Biaggi's - Bloomington
Biaggi's - Bloomington

Biaggi's - Bloomington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.biaggis.com/
  • Phone: 3096618322
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am -4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday; 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Troy Tomlinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, business meeting, family reunion, or other important occasion, let Biaggi’s cater to you! We offer the perfect combination of authentic Italian food, distinctive ambiance and affordable pricing to make any gathering an event to remember.
  • Private Party Facilities: Biaggi's has private room options for a variety of occasions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Whether you prefer a reception format, buffet or any number of table configurations, our event coordinator will be happy to help you determine what best fits your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Lager 3096618322

Getting there

  • Cross Street: General Electric Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available onsite.
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Biaggi's - Bloomington offers authentic Italian cuisine prepared fresh daily and affordably priced.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Biaggi's - Bloomington reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)good for groups (65)great for lunch (48)fit for foodies (41)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (21)kid-friendly (18)hot spot (14)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Biaggi's - Bloomington
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My family of four ate at Biaggi's in Bloomington Illinois this weekend. I made reservations since it was close to ISU and it was parents weekend. We definitely needed the reservations since it was booked up. We couldn't sit down until 6:15, our reservation time, even though there were plenty of open tables. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and professional. Our food did take awhile to come but, it was ok. We were not rushed. The food we ordered was good but, not great. Food was just warm, not hot . It took long so we didn't send it back to be microwaved warmer. There wasn't , to our knowledge, a lot of nicer restaurants to pick from and this worked out fine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service and great food
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the meal was priced just right. Our service was good and we enjoyed their homemade foccacia!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to Find But Good To Eat!
    Zippy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Visiting our son at the University nearby, Biaggi's was a good choice in a city we really didn't know. The restaurant is very visible from Memorial Drive but extremely, I mean extremely hard to get to. First there's no entrance from the main road. You must enter the parking area from the rear but only from the west side. Getting in and out is terrible and starts your visit with aggravation. But, once you're there, things will change for the better. With a reservation, we were seated immediately, food was excellent, service was good. Prices were a bit high which makes this an occasion visit rather than a weekly stop. I wish they'd clean the floors under the tables when they clean the table tops - messy under the booths.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we had reservations!
    forus2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I'm so glad we had reservations for this busy day. We were seated quickly and the food was good. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal
    ajg27
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is the 5th time I have dined at Biaggi. It never disappoints. I always look forward to dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to Biaggi's many times in the last five years since my children attend Illinois State. I have always had great food and service, however this time the service was very poor. The waitress was not attentive in asking if we needed a refill on our drinks and our food took over an hour to come out. My scallop dish was cold, but the rest of the dishes were hot. We then ordered desert, which also took to long to be served. The manager discounted some items, but Biaggi's needs to work on consistency of their staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biaggi's is outstanding
    MidwestNewbies
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I have been to Biaggi's in Bloomington several times and it is always outstanding in every way. We particularly like their Gluten Free options including very tasty GF flat bread (just a $1 extra). The service people are all oustanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, great food
    Koffeenut
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our server was fantastic! She knew the specials, helped us decide what to select from the menu because she took the time to ask some of our preferences. The specials were delicious and appealing to the eye when served. Highly recommend the restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    R8chel
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were running late to our reservation but they still held our table. My dad tipped his whole glass if tea onto his lap but a bus not noticed and brought us more napkins immediately. The food was wonderful. Love the little plates of healthy snacks for the kids the minute we sat down and that the kids get a Sunday with their meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I don't usually write reviews, but in this case I must make an exception. We picked Biaggis because of its excellent food and the fact that you can carry on a nice conversation while dining. The chef went out of his way to make a lunch size portion of my favorite entree during the dinner hour. He also substituted veggies to one of my liking. He didn't have to do this. Everything was yummy! We'll definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    ge11VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Consistently good food, sometimes the service isn't so great, just depends on who you get.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, but minor exceptions
    Prof66
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was there for lunch on a weekday. Food was great with one exception--the spinach salad had long stems that made it a little awkward to eat. The butternut squash filled ravioli was excellent. The serving size was good. The service was marked down a little on this visit since the one meal came with the wrong side dish, but was quickly corrected. Otherwise the service was fine. Some reviews have said the noise level was too loud, but in the back room with a carpet floor instead of hardwood, it was no problem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit was fantastic
    BulletBob
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I am not usually impressed with restaurant food, to be honest. But for my first time visit to Biaggi's I was totally blown away by the quality and taste of my food. Usually I can take or leave eating out but this was among the best experiences I have had eating out, EVER! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but...
    AJDines826
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The servicw was a little spotty this time We eat at Biaggi's 3 or 4 times a year, usually for a special occasion. The service is usually better. The food is consistently good. My chief complaint is that it is always very noisy at Biaggi's, which makes it hard to have a conversation. I wish they could improve the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food for all Taste!
    Familydiningtime
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant! Kid friendly - even for the picky eaters! We thoroughly enjoyed it and wish there was a location in Georgia so that we didn't have to wait so long to visit again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It never ceases to amaze me at the level of service from Biaggi's. It doesn't matter who serves you, they know the menu. They enlighten you on the specials, but aren't afraid to give their own opinion either. They are courteous, and will provide the most excellent service. I've yet to have a bad experience at Biaggi's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food great service
