Piccolo Sogno
Piccolo Sogno

Piccolo Sogno

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://piccolosognorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3124210077
  • 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 3124210077

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
Piccolo Sogno reviews from OpenTable diners
301 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (250)special occasion (173)romantic (168)fit for foodies (148)notable wine list (117)neighborhood gem (114)good for groups (80)great for lunch (75)hot spot (67)scenic view (29)late-night find (17)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (8)Show More
  • Great outdoor dining
    Steakeater
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food, outstanding outdoor space & atmosphere. Service was Very rushed, we were just another table. Would probably return. Only complaint would be how close tables are to each other on the patio, very cramped.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best al fresco dining in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is amazing but there are other good Italian restaurants in Chicago. However, the ambiance of the outdoor area is not to be matched. Add to that the excellent service and you have a unique experience. If only winter would go away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good not great
    Fazio55VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Nice garden seating on a beautiful night. Bronzino was very good, light and clean. Homemade pasta was overcooked to a mushy texture, disappointing good service and nice people make it a good chicago eatery.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very impressed
    JJ78
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    had a business lunch this week. sat outside on the patio and it was great. would love to come back at night to see the patio with the lights on. the service was great (valet, server, bartender). food was even better. I would highly recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lak1VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Beautiful outdoor area. Amazing food. A Chicago gem!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pjones
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This place never disappoints! It's becoming a "go to" place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday
    Abby
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our daughters fav place. We also love the menu and service but our visit was marred by a very loud truck doing street work the whole time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MG07
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food and wine selection extra care taken by everyone we encountered. Food is EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    CookerVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Classic Italian restaurant -- seems to be a favorite for locals. Excellent service, delicious food and everything was prepared to perfection. Salads were fresh and delicious, pasta was hot and perfectly prepared. Short ribs were to die for. Waiter made excellent recommendations for both food and wine. My husband and I loved it so much that we went back for lunch the following day and ate on the outdoor patio! Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat it!
    MarciVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Terrific place for lunch! One of my favorite go-to spots. Try it; you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Piccolo Sogno was highly recommended; we wanted to sit in the outdoor garden which is beautiful but it was too cold. Overall we were disappointed; the food average; service average; it did not live up to the expectations and the build up. Pasta was chewy; not cooked correctly; a spoiled cherry tomato was on the salmon. Cheescake was below average. Tuscan Kale salad was dry and essentially lacking in taste. The atmosphere inside was really nice, outdoor garden is great if the weather is nice; but the food was disappointing.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • did not disappoint
    Bonappetito2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, great ambience, great service! Will definitely return preferably on a night when its nice enough to dine al fresco in the beautiful outdoor garden.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • didn't meet expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    food menu was dull, ambience was non existent, and the overabundance of servers gave me the impression that I was being rushed. I have no need to return.
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  • Very good food and service, but...
    dineinthecity
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very good food, from salad to main course. Service was excellent, attentive and caring. We were seated at a table that was half in the dining room, half in the bar area. Should not be a table there, and of course, "nothing else available". The dining room is a beautiful mix of contemporary and old world decor. Too bad we didn't get to see much of it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another fab meal
    36whitelands
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took a friend for his birthday as he wanted italian. I had the squid ink seafood pasta and he had the pork tenderloin with a nice bottle of red. It was great as usual!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B day Bash
    Tootsie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I went to dinner with my teenage son and daughter for my birthday and it was fabulous. Great wine list. Food is fresh and delicious. They even brought me a special dessert for my birthday. Mauricio was our waiter and he was very attentive even though the restaurant was packed on a Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Garden;Delicious Italian
    Michluvs2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Transported to an Italian Trattoria the scenery is lovely in the garden but not so great inside which can be VERY loud. Wish they would be pet friendly outdoors. Need advance reservations to snag a table at this restaurant so plan ahead!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mavourneen
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My experience was not a good one. After making a reservation well in advance for the garden area, having it confirmed that morning, when we arrived were told "it would be a few minutes." Well a few minutes turned Into 20 and when we asked how much longer were told 20 more maybe more. I do not intend to go back to this restaurant or recommend it to anyone. A restaurant which does not honor its customers reservations is totally unprofessional and dishonest. M
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  • Amazing!!!
    Family
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    From service, to food, to outdoor dining. Everything was just perfect and amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piccolo Sogna's Garden is the best
    KenJ629
