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Piccolo Sogno
Piccolo Sogno

Piccolo Sogno Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://piccolosognorestaurant.com
  • Email: info@piccolosognorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (312) 421-0077
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tony Priolo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room seats up to 36 people
  • Private Party Contact: Ciro Longobardo (312) 421-0077

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand
  • Public Transit: CTA Blue Line & Grand Bus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet with Private Lot
A word from Piccolo Sogno
Regional Italian cuisine featuring a combination of local and Italian ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Piccolo Sogno is a favorite. Went for lunch. Free parking. Amazing food. The pizza and signature Piccolo Sogno four cheese ravioli is so good. Loved every bite! The service is always so attentive, friendly, helpful. I just love this restaurant for lunch or dinner. It's great. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Every dish was unique and tastefully presented. I really enjoyed the seafood linguine. The appetizer portion option for the pastas was greatly appreciated....we were able to order more dishes and share! I was really impressed. Will be back when I return to Chicago!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a simple lunch of salad and Branzino and it was delicious. I look forward to my return."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "One dish (gnocchi) didn't hit it out of the park but the other two (truffle ravioli and grilled seafood with caper sauce) absolutely did. I'd go back for those dishes! The atmosphere is a bit loud if you're looking for a quiet, romantic night yet there's still a lot of charm you'd look for in a date night restaurant."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food is good but host and wait staff a little on the rude side"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I will admit a preference for smaller restaurants, but large ones can be pleasant too as long as they don't feel like an assembly line operation. My party (on two occasions) thought that PS felt a bit "industrial." The staff gives the impression that they are eager to hurry the meal along and turn the table as quickly as possible. I will give the restaurant extra credit, however, for its thoughtful approach to handling picky diners. The wait staff is very well informed about the contents of each dish on the menu and provides helpful suggestions about menu options and ways that the kitchen can modify dishes to suit diners with food allergies or aversions -- without making the picky eater feel like she is odd or troublesome. Kudos!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We hadn't dined at Piccolo Sogno for quite some time and were pleasantly surprised. The food was fantastic as was the service. We will definitely be back to enjoy the patio I the summer."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My mother was a great cook but she is no longer here so I look for places that are authentically Italian. We celebrated my wife's birthday here with our son and all three of us left happy and satisfied. The service was perfect and cheerful. The wine (a nice chianti reserve) was a perfect compliment to the meal. Right down to the deserts I could not have asked for anything more. I was so happy that my wife's birthday was an unqualified success, They even remembered to put happy birthday on her desert without med reminding them (I told them on the reservation) What can I say but.... Questo ristorante è sicuramente la pena provare. Non sarà dispiaciuto. Lo consiglio a voi ! PS I am originally from Little Italy in NY"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My Open Table requests for seating arrangements were followed exactly as I wanted. Our table was cozy. Service was impeccable. The ravioli were probably the best I have ever had. I will definitely have to try the patio in the summertime."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I started with the shaved baby artichoke salad and it was fantastic. I've had it before at other restaurants, but this was the best I ever had. I then had the Piccolo Sogno ravioli, which was also very good, but not as good as the salad. One of our party had the branzino and loved it."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "One of the best restaurant experiences in years. Alexandra and her helpers created the best service we have ever experience. Very attentive and professional. The food was perfect. Every stage was beautifully presented and the best Italian flavors. Sorry Tuscany...sorry Saranello's....sorry Francesca's. Piccolo is a far better dining experience."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Wow on the food and service. Creative broad spectrum menu with nice specials. We went on a busy Saturday night with a reservation and were seated immediately in a restaurant that was packed to the gills. So loud we could not talk to each other across the table. Perhaps this is just a Saturday night problem but the food was so good and reasonable price we will come back"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great service and fabulous food! Piccolo Sogno never disappoints. Love it!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a nice romantic dinner for two. The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. THe only thing I would change would be the sound level. The room was a little louder than we would have liked but that won't keep us from going back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • ""Excellent food and wiling to customize your selection to satisfy your palate". Very attentive staff without being overbearing. We were able to conduct a business conversation without feeling disturbed or rushed, An extremely nice touch is the appetizer pizza provided without request or charge. Overall, a delightful experience."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great dinner as usual. Quiet when we arrived but got progressively louder. Food was excellent and timed nicely. Great selection of Italian wine to choose from."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our evening at this restaurant moved a very famous restaurant aside and is now our favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Our server was prompt in greeting us and provided impeccable service throughout the evening. Cocktails were mixed as requested and raised our level of expectation for food choices. And was it met! My wife had the shaved artichoke salad and found it as delicious as the unusual preparation. My pear and arugula salad was equally delicious. My wife said the linguine with clams was the best she had ever eaten. The veal ragu over green/white pasta was very tasty in an appetizer portion. My halibut and vegetable entree was cooked to perfection. This will be the first restaurant we select when we return to Chicago."