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Piccolo Mondo

1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-5049 (Hyde Park)
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Ranked #967 of 8,295 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $30 - $37
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Cross street: Cornell
Transit: 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.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Went here thinking I will find oriental food (long story...) and found a very friendly place, with classic food, friendly service and reasonable prices.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I found this cozy place while I was staying in Hyde Park during the summer. It was closed for a bit while some remodeling was being done either to the restaurant itself, or to the residential building in which it is housed. It wasn't until this past weekend that I had the opportunity to dine there. My daughter and I... More

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Durban, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I recently enjoyed supper at the Piccolo Mondo a year after my last visit. Our evening was great are even better than before. Despite the restaurant being full our service was attentive without being intrusive. Food was sublime. We enjoyed home made bread, great antipasto selection and one of the nicest pastas I have enjoyed for some time. Food was... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Was brought to this restaurant after a conference at U Chicago. Interesting and expansive old-school Italian menu. You can tell the food is fresh and prepared with a bit of love. Found their small plates especially interesting, although some were a wee bit too rustic for the price paid. Interestingly but not overly expansive wine menu, very limited bar menu... More

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houston, TX
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The food is authentic and you will not see any fusion cuisine attempts here. Old school standbys are your best bet. They are done well but nothing special. Great location in Hyde Park. The dining room feels like the 50's. Service is good and works hard to make sure you feel at home.

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