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Bossanova

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
+1 618-462-1175
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16:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Godfrey, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good trendy menu, but space is small so may have a wait. Ambience is nice and martini drink menu is very good. Has sidewalk seating for nice weather, wait staff is very good.

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Thank Jmini67
Alton, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu is getting old and out of date. Early this week I ordered a steak apprtizer only to be told it's no longer available. The week before I placed an order, only to be told they were out of it. This has been going on for several months. Will be looking for some place else to eat on Mondays.

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Thank Midwstdsgn
Godfrey, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love going here for a martini, catching up with friends and enjoying dinner. Love the atmosphere. Quaint. Ligurian pizza my fave! Golden Gun Martini!

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Thank pamgreg_12
Alton, Illinois
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Martini list is a super hit, the food is very different and very good lot of cool twists on old favs. The staff is the best in Alton, bar none. The night we were there the windows were open and music was playing. Ill take more of that anytime.

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Thank 391kente
Edwardsville, Illinois
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is a modest sized little place with a good sized bar, a great menu of Martini's, a nice selection of small plates, flat bread pizza and appetizers. On weekends there is usually a small live music group and the servers are friendly and knowledgeable. They have a salmon plate and a couple of steaks if you want a "big... More 

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Thank Ricardo59IL
Alton, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Bossanova is a little place with a big menu and good food. Sadly, they are not open for lunch. They have a big selection of beers, vodkas, and gins.

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Thank T0mmyztripz
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had an evening meal with fantastic music. Something you would usually find in much larger city. Ambiance pleasant not pushy or overdone. I'll be back.

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Thank Yvonne M
Illinois
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1,010 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a quaint mid sized bar that also has some good food. But the best things about Bossanova's are the martini's and the service. There are a good variety of martini's to choose from and again the service is wonderful. Go and have a great time.

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Thank J-W
Alton, Illinois
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have friends who swear by this place. I finally went and was not so impressed. Menu struck me as something from the roaring 80s and food/service nothing to get excited about.

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Thank Lynden S
Alton, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Food is very good. Been there many times. Have not had anything bad on the menu. Sex in the city martini excellent my favorite. Good atmosphere . Will go back again.

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Thank mryksnyders

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 03:00
Saturday
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6207
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-1175

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