staff, and the smooth service. Very busy both nights (Monday / Tuesday) which is a good sign in my book. Food is reasonably priced and of good quality for this category. Decor is unique, but plays very well into the overall experience of dinning.... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've been coming to Lino's for decades. It's a great, locally owned restaurant. They specialize in Italian food. Anything with their red sauce is great. I personally love their lasagna, manicotti, cheese ravioli, and gnocchi. Portions are HUGE and prices are great. The garlic bread is very garlicky in the best of ways. All meals come with a big, tasty... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We got there and ordered it was later at night, so not many there. We ordered and after some time not getting our entrees we were going to ask whats going on when the hostess told us they dropped our tray with all the entrees so they will re-make and did not make us pay for anything. I must say... More 

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Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best place in Rockford for Italian food and atmosphere. But it is always crowded, and parking is difficult! Park across at the furniture store!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: (815) 397-2077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?