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Bernardi's II

123 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1928
+1 815-842-1198
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortellini” (10 reviews)
“fried chicken” (26 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1928
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pull over in Pontiac and where looking for a restaurant and found this place. The food is good and the service too. There was a big group but luckly enough we didn’t had to wait long.

Thank FellowTraveler290094
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big family pre wedding Party..had a great meal and time.Server Lee Ann took great care of us.The fish [Cod] was great and the bread and salads tops the Meal off.Can't wait to go back!

Thank chazLakePlacid_fl
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for the weekend with my wife. Highly recommended. Says it all. Try the house special or just spend time at the bar

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is great, clean restaurant in downtown Pontiac, IL. It is well known for its Italian dishes, but the fried chicken is out of this world! Plentiful, moist, light crispy crust. Served with salad, potato, spaghetti or tortilini, warm bread w/oil. The service is first...More

Thank Doug A
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We ate dinner here on our old Route 66 trip. It is definitely one of the more popular places to eat in Pontiac. The food was delicious and was served promptly. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. They have a good variety of Italian...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed overnight in Pontiac. Looked for Italian. Located in a small but nice downtown, right on the square. Food was excellent. The fat Tony pretzel was the size of a hubcap. Great marinara sauce. I had the homemade Italian sausage. It was Great. Great atmosphere....More

Thank Cinos93
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We stopped in at Bernardi's on a whim, as we were on Route 66 in Pontiac, IL, tracking down family heritage there, in Bloomington and in Champaign. I can honestly say that I had the best pork chop ever in this restaurant. The food is...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Must try fat pretzel. Better than those we had in Bavaria. Huge portions. Our party had steak, salmon salad, sweet pepper pesto crusted cod all prepared well and tasty.

Thank lsent
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We love to go to Bernardi’s for the family. Some of us get 1/2 chicken all white and others get one of the many pasta plates. It is all fantastic. You get your money’s worth for sure.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We often eat here when visiting family. Came with a group of 17 and they did a great job, even willing to give us separate checks (we didn't though.) They have excellent chicken and are known for their chicken gizzards. Sounds weird, but several people...More

Thank LiebeTravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1928
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pontiac
  • Phone Number: +1 815-842-1198
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