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Costa's Italian Ristorante

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133 E Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010-8924
(815) 234-4707
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ecuador
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the restaurant with a party of 8 on a Thursday evening. There was only one other table (of four people) at the restaurant when we arrived. We waited quite a while for our waitress to bring us our menus. In fact a member of our party eventually went up to the hostess stand to get the menus... More 

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Byron, Illinois
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Guess tonight was a bad night- The place wasn't very busy but it took a long time to get our salads out to begin the meal. Then they were small and a little on the wilted/dry side. The waiter was extremely friendly, however the whole place was hot and stuffy. We were told they were having ventilation problems and hoped... More 

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Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Their alfredo sauce tastes like flour & pasty. Surprising for an Italian restaurant. I have eaten here on several occasions, each time trying something new because I was unhappy with what I had ordered previously. They do offer large portions, but the food quality is poor & tastes like it came from a can. The one consistently good item they... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Impulse stop while driving through town. Had not been for several years. They had made a few minor changes in decor and opened up the main dining room. Seated promptly and ordered drinks. Not very busy when we arrived. Ordered food and recieved house salad quickly. Food followed and was the best I have had there. My wife had the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Costas seems like the sort of place trying to find its true identify. Décor is your run of the mill Italian look, murals, pillars and ivy, could use some updating. Service is prompt and courteous and the entrees are more than enough to fill you up. We were there on business so there was everything from Apps to pasta and... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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188 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had the Egg plant Parmigiana nice thick slices and fixed just right firm not mushy, the sauce was delicious. My husband had Homemade cannelloni, with a slightly sweeter sauce, the house wine Cab was really nice. They have an extended menu, steaks, fish etc...Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Byron, Illinois
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We arrived Sunday night about 7pm. Greated quickly and seated. Dining room had only 2 other tables occupied and no one at the bar. We brought friends from Rockford for an evening out. This is a great place for very good food in a charming and clean environment. Waitress very attentive. Service quick. Used dishes removed. Drinks checked frequently. The... More 

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Davis Junction, Illinois
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant at 7 p.m. on a Saturday evening. We were surprised to find only 3 other tables occupied in such a large dining room. We stood at the hostess stand for a few minutes before being greeted by a cook who told us to "sit anywhere and a server will be right with you". We sat ourselves... More 

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Thank Michael P
Byron, Illinois
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Costa's has an excellent menu, not just the standard pizza and pasta Italian dishes. We always enjoy coming here, and if we order carry out pizza, it's from Costa's. Our son-in-law, who is a Chicago-Italian, said the pizza here is very good, and that's high praise indeed.

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Thank Elaine G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Always great service. Family owned. Great food. Fresh. Best pizza. My husband and I have been going here over a year now. This is the first place I ever had Chilean sea bass which was a 10. They are Great for events as well. We had a problem with out destination wedding 6 weeks prior to our date. The Costa's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 E Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010-8924
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Byron
  • Phone Number: (815) 234-4707

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