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Sam's Ristorante & Pizzeria

6075 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114-4413
815-877-2127
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Ranked #26 of 311 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.
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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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Poplar Grove, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had my wedding reception here on June 21, 2014. People are still talking about how good the food at our wedding was. Everything about Sam's was great. The temerature was great, the food was great, the updated bathrooms were amazing, and everything was set up just perfectly. But the thing that i remember the most about my experience with... More

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Stallings, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I had a date night at Sam's with a Groupon, and both of our meals were wonderful. I had the chicken spinach special, my husband also had a chicken dish. We so enjoyed ourselves, the server was very friendly and attentive and the owner stopped by our table to chat. Overall I'd recommend it and we will... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The pizza was delicious, service was excellent. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. Really enjoyed my meal here.

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Rockford, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were staying at a hotel near Sam's and decided to try it since we had heard good things about the place. The food was good and the portions were huge. We had the chicken alfredo and shrimp alfredo. Our waitress was very attentive and always checking on us for more drink or water refills. The only issue we had... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were traveling through Illinois and were very tired and hungry. The clerk at our hotel suggested Sam's so we decided to try it and we were glad we did. The food was excellent and the service was just as good! I got angel hair pasta and meat balls and shared it with my husband. Between the 2 of us... More

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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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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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