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5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2424
+1 815-397-2077
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a break in my day while travelling to Rockford for business and was able to catch an early dinner. I saw Linos as I was driving by and decided to give the place a try and am very glad that I did. The decor inside is awesome, from the fountain just inside the door to the Pisa and... More 

Thank ViktorTrue
Machesney Park, Illinois
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually look forward to dinner at Linos, but after our last visit, we will probably take a break from the restaurant for awhile. The staff were friendly as usual, but we weren't impressed with the food. The special salad was good, but our pasta was disappointing. The sauce did not have the flavorful taste we've come to expect from... More 

Thank Snipe4113
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was excited to try this place since it was one of the top rated restaurants in Rockford. The food quality was awful! I would never go back or send people there. The chicken was the quality of frozen chicken out of a bag, along with the frozen mixed vegetables. The only thing good there was their bread and house... More 

Thank Lisa M
Rockford, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent and the waitstaff and owners are just wonderful and friendly! The atmosphere and decor is really inviting!! My favorites are pizza, lino's special salad & Lino's chicken on Thursdays!! YUMMY

Thank KeriSoVery
Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lino's is a local restaurant which is family owned and one of the best in the City of Rockford. The décor is a throw back to the older days but is very nostalgic and brings back the feelings of younger days. Their pizza is one of the best and their baked chicken Ala Lino is fantastic, but only served on... More 

Thank rickmcvinnie
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza was awesome! So many toppings I was in hevan. And the toasted ravioli is super good! we got one of the little rooms and that was really nice it wasn't loud and the staff was super nice. It did take us a while to get seated but they were running over busy since it's so close to the... More 

Thank Emily S
Danville, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit with family while in town on business. We enjoyed the ravioli appetizer and a large pizza. Both were outstanding. The pizza was flaky and had a generous amount of toppings and cheese. Service was outstanding as well. I suggest calling ahead in case a reservation is needed.

Thank kidsmom2003
Rockford, Illinois
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average Italian food, nothing to write home about. The pizza and lasagna are pretty good, but it's a very dated place with tacky decor. Service is sometimes great and sometimes very slow. If you have a large family looking for a place with big tables and private rooms, this might be your place. If you're looking for kitschy Italian pronounced... More 

Thank julestravels2
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza wasn't done as much as I'd prefer and flavor wise didn't stand out from anything else I've had before. The atmosphere was cool though. I'd give it another try if in town, but this visit the food didn't stand out and our server was a bit slow.

Thank mcd6184
Rockford, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of Rockford's hidden jewels. Awesome authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been around for years. I was a frequent visitor years ago and I'm pleased to report the food and the service was as good as I remembered. Enjoy your dining experience.

Thank Carla M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-397-2077

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