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Barnelli's Pasta Bowl

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221 E Townline Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1565
+1 847-367-1856
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is inside Portillo's and has delicious pasta. If you are going with a group, this is perfect. You can pick whichever side you want! The service is super quick, even though there's always a crowd, and the food is great!

Thank Smorboll
Roanoke, IL
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We typically visit Portillo's & eat inside. This time we were taking a meal to new parents & decided to pick-up food at the drive-thru from Barnelli's. We ordered ribs & pasta, a chopped salad & shakes. Our order took longer than most & once we paid, we needed to pull to the side to wait. We delivered our meal... More 

Thank BradnCheryl
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Visited for dinner with a high school sports team. PERFECT! Good food, relatively fast, more than enough food. The kids loved it and we were in and out in 40 minutes. Enough time to zip down to Par-King Golf and have a fun round of mini golf. It's confusing because the signage is primarily Portillo's and once inside the line... More 

Thank CindyLouMN
Glenview, Illinois
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This was the first time I tried the BBQ Ribs, and was not disappointed. Ordered the dinner with baked potato which was done perfectly and the salad. I also like their Chicken sandwiches. Nice touch that they wrap the ribs in foil, so I could enjoy my salad without the ribs getting cold. Way to go!!

Thank Jeanne B
Lake Forest, Illinois
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309 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Great, reasonably priced salad, pizza, ribs and pastas. Food is good, fresh and well priced. Avoid the pizza because they seem to take forever, Great for families with younger children.

1 Thank Fastsailor
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

It's a "Gangsta" themed place with good food at reasonable prices. Take the whole family...there is something on the menu for everyone. My favorite is the Chopped Salad with Romaine & Iceberg mix with Tubetti Pasta, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, Gorganzola cheese, green onion, red cabbage and tossed with House dressing. Large serving that you may want to share with someone.... More 

Thank HotlantaSportsFan
Suffolk, Virginia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The food is decent but nothing spectacular. It is more like a fast food restaurant with a sit down menu. I had ribs this time and they were fairly good but the sauce was nothing I would want to try again. The wait was a bit longer than I would have liked but only because I had to stand around... More 

Thank Pamela H
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The salads were wonderful and a reasonable size and price, not to big that you can't eat it all. We went back the next day for lunch but the lines inside and at the drive-thru were too long.

Thank Diane Y
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

You can't be from the suburbs without making the trip out to Portillos/Barnellis at least a few times a year. Everything is delicious. I'm away at college but whenever I'm home I meet friends here. This what we all crave when we are away at school! My favorite from the Barnellis side is the chopped salad. It's always fresh and... More 

Thank shelllee925
Danville Ca
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Vodka pasta was very good. Son had rack of ribs. They were ok. Have had much better. Good for family has in same space as portillos hot dogs. Good for a try. Would not eat there again tho.

Thank traveller2107

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast food, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Townline Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1565
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 847-367-1856

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?