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da Baffone Cucina Italiana

111 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
+1 815-893-6149
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (12 reviews)
“braciole” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
111 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
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Reviewed yesterday

I have dinned at this place multiple times before and food, cocktails and stuff are always absolutely amazing! Shout out to Darren!! He was awesome! This place is super cozy and will be definitely going back!

Thank Monika H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have eaten there for carry out and ate in. It's expensive. It's good but I like the cuccina Bella in Algonquin much better.used to be the owner there.

Thank Bankybear245
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely outstanding authentic Italian food (I'm 1/2 Italian, so trust me). Da Baffone hits every mark with quality dishes, exceptional service (Maggie) and refreshing bar drinks. I highly recommend the Braciole w/Linguini. Just like my Nana used to make!!! Portions are large and share-able. Owners...More

Thank DerbyLady88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic, authentic Italian hospitality and food! Incredible service, great wine list - must visit!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow if you haven't been here you are missing something amazing! Went here on a Friday night with another couple and the food and service was beyond wonderful. I had Mussels and Clams over white wine sauce and for the price I could not believe...More

Thank Chgochris1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As many times we've been to da Buffone for dinner they have never let us down. We love the food, the drinks, the wine and especially the staff. This family run restaurant serves exceptional Italian dishes from the apps to the desserts in a small...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Best in the Fox Valley. Very friendly staff. Great Service and even better food and great wine......

Thank Howard O
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Have had many tasty dinners and take out as well. Expensive but you get what you pay for. Best calmari around. Love this place. Right across the street from the brewery.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely setting in an old building with exposed brick interior walls. Nice wine list. The goat cheese marinara appetizer was delicious! I love the fact that you can choose your pasta, your sauce and your ingredients and make your own pasta dish. My fav combo...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I have visited Da Baffone dozens of times over the last several years. It is consistently excellent food and outstanding service. It is definitely our go to place when we have out of towns guests visiting. It is delicious, authentic Italian cuisine and I have...More

Thank lynnreckamp
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Patricia M
4 November 2016|
Response from CamiG63 |
Hello Patricia Please call me at 815 893-6149 So we can discuss your dietary concerns Thank you Camille
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-6149
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