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8 E. First St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Il Poggiolo Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,Thursday:5:00-10:00 Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Lunch Monday- Saturday: 11:30-2:30
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Il Poggiolo can cater to any event. Delivery available.
Private Party Facilities:
Il Poggiolo can accomodate private events up tp 150 people
Balcony area events up to 60 guests
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Hernandez or Alex Smith (630) 734-9400
Special Events & Promotions:
Sundays: "Free Pasta Sunday". Kids 12yrs and under eat free pasta
Tuesday: $9 Martini's
Wednesday: Wine Down Wednesday is 25% off selected bottles of wines
First St and Garfield
Metra stop is Hinsdale
Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Il Poggiolo
Il Poggiolo is located in Hinsdale and specializes in Italian cuisine.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Good place to say hello to
neighbors and friends and to come last minute after a game or on a friday evening or with friends. The food portions are just right, not too much. Sitting below is better than above. You feel a bit out of it on the balcony but some people like it because it is easier to hear. It is a happening place. The bar scene is vibrant. It is a hip spot in the burbs. The food is good especially the pasta with meat sauce. Love that fig salad!!! Best salad anywhere. Good place to have lunch with girlfriends or a business meeting instead of CC club."
Dined on 1/18/2014
1st visit did not disappoint!
Small portico-like protected entry to curtain-shrouded large, attractive dining room reminiscent of many NYC restaurant spaces. Website (what's that infectious Italian pop song and where can I get the music?) menu lured me in for delicious fig pizza. Chef happily obliged to split nightly special and adjust the sauce for my food-sensitive companion's portion. Best surprise: delicate, made-to-order bomboloni, an Italian specialty that I also discovered in NY, which was not on website menu. I'll be back if only for that reason,but there are many more. Service impressive too. Appealing ambiance. Delightful departure from mediocre corporate-run chains that overrun Naperville. Well worth the drive."
Dined on 2/21/2014
This restaurant was highly
recommended by my best friend. We were celebrating the closing of a huge business deal that was three years in the making. We even had drinks and wine sent to our table from friends who were vacationing in Scottsdale. The presentation of the food was lovely, but cold (should have been warm). We enjoyed the tuna dish, but the flank steak was tasteless. We were disappointed since we had heard such great things about the restaurant."
Dined on 2/21/2014
This is a noisy room which I have
experienced more than once. On Wednesday night they had singers and so the music was louder than usual. While the singers were excellent the noise level is just too much for me. Some energetic rooms have quieter areas but not so this one. Love the food though and it is very handy."
Dined on 2/19/2014
We had had take out from them
before and thought the food was good. It took the "first" server 15 minutes to get a drink order from us. The table we were seated at was right in the line of fire that everyone walks by and bumbs ( second table on the back wall behind host stand). We asked the hostess to move us, after 10 minutes or so she found another table for us ( she was the only good service person beside the bussers). Next server was upstairs and couldn't have been slower. I felt like the servers either didn't care or just forgot our four top numerous times. We had to signal our servers numerous times for them to come over. The food was good but we will not go back, maybe just take out is the answer."
Dined on 2/8/2014
The food is always good/fresh, but
the service is not quite up to par. Perhaps it was the slow night, but the waiter was very scarce and the speed of service was slow. In addition, the valet wasn't on duty which made things difficult given I was on crutches. So, despite the good meal, an overall disappointment given the inconvenience of no valet/need to park around the block and poor shoveling/ability to get from the car to sidewalk"
Dined on 1/3/2014
Food was fair but overpriced, wine
was way out of line. ( could be because it was New Years eve ). Waiter got my entree order incorrect, never came by to check finally had to grab one of the servers to tell the waiter. By the the time my correct entree was brought out my wife was nearly finished. They discounted my entree somewhat but whenever I've experienced this at other restaurants they usually comp the entire entree. Also, we got a table near the door and it was very drafty, any time someone enters the restaurant a blast of cold air comes in. I wish the experience was better I like having good Italian restaurants in the area."
Dined on 12/31/2013
A wonderful upscale restaurant
right in the neighborhood! The food was outstanding! Our server, Gregory, was great. He was there to tell us about the specials, was knowledgeable about the menu as well as knowing that this location used to be a silent movie theater -- yet did not hover. The manager came y to make sure we were happy, and we never felt like we overstayed our welcome, which so often happens. I can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Conveniently located in downtown
Hinsdale, service was excellent and prices reasonable."
Dined on 12/18/2013
We were handed our coats at 9:30.
Were they closing? They might have explained instead of being rude!"
Dined on 12/17/2013
The only disappointment my wife
and I had was the quality of our entrees. She had a pasta with a mushroom cream sausce that was not cooked all the way through. I had a veal and risotto special that was very disappointingly bland. We sat at the bar after dinner and had a few drinks and chatted with the bartenders. A great spot and had a great time with patrons and servers, just thought for the money the entrees should have been much better."
Dined on 12/14/2013
Our lunch at Ip Poggiolo was
delightful. We enjoyed the pizza and Chicken salad as well as the Minestrone soup. The waitress was helpful and efficient. We felt like we had chosen the perfect place for lunch."
Dined on 12/9/2013
The ambience is gorgeous here. The
food is fresh and balanced. Both visits I've made here have been memorable in terms of all the aforementioned and the way we are treated. We happened upon this place while we were running errands in Hinsdale and now we make a special trip out from the city. We already have our third trip planned."
Dined on 11/30/2013
The pasta dishes here are second
to none...they bring in a pasta chef who specializes in coming up with fresh, innovative dishes. Every meal I have had here is better than the last! A local favorite for me and my family."
