We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bernardi's II

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
123 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1928
+1 815-842-1198
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 88: English reviews
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were here for the Pontiac car show in September. Very crowded and we got there at 5:30ish to make sure we could have dinner (no reservations for parties less than 6). Service was good, wine was good, husband's dinner (ravioli) was so-so, salad was definitely mediocre (their house Italian is mostly oil) but that Tuscan Parmesan was well worth... More 

Thank LindaIC
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday. The special was half a fried chicken, yes HALF a fried chicken, spaghetti or tortellini with their meat sauce and a side--all for $12. I didn't get that but a friend who was with us did. She gave me a wing.... Oh my gosh! I'm from GA and this was some good chicken! I got... More 

Thank J3Ed
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

In town on business, my husband and I are always looking for something local to sample. This place was on the square, and looked inviting. We were seated near the bar, under a canopy that actually muted the noise (it could have been very noisy, the natural ceiling is very high), and we noticed that there were many additional drapings... More 

Thank vickibissett
Level Contributor
191 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Always great food.Had the encrusted Cod special. ..fantastic flavor. MY wife wanted chicken livers..wow**very good.

Thank chazLakePlacid_fl
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to try their buffet and glad we did. I am glad we went early. It really got busy about noon. We had eight classmates enjoy a good lunch together. Buffet had three or four meats and several different pastas. All quality prepared. Many other choices along with desert, all for under $10 dollars. The staff is very friendly... More 

Thank Bob R
Pontiac, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Best fine dining in Pontiac. Upscale Italian food with an old Italian family style twist. Great for special occasions.

Thank William B
Columbus, Nebraska
Level Contributor
163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great place to relax for dinner. We tried the salads and ravioli. The salad was great. Marinara ravioli was a small serving. Bread served with the meal was good.

Thank ma103of1
Anna, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Absolute best fried chicken around. Then top it off by having it Family Style, which adds the famous pasta with meat sauce.

Thank Lori W
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Twelve of us got together for an evening meal at Bernardi's. They have some of the best fried chicken I have ever tasted! We had an excellent server and were waited on quickly and well taken care of throughout the meal! Good pasta but a little skimpy on the sauce. House salad dressing is very good. Would recommend reservations on... More 

Thank Lisa M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Eleven of us had a great meal and wonderful time here. Staff went out of their way to accommodate our group on a very busy night. Will definitely recommend to all our friends. Service was terrific and food was delicious.

Thank Delma R

Travellers who viewed Bernardi's II also viewed


Been to Bernardi's II? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1928
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pontiac
  • Phone Number: +1 815-842-1198
One of several branches of this chain.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bernardi's II staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?