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Cafe Bionda

#710 of 7,464 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
South Loop
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1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613 (Cullerton)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Austin, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a day in Chicago before going on to Osh Kosh, Wisconsin annual big air show event. A friend had recommended Cafe Bionda. The restaurant was a little dark, maybe for atmosphere. We started with the calamari which was quite good. I had a shrimp broccoli pasta dish that was better than I could have imagined... More 

Thank Judy R
Birmingham, Alabama
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the recommendation of the Hyatt concierge, and what a find! Delicious lunch with large portions. Delicious homemade bread and sauce to start. Chicken parmesan sandwich and chicken limone were to die for! Highly recommended!

Thank luvtotravel0330
Houston, Texas
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161 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We were trying to find a last-minute place near the convention center for food. Just happen to be on a list of restaurants as provided by the Hyatt hotel. We did not know what we're walking into you but we are pleasantly surprised. This is a mom-and-pop place that has home-cooked, higher end Italian food. The service is excellent. Our... More 

Thank docfoodie2013
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We ordered there special of 2 filet mignons well done. The steak was almost raw that we couldn't eat it. When we finally caught our waiters attention it took him a while to speak with the chef. Instead of offering to comp the check the chef sent out tiny desserts. All you got for $38 was 2 raw filets and... More 

Thank Gaynell William... P
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've had lunch and dinner at Cafe Bionda. I enojoyed both experiences. The wait staff were very attentive and professional. The food was absolutely delicious. Both times I had the shrimp and pasta dish with the house salad. My dinner date had the meatball and spaghetti and lunch date the same as mine. Would recommend Cafe bionda for lunch or... More 

Thank Barbara B
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were staying at a hotel near by and the hotel manager sent us there. I was a great dinner! and really quick (being at the hospitality industry we were amazed how quick all foods were served!). My husband got the filet mignon. really good, well cooked. I got fetucine a la Vongole. And may say I eat this dish... More 

Thank Leah I
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Best grilled calamari.....flavorful large portion for an antipasto and with a salad a great meal Also the Wednesday special Lasagne also very large flavorful portion...... I recommend sharing all the dishes....

Thank Lelia T
Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We were looking forward to eating at Cafe Bionda on a recommendation from a friend. Our experience from the very beginning was forgettable. We pulled up to the Valet, only to sit... and sit... and sit, until 10 minutes later, after being completely neglected, I drove away and parked on the street. Our party of 6 met at the bar... More 

Thank JKTraveler11
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and service! I've been around four times! Great Italian food with generous portions. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Maureen V
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Well this is my last time at this place. The bartender basically treated me like a disgusting human being because I happened to pull out my vaporizer (e-cigarette) and suddenly signaled me like a little child " no no! That's not allowed here" and the other people started laughing. After being a customer here for a couple years, l will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Roosevelt stop or Blue Line - Cermack stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: 13123269800

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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 South Loop

Neighborhood Profile
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.