Dined on 11/30/2013
For those of us in the western
suburbs with family in the city, it's a perfect mid-meeting place because of the train."
Dined on 11/26/2013
I've had may great experiences at
Il Poggiolo and plan to return over and over."
Dined on 11/23/2013
Great neighborhood restaurant.
Friendly atmosphere with a great menu and outstanding service."
Dined on 11/21/2013
overall excellent experience. I
would definitely visit again. Excellent food and service."
Dined on 11/14/2013
After booking with open table I
did call the day of reservation and ask for them to provide an area on the balcony at the railing. Request was met."
Dined on 11/3/2013
Il Poggiolo is a pretty good
restaurant in Hinsdale. I've eaten there a number of times and it's fair to say that the food is good but service varies by server. I wouldn't say that management (esp) or the staff are on par with a restaurant of comparable price in the city. One early lunch the owner / manager seemed to do more strutting around than focusing on the guests -- guess it wasn't his job. So that was a bit disappointing. Hostess stand took a long time to acknowledge us when the restaurant only had two or three other tables. Just odd But nonethelss, Il Poggiolo can deliver really good food and flavors. But service is spotty"
Dined on 10/25/2013
The atmosphere is very nice and
food was good but not great. My husband ordered pasta with vodka sauce and was very pleased with his choice. I had the beet salad and added chicken. The portion was small for the price and the chicken was bland and tasteless. Overall on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give this restaurant a 6."
Dined on 11/3/2013
wine list is poor and currently
being downsized to lower quality offerings"
Dined on 10/26/2013
There is way better Italian food
in other neigboring towns...for much better prices,sorry. Food is just not good enough to charge Hinsdasle prices like they do."
Dined on 10/7/2013
We loved the few street side
tables to allow for intimate conversation while enjoying great service and food."
Dined on 10/5/2013
My bone in pork chop was terrible
and my sweet potatoes were cold"
Dined on 10/5/2013
This Hinsdale eatery rivals any in
the city! Over the last few years these gems pop up and you see great food, space and can enjoy a great evening without the 1hr drive, $20 parking and prices 50% higher. Poggolio warrants a standing reservation....you can also head down a few doors to their sister restaurant Nabuki for amazing sushi... Come to downtown.....Hinsdale!"
Dined on 10/3/2013
Fantastic food and service...ask
for Ann, she's fantastic!!"
Dined on 10/4/2013
This was a last minute pick--what
a nice surprise. Everything from the appetizer to dessert was fantastic. The eggplant appetizer was one of the best eggplant dishes ever, the soup, entree and dessert were so delicious and there was lots of everything. Service was also excellent--attentive and VERY knowledgeable. We will be back."
Dined on 9/29/2013
Food was great. Service was very
good... Restaurant decor and ambiance was very nice too.... One thing I didn't like which is food portions, specially with some dishes are a bit pricey compared to the portion you eat... Maybe it was just my luck..."
Dined on 9/16/2013
Always a favorite. Food was
delicious, portions perfect for the price I love the fact that the suggestions are spot on. Our flow diners were very impressed with the restaurant."
Dined on 9/1/2013
I find the food at this restaurant
to be only ok. The minestrone soup was ok at best. The was very bland and lacked flavor. For the prices the food quality really needs to improve. My daughter had chicken milanese, which I tasted as well, and it was very bland as well. If this establishment could get the food quality right I would visit it more often. As it is local I do tend to go there every once in awhile because of convenience."
Dined on 9/1/2013
Il Poggiolo is very good
restaurant; good food, good service, friendly and accommodative staff. It is definitely for foodies as they have an interesting menu. I would definitely go there again."
Dined on 8/20/2013
We love Alex! Food has gotten much
better. Absolutely loved out dinners the last couple times. New menu is outstanding. Props to the Chef."
Dined on 7/29/2013
Consistently good food and
service. It's a can't miss for a local restaurant. Great not to have to drive into the city to get a good meal"
Dined on 7/6/2013
Very inviting very friendly! Our
waiter was awesome made great conversation explained the menu great advice on meals etc. We were not rushed, enjoyed sitting and good conversation with over guests! We have been here before for lunch. My daughter had her Son's Baptismal reception her .Everyone loved the food and had a great time."
Dined on 6/28/2013
Excellent food and service.
Eggplant Parmesan best I have had. Pasta homemade and fresh chicken was perfect!"
Dined on 6/21/2013
Sat outside on a beautiful night.
Food was good. Service was very spotty. Server was busy covering indoor tables."
Dined on 6/17/2013
I wouldn't have guessed it is
kid-friendly, but they were ready with crayons, etc. to keep the kids busy. Food was wonderful, but the service was not. Waitress was more interested in talking with the bartender/kitchen help instead of informing us of the Mother's Day special, or asking us if we wanted another wine, or getting the food right. She recommended a wonderful dessert, but brought us something completely different. Definitely a place to recommend, the food truly is very, very good. Just be ready to track down your waitress if she goes missing for large quantities of time."
Dined on 5/12/2013
I had never been here before but
let me tell you I can't wiat to go back.. All aspects were superb."
Dined on 5/22/2013
our server was terrible He may
have had 1 other table yet he was missing during most of the night At one time my sister ordered from him another glass of wine (we were sitting right next to the bar) but instead of placing the order at the bar he disappeared after 15 minutes we had to ask the bus boy who asked the manager for the order The side to my chicken dish was not brought and he disappeared before I could ask for it, again a long wait and a plea to the bus boy to bring the server out from the back My mother ordered a pasta dish and specifically asked that the peppers be taken out yet there it was with the peppers and she sitting with the plate for a long wait until we could bring him out again"
Dined on 5/19/2013
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