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Leona's Restaurant

1236 E 53RD St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008 (Hyde Park)
(773) 363-2600
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Ranked #2,190 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Most recent review
- Apr 2, 2014
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Neighborhood: Hyde Park
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13 reviews from our community

38% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great go-to neighborhood restaurant, The service is always professional, and friendly. They recently changed their menus, so it is great to see them make changes as needed, The food is always great!!

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Gurnee, IL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The North Side iterations of this venerable Italian chain have always served me well, so I ventured in for dinner with my two near-adult daughters and 92 year old Mom. A solo visit a few months ago had resulted in a brief chat with the house manager at dinner's end (minor issues); I was pleased to see the same lady... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I I have always liked dining at Leona's.I like their pasta,I like their service and I like the atmosphere.However, I don't like the salad. My salad looked more like lettuce with dippers! The cucumber and carrot slices were big! They appeared big enough to be used to dip the salad dressing . The olive tasted like it had been around... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

My spouse and I dined there on a business trip. The entrees' were authentic, and very large portions. The atmosphere was quiet for conversation. I would return to this restaurant. Mt

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Durban, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Tried Leona's twice last month while visiting uChicago. The food is good with a wide selection of American fare. The restaurant is sparkling clean. Service is friendly and attentive. Will definitely use again for a quick pleasant meal.

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Sarnia, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I had a great meal with my kids at Leona's restaurant in Chicago over March Break. The service was wonderful from the time we stepped foot in until we had to sneak out the back door because the front door jammed shut! The food was amazing...I had a wonderful pasta dish, & my kids each had a club sandwich...the sandwiches... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Great salads and entrees all the time. The wait is sometimes a little longer than I like, but worth it in the long run.

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Gouldsboro, Pa.
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Good American Bar Food with something for everyone. I had a Hamburger w/Boom Boom sauce & 2 sides fries & mac &cheese. Will order again. Nice neighborhood stop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,394 reviews 1,394 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
724 helpful votes 724 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I tasted the burger and was very good. I have tried pizza and lasagna here as well, both are decent. It's a restaurant to eat simple food!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2008

Good for a neighbourhood Americana restaurant.

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