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Cimino's Little Italy

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421 Challenge St, Freeport, IL 61032-2508
+1 815-235-8700
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
421 Challenge St, Freeport, IL 61032-2508
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by on advise from staff at hotel we were staying. Glad we did. Waitress was very friendly and the food was much better than I anticipated. Excellent pasta dishes, and Italian bread. Also loved the background music and decor. Plus they have gambling machines....More

Thank BobH1967
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Great day for my permitted teen driver and I to take a drive. We decided on Freeport, about 20 miles or so West of Rockford. We had been by Cimino's several times in the past but had never stopped. Glad we did. The place is...More

Thank 357allenw
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Romantic Frank Sinatra playing in the background. Great steaks, good drinks. Happy people. It was a great experience.

Thank Vicki N
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We went there for the first time. Took us an hour. We have seen the commerial on tv and looked good. It was very good. It was worth the trip. We order a pizza. Of course my husband got the 24 inch. Great size for...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The food and drinks are good. Happy hour specials. Love the enclosed area and outside seating areas.

Thank margiek673
Reviewed October 15, 2017

4 of us arrived, we ordered two large salads and two calzones. Were told the calzones had mozzarella cheese in them. Well it took a long time to get our food, received the large house salad, it came with tomatoes and onions which I specifically...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Been there twice in the last month. I had pizza the first time and lasagna the second time. The pizza was very good. The lasagna was more than enough. Took the rest home, had 2 meals from that.

Thank DortD
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Very upset with the service. The server was rude and acted like I didn't even exist. I used to enjoy Cimino's but this ruined the place for me.

Thank Kasondra F
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice place. My only problem is that I ordered the pizza sticks and got what I call a pizza. I thought they were pizza dough rolled into sticks with cheese, not a real pizza.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Were seated immediately on the patio which was wonderful on a great day. Service was excellent. Some of us had the brunch and others ordered off the menu and we were all pleased.

Thank Al H
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April 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dawn S |
Yes, they still offer the Sunday Brunch. It is from 11 a.m. til 2 p.m. Also offer a lunch buffet on Thursday from 11 til 2. Now offering a pizza buffet Monday evenings from 5 to 8.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Challenge St, Freeport, IL 61032-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-235-8700
great Italian Food great service, nice little boutique
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