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Princivalli's Cafe

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602 E 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6317
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Alton, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I come here for the pizza lunch special: Salad, personal-sized thin-crust pizza (2 toppings), and a drink for $10. Free WiFi. Service is quick, and the food is delicious. Ask, and you can get a drink refill to go. They have a tasty house salad dressing. Tip: Don't go right at noon - wait for the lunch rush to die... More 

Thank HappyCamper0281
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Our visit today was quite a disappointment. Obviously salad dumped out of a bag (nothing compared to a month ago) my pasta was flavorful enough but truly nothing to get excited over and say anyone had spent hours preparing. Waitress dry but expedient and it was apparent she was taking care of the dining room by herself. Very obvious they... More 

Thank Jeanette M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The pizza and the pasta was excellent....prepared just right!! the service was really good, and our server was always available! It's also very near to specialty shops and Music Venues.

Thank Doug M
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

good pizza and sandwiches. lots of room, usually not too crowded because it is just a bit off main drag. friendly staff.

Thank Janet G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Great family owned restaurant. The pizza is amazing. Its stone cooked flat bread. I got the pizza special and my husband got the chicken parm both were delicious. Must try the house dressing!

Thank Katie H
Alton, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a nice little restaurant the offers sandwiches and pizzas. The pizza was great although the day that I visited only one waitress was on duty so service was a bit slow.

Thank Tammy M
Alton, Illinois
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

They have a great lunch special with a small pizza, salad and drink. The pasta is good also. The waitresses are always friendly and the service is fast.

Thank Jennj74
Alton, Illinois
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

typical St. Louis thin crust - almost cracker thin but done right. the toppings are fantastic, the service always great, and the BEST salad you could hope for.

Thank Lynden S
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is by far my favorite pizza in the St. Louis area! I also like the canalona and salad. My son eats the pork tenderloin every time we go there. We have gone in large groups before and they did a great job. We like it so much we eat there almost every week!

Thank papabearsdennet
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

This restaurant is a hidden treasure in Alton located in a former drug store! It is an Italian restaurant with other offerings. The pizza has a thin crust which we enjoy. There are various lunch specials which are all good.

Thank Delores B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 E 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6317
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-465-3255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?