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Leona's Restaurant

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1236 E 53RD St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
(773) 363-2600
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, but...

Good plates, quantity and price are ok... but the service was bad: waitress very unfriendly, she said only a couple of words and gave me the wrong bill over 4 table! However nothing seems italian on there... and I'm italian.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
pitta570
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Cambiano, Italy
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cambiano, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Good plates, quantity and price are ok... but the service was bad: waitress very unfriendly, she said only a couple of words and gave me the wrong bill over 4 table! However nothing seems italian on there... and I'm italian.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
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
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
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

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
41 helpful votes 41 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1236 E 53RD St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: (773) 363-2600
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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.