Il Sogno Wheaton
Il Sogno Wheaton

Il Sogno Wheaton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilsognoristorante.com/
  • Phone: (630) 682-5900
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nancy Longobardi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will customize a menu for any catering order.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two rooms available. One that sits up to 45 customers the other is 90 which provides full bar. COMING SOON*** Outdoor roof top sits up to 70-80 customers.
  • Private Party Contact: Rosaria Migliaccio 6303419125x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Front Street
  • Public Transit: Metra
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and parking garage located on Front street.
A word from Il Sogno Wheaton
Il Sogno Ristorante in Wheaton is known for our authentic Southern Italian cuisine along with fresh seafood and farm raised meats. Family owned for over 5 years with Mama Nancy as executive Chef bringing you homemade recipes with her special dishes from Naples. A true Italian restaurant with a true Italian chef. "ROOF TOP COMING SOON"
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Il Sogno Wheaton reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (24)romantic (20)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (16)notable wine list (9)scenic view (7)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • One of our new favorites!
    DiscerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have dined at Il Sogno a number of times, and it just keeps getting better. Previously, I thought the plating was somewhat unappealing - just food thrown on a plate. Not any more. The food was thoughtful and very nicely presented. The bread arrived piping hot right out of the oven to our table. The chicken marsala was yummy. They made a special brussel sprout side dish upon request. We couldn't have asked for a better meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poorly Managed
    WheatonNative
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We arrived five minutes before our reservation we made on OpenTable. After a several minute wait, I was finally greeted by a host (manager?). I gave our name and time of the reservation. He then indicated he was so busy he had not reviewed the reservations coming in from OpenTable all evening and was overbooked. This seemed to settle it for him, he was so busy that he could waste my time, as well as the time of other guests that could have chosen from lots of other restaurants. Not only was this gentleman unapologetic, he did not indicate he would make any extra attempt to correct his mistake. We walked out, went to Ivy, got right in, and had and incredible meal with great service. I will not return to Il Sogno.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paguch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a great time eating, drinking and dancing to "The Next Level".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    MelT
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We always have really good food at il Sogno-the service is prompt, the food delicious and interesting. This is one of our go-to restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just visiting
    Gabriela
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our evening at Il Sogno was absolutely lovely. The food was delicious and abundant, the service was attentive but not overbearing, and the atmosphere was a good combination of old world architecture and modern comfort. We were celebrating a special occasion and it was a perfect choice for our group of 8. I would definitely go back to try some of the other creative items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Food
    bigtipper
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    4 orders, 4 happy customers. they can go deep on the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll Be Back!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time at this restaurant.....Definitely wont be the last! Seafood and linguini dish was excellent (recommended by our waiter) and the prosciutto wrapped filet was delicious as well, service was attentive and friendly. We'll be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    HeidiHo
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was alright, nothing special. A bit on the salty side and lacked presentation. Waiters were attentive but to a point of being annoying after awhile. Over rated restaurant and probably gets higher reviews because of its location in downtown Wheaton.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food, nice entertainment. All over was a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MsowlVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    One word-----FABULOUS. Rosie and her wait staff are special, and the food is not to be believed! I'm a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food we had Saturday night was excellent, especially the veal dishes, but our waiter was not very good. He took some drink orders, then ran away without taking all of them, and he never checked up on us after delivering the food. I understand that it was a busy night due to a local homecoming and Sweetest Day, but the service was inexcusable. The restaurant was good about accommodating us in a quieter table. However, things got very loud once the band started. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the food and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for quiet dinner or fun night
    Paul
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Enjoyed the food, well prepared and presented. Service was exceptional. Saw they have music on the weekends, would be great to return again to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere!
    LuvItalian
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I love this place! The food is delicious, atmosphere is great and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so great service
    blessed2eatout
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We dined out to celebrate a 30th birthday. Group of 8. One didn't receive her salad until we flagged someone down, one never received her coffee and one never received her dessert. And it wasn't that busy of a night. Luckily we also weren't billed for it but still was not pleased with the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Delicious food -entrees were just the right portion size and included a soup or salad-not so common these days. Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian excellence
    ilsognoVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was just outstanding! Very nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live Entertainment
    vince
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was nice to find out after we arrived that they had Live Entertainment in the Restaurant area and not only in the Bar. Diva Montell was fabulous and gave energy to the entire room. Though we had 8:30 reservations, we wished we had been there earlier when she first came on. The service was great and they weren't in a rush to turn the table and let you stay and enjoy the entertainment. This was such an added bonus to our anniversary celebration that we hadn't expected.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    EduardVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hadn't been here for about 6 months but decided to stop in. It was as good as we remembered. Service was outstanding. Server suggested meal and drink options which we were glad we adopted. Had a table by the bay windows with a delightful breeze wafting through. What a great night. Will not wait 6 months for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Italiano
    Food4MeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fantastic option against chain restaurants. Cannot find better, fresh & tasty Italian entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My spaghetti Misto
    southern1
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I was disappointed in the spaghetti misto. It had one bite of lobster tail, about 3 shrimp, 3 mussels, and a few clams. Lots of cherry tomatoes and spaghetti. One of the more expensive items, but not enough shellfish to justify the price. There were 11 people, and everyone else enjoyed their dinners or said so. Several took leftovers home. Portions are large.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    SPQRVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Il Sogno is amazing. The food and the service (Rose) were fantastic. It was also very nice to see Mama Nancy come out toward the end of the evening to speak to some of the guests. She was very charming and her passion for food and Napoli was apparent. I don't make it to Wheaton often but when I do, I'll be at Il Sogno...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Place to Eat with Family
    carlysmom
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have eaten here twice. Food was not spectacular but good, although priced a little on the high side, in my opinion. No complaints, but also it did not wow us, and i think for the higher priced menu, it ought to wow me for me to want to come back again. So many other places to try! I was happy to bring my older parents here because we could hear ourselves and enjoy the conversation. They have a big party room, which i think would be great for an event. Service was awesome.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    MelT
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was outstanding and the live music later in the evening was lots of fun. Service was spotty as they appeared to be short staffed in the dining room. All in all it was a nice experience-the wait staff that was there did a pretty good job of keeping up!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th Family Birthday Dinner.
