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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 #2,287 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Most recent review
- Sep 7, 2014
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Neighborhood: Hyde Park
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited the restaurant with four friends. There were a total of 5 women sharing a Sunday afternoon dinner. We all have visited Leona's other locations and had been at this location also. We were disappointed in the limited number of items on the "new menus". It was explained that they had new owners who had downsized the variety of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had one of their pastas and some salad; it was pretty good. Nothing outstanding, but I have no specific complaints about anything, either. Service was not great, though - it was bizarrely slow, given how few people were in the restaurant besides us at the time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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