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Leona's Restaurant

1236 E 53RD St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008 (Hyde Park)
(773) 363-2600
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been here a few times with my some family. I love the atmosphere and the servers are good and quick to your needs!! I loved the food!! I have ate through a little bit of the menu. I will be back to finish what I've started. Keep on being consistently great!! Cheers

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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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Additional Information about Leona's Restaurant

Address: 1236 E 53RD St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
Phone Number: (773) 363-2600
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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