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Great place to grab a quick lunch too. Menu is smaller but good is just as delicious. Homemade pastas and bread are outstanding. Try the specials. Well worth it."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Best Italian food in the city. Best patio as well although it wasn't open this night. amazing homemade pasta and sauces. have never had a bad dish and its always tough to decide what to get because everything is great. Lasagna is the best ever. straw and hay veal ragu is amazing. can't say enough positive things"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is by far one of my favorites in the city…by far! Love the food, the matte' d. The servers…Alexandra was just wonderful to us. And…the outdoor deck is sublime."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "From the bread, oil, and balsamic on the table to the pasta and amazing dessert. Everything was great!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food and service are always great. Every one liked everything."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Piccolo Sogno is consistent. The pasta dishes are the best. The deserts can be better, but all in all a good meal."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to go for business lunches when we have some time and can sit outdoors."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Food is always good at Piccolo Sogno. This particular evening service was very slow. We had to flag down our waiter several times, we tried to tell the bus buy but all they would do is mumble I will get your waiter."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "After receiving several recommendations about this place from family and friends we decided to go and take our two year. The service was amazing as well as the good. It was a wonderful trio date might! Great food and great service!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "You would never know from the outside appearance what is hidden inside. The made to order fresh dishes were unbelievable. Waitstaff courteous and attentive. I loved the atmosphere in traditional upscale Italian without the upscale pricing."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend there for his 30th birthday - which, to me, is a big deal - and this dining experience did not disappoint! The food was delicious and well-made (I highly recommend the Spaghetti Neri Frutti de Mare) and the service is even better to boot! We went all out so I spent a little bit of money for two people but we also took home enough food for a small meal and was pretty sloshed."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The ambience is great for a romantic meal and I have never been disappointed the several times I have had dinner. The branzino is my goto entree' and have suggested to my guests as well."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything was fine: the food, the service, the overall sense of the place, all good but a step back from past visits when I would have rated everything very good or excellent. I hope it was just the evening and not a lasting change."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Took my aunt here as a special treat. We started with a bottle of pinot grigio and a super tasty chianti poached pear salad with arugula and goat cheese. Then I had the bolognese with ricotta stuffed pasta and it was....ok. I felt like maybe it had been sitting under heat lamps for a little while because the sauce on the pasta had dried somewhat, and the pasta wasn't piping hot, it was just warm. The flavors were great, though and I completely ate my plate clean, so I consider it a success. Next time maybe I would try the pizza... For dessert we got the hazelnut chocolate lava cake with hazelnut gelato and oh my god YUM. I had a delicious cappuccino to go with it, and honestly I would go just for the dessert. It was incredible."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Outstanding authentic Italian food and a comfortable place for dinning"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Too noisy for conversation. Salmon entree like that an airline would serve on a plane.. Mediocre at best. Don't understand why the buzz."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was the kind of meal where you make "food face" with every bite, where you eat slowly to savor all the flavors, and where leftovers the next day taste just as good as they did at the restaurant. Service was great, prices were reasonable, and we can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What a wonderful valentines dinner spot! My pasta was perfect and we split a lovely bottle of wine. We were a little squeezed in, which is to be expected for a holiday. Only complaint is we never received the olives we ordered."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Piccolo Sogno is one of those restaurants that never disappoints. Four of us had the branzino, excellent. The staff is super-knowledgeable, wonderful service."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I was so excited to dine here reading all the reviews. Food was just mediocre. Ordered 2 appetizers two dinners and one dessert. The only thing I was impressed with was the pizza and the drinks. Kudos to the bartender that was working that night. I would only go back here to sit at the bar for drinks maybe order the pizza."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This is my 3rd time here, and OMG this could have been the best meal I've ever had. I ordered the pasta special--dumplings in a porcini mushroom broth. The flavor was amazing--perfect balance of salt with Parmesan cheese. Also, the burrata appetizer was amazing. I feel so lucky this place is in my neighborhood as well! I will continue to recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "went for restaurant week with a few friends. options were good, food was good, the dessert was AMAZING. the "thousand layer cake". service was pretty good"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We were really impressed by the food that was amazing in all ways. But add to that the service in the restaurant as well as with the car, parking, coat check, the lovely tables. The tables for two were fairly close together...in the Italian style. I can't say enough good things for this wonderful Italian/seafood menu. We we definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014