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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
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    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
I love this place-

Great atmosphere, I love the costumes the staff wear and the leaning tower of Piza and all the small rooms and windmills. If you have not been here before you should do a full walkthrough and ask to sit by the Windmill. This place has good dinner specials & an amazing atmosphere. I also like the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Amy R
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Schaumburg, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Went to this place early on a Tuesday evening. Upon entering you feel a little like you have gone back in time. The place looks rather old world, but charming. The clientele on this particular visit led me to believe that this place may have its following of regulars. By the time we left, the bar area was packed and... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great atmosphere, I love the costumes the staff wear and the leaning tower of Piza and all the small rooms and windmills. If you have not been here before you should do a full walkthrough and ask to sit by the Windmill. This place has good dinner specials & an amazing atmosphere. I also like the pizza to go special.... More 

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rockton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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4 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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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15 reviews 15 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?