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Tina's Italian Bake Shop

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5101 Washington St Ste 14A, Gurnee, IL 60031-2988
+1 847-244-9001
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,070 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife is half-Italian so she is always on the alert for a good Italian restaurant--and there are plenty of the in the Chicago area. But Gurnee? That's a long drive from our home in downtown Chicago. Located at 5101 Washington Street in Saratoga Square in the far north suburban community, Tina's Italian Bake Shop has been serving sweets, sandwiches,... More 

Thank Taylor B
North Suburbs, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food prepared by a great lady, Tina. What a friendly atmosphere with a wonderful staff. Only open for lunch with Italian dishes, sandwiches and bakery items. Everything is delicious - you can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

Thank Patti2
Gurnee, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful independently owned bistro type atmosphere. Everything is very fresh and we'll seasoned without going overboard. Can get very busy but servers on the spot and delicious sandwiches, soups and fresh salads.

Thank Dogwalker45
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went for the first time yesterday for lunch. Tables are a bit too close together, but we were ok with it. Great lasagna, good service and homey, friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend it. We'll definitely be back. Don't go home without the cannoli - the best I've ever had! My husband had the bread pudding and he loved it. A... More 

Thank Penny B
Gurnee, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Having lived in Italy and being married to an Italian, I have a soft spot for Italian meals and desserts. This little shop/café sits quietly at the end of a small strip mall and is easy to miss. However, take one step inside and you are instantly greeted with the sweet smell of Italian cookies. The shop is small and... More 

Thank Dennis K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Tina's has a wonderful homey atmosphere with a friendly staff. There is a wide range of dishes with daily specials and delicious home made desserts. My group has eaten lunch here since it opened and appreciate the home cooked food and great service.

Thank Barbara S
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Tina always comes to our table to say Hello. She sings Happy Birthday when we enjoy our lunch for those occasions. Her food is delicious! Recently had the cheese lasagna. YUM! Comes with a salad and is just enough for the lunchtime meal. I can say that I have never had a meal that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy!

Thank KenoshaKathy
Gurnee, Illinois
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Sad that Tina's is only open for lunch because her food and bakery goods are out of this world. Been there many times, and went back again today and it's always been fantastic. Today had the lasagna which is always delicious and split the special pumpkin ravioli salad with my co-worker. The salad was outstanding. Also had the tomato &... More 

Thank Teri K
Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have eaten here for lunch a few times with my girlfriends and done take out. The food is always fresh and hot. Have never had a bad meal and the bread w/oil and cheese on the table is amazing.

Thank Heather K
Gurnee, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

They have a wide variety of lunch items and great desserts with an Italian dining atmosphere. Definitely the place to be seen in Gurnee!

Thank heidi_dahlke

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 Washington St Ste 14A, Gurnee, IL 60031-2988
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-244-9001

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?