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“Aesome food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agostino's Restaurant and Bar

Agostino's Restaurant and Bar
130 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1333
618-394-1800
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Miami, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Aesome food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Was passing through town and stayed at a hotel nearby. The restaurant was excellent. Live music in the bar, table cloths, comfortable tables and booths. Food and service were also first rate. Server was attentive and everyone on the staff works together. The chicken marsala was excellent although a bit different than the brown sauce with mushrooms. This one was a little lighter and had onions and peppers as well. You can get pasta or sauteed spinach which was really good. Overall, a great experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“OUTSTANDING! CHECK THIS PLACE OUT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I am a business traveler who eats out at least 3 nights a week, every week. I am a pretty critical customer and have never written a restaurant review. Until now. I couldn't let this pass without writing a review. This place is outstanding all the way around: food, service, decor, pricing! Impecable! It doesn't get any better than this! It blew my away to see all the cars at Olive Garden and Red Lobster. They could be eating in a different universe for close to the same price! The owner was there and I spoke with him. VERY Customer-focused. He gets it and he goes out of his way to make sure that everything is outstanding. Classy but not stuffy. Check this place out! You won't be dissapointed! Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sorely Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had been to their previous location years ago in Chesterfield, MO, so we were thrilled when they reopened in Illinois, as we are 30 minutes east of Fairview. We were gravely disappointed from the fish my son ordered to my cannelloni to my husband's linguine with clams. The friends we had brought said their food was okay, mostly out of politeness.Portions were not exceedingly generous, the sauces were bland, and the meals were not inexpensive. Drive the fifteen extra minutes to The Hill in St. Louis if you want good, authentic Italian food.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My girlfriend and I wanted to try a new restaurant so we decided on Argostino's. Unaware that we probably should have dressed nicer, we still felt comfortable. The atmosphere was outstanding; authentic Italian photographs and paintings filled the room. Everyone was smiling and very friendly. My girlfriend asked the waiter what his favorites entree was and he responded with 2 of his favorites. He then continued with the featured menu items for the evening. My girlfriend decided immediately on his third option. Long story short, the appearance and taste of our dinner was absolutely mouth-watering. The service was outstanding. We were welcomed back with friendly attitudes and we will come dine at Argostino's again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hutsonville, IL
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“Mostly Great Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I ate here for the first time today, after reading and hearing how great it was. Overall, a very good experience!

Pros: I had the Land & Sea, my dad had the beef speidini, my brother had a veal dish - all excellent! Sauces were wonderful. Wait staff very attentive, service was great. Room decor was pleasant and comfortable. So get your taste buds ready because they will be amply rewarded here with some great food.

Cons: If this is an authentic Italian restaurant, why do they serve butter with the bread instead of dipping oil? And unfortunatley, the thing I will always remember about my first time here is, right over our heads was a speaker BLARING, of all things, 90's rock music. In an "authentic Italian" restaurant that tries to portray itself as upscale???? I asked them to turn it down and they did, but it was still VERY annoying. Get a clue guys, and go download some Frank Sinatra or something. Even Buca di Beppo has THAT part figured out.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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