Searching for an Authentic Italian Restaurant?


Maybe you have Italian heritage and you are looking to connect to your culinary roots. Maybe your heart is in Italy and you’d like to reminisce about the flavors of the land. Or perhaps you simply appreciate a well-made tortellini. If any of these describes you, Bernardi’s is the perfect place to eat!


For more than 80 years, people have flocked to Bernardi’s to taste our family restaurant’s authentic dishes — especially our famous tortellini and spaghetti! While we’ve expanded a great deal since 1933, you’ll find we haven’t lost the flavor of our real Northern Italian cooking.


Choose From Five Italian Restaurant Locations!

The popularity of our excellent cuisine has fueled the expansion of our Italian restaurant from its first location, which was founded in Toluca, IL in the 1930s. Now, you can taste our delightful recipes in one of five convenient locations:

Something for Everyone…

While we are closely connected to our Italian roots, we also serve American favorites! From delicious steaks, seafood, pizza and baby back BBQ ribs to our famous fried chicken; we know how to get your mouth watering!

See What We Offer

  • Dining –Our restaurants seat more than 200 people. Come by for dinner and get your fix for genuine Italian cuisine!
  • Catering – Are you in Toluca, Washington, Peoria, East Peoria, Pontiac, Dunlap or anywhere in between? Get our 4-star professional catering at your next social or business function!
  • Banquets – Come and have your party at our place!
  • Events – See what’s coming up at a restaurant near you and get ready for an excellent night out!