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“Best in McHenry” 4 of 5 stars
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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant
1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
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Ranked #8 of 99 Restaurants in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
McHenry, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best in McHenry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant many times. the food, service, and atmosphere are very good. The wine list is better than average, but could be upgraded another level. I wish the back room was bigger, but that's about it. We have always had a great time, and will continue to at this fine establishment.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
McHenry, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Happy Holidays Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Owner is a wonderful lady who 'supervises' a wonderful, friendly staff... we do dinners here for almost all special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, etc.)... atmosphere is great... food is always very good to excellent...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great Italian in Mchenry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our server was Ivan, service was great, food was very good, overall very enjoyable. We went on a Friday night and it was quite busy. My suggestion would be to make reservations.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Favorite Italian Restraunt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

don't be put off by the name or walking into a small "bar" area. They have more seating in the back and no matter where you sit the food and service is awesome. Very friendly accommodating wait staff, they will probably customize anything you want also. Our family favorite for sure!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not as stupid as it sounds ;)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

By the name of the restaurant, you may be turned away. Do not let Bimbo's fool you!! It has been my favorite Italian restaurant in McHenry for at least the past 10 years. The staff is very friendly and greets you as you walk in every visit! It also has a nice outside porch with a view of the Fox River and boat parking, if you decide to leave the car in the garage and take the boat to dinner. They have amazing muscles (in the white sauce) and fantastic angel hair pasta with chicken breasts. You will never leave hungry.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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