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Piccolo Mondo

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Hyde Park
Italian, Spanish, 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
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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
A well timed meal

Conveniently located near the Museum of Science and Industry, a friend invited me to go to dinner with her here. We had a starter to share, a main course each and then shared dessert. The meal was extremely well timed in that a few moments after we had finished a course the waiter brought over a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
rsalem713
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Hastings, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As a Hyde Park restaurant, my partner and I have been regulars at PM for years. We enjoy the cocktails (don't even need to order, they see us come in and have our drinks in hand), appetizers, and variety of food. The owner, Norberto, is jovial and welcoming. Francisco is not only an excellent waiter- when I had surgery two... More 

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Coatzacoalcos
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After a long day at a business conference in the museum of science and industry across the street, this was a really good place to beg out. Fantastic service and food. Couldn't have asked for anything better!

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SF, CA
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visit this restaurant when we stop in to see relatives in the area. Our previous meals were fine. This time we had inconsistent meals. Some of our group had acceptable or good meals. One person had fish, and it wasn't properly cooked. He didn't want to send it back, so he shared other people's food. We'll probably try it... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Conveniently located near the Museum of Science and Industry, a friend invited me to go to dinner with her here. We had a starter to share, a main course each and then shared dessert. The meal was extremely well timed in that a few moments after we had finished a course the waiter brought over a new one. Parking was... More 

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SF, CA
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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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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Additional Information about Piccolo Mondo

Address: 1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-5049
Phone Number: 773-643-1106
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 37
Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, Tapas

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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, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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

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

Staying in Hyde Park

Neighborhood Profile
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.