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“Not what it used to be.”

Alongi's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in DuQuoin
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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181 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Alongi's is not far from home. I have been going there for over 20 years. I loved it when Mr. Alongi was alive. He would walk around the restaurant, check on your meal and talk to you. The food was always excellent. After he passed away, I believe it is his son that owns and runs it now. I am sorry to say it, but now it is just another average Italian restaurant. The food is ok, but over priced. The servers, are usually younger kids who just don't have the care or charm I expect out of a good Italian restaurant. There are not many choices in town, so this is your best bet. It is not what it used to be.

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, Owner at Alongi's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Mr. Alongi is alive and well and still here everyday. I am sorry I did not get around to check on your visit but wish I could have. Thank You.
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Aurora, Illinois
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139 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Run of the Mill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

It was a fairly basic Italian restaurant -- nothing extra special but nothing really bad either.

Visited June 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great little town restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

This seems to be a pretty established place in town and their Italian food is as good as anywhere. Dressing is excellent.

Visited May 2012
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Creal Springs, Illinois
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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

great Pizza. Been there for years. must stop by and check it out. ....................................................................

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Decatur, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
“What a gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Alongi's is such an amazing place. The food is amazing and the service is first class. The owner/founder stopped by our table and sat down with us and chatted (he was very welcomed to do so) and talked to us about the history of the town and his family. We loved the place and can't wait to go back!

Visited November 2011
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