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Joe Boccardi's Ristorante

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117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
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11:00 am - 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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Family Friendly Restaurant

Great place for lunch and dinner. Can be casual or dressy, for a date or family. Service is always awesome!! Recommend the pizza!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jan T
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for lunch and dinner. Can be casual or dressy, for a date or family. Service is always awesome!! Recommend the pizza!!

Thank Jan T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always tasty and served hot and professionally served. All employees are friendly and helpful.

Thank C2076AWjamesm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

In town for biz. Was recommended by locals. Charming Italian in the heart of middle America. Bread was excellent. Had veal which was large for lunch portion. Salad avg, but home made dressing was nice. Service was home-town friendly. Bill less than expected...tip more.

Thank Raxtuk6
Katie G, Guest Relations Manager at Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, responded to this review

As a representative of Joe Boccardi's, I would like to thank you for the excellent review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Veal, and we hope that you'll visit us again if you're ever back in town! Sincerely, The team at Joe Boccardi's More 

Millstadt, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here as a family. The food was great and there is something on the menu for everyone. Service was fast and respectful that we had kids with us.

Thank kasper98
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited Joe Boccardi's on a Sunday evening. Everything we ordered was excellent, appetizer sampler, meatball sub, fried chicken & chicken mudega. Even had enough for leftovers. I think we arrived before a big rush, the servers seemed to be pretty busy when it came time to refill our drinks, maybe they were short handed? They had one waitress inside &... More 

Thank jkitten71
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482 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Good as always and get the pizza every time. Other stuff is all good as well but can't pass it up because it's that good compared to other places. Inside was way too cold so we sat outside in the rain under umbrella eating for warmer temps. Not real crowded on a Tuesday night. Prices were fine because we had... More 

Thank Banny9949
Columbia, Illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten here many times, although we generally order take out. My husband loves the chicken marsala, while I am partial to the Filet Guiseppe. The dinner salad is always good and fresh and while their house Italian is good, the poppy seed dressing is better. I've never had a bad meal here. It is a good family restaurant... More 

Thank tesColumbia_Illinois
Saint Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Love this restaurant! Piazza is awesome( unless you like a lot of sauce). I had love their seafood ravioli and lasagna!! Yummy! Prices are reasonable. Waitress are fantastic! Especially Tina!! Must try!

Thank Grammyscj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place got a good recommendation by local business owners. I really wanted to like this place, but its one of the more disappointing places i have ate. When my wife and I entered we were told to sit anywhere by an older woman. So we sat in a booth. My wife wasnt even seated before she asked us what... More 

Thank Lee D
Columbia, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I eat here about one a week. Very authentic Italian food which is always consistent in quality. I have never had anything I didn't like. Staff is warm and friendly. This is a family run restaurant with several locations. Ray is the family member responsible for this location and pays attention to detail. Their lunch specials are a tremendous value.... More 

Thank Greg M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2347
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 618-281-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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