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Joe Boccardi's Ristorante

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117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
+1 618-281-6700
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Waterloo, IL
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a patron of this restaurant since the early 80's. Food is always delicious and the staff is extremely courteous and efficient and concerned about your visit. GREAT FOOD!

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Thank runfromthekids
Columbia, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the pizza is always amazing and my favorite is the chicken florentine, always great. The wait staff is always great

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Thank rgilbreth
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We are happy to hear you always enjoy our pizza and hope you can grab yourself another one soon! Have a great day! More 

Millstadt, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We seriously considered leaving shortly after being seated by a nice young lady when a second, older waitress approached us and was snotty and almost hostile. Unfortunately, we decided to stay. The house salad was merely lettuce topped with shredded cheese and a tomato wedge. The house dressing (Italian) was extremely oily and mediocre. Not a promising start. We ordered... More 

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Thank Stephanie W
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Stephanie. We appreciate you taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. We take all of our customers reviews seriously and will be passing this along. We never want anyone to leave Joe's on a bad note; so we hope you will... More 

Waterloo, IL
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant in excess of 25 years and the food is great and staff is extremely accomodating!

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Thank runfromthekids
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank for the great review! We value your loyalty throughout the years and are so glad to hear you enjoy our food! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review! We hope to see you soon. Have a wonderful day! More 

St Louis, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Quaint, casual atmosphere. Friendly, attentive staff. Menu offers a wide selection of salads, pastas; chicken, seafood and beef entrees at reasonable prices. The food is tasty and delicious. The pasta dishes are huge so come with a hearty appetite. We had chicken dishes that were served piping hot (as were our sides). This establishment is a hidden gem in the... More 

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Thank Tara M
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review, Tara! We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed your dining experiences with us and love being considered your hidden gem! We love that you have tried a wide variety of the menu and hope to see you back in again soon! Have a wonderful day! More 

tarijacobs
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great itIalian restrauant on Main Street in Columba just 10 minutes to St Louis. Thin crust pizza is great. Affordable lunch menus. Chicken Floratine is great. They have an outside patio that is nice. Nightly specials and change soup daily. There wedding soup is great. Lunch pizza and a salad is a good choice also.

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Thank TarisTravels
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed all your experiences with us here at Joe's and have visited us for lunch and dinner! We are always happy to have you back and hope to see you soon! Have a wonderful day! More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We usually get pizza and salad here but the pasta dishes I have had were good too. The food is consistently good. Service is fast.

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Thank Melissa B
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review, Melissa! We are happy to hear you enjoy the pizza and have been able to try our pasta dishes as well! We hope to see you again soon. Have a wonderful day! More 

St Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Met some friends in Columbia IL for a midweek dinner. We have a Boccardi's in our hometown so I was anxious to try another. The restaurant was long and narrow and not anything like the Eureka location. I felt like we were dining in a banquet hall that should have been used for private events. And the service was horrible.... More 

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Thank condohotelfan
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. As you know this is not the norm and we are sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience. We are constantly trying to improve and value your feedback. We appreciate your loyalty to Joe's and hope we can see you again soon.... More 

Millstadt, Illinois
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has authentic Italian food and the best around I would match up against anything on the hill in St. Louis.

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Thank kasper98
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Thank you for your business and can't wait to see you back soon! Have a nice day! More 

Waterloo, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The Joes special pizza was awsome tonite. Also great service. Monday was also half off pizzas!! Pizza is Imo's like except much better!

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Thank SonnyCorleone148
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're glad you enjoyed dining with us and that the pizza tasted great!! We hope you'll be back in soon! Have a great day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 618-281-6700
Description
With incredible pizza, pastas, and other authentic Italian cuisine, Joe Boccardi's has been a St. Louis favorite since 1971. Enjoy the casual and family-friendly atmosphere of Joe Boccardi's Ristorante at any of our four locations.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?