    MomH
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner here. However it was not a good choice on part because we had our very active and rather loud two year old grandson with us . We went early enough, we thought, to avoid the Saturday night crowds, but I wouldn't suggest bringing young children. My son called a babysitter and whisked our grandson away and to the sitter before the food came. It made him to nervous to have him there. We were a little sad as we hoped for the whole family to celebrate our youngest's 30th Bday. Everyone loved their food. We mentioned to the waitress that it was our son's birthday, but no effort was made to bring him a dessert or acknowledge it in any way. So we just moved the celebration elsewhere to continue with drinks and dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Sognio
    eatnrun59
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great neighborhood spot. Good food, wonderful ambience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food = attentive staff
    foodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a group of 4 ladies, we sat by the window which was great do to some people watching. We had Fried Calamari which was very good, nice light batter and hot (which to me is a necessity). We had the Chicken Vesuvio which was good, I would of liked a bit more garlic, the seafood risotto which was excellent and the salmon special which was very good. We had 2 bottles of the La Crema wine which was a pretty good value. All in all we enjoyed ourselves and didn't feel rushed. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Find
    ironlady
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food, service and staff were all great. Four of us dined that night and a couple brought food home for another meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CraiglovesMarsala
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went to see Diva perform and to dance after dinner. Can't dance on Carpeting however. Recommend that you take up carpet in front of restaurant where Diva played and replace with wood or laminate floor and it wouldn't be that expensive. Others who Had you had the floor we would have stayed and drank another couple of drinks. Others who follow Diva will feel the same and you could increase your customer count with a dance floor. We really enjoyed the food. My Veal Marsala was off the hook!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd go again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was great and the service wonderful. We have no complaints and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An A list here
    Pjk123
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tried this based on other reviews. Very glad we did. Everything was spot on. Food and service were excellent. The staff all worked together like a close knit family. Loved this! Ordered the grilled calamari - best I've had yet. As a food network junkie, any professional chef on this show would agree it was flawless. Tried the Scottish salmon as a special. Equally delicious. My husband ordered one of the recommended pasta dishes and loved every bite. Be prepared to bring some home with you as portions were more than generous. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frozen Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went here for dinner after wanting to try for a long time and was extremely disappointed. I ordered the risotto special which had shrimp and vegetables on it. My dinner came and the shrimp were tough and tasted like they just thawed them from freezer. The veg mix was broccoli, zucchini and carrots which also tasted like they came out of freezer. My husband got the braciole which should be tender enough to eat with fork but he could barely cut with knife and pasta on the side was undercooked. For the prices $25 for Risotto and $38 for braciole I would have thought good would be fresh. If you are looking for good quality Italian good this is not the place.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Il Sogno Wheaton reviews archive.
  • Salty
    Diner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We took two friends [4 total] for dinner. Our first visit. The pasta was very salty. It was learned our guests had been before, and they commented the last time they dined here, the dish was also very salty. Since three of four questioned the salt content, we believe it is not a one night problem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    ACHH
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was great!! Food was very good! What a great neighborhood dinner place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinesometimes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Seafood plate that was recommended tasted great but did smell a little fishy. Friendly service
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Wheaton
    MsowlVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have never been disappointed at Il Sogno. All home-made Italian dishes can't be beat! Great family behind this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian in Western burbs
    marcoprincess
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Being Italian and the cook in the family I am often disappointed when I eat Italian out of the home. The exception is Il Songo which translates to the dream. The entry is lacking but the restaurant is located on the 2nd and the ambiance is worn but clean. Now to the food which is fantastic. I had the eggplant parm. It was the best I have ever had anywhere any time. I had the grilled calamari. The serving was huge and very tasty. My wife had the gnocchi and loved it. Support this restaurant we need to keep great Italian food in the burbs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st Timers
    hungry
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and it won't be the last! We were a party of four and all had excellent dinners. Service was fabulous, décor was beautiful - nothing about this trip was negative. Can't wait to try their other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Randy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We dined at Il Sogno for the first time on Sunday, June 22, 2014. We (two couples) were early for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our Server, Rosie and part-owner was extremely attentive and provided us with a full description of the menu. My food allergy was easily accommodated. The food was fantastic. I strongly recommend this restaurant! Il Sogno is now our favorite Italian Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chibobVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great veal & fish --- service for a Sat night was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian; interesting venue
    Diner100
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very good food and a nice view of downtown Wheaton from the second floor. We really liked the band which was very good and played softly so as not to make it impossible to talk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.