204 N Neil St, Champaign
We went for a nice dinner out for two. First, above all, know that this restaurant is noisy. Very noisy. A couple draped buntings on the ceiling would do wonders. If you are seated in the middle of the restaurant, it will be hard to hear your dinner companion. The food is quite good. The special Guazzeto dei Cozze (mussels) appetizer was fine, but not special. Great sauce, but not real tender meat. The Tagliatelle al Funghi was outstanding...pasta done perfectly, with sausage, peas and mushrooms a great mix - with an excellent truffle sauce. Expensive at $38 but very good. The bread basket is $8 - but there is enough for the entire dinner. Wine list is not extensive, but a few good choices at reasonable prices.
Food is bland and tasteless. Needs seasoning and I went to Italy and tasted their lasagna and Italian food so I know how it tastes. Also I let the owner know of my feedback and it was not received very well. Dessert was good though.
Not even sure where to start. In short: service was bad and sparse, food was nothing to brag about and incredibly overpriced. We came here for a birthday dinner because a friend recommend it, and said they had great pizza. When we looked at the menu and saw there was no pizza and he must have gotten his restaurants mixed up, that should've been our queue to leave. The chicken parm was a big portion, but the chicken was a really weird consistency and not enjoyable. No one else seemed particularly impressed by their meals, I'd pass on this place especially considering the price.
This is a perfect spot for special occasions. The prices are higher than most of the restaurants in Champaign, but the quality of service and food is exceptional and the ambiance is beautiful for an evening meal. I've found it appropriate to share a meat dish and a pasta dish amongst two people as the meat dishes are often very generous and hardy and the pasta dishes tend to be on the smaller side. Previously I've ordered the pork chop as well as the lamb with potatoes, both of which I would highly recommend.
Second time I've tried this place. The first was so good I can't even remember what I had. I figured I should write my review while the memory is fresh. We ordered tagliatelle alla bolognese (which needed salt added to have any flavour), spaghetti portofino (the mussels were fine, but we left the pasta), and some kind of ravioli (that tasted like it should have been dessert). We also order foccaccia, which was probably the best thing of the meal. We spent over $100 on this meal and it was all just fine. For me, not worth the price to save the time it would take to cook something better myself.
Great flavor, fresh ingredients, and warm ambient. The appetizers were very nice as well.
I thought this was a truly great Italian meal. The ambiance is perfect. The portions were huge. The chicken parmigiana was truly outstanding. Great bar selection. Top notch!
The food was superb and the service was very well timed. Hands down my favorite spot in Champaign
Perfect all around. They made our anniversary evening very special. It was my first visit, but definitely will not be my last! -The food was the best Italian around and very authentic. The chef was amazing! -The service was second to none. From the time we were seated throughout the entire night, the entire staff was attentive and kind but not overbearing! I have a couple photos, but I did not take pictures of everything unfortunately. The special pistachio dessert was so good!
Oishii! Our food was AMAZING! Just leave you guys a tip: give your server appetizers and entrees orders at the same time if you don't want to wait your entrees for so loooooooooooooooong.
We go here almost every time we come to the area to visit my partner's family. Have been here for dinner three times, ordered different dishes. It's pretty pricey especially if you order wine or cocktails as well but food wise it's with it.Their carpaccio is hands down the best I've ever had and order it regularly if it's on the menu.I'd definitely recommend saving some space for desert because their cannoli is absolutely worth every calorie.
Amazing!!! The best Italian restaurant in Champaign.
I'll chalk it up to the pandemic but last night I was served a salty bowl of dog food with peas. My wife had a lovely scallop though.
What an amazing experience from start to finish. Hailey's attention to detail truly enhanced our evening. Our calamari appetizer was crispy and delicious. The gnocchi was pillowy perfection and the lobster ravioli was amazing. Don't forget dessert as you won't be disappointed. We shared Tiramisu and panna cotta. Totally different textures and flavors but both were incredible. Can't recommend one of them more than the other. We are already planning our next visit.
Great atmosphere and great food. The price is a bit high and it’s not for casual dining. But you definitely need to try the ravioli with lobster and crab meat. It’s so good! And the whole octopus am for appetizer!
204 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820