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Piccolo Mondo

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 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
Terrific food and value

My wife and I come to Chicago each year to visit with friends and when we do we always make it a point to dine at Piccolo Mondo because the food is terrific and the ambiance is perfect for a leisurely visit with friends. We have eaten Italian food at fine restaurants in Washington, NY, San... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Dtlaw67
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I come to Chicago each year to visit with friends and when we do we always make it a point to dine at Piccolo Mondo because the food is terrific and the ambiance is perfect for a leisurely visit with friends. We have eaten Italian food at fine restaurants in Washington, NY, San Francisco and throughout Italy... More 

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Ontario
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My son who lives in Chicago now went to Piccolo Mondo once and wanted to take me there for lunch. We have amazing calamari as an appetizer. I had linguine with clams in a wine sauce and my son had carbonate. They both were amazing and lots of food we had to take it home. There was so much clams... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a neighborhood treasure. Conveniently located in the Windermere House (OK, I live in the building), it is one block north of the Museum of Science and Industry and one block west of the CT A Route 6 heading downtown.

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Thank GordonChicago
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I enjoyed the food, but it was pricey - and I am accustomed to New York price. It was old-fashioned, solid Italian.

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Thank Karen31416
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This large but relaxed restaurant on the west side of Chicago turned out to be a good choice for us. We love Italian food and Piccolo Mondo has tasty food and an extensive menu. The service was attentive. The pasta was particularly good.

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Thank TJCGrandRapids
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

The food always tastes fresh and full of flavor, no matter what you get. And each member of the staff is always so genuinely friendly and helpful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

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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213 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, 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

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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.