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Cafe Bionda

1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613 (Near South Side)
312-326-9800
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Ranked #510 of 8,286 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $21 - $30
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near South Side
Cross street: Cullerton
Transit: Red Line - Roosevelt stop or Blue Line - Cermack stop
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Waiter took the time to listen and made a unique dish. Food was beyond expectation and the service was great but at the same time was timely and without too much interruption Well done!

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NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate here on the last night of a business trip. Trip Advisor and a bartender recommendation sealed our fate. The place was close to our hotel (Hyatt), close enough to walk, although we took a cab. Our waitress was a little pushy, but being from NY, it was comfortable. We decided on a small antipasto appetizer and the steamed... More

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Dallas, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommend by the staff at McCormick Place. We ventured out to try it and I have to agree. The Meatball Salad is incredible. Looking back, I should have had this as my entree, but several of us spilt it as an appetizer. Then, the entree - Nanna's Gravy - awesome. I can see why this dish... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went for dinner tonight with colleagues. Very busy for a Wednesday night. Food was out of this world. I had Eggplant Roloto and the Baby Arugala with grilled chicken. They only negative was the wine options. I requested a Chardonnay and was told they were out that the delivery had not arrived yet. Ok it's 6:30pm so I doubt you... More

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Woodhull,IL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My mother, my daughter and I spent a few days in Chicago and ate at Cafe Bionda on a Tuesday evening. We were early, (5:45) and although we had reservations, there were few tables filled. We had three different dishes and all were fabulous. I had the gnocchi ($22). It was a bowl that could have fed my husband and... More

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It is convenient to walk from the convention center (7 blocks). The staff was helpful and arranged a reservation for us at the last minute. But it was quite expensive for the quality of the food and the drinks were overpriced for their size. I think our expectations were just out of line based on the glowing reviews from the... More

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been introduced to Cafe Bionda this past year, this was my 6th time there. Every time we go as a Group everyone says it's the best meal they ever had. This place is a Must go. You'll be happy eat there. Nj

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The lasagna is a special and not a regular on the menu. It is the best I have had in Chicago. The limone chicken is also fabulous. The side salad is good and the dressing using high quality ingredients. There is very little parking.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I go to Cafe Bionda about once a week. It is delicious and consistent with the best service around. Wine is a little expensive but the pour is generous. Spouse always gets a special and is always happy. I can't help it, but I almost always get the eggplant rotolo in some form or another: it is... More

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Grand Blanc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A group of us went here on a recommendation from a friend that use to live in Chicago. We were staying in a hotel downtown, so the location was far; the cab ride took almost 1/2 hour (bad traffic), and cost us $15 for one way. Aside from the location being "off the beaten path" relative to downtown, the food... More

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