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There’s more to Tina’s Italian Café and Bake Shop than amazing Sicilian style food, there is the love and care that goes into its preparation by its owner Tina Tortorici.

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  • Delicious home-cooked food. Outstanding daily specials and fresh baked bread. An authentic taste of Italy in Gurnee. Great atmosphere and outstanding service.Pervaiz Karim, Gurnee, IL
  • Tina's Bake Shop is one of the best restaurants in Lake County. The food is always fresh, hot and awesome. the service is great too. You can tell that Tina takes pride in her food. My favorite is the Bandiera Italian sandwich. I also love the soup. Today's was cream of asparagus. The tiramisu is to die for. It's better than anything in Italy. It's Tina's mom's recipe and you can tell. The bread is so fresh and I love that there is cheese and olive oil on the table waiting for you. This is our Saturday lunch spot many days out of the year.Farrah H. Lake Villa, IL
  • My favorite "find" for lunches at work and the price can't be beat. First of all the atmosphere is so welcoming, it feels like you're eating in a long lost Italian grandmother's kitchen :) It's very hard for me to break my rule of always trying something new b/c the chicken salad sandwhich/salad is SO GOOD. I absolutely love their summer salad (mixed greens...strawberries...mangoes) and fresh out of the oven focaccia. The roasted pumpkin soup is also a great (and I think seasonal) choice. Desserts are home made too - so no matter how full you are you must at least take one to-go (tiramisu....mascarpone brownie)Sofia J. Wheeling, IL
  • Went for lunch after a long hiatus (yay, strategically placed construction jam that only allows me to drive north at lunchtime!) and it was a perfect as ever. Seriously amazing, fresh, balanced, delicious food. Love, love, love this place.Catherine S. Lake Zurich, IL