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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good pizza, nice experience

I can recommend Lino's for a dinner out with friends and family. Visiting from Switzerland the restaurant was introduced to me as the best pizza place in Rockford and the surroundings. Allthough the pizza couldnt keep up with the best pizza promise, our evening there was a very nice experience and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
AWilhelm89
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I can recommend Lino's for a dinner out with friends and family. Visiting from Switzerland the restaurant was introduced to me as the best pizza place in Rockford and the surroundings. Allthough the pizza couldnt keep up with the best pizza promise, our evening there was a very nice experience and good quality food!

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been coming to Lino's since the 70's and have never had a bad meal. There are employees that have worked there for 30+ years - it's like family! Great ambiance when dining in, but the carry-out crew is second to none! They are always busy, but the service is exceptional and the prices are very affordable. Stop in,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the worst food you will ever eat. I promise. If you think otherwise, your delusional. Menu is bleak, sauce is obviously poured straight out of a Great Value jar, into a pot and right on your over-cooked noodles. I get dragged into this God awful place a couple times a year. (Including tomorrow night for my niece's bday) I... More 

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Saukville, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were in Rockford Il. to attend a 50th anniversary party for our best friends. It was held at Linos Italian Restaurant. What a beautiful place! Everything from the fountain to the had painted murals made you feel as if you were in Italy It was a very busy evening. What with our party there was also another party in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lino's has great food with good sized servings! The early bird prices are wonderful. There is a fun family atmosphere, and even on a busy night the service was excellent.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I liked so much the meet sauce that I asked an extra to take home. Its made with the meatballs. I had the lasanha. Its price is reasonable and it cames with a salad and an ice cream at the end. Sweet !

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
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?