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1551 N Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, IL 62298-3363
+1 618-939-9909
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“soups” (4 reviews)
“lasagna” (3 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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1551 N Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, IL 62298-3363
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Homemade food with a personal touch. I love most of the grouper specials. Not a fan of capers which are used in a lot of the dishes and sometimes a little too much olive oil in some dishes. Risotto balls and cheese garlic bread are...More

Thank TR7769
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The food is way above what you would expect in a small town. His own creations, especially seafood dishes are outstanding. A combination of Italian and Mediterranean dishes amaze me. Freddie could be cooking at a 5 star Resturant anywhere. My only complaint is both...More

Thank Harold H
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Very friendly, great hospitality. Very reasonable.Have ate several things on there menu.All, very good.

Thank _old67grey
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly, small restaurant. Prices are reasonable, staff is good. Location isn't the most "fun", but that doesn't matter once you're inside. Nice little place if you aren't concerned about seeing downtown.

Thank ebrn1975
Reviewed 22 June 2017

About fell over. Order white sauce on pasta and they charged me $2.00 more. Said it takes longer to make and more ingredients. Bull. All white sauce is is heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper, and parm. cheese. Give me a break. Over priced. Lacks atmosphere...More

Thank bubbareview
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Came for dinner on a weeknight while in the area for work. I was seated right away and the service was exceptional the whole visit. I had a bowl of navy bean soup and the chicken masala and both were delicious. I will definitely return!!

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We've been 3 times since discovering it. Once alone, once in pair and once with group. Truly a small gem of a restaurant despite a capacity of about 50. The food is freshly prepared and it shows as does the caliber of ingredients. Might want...More

Thank Arianna N
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Good Italian in a strip mall. Dining room is cramped and service is only ok But the food is pretty good

Thank kiyaker
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have enjoyed since opening Just returned from extend trip New cod scampi on lunch menu is deliouis One of best seafood meals Anywhere. We also really like Lasanga rich and a giant meal Chicken Spedini my everyday favorite great service and the owner knows...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Delicious Italian Food. Very good recipes. Always hot and fresh ingredients. Chef will come out to speak to you to be sure you are happy. Very reasonably priced. Do try the cajun pasta! OMG!!

Thank Debbie R
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 N Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, IL 62298-3363
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 618-939-9909
(618) 939-9909
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