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“Nice friendly food found tucked in a small town Columbia Illinois”

Joe Boccardi's Ristorante
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Description: With incredible pizza, pastas, and other authentic Italian cuisine, Joe Boccardi's has been a St. Louis favorite since 1971. Enjoy the casual and family-friendly atmosphere of Joe Boccardi's Ristorante at any of our four locations.
Reviewed May 1, 2014

The food is simple Italian. I love their chicken wings and pizza. Their menu is varied with everything being good the staff is friendly service is very good. So if you are in the area give it a try

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Thank Sheri M
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Anyone who gives this place a bad review must have a grudge, because we have been going since they opened and have tried probably everything on the menu plus most of the specials. The food is good and the weight staff is excellent. Their pizza is just delicious but the pasta with the white sauce and the tortellini with peas and mushrooms is very very yummy. You can bring children, families and elderly people. Sometimes the noise level is energetic because the place is often busy. They have a great salad and great appetizers. They have a patio and some really good wines that are reasonable. To the viewer who said the place is dirty, I'd say they need glasses or they were just unhappy and like to complain. Ray, Dan, Glenda are fantastic!! Columbia is lucky to have them.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good, locally owned and operated restaurant. Good pizza and pasta and excellent salads. Servers are efficient and friendly. I particularly enjoy the outdoor patio when the weather permits.

If you are coming to Columbia you won't get a better Italian meal anywhere else in town.

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Thank RedCardRick
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Food was just terrible, could not eat it , service not very good, this place haven't been clean in long time , is dark , this was a bad experience !

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Thank Jessy593
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have eaten at or from Joe Boccardi's probably over a hundred times throughout my life. Sometimes it's been just me, sometimes the family, maybe some friends, even family get-together's. I have tried almost everything on their menu. Let me recommend this restaurant to you. They are probably known best for their pizza, though I enjoy their pastas just as much. The Columbia location serves a pasta dish called Carbonara, which is spaghetti noodles in a white cream sauce with bacon and onion. It is my favorite of all-time. The atmosphere can be quite noisy at times due to the high amount of people that visit, but other than that, you won't be disappointed with this family restaurant.

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Thank Jordan R
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