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Lino's

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5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2424
+1 815-397-2077
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16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Rockford, Illinois
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132 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Linos is the place to go for pizza. They also have great steaks, lasagna and salmon. They have the best spumoni ice cream I've ever eaten. The decor is unique, and you feel like you are in Italy. There are a lot of booths, small rooms, etc, so even though it's big, it always feels like an intimate dinner with... More 

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Thank Llamma2
Davis Junction, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food is average,pizza not so good,sauce was like tomato sauce out of a can?would recommend capri,or johns pizza

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Thank pirate8
Rockford, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one restaurant that locals rave about that had disappointed every time we tried it. Food is average at best. Service is slow and just not good. Place looks run down. Much better Italian to be had in the area.

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Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great! I had egg plant parmesan my husband lasagna. The atmosphere was quiet and intimate as we were in a small alcove off the main dining area.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and daughter in law treated me to dinner here for my birthday. Had early reservations so didn't have to wait to be seated. FOOD Is great. Steaks cooked just right. The house salad is the best. Good wine and the waitress was very attentive. Would recommend to anyone.

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Thank merlinis42
Saint Louis, Missouri
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly people but my meal was awful. The salad was wilted, the shrimp dish that they suggested was drenched in butter and bread crumbs. Ouch. I'm not sure that this should be ranked as the top restaurant in Rockford

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Thank lisahrrt
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Rockford gem. Very affordable. Pizza is great - sausage and cheese used are very good. This visit was the 3rd time a family member thanked me for my business. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Michele P
Elgin, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To begin with, the restaurant is painted with scenes of Italy; in the foyer there is a fountain with coins; in the dining areas there is ample seating and some small private rooms off the main seating areas. Our wait person, Hannah, came promptly to our table after giving us ample time to look over the menu. As each course... More 

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Rockford, IL
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner on Friday night with a 7:30 reservation. We were seated promptly. Service was very good. Three of us had a half and half pasta dinner. Mine was lasagna and spinach ravioli. Another had the fish fry. The special salad was great as always. Only negative was my Malbec red wine was a little pricey by the glass.

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Thank meyste
Detroit, Michigan
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here a couple of times. Has the pizza once. It was very good. Loaded with cheese and toppings. I had spaghetti with meatballs and a Linos special salad the other time. The spaghetti was cooked just right, the meatballs were nicely spiced. The sauce was a little sweet for my taste. The house salad was a meal in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-397-2077

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