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112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
+1 618-462-1175
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
“martini list” (3 reviews)
“great food” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had an evening meal with fantastic music. Something you would usually find in much larger city. Ambiance pleasant not pushy or overdone. I'll be back.

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a quaint mid sized bar that also has some good food. But the best things about Bossanova's are the martini's and the service. There are a good variety of martini's to choose from and again the service is wonderful. Go and have a...More

Thank J-W
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have friends who swear by this place. I finally went and was not so impressed. Menu struck me as something from the roaring 80s and food/service nothing to get excited about.

Thank Lynden S
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Food is very good. Been there many times. Have not had anything bad on the menu. Sex in the city martini excellent my favorite. Good atmosphere . Will go back again.

Thank mryksnyders
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I used to love, LOVE this place!!! Their mussels and Greek pizza where 2 of my favorite dishes, from anywhere. My issue is the last 2 times we were there, it was under-staffed, which sometimes happens when someone doesn't show. However I noted that there...More

Thank Angel R
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We were told about the great Martinis and excellent food and both were correct. We were promptly greeted as we walked in the door We did sit at the bar and still had excellent service and a wonderful dinner. The atmosphere is a bar but...More

Thank Steph51175
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

One waitress one bartender. Shame on management for letting this happen. No Idea how many people in kitchen. Took over 1 hour to get appetizer. We will see from here

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Small classic cocktail lounge and dinner establishment. Cocktail were expensive but food was above average. Staff was very friendly and efficient service was good but slow.

Thank ROY L
Reviewed 12 December 2015

On a weekend night get there early or expect to wait. The night we were there we were told that there was only one waitress, but it went smoothly. They have a large martini menu and only bottled beers. My husband and I shared a...More

Thank Delores B
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Excellent service, food reasonable good (love the pizzettes??) cocktails a little stingy. Cool place, my major problem is with the noise level, it is difficult to sustain a conversation.

Thank abmv2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-1175
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