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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

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111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-893-6149
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have never been disappointed at da Buffone - Italian Excellent! Reservations recommended. Enjoy varied menu. Great!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made our first visit to da Baffone yesterday, and it won't be our last. Small and charming, the atmosphere is intimate without feeling overcrowded. Our waitress was welcoming and enthusiastically led us through the evening's specials. The menu is surprisingly extensive and reasonably priced. Despite the busy Saturday night crowd, our entrees arrived promptly and were well prepared. Our... More 

Thank TravelMom1108
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday. The food is very good! the wine selection is wonderful. Wait staff very attentive! Would visit again!

Thank Kathy T
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like da Baffone for many reasons. First is the quality of the food; delicious and traditional. The portions are very good and the price is very fair. The waitstaff and management were very professional and friendly. I felt welcome here from the moment I stepped in the door. That continued through the dinner service. Very impressive service. For... More 

Thank Pete J
Minot, North Dakota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come to Crystal Lake to see family occasionally, and we always make sure to eat at this restaurant. They have great food and wine. This time I got the veal parmesan and pasta fagioli soup, and they were delicious as always. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere.

Thank kristin228
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We've tried this place a few times and don't find it compelling or delicious. The food is fine, most of the time, though when they're really busy...like weekends...you can expect issues. We find it over-priced for what it is, and we prefer other Italian choices in the area. Staff is mostly pleasant an as attentive as they can be depending... More 

Thank Maryan P
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

one of our favorite eating spots in crystal lake. Benn coming here for 4 years and haven't had a bad dish yet. angel hair arrabiatta is my personal choice. the service is excellent. we also go there quite often to carry out-portions are large and adequate for more than one delicious meal. don't overlook the desserts. They're wonderful as well.

Thank Beth G
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The ambience was very nice. The food was authentic Italian fare. The waiter was very knowledgable about both the food and wine. Would highly recommend!

Thank Rich S
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Our daughter was visiting from Seattle, and loves Italian food, so we decided on Da Baffone Cucina Italiana for the first time. For a Sunday evening, almost all of the tables were filled. We ordered the Grilled Calamari, Chicken Parmiggiana, Posilippo, and Farfalle al Salmone, with a side of Gnocchi. LOTS of food - we each have our meal for... More 

Thank clp2csp
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Italian food in the area period. Darren is an outstanding server. The tortellini was amazing. Go check this place out if your in the area. Nice portion size.

Thank Regan E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-6149
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?