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1215 Blackhawk Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115-1305
+1 815-517-1740
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (5 reviews)
“italian food” (3 reviews)
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1215 Blackhawk Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115-1305
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went for Valentine's day with my wife. Ordered food. An hour and 10 minutes later still had no food. People who came in after us had been served - eaten - and left. We got up and walked out (first time I ever did that...More

Thank IllinoisProf
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Food is okay but not worth the money. Service is poor. My husband and I have been then 3 times allowing for time-of-day, group size, etc. Always expecting it to get better but it doesn't. They do not allow any substitutions or special requests. Won't...More

Thank marilynp636
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have been here 3 time, once for Valentines Day and twice for retirement parties. The Valentines Day meals were inedible. My seafood meal had pea size scallops and the shrimp was the same you'd get out of a small can. It's called bi-catch. My...More

1  Thank Caveat E
Reviewed 30 April 2017

If you expect food like you get in Italy you're in the wrong restaurant and in the wrong town! The food is quite good American style Italian with a hint of Greek. Portions are quite large. Service is good to excellent, atmosphere is casual but...More

1  Thank peter t
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place is expensive. The food is just so so. I had the soup and salad and it still was over $10. My other friends had past and they said it wasn't that great.

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We're Fanatico regulars. Always great service, superb food, and wonderful selection. Try the daily specials, have never had one that we didn't enjoy!

1  Thank jmacmurdo
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Recommended by friends we were not disappointed. Really good food, reasonably priced and excellent service. They also had a nice wine and mixed drinks menu.

Thank Fun2playarcadegames
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited Fanatico... probably 5 times. I have experienced bad service. Every. Single. Time. On my first visit, I was shocked when the waitress told me I couldn't change the sauce because the pasta was premade. Really?! ... okay, well it's Italian food in...More

1  Thank CJE3
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We met some family in Dekalb and I read about Fanatico on trip advisor. I wanted a great patio and that is why I chose this restaurant. The patio was lovely...a good wall around it for privacy, a lovely water feature and a great stone...More

3  Thank BearsCubsFan
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was disappointed in the food. I have eaten there twice. It was very salty. It is a nice clean place with good service. I may be too picky, but I was underwelmed by the food.

Thank daughterofhercules
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Blackhawk Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
  • Phone Number: +1 815-517-1740
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