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“Great Food, Reasonable Prices, Typically No Time Waiting for a Table”

Braconi's Restaurant & Pizzeria
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Ranked #99 of 513 Restaurants in Naperville
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Best Italian and American Cuisine In Naperville Restaurants
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We've been a very satisfied customer for many years... Pizza is always great, as are the various Pasta dishes. For a lighter meal, sandwiches are a solid alternative. Great appetizers as well. Alcohol available, including wine choices. Daily specials help keep an economical meal a reality.

Daily lunch specials also available. Include pasta, pizza, salad or soup, etc,

Seating in the dining area usually has space available. One of the owners is usually in the restaurant making sure service meets expectations.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Server had a great personality and garlic bread was delicious, that was the highlight of our dining experience. We decided to give Braconi's a try after reading mostly positive reviews and left very confused. Arrived around 6 and found restaurant 2/3rds empty yet service was the slowest I can remember in recent history. We placed order for calamari and then put in our dinner order about 10 minutes later. After a good wait, soup and salad arrived at our table when we were expecting our appetizer. Hmmm. Calamari was then delivered about 1 minute later; couldn't the soup/salad be held until we had time to enjoy the hot appetizer? Timing is everything but especially critical in restaurant service. After another wait of at least 25 minutes our entrees arrived; Chicken Marsala and Mama's Special Pasta. Sorry to say but neither entrée tasted very good. Entire plate smothered in some type of heavy sauce that I did not recognize, chicken overcooked and dry with burnt ends. The Special Pasta did not taste special at all. Very disappointing. While we were waiting we noticed another couple who had been seated when we arrived. The wife actually got up TWICE looking for her server, waiting on their meals. We noticed their server seemed to bring other tables one meal at a time instead of meals for all. Once again it is either a kitchen problem or service issue. We cannot recommend and will not return. In all fairness a friend advised us not to try them ahead of time and we should have heeded that warning.

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Thank jwoge
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We had 6:30 dinner reservations.. A party of 15 on a Tuesday night. Our plan was to take the holiday trolley to see the lights.. We were seated on time, and then the mistakes began...It took 15 minutes to get our beverages, pretty simple but since we were the only party in that part of the restaurant it was hard to understand the delay.. As the experience continued it took another 15 minutes for the server to take our order... Continuing the saga,,,,, 32 minutes to get a dinner salad and related appetizers .So, should that have been enough... OH NO.. The majority of the table ordered pizza , one person ordered pasta.. the Pasta came out in ten minutes followed by the pizzas 20 minutes later.. So I guess if you want pasta the want you out quick... I forgot to mention my salad which was stated with NO ONIONS and ordered that way specifically came LATE and of course with lots of onions.. A simple dinner but a bad restaurant,, I am never going back..

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Thank tonyc1118
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

This is a fairly large neighborhood pizza pasta joint. There are a lot of dishes on the menu and some good pizza. Nothing fancy here just good old Italian comfort food. We were a group of 8 and had a reservation so there were no issues getting in and served promptly. They have a tiny bar here but do serve wine and beer at the tables. Overall a good restaurant, lots of families with kids.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We go about once a week to this independent Italian place. We enjoy the choices and the people (if you get to meet Elsie, you'll understand).
Today I ordered Veal Parmigiana off the menu - $13 - and I'll probably get 3 meals out of it. Their meat sauce is great!!!
They also have a separate room for meetings/groups. Named the Pradel Room and has all sorts of memorabilia about our former Mayor/Office Friendly/Police Office

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Thank rgo1968
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