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Sam's Ristorante & Pizzeria

6075 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114-4413
815-877-2127
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Ranked #36 of 309 restaurants in Rockford
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are located in Northeast Rockford only 1 mile off of Interstate 90. We are close to the ISC/Sportscore II, Carlson Ice Arena, and Rock Valley College. We built with a large parking lot around the entire building and are able to accommodate large groups and banquets but also small family dinners and carryout/delivery service as well.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are located in Northeast Rockford only 1 mile off of Interstate 90. We are close to the ISC/Sportscore II, Carlson Ice Arena, and Rock Valley College. We built with a large parking lot around the entire building and are able to accommodate large groups and banquets but also small family dinners and carryout/delivery service as well.
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English first
Loves Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went in tonight to satisfy some hungry kids and came out with a fantastically full and impressed view of the chefs take on what can typically be boring fried cod and Chicken Parmesan. Really surprised when a beautiful cod filet came on my plate hot, perfectly golden and surprisingly in one very large single cod filet-- not over done pieces.... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Seated promptly, but average service- nothing special as far as interaction goes. Atmosphere is "Italian"/chandeliers, domed dining room ceiling, wooden booths (the decor at Lino's is superior). Bathrooms are clean (and I like the sinks!), but I thought the decor looked cheap in there (the picture frames). The candle at our table was not lit. They offer good selection of... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

From the moment we were graciously greeted at the door and seated, our experience at Sam's was phenomenal! Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Food was piping hot, served promptly and absolutely delicious! Dessert presentation couldn't be resisted, so more calories to complete our meal. We are new to the area and purchased a Sam's Groupon certificate to acquaint... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We had our son's wedding reception at Sam's on Riverside in Rockford, Illinois and highly recommend the banquet facility. Gino was so nice and available to work with us throughout the event planning. On the evening of the event Gino and the staff were very hospitable and there to insure everything went well. The reception unfolded as planned and without... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Pizza has been made a fast food that is low cost. Sadly, with the low cost the pizza quality has gone down. Sams makes pizza incredible!!! It was wonderful! During the rehearsal dinner we were given 8 different pizzas, a baked pasta, salad and garlic bread. Each part of the meal was absolutely fantastic and well prepared.

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Rockford, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I went to this restaurant and quite frankly I was not impressed. The sauce was bland and pasta overcooked. I would not recommend this place to anyone, as there are better places in the greater Rockford to go.

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Stillman Valley, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Special thanks to Gino and his working staff! My parents deserved a great party to help celebrate their 50th anniverary and they, as well as the 85 guests were very happy. The word 'terrific' was used by every guest as the evening wound down. Gino allowed us to plan and decorate as we wanted and also helped guide us with... More

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Freeport, Illinois
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189 reviews 189 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Pasta, Pasta, seafood, Chicken, Pizza. You name it. I alway feel like I have had just a little taste of what is like to eat in Italy when I come here.

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

When my drink arrived, it had a film on the top. It was salad dressing!! Yuk! The staff said the dressing spilled in the ice machine!! Yuk!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went to Sam's for a luncheon after our son's Baptism. We live out of town and Sal was a great help in planning everything. The family style pastas, meatballs, special salad and bread was delicious! The staff was extremely friendly and did a wonderful job serving. We were able to bring our own cake in and the staff served... More

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