There have been some Italian restaurants reviewed in Rockford, Illinois, but Rockford is large with a county population of over a quarter million people and there are some Italian restaurants that are should be included. Rockford, Illinois is about an hour to an hour and a half drive northwest of Chicago and there are plenty of attractions to see, including national landmarks, museums, malls, parks, and much more. While making a visit, the variety of affordable and tasteful restaurants will enhance your experience.
Lino’s, at 5611 East State Street, is a versatile restaurant where the whole family will enjoy a warm and cozy atmosphere. While noted for having excellent pizza, Lino’s also offers a full menu, including beef, chicken, pasta and seafood. Lino’s Italian restaurant also has a catering service, including event hosting. Average price is fifteen dollars or less and they accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Reservations are accepted (815-397-2077) but walk in diners are welcomed also.
Sam’s Ristorante is a full service family-owned restaurant that has two locations to serve you. With children’s entrée’s starting at $3.95, this will be an exciting place to take your entire family. They serve sandwiches and full course dinners, including salads, pastas, chicken, beef, seafood, pizza, and delicacies. With two locations to serve you, reservations can be made at their Rockford, Illinois location (815) 877-2127 or their Machesney Park, Illinois location (815) 633-2686. They offer catering and take-out and they have a full selection of wines, beer, and mixed drinks.
Nunzio’s Restaurant in Loves Park, Illinois is open for lunch and dinner. With 27 years of service in the Stateline area, they offer family dining at affordable prices. You will find pizza, chicken, seafood, and steaks; their Italian cuisine features homemade meat sauce. They accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and reservations can be made by calling (815) 633-5000.
The Capri Restaurant and Pizza is close to downtown in Rockford, Illinois. They serve pizza and other Italian dishes. They are famous Stateline area wide for their awesome chicken parmesan. They are generous with their garlic bread, which comes served with cheese and sauce.
Finally, if you are staying in one of the finer hotels on the far east side of Rockford, Illinois and do not want to go very far, consider Franchesco’s Restaurant at 2404 South Perryville Road. Reservations are suggested and can be made at (815) 332-4992. They accept checks, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. They serve a complete Italian and American cuisine and can cater to banquets for up to 80 people.