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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
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4:00 pm - 8:00 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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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

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Thank jelukas
Harvard, Illinois
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Mickey M
McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank my3kingz
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance reminds me of my trip to Italy. The service is warm and wonderful and the food and wines are delicious. The prices seemed a little high for me but it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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 July 3, 2016

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 

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Thank TravelMom1108
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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!

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Thank Kathy T
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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 

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Minot, North Dakota
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together

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