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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

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111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-893-6149
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Cary, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this little restaurant in the heart of downtown Crystal Lake. You must have a reservation! We waited in the bar next door until they called us. The food was lovely, generous portions, authentic. The teenage boys and adults were pleased with the food and service. Can't wait to go back.

Thank 3olboy
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is excellent for cuisine, atmosphere and service. It is best if you have reservations, because this place is popular! Our waiter was gracious, professional and training a new person. It did not impede the flow of excellent service we received. Even the bus boy was attentive. The food was top notch! We were there on a Saturday evening... More 

Thank Rockseeker20
McHenry, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this past Saturday night for dinner and drinks. We started with mussels for our appetizers and they were very good. The garlic sauce was the best I ever had. I ordered chicken breast topped with eggplant and cheese served with pasta. It was very good. My husband had the veal milinaise and he was very disappointed. It... More 

1 Thank ppemp
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super cute and quaint. Chicken parm was good the spicy calamari appetizer was great.was really good and service was super good. Loved the atmosphere as well. Small so make reservations.

Thank Phil B
Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a second visit to da Baffone. We liked it the first time but even more so our second time. The server, Daren was excellent. He was very conscientious with our food sensitivity requests and was also very knowledgeable about the wine list. Two of us had the Braciole and enjoyed it, one had the chicken Marsala and really... More 

Thank PMurphy353
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is definitely small in size. However it is huge in Italian flavor and ambience. Everything we've had there has been outstanding. It is one of our most favorite restaurants to go to. If you have never been there take the time to go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Paul and Holly M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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

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.

Thank Thomas A
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Ven1celf
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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

1 Thank Dee M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-6149
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?