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Bernardi's II

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123 Mill St., Pontiac, IL
+1 815-842-1198
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Pontiac, Illinois
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wednesday night is chicken special, it's great. The pasta is favorite, chicken wonderful and so much food in a meal there are leftovers for the next days lunch.

Thank Dan R
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were very impressed with the modern attractive building with an open bar. We usually go to Capponis or Monas in Toluca but never been to the one in Pontiac, we were very impressed by the atmosphere and the food !

Thank Fifi M
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went on a Wednesday night. We all had the fried chicken family style. The meal comes with bread, salad, 1/2 chicken, spaghetti or ravioli and potato. If you leave this place hungry it's your own fault. We had enough leftovers for the following days lunch. Our waitress and food were awesome. Only drawback is that it can be noisy... More 

Thank Connie R
Columbus, Ohio
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were here for the Pontiac car show in September. Very crowded and we got there at 5:30ish to make sure we could have dinner (no reservations for parties less than 6). Service was good, wine was good, husband's dinner (ravioli) was so-so, salad was definitely mediocre (their house Italian is mostly oil) but that Tuscan Parmesan was well worth... More 

Thank LindaIC
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday. The special was half a fried chicken, yes HALF a fried chicken, spaghetti or tortellini with their meat sauce and a side--all for $12. I didn't get that but a friend who was with us did. She gave me a wing.... Oh my gosh! I'm from GA and this was some good chicken! I got... More 

Thank J3Ed
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

In town on business, my husband and I are always looking for something local to sample. This place was on the square, and looked inviting. We were seated near the bar, under a canopy that actually muted the noise (it could have been very noisy, the natural ceiling is very high), and we noticed that there were many additional drapings... More 

Thank vickibissett
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179 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Always great food.Had the encrusted Cod special. ..fantastic flavor. MY wife wanted chicken livers..wow**very good.

Thank chazLakePlacid_fl
Peoria, Illinois
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to try their buffet and glad we did. I am glad we went early. It really got busy about noon. We had eight classmates enjoy a good lunch together. Buffet had three or four meats and several different pastas. All quality prepared. Many other choices along with desert, all for under $10 dollars. The staff is very friendly... More 

Thank Bob R
Pontiac, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Best fine dining in Pontiac. Upscale Italian food with an old Italian family style twist. Great for special occasions.

Thank William B
Columbus, Nebraska
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great place to relax for dinner. We tried the salads and ravioli. The salad was great. Marinara ravioli was a small serving. Bread served with the meal was good.

Thank ma103of1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Mill St., Pontiac, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pontiac
  • Phone Number: +1 815-842-1198
One of several branches of this chain.

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