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Piccolo Mondo

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1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-1952
+1 773-643-1106
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanadas” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (5 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-1952
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted with a friendly smile and beautiful ambience. The open dining room was airy with natural light from tall, floor to ceiling arched windows overlooking the Museum of Science and Industry campus. Small and larger tables were set with white cloths, accented with...More

Thank LUchicago
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in without reservations. Placed was packed. We were greeted warmly and treated like family. Chicken special with sage sauce was delicious and healthy. Vegetables al dente, chicken moist and juicy. Stuffed crepes with seafood also a winner. Third dish we tried was eggplant parm,...More

Thank Regina H
Reviewed March 11, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at Piccolo Mondo. Great setting in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Highly recommend this location.

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food! Can't say enough on how delicious. And definitely save room for dessert. The frozen fruit with sorbet inside was an absolute delight.

Thank Marsha L
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We had a very good meal at this restaurant. The service was prompt and friendly but never over bearing. We would definitely return.

Thank trudy h
Reviewed January 4, 2018

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Chicago. I've been here many times and I always enjoy my food. If you like Octopus, it doesn't get any better than in this restaurant! Consistently good and they have a small bakery that is really good on...More

Thank GarryZ
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Midway through a pretty chilly bike ride along the lake, I stumbled upon this gem tucked away in Hyde Park across from the Museum of Science and Industry. What a find! Excellent, authentic minestrone soup and a few empanadas re-fuled my return journey North. Excellent,...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

We came to this restaurant after several others. We were greeted with no smiles and slightly angry servers. Our server acted unhappy to be serving us. Our food was good but not worth putting out the staff.

Thank mfratto
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Authentic Italian food. Reasonably priced menu. Simple but pleasing atmosphere for dining. The place could get noisy if crowded with tile floor and fall ceilings. Would definitely go again.

Thank John S
Reviewed June 30, 2017

This is a light and airy venue that is a delight to dine in. Large windows look out on strips of park. Despite a high ceiling it is not noisy at all. The menu is Italian but with more interesting offerings than I usually associate...More

Thank MorwensCat
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $37
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-1952
  • Public Transportation: From downtown Chicago, take the #6 bus to the S Hyde Park and 56th street stop near the Museum of Science and Industry. We are located one block to the west.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-643-1106
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