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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited our friends at da Bafones many times over the past few years and it continues to be our outpitch when looking for a great night out. Pastas are wonderful, menu is extensive and the chicken/veal marsala is the best this side of Naples. Raymond, Maggie and the other staff are both personable and efficient...no cold entrees here.... More 

Thank Charles F
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we did not have a reservation but luckily we could be accommodated. We always enjoy their food. This time they really excelled. The calamari appetizer was excellent. I had the Medallions Gorgonzola and my wife had the Chicken Marsala. The waiter was very attentive but not intrusive. He suggested a bottle of wine which proved to be both very good... More 

Thank fab0720
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has wonderful Italian food. I love the lasagne, the bread is addicting, the wine is great, and the atmosphere intimate. My date had the veal parmesan and reported it was very good. The house salad is filling and the Insulata Gorgonzola is quite lovely. Although crowded, I could carry on a conversation with my dinner date. It's nice... More 

Thank brownieLuv2trvl
Cary, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We absolutely loved this little restaurant in the heart of downtown Crystal Lake. You must have a reservation! We waited in the bar next door until they called us. The food was lovely, generous portions, authentic. The teenage boys and adults were pleased with the food and service. Can't wait to go back.

Thank 3olboy
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This restaurant is excellent for cuisine, atmosphere and service. It is best if you have reservations, because this place is popular! Our waiter was gracious, professional and training a new person. It did not impede the flow of excellent service we received. Even the bus boy was attentive. The food was top notch! We were there on a Saturday evening... More 

Thank Rockseeker20
McHenry, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We went on this past Saturday night for dinner and drinks. We started with mussels for our appetizers and they were very good. The garlic sauce was the best I ever had. I ordered chicken breast topped with eggplant and cheese served with pasta. It was very good. My husband had the veal milinaise and he was very disappointed. It... More 

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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Super cute and quaint. Chicken parm was good the spicy calamari appetizer was great.was really good and service was super good. Loved the atmosphere as well. Small so make reservations.

Thank Phil B
Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This was a second visit to da Baffone. We liked it the first time but even more so our second time. The server, Daren was excellent. He was very conscientious with our food sensitivity requests and was also very knowledgeable about the wine list. Two of us had the Braciole and enjoyed it, one had the chicken Marsala and really... More 

Thank PMurphy353
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is definitely small in size. However it is huge in Italian flavor and ambience. Everything we've had there has been outstanding. It is one of our most favorite restaurants to go to. If you have never been there take the time to go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Paul and Holly M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We enjoyed calimari, a wonderful red wine and dinner to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Service was top notch.

Thank Cecilia F

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?