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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

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111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-893-6149
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16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed calimari, a wonderful red wine and dinner to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Service was top notch.

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Thank Cecilia F
Village of Lakewood, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very good authentic Italian food, with good sized portions. The staff is friendly, the menu has a lot of selections and they do carryout if you just want to eat at home.

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Thank Thomas A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here many times and are never disappointed. The wait staff is excellent: knowledgeable and attentive. We have never felt rushed. The food is delicious. They have a good selection of wines.

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Thank Ven1celf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Like Italian food? This is the best that Crystal Lake has to offer. Great service, cozy. Reservations highly recommended. They also do carry out

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Richmond, Illinois
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for our 41 anniversary. Should have been here for the other 40! 6 PM reservation, seated immediately, promptly attended to, great service. Tuesday wine special was nice and loved the option of choosing pasta style, sauces and ingredients. Wife had salmon, excellent, too full for desert, large portions. We were out at 7:00! Never rushed Highly recommend !

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A highlight of Crystal Lake dining. Fresh Italian, small downtown Chicago feel restaurant. Always busy. It's not a chain-franchise. It's not a bar, but they have a small one. It's the only place in Crystal Lake dedicated to Italian cuisine. Very little waiting room in the bar and if you're standing, you're in the way. Plan ahead. It's worth it.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Little Italy is here! Delicious food in a nice atmosphere. Service is excellent. We love it here. Prego!

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Thank chris g
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. My favorite is the veal piccata. This is my wife and my favorite Crystal Lake restaurant. Downtown Chicago taste! Suburban price! Good value

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Harvard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I felt as though I was back in Italy while here, it took me right back! It is a small restaurant and you better make a reservation in advance. It is a very popular place. Despite it being small, and the long line of people waiting to be seated when we left, they do NOT rush you. Just as in... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times recently and have enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Very quaint little restaurant. B3cause of the size it does fill up fast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-6149
Description
Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together

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