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About Biaggi’s

Biaggi’s is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups & salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and desserts. Large portions of affordably priced menu selections are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and served in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. We offer an extensive list of affordably priced wines from around the world, including Italy and the United States.

“We believe strongly in providing exceptional service and make it our goal to ensure that each guest leaves with the feeling they have received the highest level of personal attention.”

We invite the entire family to enjoy the Biaggi’s experience. A full Kids Menu is available and children are always welcome. For larger groups, many of the locations include a private event room and wine room, the perfect settings to make any gathering an event to remember.

History of Biaggi’s

The history of Biaggi’s is rooted in a graduate school business plan of Todd Hovenden’s while enrolled at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management MBA program. That business plan came to life in 1998 when Todd pursued a simple mission: to serve authentic, freshly prepared Italian cuisine in a warm and friendly environment with outstanding service and affordable prices. Biaggi’s opened the first location in Bloomington, IL on March 8, 1999 with construction of the second location in Champaign, IL underway on the same day.

Biaggi’s continues to operate as a privately held company and has expanded considerably since 1999 – now operating sixteen locations in eight states nationwide. Over the years Biaggi’s has been recognized and honored by various media outlets in each of its operating markets.

Awards And Recognition

Consumer Reports
Best Italian, Chain Restaurants (August 2012, November 2016)
Best Service, Chain Restaurants (July 2011)

Quad-City Times Reader’s Choice
Best Italian (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)

Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph
Best Italian Restaurant (2013-2021)
Best Overall Restaurant (2013, 2014, 2015)
Best Catering (2015, 2016)

Omaha Magazine
Best Gluten-Free Menu (2015, 2020, 2022)

The News-Gazette
Best Italian Dining (2018)

Maple Grove Magazine
Best Pasta Dish (2014)

Evansville Courier & Press
Best Italian Restaurant (2011), Best Atmosphere (2010)


Where are Biaggi’s restaurants located?

Biaggi’s currently operates sixteen locations in 8 states nationwide.

Are there franchise opportunities with Biaggi’s?

No, at this time all Biaggi’s locations are company-owned and operated.

Where is Biaggi’s corporate headquarters?

1705 Clearwater Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61704

Who is on Biaggi’s executive management team?

Todd Hovenden, Founder & CEO
Kevin Reed, Vice President of Operations
Casey Gru, Senior Director of Operations
Brian Poe, Area Director of Operations
David Morris, Vice President of HR
Amy Goddard, Director of Marketing
Chris Kneer, Controller
Paul Katz, Corporate Executive Chef
Jon Luckman, Director of IT

When and where was Biaggi’s established?

1999 in Bloomington, IL.

Is Biaggi’s publicly traded?

No, Biaggi’s is a privately held company.