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Piccolo Mondo

Hyde Park
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1642 E 56th St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60637-1952 (Cornell)
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch while visiting the Museum of Science and Industry. It is right across the street, less than a 5 minute walk. We ordered 2 sandwiches to go, eating them in the park next door. Very friendly service. The turkey and artichoke sandwich was awesome. The 4 cheese sandwich was good, loads of cheese - too... More 

Thank ilBuckeye
White Lake, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

quick service, good food, nice dinner. had tapas, some were great, some pretty good. nice local place, reasonably priced

Thank Schmidly6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in town from Wisconsin staying for business in the Hyde Park area. We stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant that reminded us of outstanding restaurants in Italy. The food is superb and the service is outstanding, making you feel like "family." We were there on a Friday evening around 7:00pm and it was still quiet enough... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We came in for a reception after my nephews 1st communion. There were 36 of us. The waitstaff was beyond amazing. They didn't miss a beat. Soooooo attentive. The food was excellent. This is the kind of italian restaurant that you saw in Moonstruck. No one left hungry or disappointed. Excellent restaurant.

Thank Lisa D
Florida City, Florida
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Food was great and reasonably priced but the service was not up to par! The waiter was not friendly and in some cases rude! Perhaps it was because it was a holiday and they were busy!

Thank Sunshine2653
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We were in the city of Chicago to visit my son and wanted to go back for lunch. This time my wife came with us for the first time. My son, my wife and I once again were not disappointed. Great lunch and very good portions. We will visit when we come back.

Thank sorrent
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I come to Chicago each year to visit with friends and when we do we always make it a point to dine at Piccolo Mondo because the food is terrific and the ambiance is perfect for a leisurely visit with friends. We have eaten Italian food at fine restaurants in Washington, NY, San Francisco and throughout Italy... More 

Thank Dtlaw67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My son who lives in Chicago now went to Piccolo Mondo once and wanted to take me there for lunch. We have amazing calamari as an appetizer. I had linguine with clams in a wine sauce and my son had carbonate. They both were amazing and lots of food we had to take it home. There was so much clams... More 

Thank sorrent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a neighborhood treasure. Conveniently located in the Windermere House (OK, I live in the building), it is one block north of the Museum of Science and Industry and one block west of the CT A Route 6 heading downtown.

Thank GordonChicago
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I enjoyed the food, but it was pricey - and I am accustomed to New York price. It was old-fashioned, solid Italian.

Thank Karen31416

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $37
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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: 773-643-1106

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.