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Cimino's Little Italy

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Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
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421 Challenge St, Freeport, IL 61032-2508
+1 815-235-8700
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Freeport, Il
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok food poor service from surly staff,not good for price but price would be acceptable if the details were fixed.

Thank mbtcltd
Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been to Cimino's several times and each time we have had good service, and wonderful food! We went there for the Thanksgiving buffet and it was fantastic! Food was fresh and hot, with a variety of scrumptious entrees and desserts. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank jzwilder
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We discovered this last week for lunch. Limited menu, but really great value for the $$$. Side salads avail for $1 wasn't too shabby either. I opted for Italian Wedding soup and salad (no upcharge), while others went with personal pizza (how do you run out of dough???), panini BLT, Italian sandwich or pasta. Minestrone soup was thick, thick, thick... More 

Thank carolec138
Independence, Missouri
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A family group dined here on a Friday night and had good food and service! Nice selections and ample portions were provided. Seating was ready ahead of time. We visited after dinner, and no one rushed us to leave. A couple credit cards were turned around, but the error was caught before paying. Manicotti was particularly delicious!

Thank MJKC_11
Freeport, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I had a Calzone (SO, so good), my adult daughter had a pasta dish with Alfredo and broccoli). We were both happy with our food and the service. We told the waitress we would be there awhile afterwards, as we wanted to use the opportunity to talk and catch-up. She said no problem. We were there at least a couple... More 

Thank Betty K
Benton, Illinois
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere good food. Had the chicken alfreado pizza. Was in town for a quick trip. Would definitely like to try their entrees as well.

Thank Southernilguy
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We some family for lunch and Cimino's seemed like a good place. We studies the menu online and found many things that sounded good. We ordered the crabmeat stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer - they were A+! Although there were very few customers on a Wednesday at lunch, service was a bit slow. We were not in a rush, so... More 

Thank john s
Freeport, Illinois
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been here twice. Our first trip did not go well, food was cold and late. Waited almost a year to go back. When we entered they were pretty filled so we opt'ed to wait in the bar area and have a drink and an appetizer. We ordered a spinach & artichoke dip and got what appears to be a soup.... More 

Thank freeportclaims
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were warmly greeted upon entering, quickly seated and introduced to our server (Jordan). The extensive menu features many Gluten-free options, which is important for our group. Pizzas were hot and very flavorful, featuring loads of cheese, fresh herbs & spices, and a tangy (homemade?) sauce. The chicken sandwich was a hit, as were the thick-cut fries and deli style... More 

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Champaign, IL
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Busy on a Saturday night, but we got a high top in the bar area right away. Friendly hostesses and the server was very accommodating. Lots of menu choices and service was prompt. Good food at reasonable prices. Would definitely return.

Thank Joyce R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Challenge St, Freeport, IL 61032-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-235-8700
great Italian Food great service, nice little boutique

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