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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

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111 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
+1 815-893-6149
4:00 pm - 10:00 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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Village of Lakewood, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good authentic Italian food, with good sized portions. The staff is friendly, the menu has a lot of selections and they do carryout if you just want to eat at home.

Thank Thomas A
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here many times and are never disappointed. The wait staff is excellent: knowledgeable and attentive. We have never felt rushed. The food is delicious. They have a good selection of wines.

Thank Ven1celf
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like Italian food? This is the best that Crystal Lake has to offer. Great service, cozy. Reservations highly recommended. They also do carry out

Thank Dee M
Richmond, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for our 41 anniversary. Should have been here for the other 40! 6 PM reservation, seated immediately, promptly attended to, great service. Tuesday wine special was nice and loved the option of choosing pasta style, sauces and ingredients. Wife had salmon, excellent, too full for desert, large portions. We were out at 7:00! Never rushed Highly recommend !

Thank bennetpetersen
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A highlight of Crystal Lake dining. Fresh Italian, small downtown Chicago feel restaurant. Always busy. It's not a chain-franchise. It's not a bar, but they have a small one. It's the only place in Crystal Lake dedicated to Italian cuisine. Very little waiting room in the bar and if you're standing, you're in the way. Plan ahead. It's worth it.

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Little Italy is here! Delicious food in a nice atmosphere. Service is excellent. We love it here. Prego!

Thank chris g
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. My favorite is the veal piccata. This is my wife and my favorite Crystal Lake restaurant. Downtown Chicago taste! Suburban price! Good value

Thank jelukas
Harvard, Illinois
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I felt as though I was back in Italy while here, it took me right back! It is a small restaurant and you better make a reservation in advance. It is a very popular place. Despite it being small, and the long line of people waiting to be seated when we left, they do NOT rush you. Just as in... More 

Thank BostonRae
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times recently and have enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Very quaint little restaurant. B3cause of the size it does fill up fast.

Thank Mickey M
McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Great food. We tell all our friends about this fantastic find. We highly recommend, so you can share your experience and kudos.

Thank my3kingz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Romantic
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 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-6149
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?