Cugino's Cafe

Food & Drink
1881 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 1881 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines Directions
+18477950009
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85% of 419 customers recommended
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Report | 4 months ago
never went, place closed. requesting refund.
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place went out of business shortly after purchase
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Report | 2 years ago
They have been out of business for several years.
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Report | 3 years ago
All the chicken dishes are great. Chicken is lightly breaded and cooked perfectly.
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Report | 3 years ago
Arancini is amazing as is the meatball sandwich as is the grilled romaine and sausage as is the giant rigatoni with crumbled sausage as is the...you see where this is going. Haven't found a thing I don't like yet in all my visits. Such a warm and friendly atmopsphere too!
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Report | 3 years ago
Neck bones !!!
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Report | 3 years ago
Great food!
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Report | 3 years ago
Amazing Italian food and great service!
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Report | 4 years ago
Would recommend it to everyone.
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Love the food and the friendly atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants!
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Danny’s Cafe warmly serves what co-owner Carl Dote described as “Italian peasant food” on Danny’s Check, Please! feature. Their cooking aims to comfort, from generously stuffed artichokes to their signature fried-meatball sub. The hefty sandwich, highlighted on WGN, comes to fruition after staff members hand-form fresh meatball mix into patties and pile on fried peppers. Co-owner and chef Paula Dote told ABC’s “Hungry Hound” that when she and her husband bought the restaurant, she wanted to make exactly what she made at home, and indeed, she uses recipes from her mother and mother-in-law in all of her cooking and homemade volcano experiments. She ladles vodka sauce and crumbled sausage over homemade rigatoni, and layers provolone, parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta in the four-cheese lasagna. Pork neck bones, one of Danny's more unique dishes, are served twice a week and praised by Hungry Hound for the tender meatiness resulting from hours spent simmering in spiced tomatoes. The eatery has also spawned relatives—appropriately named “Cuzzin’s Cafe”—that serve similar dishes in Des Plaines and Orland Park.

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