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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

111 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
+1 815-893-6149
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“braciole” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (12 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was enjoying a great time when 4 drunk people came in rearranging the tables by the bar the owner politely said that can't be done because it would block the door , then they wanted happy hour prices with out following the house rules...More

Thank clint b
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner reservations at 5:30 so a few of us went early for happy hour. Immediately upon entry before we sat down, the owner came over and rudely said we could not move tables, only chairs. It was the " law" Next we ordered...More

Thank sued4312
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small however very cozy and great food and wine. Staff is very pleasant and accommodating. Great variety. Outstanding wine choices.

Thank jrheger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your get excellent food in large portions, I always have enough for another meal. Good wine selections. Love the atmosphere.

Thank ReallyBoat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! Excellent food, excellent service, and a nice, cozy atmosphere! It's important to note that reservations well in advance are a very good idea! Walk-ins are welcome, but a wait will usually be necessary...but well worth it!

Thank Lyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dinned at this place multiple times before and food, cocktails and stuff are always absolutely amazing! Shout out to Darren!! He was awesome! This place is super cozy and will be definitely going back!

Thank Monika H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten there for carry out and ate in. It's expensive. It's good but I like the cuccina Bella in Algonquin much better.used to be the owner there.

Thank Bankybear245
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely outstanding authentic Italian food (I'm 1/2 Italian, so trust me). Da Baffone hits every mark with quality dishes, exceptional service (Maggie) and refreshing bar drinks. I highly recommend the Braciole w/Linguini. Just like my Nana used to make!!! Portions are large and share-able. Owners...More

Thank DerbyLady88
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Fantastic, authentic Italian hospitality and food! Incredible service, great wine list - must visit!

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Wow if you haven't been here you are missing something amazing! Went here on a Friday night with another couple and the food and service was beyond wonderful. I had Mussels and Clams over white wine sauce and for the price I could not believe...More

Thank Chgochris1969
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Patricia M
5 November 2016|
Response from CamiG63 |
Hello Patricia Please call me at 815 893-6149 So we can discuss your dietary concerns Thank you Camille
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4 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-6149
  • E-mail
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