Sure, the food is good, but is this Rockford restaurant a "must try in 2018?"

If you're asking us, the answer is a resounding "yes." After being named one of the "most beautiful" restaurants in Illinois, OnlyInYourState is doubling down on their love of Lino's calling it one of the 15 Illinois Restaurants You Must Try In 2018.

Ranking 14th, OnlyInYourState says "this beautiful Italian eatery has been a favorite place for locals to enjoy dates and special occasions."

Lino's isn't the only Rockford area restaurant to land on the list either. The Rafters in nearby Lena, was ranked 8th, saying "it is a great place to celebrate any goals you achieve in the new year."

What do you think? Which local Rockford restaurant should be considered a "must try" in 2018?

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