Went here thinking I will find oriental food (long story...) and found a very friendly place, with classic food, friendly service and reasonable prices.
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
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
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
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.
I have loved this restaurants for decades and it still stands the test if time even with all the new businesses coming into Hyde Park. The wait staff is great, they remember your favorite meal and wine. And the chefs are impeccable. The food is fresh and the atmosphere elegant but relaxed. XOXO Laurel
Fine place for dinner after a day at the Museum of Science and Industry, or working on campus at University of Chicago, or in Hyde Park for any reason. Our three meals were each delicious: Canelone Veneziana, Fettuccini Campesante, and Fettucini Apulliana with insalatas. Nice wines, low key family atmosphere, view of Jackson Park and the museum to the south.... More
We came here with 2 Hyde Parkers who've been here numerous times - and we had a great meal for a reasonable price. Between thunderstorms following the Art Fair, we strated with 2 tapas - the bacon wrapped dates and empandas - both well prepared and excellent. Fresh ingredients cooked to perfection - the dates were soft and bacon crisp...... More
After visiting the Museum of Science and Industry, my wife and I stopped in here for lunch. Our last visit a few months prior had been for dinner before going to the University of Chicago Court Theatre. I had the salmon special, which was served with gulf shrimp and real mashed potatoes. It was outstanding. My starter was a very... More
the food here was decent, but overpriced for quality. Our meal for two people was $50 and the food is better at olive garden. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad, the experience was fine, but i'm in no hurry to go back.
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