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I had planned the past few summers to drop in at Piccolo Sogna to enjoy dining in their outside garden. After never making it, this year we did and are we happy to say it was all that we expected. Almost like being in a private home's garden as you are that removed from the world around us. The food was excellent as well. I loved the panzanella, the best I have had. Pasta entrees were also well prepared with plenty to eat and great flavor. We split a fettuccine pasta dish and then salt encrusted branzino entree that was amazing. Well prepared and delicious. Also a nice recommendation on a wine pairing. Overall, I would highly recommend as must visit summer dining spot. Based on the food, I would even go off season.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Real Winner!!!!
    ZADD
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The Branzino I was served With mandarin orange sauce was fantastic. This place keeps getting better and better. Ask for Alberto to serve you. He's a real winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nancy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food and Service both excellent. Tables were very tight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside great fodd so so
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great outside ambiance but food quality and service going south fast
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Arrived early - 6:00 - before became crowded, so very pleasant dinner/conversation. Food was very good, especially wild boar ragu, and like that pastas can be ordered in smaller portions. Panna cotta, a favorite dessert, was a little heavy on the saffron.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Anniversary disappointment
    Nisysweet
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I rarely write a negative review but must be honest. Our previous dining experiences at Piccolo Sogno were wonderful so we were looking forward to our anniversary dinner, but it was a disappointment particularly the service. I know it's a little thing but we had to ask 4 times 2 get a lit candle on our table while all other tables had 1. Our server didn't seem to want to be there at all, delays in taking & delivering our order & delivered with a frown. My husband's order was completely wrong (something he greatly disliked) & not replaced. Other food was good (recommend cucumber soup) but not quite the exceptional polished quality we remembered. Comped desert of delicious assorted biscotti was very good but didn't make up for the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • momoVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Pasta dishes are the best-anything with brown butter and butternut squash! The branzino with endive was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy it in the summer
    dadwritesVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a good Italian restaurant, though far from the best in the city. What makes it special is the outdoor dining during the summer. With so few days left to enjoy this unique space, the race is on to savor decent food in a terrific location.
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  • Garden spectacular!
    Russeater
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The very best in garden dining! Lovely setting. Outstanding pasta. A must for Chicago's nice weather days!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was great, and the patio, despite being full on a Tue night, had a great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have to try if you haven't!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Always a favorite! Brought 2 new groups alone this month to dine and they couldn't believe they had not dined at Piccolo before!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IltsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    the patio is very nice, but there are way too many tables out there so it becomes really uncomfortable
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  • Rude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Upon checkin, the Host was rude to the point we left and went elsewhere.
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  • Great service!
    Dibsdidit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food is good, but expensive. Outdoor patio is fantastic! Able to order appetizer size for main food was nice option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something different for visitors
    aplarchVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    our party of 6 enjoyed a wonderful evening under the canopy of trees and sky. dining here is one of the best things to do in the city on a good night - the food was amazing especially the fish. our out of town guest who have been to chicago many times found this to be a jewel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • best italian and best patio
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best restaurant in chicago! amazing homemade pasta. Great service. Fresh salads. Yummy dessert. Cant say enough about piccolo sogno
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    JoJo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food and service were fabulous! My pasta with sea food had plenty of seafood - squash blossom appetizer was excellent. We shared two desserts between the three of us which was perfect after our meal. 2nd time here and we liked it even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of Piccolo Sogno
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What an incredible evening we had! We were able to sit outside on a absolutely splendid night. The service was incredible, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was so relaxing and just perfect. Thank you for making the dinner most memorable.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    chgode8
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with my husband and friends on Saturday night in the garden at Piccolo. The food was excellent, the service impeccable, and the garden was so lovely. We were treated like family! If you have never been to Piccolo Sogno on Grand Ave, you must go. It's a great dining experience you will always remember. Thanks Chef Tony for your personal attention and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Oasis
    LizL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dined early Saturday evening in the patio, and it was a lovely experience over all. Attentive service, excellent food, and appropriately priced. We split the mixed grill (Griglia Mista)appetizer and the seafood was delicious. We also had the Panzanella, which was served in a radicchio bowl. I could hardly finish my Spaghetti Neri it was so abundant, but didn't want a single bite to go to waste. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but expected more
    katnip
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner based on previous reviews that the patio would be so outstanding and lush. While the patio was large, it was not especially pretty or romantic. The service was excellent, the food was good, but I probably would not return knowing there are so many other wonderful restaurants to try in this great city of ours.
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