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Costa's Italian Ristorante

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133 E Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010-8924
+1 815-234-4707
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Byron, Illinois
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost always order carry-out pizza or delivery and have only eaten inside once or twice. The pizza is very good, but is also pretty expensive for the area. Their beer nuggets are our favorite side order. Service is always quick at the drive-up window for carryout.

Thank Popcorn84
Level Contributor
50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to the restaurant with a party of 8 on a Thursday evening. There was only one other table (of four people) at the restaurant when we arrived. We waited quite a while for our waitress to bring us our menus. In fact a member of our party eventually went up to the hostess stand to get the menus... More 

Thank meliDyr
Byron, Illinois
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Guess tonight was a bad night- The place wasn't very busy but it took a long time to get our salads out to begin the meal. Then they were small and a little on the wilted/dry side. The waiter was extremely friendly, however the whole place was hot and stuffy. We were told they were having ventilation problems and hoped... More 

Thank DrNana1
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Their alfredo sauce tastes like flour & pasty. Surprising for an Italian restaurant. I have eaten here on several occasions, each time trying something new because I was unhappy with what I had ordered previously. They do offer large portions, but the food quality is poor & tastes like it came from a can. The one consistently good item they... More 

Thank vacationer66
Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Impulse stop while driving through town. Had not been for several years. They had made a few minor changes in decor and opened up the main dining room. Seated promptly and ordered drinks. Not very busy when we arrived. Ordered food and recieved house salad quickly. Food followed and was the best I have had there. My wife had the... More 

Thank pote97
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Costas seems like the sort of place trying to find its true identify. Décor is your run of the mill Italian look, murals, pillars and ivy, could use some updating. Service is prompt and courteous and the entrees are more than enough to fill you up. We were there on business so there was everything from Apps to pasta and... More 

Thank Richard A
Lake Orion, Michigan
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202 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I had the Egg plant Parmigiana nice thick slices and fixed just right firm not mushy, the sauce was delicious. My husband had Homemade cannelloni, with a slightly sweeter sauce, the house wine Cab was really nice. They have an extended menu, steaks, fish etc...Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank twyleah
Byron, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We arrived Sunday night about 7pm. Greated quickly and seated. Dining room had only 2 other tables occupied and no one at the bar. We brought friends from Rockford for an evening out. This is a great place for very good food in a charming and clean environment. Waitress very attentive. Service quick. Used dishes removed. Drinks checked frequently. The... More 

Thank Cathy T
Davis Junction, Illinois
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant at 7 p.m. on a Saturday evening. We were surprised to find only 3 other tables occupied in such a large dining room. We stood at the hostess stand for a few minutes before being greeted by a cook who told us to "sit anywhere and a server will be right with you". We sat ourselves... More 

Thank Michael P
Byron, Illinois
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Costa's has an excellent menu, not just the standard pizza and pasta Italian dishes. We always enjoy coming here, and if we order carry out pizza, it's from Costa's. Our son-in-law, who is a Chicago-Italian, said the pizza here is very good, and that's high praise indeed.

Thank Elaine G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 E Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010-8924
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Byron
  • Phone Number: +1 815-234-4707

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