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About Biaggi's - Champaign
Biaggi's in Champaign, Illinois offers a menu full of Italian cuisine which includes pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. Each menu item is made to order and prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Biaggi's in Champaign has a full bar which features wine, beer and spirits both domestic and imported.
Try the smoked chicken salad to start out your meal at Biaggi's in Champaign or order an appetizer to share like the jumbo lump crab cakes or the fried calamari. Order a large pizza to share with the group or try the shrimp scampi pasta. The restaurant also has a gluten-sensitive menu as well as plenty of vegetarian items.
Champaign, IL 61820
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Ample parking is available onsite.
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:
Rebecca Benzel, Event Coordinator: (217) 356-4300
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Biaggi's - Champaign Ratings and Reviews
Planned a special Graduation from U of Illinois celebration a month in advance. Reservation for 8 @ 8:00pm. We were not seated until 8:45pm. Some lame excuse about overflow as the patio heaters were not working and it was cold outside. So they prioritized the outside dinners over the inside dinners. Result was delayed seating, overly crowded, and very noisy dining room. Food was good and pricing was reasonable but this was not enough to overcome the negatives listed above.
Less check in's here for me--according to Swarm/FourSquare I have been here more than 125 times, with the majority of those experiences being very good.
Thanks for a good run. FACTS: I started coming here in 1999 when it opened. This was after making several trips from Champaign to the Bloomington location--Good Times and Great Food with Friends...the business was built on the ethic of solid food and exceptional service. I personally knew most of the 'opening' management staff in Champaign....and I am still connected with several of them. Things have changed and not for the better!
On a regular basis I eat here 2-3 times a week. Yes, that is a lot. But, in the past I have appreciated the convenience and location to work. No more passing over the the lack of constancy with food and service. This evening we were served cold/warm soup, cold pasta, cold under cooked vegetables (that the manager calmed was due to a menu change). With tonight's experience I doubt I will ever go back.
Cold food, under cooked food, and an arrogant manager. No Thanks.
We had a new waitress and she was great! She went above and beyond to be accomadating and even tho my husband guzzles tea and most servers can not keep up she did great! The food which i was so excited about left something to be desired. The gluten free bread was awesome but the salads, the sauce on the pasta and the pork chops and lobster were very far under par. The cost was reasonable thnk goodness due to the lack of flavor!
Great service from the time we arrived. Reservation from out of town thru open table worked great. Seated right away and treated with care the whole time. Everyone's meal was delicious. Conversations challenged by noise level, but overall experience was excellent.
I'm some kind of snob who hates chains and rarely goes out to eat. I figure I can cook something just as good, if not better, at home for cheaper. I was skeptical about this being a chain restaurant. We were highly impressed; the sea scallops were huge and perfectly cooked. Attentive wait staff. Calamari appetizer with garlic-y "Italian salsa" was incredible. Probably not a good place for young kids, which is fine! Overall a great experience.
Arrived 10 min early on a Monday night and many tables were available, but they wouldn't seat us because they said they were understaffed. I waited at the bar for 15 minutes, but no one came to take an order before we were finally seated. They put us next to a large group so I asked to move to a quieter area on the perimeter since my husband wears hearing aids. No servers there, so we were stuck. From then on, we had a very attentive and friendly waiter. He was the saving grace of the experience. The food was reasonable and the portions quite large. I liked our waiter, but they need more compelling reasons to return.
We've visited Biaggi's a few times when in town for university activities. The service has always been excellent, and this past graduation weekend was no exception, despite being fully booked all weekend. We thought that all the staff were well trained and coordinated in seeing to our needs. The food is also very good. You can even bring your own bottle of wine, with no corkage fee (as long as the same product is not on their wine list). But they do have a nice selection of both affordable and premium choices on their wine list. Recommended!
We went to Biaggis for Mothers Day. We had a party of 4. They were packed at the first sitting at 11:00am. We were seated by 11:15am and our server was apologetic for our wait. He was very attentive and made us feel at home. The Monk Fish and Cannoloni was excellent and we would definitely recommend to our friends.
Great dining experience overall but the noise level was deafening. Even eating in the bar area we could barely carry on a conversation. Something really does need to be done about that as many have complained and sometimes make other choices of restaurants because of the noise level. Everything else was good.
Disappointed in the new menu...higher prices but still no return of good Italian ie Italian beef sandwiches. Poor sandwich quality and selection. What made the hamburger worth $13..nothing. Please bring back carpaccio also. It was the best. Wines just got pricier and not better selections
The experiences we've had at Biaggi's have varied. This dinner wasn't one of the really good ones. My filet mignon was not medium rare nor really tender. The restaurant was very busy so our friendly waiter would disappear for long periods of time. The noise level was past hearing our dining companions' conversation. The other diners enjoyed their orders and the coffee was excellent though refilled only once. They commented on the very good cannelloni and lasagna, perhaps better choices at an Italian restaurant.
Biaggi has changed its menu. In addition to the more Italian seafood and bruschetta and ravioli, they have added steak. And maybe they changed their chef as well because the same items that used to be on the menu now have lost their flavor.
We used to love the bacon and dates appetizer here. It had a sharp vinegar and honey taste. But now the taste is gone. It's mostly bland. And without the vinegar, bacon is too rich and oily.
Same thing happened to their signature pastas. The Capellini di mare has become bland and the squids were under-cooked and watery. It's the first time Biaggi's been disappointing, and we've been there dozens of times.
We've been to Biaggi's quite a few times in Bloomington, but have been to the Champaign location 3 times this past week.
We attended Ebertfest and needed a place to hang out between shows - love their extensive menu including the fried ravioli and calimari appetizers. My wife is addicted to the beet salad and tomato soup - and I've enjoyed about everything I've ordered.
Don't eat too much of the fresh bread with "Biaggi butter" (olive oil, parmesan cheese, pepper)... you'll enjoy it but won't have room for your meal.
You won't go wrong at Biaggi's.
There was a nice range of entrée items as well as appetizers, The wine list was good. Service was very efficient and friendly. The quality of the food and its presentation were very good and the deserts were attractive. The desert we had , "Bomboloni" I think the name was, was excellent. I would definitely go there again. Parking was more than adequate
My sister and I met for her birthday after work for an early dinner. Nice time - not a large crowd. The service was excellent. We both had the petit filet which were of course small, but very thick and cooked perfectly. They were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I would recommend the petit filet for anyone craving a small steak that is perfectly prepared. I will definitely order that dish again. We shared a Creme Bruelee for dessert that was presented with a candle for my sister's birthday. (No big "hoop-la" -- Thank you!!) Very tastfeful. :-)
I frequent Biaggi's often with friends and guests who are visiting, but I plan to no longer visit this location. Normally the service is wonderful, but this time all except one server were unfriendly and complained about being tired. The servers also were absent and rarely checked in. Also, the bread that I was given twice was cold instead of the normal warm and fresh bread.
I am highly disappointed, especially since last time I came here the servers did not give me the surprise dessert I had ordered and checked on 3 times.
This used to be my favorite restaurant and now I plan to find a new dinner spot.
My fiancé and I went to Biaggi's for my birthday dinner. Our food and drinks were excellent! The atmosphere of Biaggi's is more for bigger groups of people than for quiet, romantic dinner dates and this is the type of place we were looking for that evening. The service was great and we got our food very quickly. I would recommend stopping by for some great Italian food.
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