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Osteria Bigolaro, Geneva, IL

Osteria Bigolaro

4.7
4.7
82 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Growing up, Anthony found himself in the kitchen at a young age helping with prep and a taste tester. When timing was right, Anthony became a classically trained Chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, IL. At LCB he studied classic French cuisine and later had the opportunity to travel to Italy to study his favorite cuisine, Italian. When returning home, Anthony worked in local restaurants gaining experience. As years went on Anthony's love for authentic Italian cuisine grew and focusing on the craft of making hand made pastas. That is what led him to open “osteria bigolaro.” An osteria is a casual and inexpensive restaurant found in Italy and a bigolaro is a vintage pasta extruder that originated in northern Italy. It was the perfect name for Anthony's vision. “Osteria Bigolaro” will focus on the art of handcrafted pastas and homemade bread along with great wine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (630) 402-0597

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Gargano

  • Neighborhood

    Geneva

  • Cross street

    3rd/38th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. ER

    EricR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've ever had at a restaurant.
  2. SW

    SusieW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service and venue/location was nice. But it is small plates Italian. Fussy, lots of ingredients that are not great together, small small portions. Kind of awful
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always and Heather was very attentive! Loved the Porchetta dish!
  4. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional experience here last night. The menu switched to small plates which was great because we were able to sample many things. The food was outstanding as well as the service. We will be back & highly recommend dining here.
  5. SF

    SuburbanFoodie

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was beautiful, great tasting and something that delighted everyone in our group. The service was impeccable including recommendations on how to traverse the menu. Simply an awesome culinary experience.
  6. L

    Linda

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and wine were wonderful!! The somellier helped me choose a delicious wine. However the lights are way too bright. And the noise makes it hard to converse. Sitting on a wooden bench doesn’t feel like we’re dining in a nice restaurant. Ambience is lacking and it’s too bad because they’ve got the food and beverage down.
  7. HD

    HenryD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A little noisy but the food was well worth it. I will return in the near future
  8. L

    Luigi

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Seating uncomfortable, hard to have conversation..loud with poor acoustics Food, service excellent
  9. PM

    PMTA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the new smaller plate menu. The food is delicious, and besides being able to try more entrees, the portions are closer to what I want to eat. It was fun to have the sommelier explain the different Italian wines, and we each thoroughly enjoyed our choices. The food is somewhat expensive, but it makes a nice special dinner out.
  10. LG

    LeaG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was pretty good. They kicked us out while we were still enjoying our time there...because their system had another reservation at our particular table. There were other tables for 4. So we left, and probably will never be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and amazing food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Geneva! Their pasta is legit & to die for! Small menu but everything is done exquisitely. I love their campari spritz + cacio e pepe. Very cute interior as well.
  13. EB

    ElenaB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food, service and wine were all very good. It was so noisy, however, that it was difficult to carry on a conversation.
  14. LA

    LisaA

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food- a little loud - I wish the tables weren’t so close- I kept hearing all the conversations around me- people didn’t seem to know how to talk in the “restaurant voice” Overall it was a good experience
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but delicious- such wonderful food
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food, nice selection of wines by the glass, and great service
  17. b

    bruceb

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been there in a while. Good was very good.
  18. SK

    SteveK

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All the food at our table was extremely good and unique
  19. p

    poppopsfoodie

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, I hadn’t been since pre COVID. My husband is gf/celiacs and he wasn’t thrilled with their gf pasta on the past so we stopped going. But last night’s dinner was absolutely delicious. 4 of us shared the eggplant njuda, and even the non eggplant lovers loved it. The summer salad was perfect. And oh my, we shared the shrimp risotto, salmon (which I never order out) and pork belly. We all loved everything! Then shared the deconstructed cannoli panna cotta. I was so light and refreshing. I will be taking my husband here again. I think all of the entrees were gf with the exception of the croquettes on the risotto.
  20. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Osteria Bigolaro. Absolutely delicious. Even with a busy waiter we felt taken care of and had incredible food and service. Went for a birthday dinner since it’s not the cheapest evening out but worth it to celebrate!
  21. A

    Alexander

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal! Well done
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing authentic Italian spot. Feels like a trattoria in Italy.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing speciality Italian cuisine. Always a wonderful experience.
  25. MB

    MarkB

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    classic homemade style Italian food. handmade pasta and great sauces.
  26. E

    Evie

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a very delicious salmon for $36.00 but it came with 1 tablespoon of vegetables. It should be served with another side dish, cause we left hungry.
  27. K

    Kevin

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Small intimate Italian cooked out in front. We have never had a bad meal here.... Been traveling a bit this summer, so we missed that they changed menus.. Gone is an old favorite... the octopus.. But there a new ricotta dumpling on the appetizer menu now that is crazy good... Also really loved the new shrimp pasta and pork belly. Highly recommend.
  28. JJ

    JarrodJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was a fantastic as it always is! This is one of our favorite spots in downtown Geneva.
  29. AM

    AnitaM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Our food was cooked but sitting waiting for a server for a while 2 dishes were cold and had to be recooked the other dish was warmed up, we were offered bread whilst waiting for our food. The other person had already finished by the time our food arrived. We had already ordered bread and laid for it. Nothing at all was taken off our bill. It took for ever to get a drink
  30. M

    Mannophone

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our delicious meals and wine. Staff were well informed and super helpful. More Tony was a delight to meet. Outstanding neighborhood spot!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a night out or everyday dining. Authentic Italian cuisine. Make sure you try the bread with homemade butter to start. Pastas are remarkable and freshly made. The shrimp risotto is a favorite. Very nice wine list.
  32. MH

    MichelleH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! The waiter was attentive and friendly. The chairs were very uncomfortable.
  33. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and environment. Highly recommend. We will be back.
  34. m

    micheleb

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service.
  35. JM

    JamieM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh pasta was fantastic. We also tried the homemade focaccia and meatballs and they were excellent also. Will be going back soon
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! We loved our experience!
  37. PW

    PeterW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and service. Unfortunate another table spoke in a volume that prohibited our conversation,
  38. SZ

    SusanZ

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Osteria Bigolaro and it definitely won't be the last. The prices are fair and the food is fantastic. They spend time on all the important details such as warm fresh bread out of the oven when you order. The food is all homemade, and made fresh to order. I only wish there were more dessert options, but the coffee was delicious, an item most restaurants fail at, in my opinion.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place! The food is so very good as is the service. We always look forward to trying the new menu items and enjoying some of our favorites!
  40. p

    pfhjvb01

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved everything we had. AWe had a great starter salad. The risotto was delicious and filled with fresh seafood. And we closed with an olive oil cake that was spectacular.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Osteria Bigolaro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 402-0597.

Osteria Bigolaro is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Osteria Bigolaro

317 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd/38th

  • Neighborhood

    Geneva

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Gargano

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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