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American, Bar, Pub
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112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
+1 618-462-1175
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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1,052 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having dinner at a nearby restaurant a group of seven of us decided to have a drink at Bossanova's. They did have live entertainment that evening and the place was pretty full. Fortunately the martini's were very good and the service was great.

Thank J-W
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Had philly cheesesteak pizza. Really good! Great service! Needed soap in restroom. Definitely will go again.

Thank Patricia W
Godfrey, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Good trendy menu, but space is small so may have a wait. Ambience is nice and martini drink menu is very good. Has sidewalk seating for nice weather, wait staff is very good.

Thank Jmini67
Alton, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Menu is getting old and out of date. Early this week I ordered a steak apprtizer only to be told it's no longer available. The week before I placed an order, only to be told they were out of it. This has been going on for several months. Will be looking for some place else to eat on Mondays.

Thank Midwstdsgn
Godfrey, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Love going here for a martini, catching up with friends and enjoying dinner. Love the atmosphere. Quaint. Ligurian pizza my fave! Golden Gun Martini!

Thank pamgreg_12
Alton, Illinois
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Martini list is a super hit, the food is very different and very good lot of cool twists on old favs. The staff is the best in Alton, bar none. The night we were there the windows were open and music was playing. Ill take more of that anytime.

Thank 391kente
Edwardsville, Illinois
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106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a modest sized little place with a good sized bar, a great menu of Martini's, a nice selection of small plates, flat bread pizza and appetizers. On weekends there is usually a small live music group and the servers are friendly and knowledgeable. They have a salmon plate and a couple of steaks if you want a "big... More 

Thank Ricardo59IL
Alton, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Bossanova is a little place with a big menu and good food. Sadly, they are not open for lunch. They have a big selection of beers, vodkas, and gins.

Thank T0mmyztripz
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had an evening meal with fantastic music. Something you would usually find in much larger city. Ambiance pleasant not pushy or overdone. I'll be back.

Thank Yvonne M
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1,052 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a quaint mid sized bar that also has some good food. But the best things about Bossanova's are the martini's and the service. There are a good variety of martini's to choose from and again the service is wonderful. Go and have a great time.

Thank J-W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-1175

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