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“Exceptional”

Mazzola's Italian Diner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Elgin, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Try to get at a table served by lovely local girl Lizzy. She was very helpful and made us feel like friends of the family. She helped pick out a moderately priced bottle of Vin, that was great and I won't repeat the other reviewers descriptions of the amazing complimentary appetizer. We had hand tossed house salad with balsamic dressing and then chicken parm and chicken piccata, both were wonderful, generous portions and reasonably priced. Location is a little funky in lower level, but actually very nice atmosphere. Cannot think of a place I would rather visit again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Robert N
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Colomark, Guest Relations Manager at Mazzola's Italian Diner, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Robert... you're the best! Thanks so much for a kind review. Hope to see you again the next time you're visiting.
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the best Italian food I've had in a long time. Everything seemed very fresh. It was a tad pricey, but after enjoying the quality of the food, I didn't mind the cost at all. It was almost $100 for my family of 4. We've paid that for other restaurants in the area and have never been as pleased as we were here. If you are in the area, plan to wait or go early to get a reservation. You won't regret it!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jennifer S
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Colomark, Guest Relations Manager at Mazzola's Italian Diner, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thanks Jennifer! I'm glad to read we met your expectations. You're welcome back any time.
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Carrollton
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Everything is wonderful”
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and it was terrific! I had chicken Parmesan..huge portions, the pasta sauce was great. The service was top notch. I think every staff member spoke to us. We would definitely eat here again.

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Thank JulesinGa
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Colomark, Guest Relations Manager at Mazzola's Italian Diner, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
This is so great to read. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Looking forward to having you back.
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American in Bogota
Level 6 Contributor
404 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Get a reservation and go early - this place is busy for a reason!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Delicious, totally housemade hearty but fresh Italian food - a cozy underground setting that was completely accomodating to kids (even giving them pizza dough to mold and bake) - we had a great round table for 7. We liked everything we ordered (appetizers, salads, pastas, pizza, the wine) and the service was good. It's a full of life but not noisy and cozy but not crowded feeling. If you're in the mood for Italian this is a perfect option in Steamboat and it's very reasonably priced compared to many of the other top rated restaurants. (Pasta entrees between $15-19).

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ChiquiMonster
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Colomark, Guest Relations Manager at Mazzola's Italian Diner, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Family oriented and great value for the money. We couldn't have summed it up any better than you just did. THANKS!
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cute Italian restaurant”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

It is Downtown and you need reservations for sure. Great Chocolate Martini!
Food was upscale Italian and the atmosphere was quaint. Good wine list. Out of several of the wines that we ordered that night.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Julie R
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Colomark, Guest Relations Manager at Mazzola's Italian Diner, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
What can we say... we had a lot of winos in town that week (ha!). But very happy that the Chocolate Martini made up for it. Thanks for such a kind review.
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