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Piccolo Mondo

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Hyde Park
Italian, Tapas
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1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-5049 (Cornell)
From downtown Chicago, take the #6 bus to the S Hyde Park and 56th street stop near the Museum of Science and Industry. We are located one block to the west.
773-643-1106
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Scenic view

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
still good - a year later

We were back in Hyde Park to visit family. This place was a hit last year, so we returned. Good food and service, at reasonable prices. Good wine recommendations. It was bitter cold outside, and the restaurant was wonderfully warm. The staff is attentive to guests and very attentive with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
sfgardener
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SF, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
SF, CA
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were back in Hyde Park to visit family. This place was a hit last year, so we returned. Good food and service, at reasonable prices. Good wine recommendations. It was bitter cold outside, and the restaurant was wonderfully warm. The staff is attentive to guests and very attentive with regulars.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We chose Piccolo Mundo for its cozy low noise level and confidence from past visits that we would enjoy well prepared Italian food at reasonable prices. Not only were our expectations met but the three of us the grill seafood special all found it to be superb. One member of the group stated that the dish was better than a... More 

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San Diego, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the better Italian restaurants we found in Hyde Park. We had a fairly large party and it seemed like everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was pretty good, but not the friendliest waiter. Location is a little off the beaten path but worth finding if you are in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Just the two of us, disinclined to create a sea of leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner, chose a restaurant we'd visited once before. Absolutely perfect. He ordered saltimbocca, which was pounded and cooked to perfection. When the veal is cut and pressed thin enough, it's easy to overcook. This was done just right. I ordered the grilled calamari, shrimp and octopus,... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Chicago is place where you will can find great places to eat! And this is one of them. Must try it. :)

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you are braced for hit or miss service this is well worth your time and money. The atmosphere is fun and the food is very good. There is a bakery and take out at the entrance. This very popular with regulars. They seem to take front seat to others. Have a glass of wine or a cocktail and watch... More 

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice quaint little place. Good food good service I love the calamari & the desserts are the best part

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's truly a gem. The food is consistently delicious, and the new bakery serves up some truly wonderful medialunas (croissants) and other tasty treats. Also, we think the empanadas are the best in Chicago. Wonderful atmosphere for breakfast in the bakery, or lunch or dinner in the dining room. Friendly, professional service - highly recommended!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have been going to, "piccolo Mondo's" for better then 20 years and it is always great. The food is, Spanish Tapas & Italian" it is wonderful and special . The ambience is interest, inviting , and very warm. A place to enjoy a glass of wine and just sit and enjoy the company of the person your with. The... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Have been here three times and was always pleased with the food, wine, and service. My wife and I had Chicken Marsala and the Chicken Lemond...both were very good. Nice restaurant, conveniently located in Hyde Park. Worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-5049
    (Cornell)
  • Public Transportation: From downtown Chicago, take the #6 bus to the S Hyde Park and 56th street stop near the Museum of Science and Industry. We are located one block to the west.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: 773-643-1106

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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