    locavore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and service. White chocolate bread pudding is fantastic. Only downside is noise level when restaurant is busy. Almost loud enogh that it is hard to understand what someone is saying when they are sitting across the table from you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biaggi's August 7 2014
    iceprincess0417
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was phenomenal, (you are the best Chuck!) The only thing that I can think of that could be changed was the level of the music, it was a little loud. Other than that my husband and I had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service
    RandDtraveler
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ate at this restaurant on several occasions. Every time I drive through Bloomington while en route to Chicago or back to St Louis, stop there to eat. Have never been disappointed. This particular reservation was made via OpenTable (which was the first time I used the service). I was traveling with a coworker, whose 60-th birthday happened to be on that day. Mentioned the occasion in the note to the restaurant. They put a birthday card (not specifically requested) on the table and a candle in his desert; nice! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biaggi could do better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Biggie's has always been a favorite of mine but in my last two visits I was quite displeased. It looks as though that got a whole new wait staff who lack training in regards to service. My last visit the waiter joked a lot with our table but in doing so he forgot one of my food items. Then he was a no-show. I brought this to the attention of another waiter but still the problem was.not resolved. At the end of the meal I mentioned the item to the waiter. He did apologize. This would be so bad but this is the second time I had bad service in the last past at the Biaggi's. Biggie's was now for consistently providing good service but that may no longer be true. My guest also commented on the poor service she got two weeks ago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cindaruVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great place to eat! Service and staff are top notch. Always a great experience!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening and great dinner
    ClassyDiner99
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Sat in a reasonably comfortable, quiet area. Food was great. Service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    Lovesfood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Lovely meal. Salmon special was outstanding. Waitress was very very good
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great b-day dinner with the family!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We all got dressed up and had a fantastic dinner. We have 5 kids between age 5 and 12. They loved it, mostly because the waitress gave them crayons and they could draw on the paper table covering.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty, fast and reasonable
    2fordinner
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was $10 pasta night, a real bargain. We had a wonderful and friendly server. The food was served in record time and very tasty. A very enjoyable meal and we did not have to give the time commitment dining out can require on a week night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/service, but very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Overall the food was excellent, the service was good, but the noise level was a little distracting. It was to the point that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. I would certainly go back, but plan on it being pretty loud in the main dining area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fine experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The menu has changed since our last visit, and much for the better. They offered wonderful seafood selections. My seared scallops with seasonal risotto was phenominal. My wife enjoyed the seasonal wild caught red sockeye salmon, which was wonderfully prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    ZigGuener
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This Biaggi's is wonderful. Their food is sooooooooo goooood. Impeccable service too! Had the scallops dish and it was amazing. The melange of ingredients and flavors made it ( for me ) the best I've ever had. And their bruschetta is just the best there is. Quit reading this and just go. Now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gummy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Biaggis is consistently good. The food is great, staff attentive, and friendly. They seem to be well trained, and are engaging without being intrusive. I can always find several items on the menu I want to go back for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    h1234
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our server was attentive and prompt. Excellent dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passing thru....
    DbatVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Passing thru in route to STL, I looked up on Open Table recommended places to stop and eat in Bloomington. Came across Biaggi's and OMG did we have a great meal. The waiter and staff were great and the food was so delicious. But I have to admit one of my favorite things was the bread and "italian butter" (olive oil, parmesan,and black pepper) served before the meal. So good. A definite redo if passing through Bloomington again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good food
    maestra4
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I frequent Biaggi's as often as I am able to when I travel to Bloomington. My husband and I are never disappointed. The food is always good as are the desserts. They make sure to keep the bread bowl filled. Best bread pudding around.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Some of the best food in town. All 6 dishes we ordered were beyond expectations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebration
    foodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Was at Biaggi's celebrating a friends birthday, it was a night of wine tasting at the bar. And no matter how busy they seemed the service was great, food was fresh/delicious. It was a great pick altogether! The only suggestion I would make is to figure out how to do a little outdoor seating!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, long wait
    bobgsm32
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had reservations for 5:30pm, took over an hour after we ordered for us to get food, it's a pretty loud place, food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Bloomington-Normal
    HawaiianTravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Biaggi's is great! I have eaten at the Bloomington, Davenport and Champaign locations and have always gotten great food and service. I had the capellini de mare which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner1
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The restaurant tends to be too loud in the main dining room for a business dinner. They were able to reserve a round table in the back room and it worked perfectly. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extreme noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love your restaurant but the noise level on a busy night is extremely bad. A table of four can't hear what anyone says. And the ac was so high we all froze. I know w/hot weather it needs to be on a higher level, esp. when it is full of people, but seeing your breath is a little too cold.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit
    Golfer18VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love Biaggi's! Joel greets us with a warm smile and handshake (we love the updates on his wife and children), both the bar and the dining room are pleasant and we are always happy with our entrees. Glen was our waiter and could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Going to Biaggi's is like going home to our "old neighborhood". We think it's the best in Bloomington/Normal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in Every Way
    Grtmeal42
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Dinner at Biaggi's was wonderful. The steak was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were not over cooked, they were perfect. The fish was also cooked to perfection, which does not happen very often in a restaurant! The pasta was great and the sauce was full of flavor. Their wine list is excellent and the desserts and espresso were a great way to wrap up the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.