Our server wasn’t great. Good guy, but it was almost like he couldn’t understand what we were asking even though he spoke perfect English. The sauce that came to the table with bread to start was overly spicy and then the sauce that came on the pasta wasn’t. The meatball on the pasta was incredibly good, but the chicken Marsala was very bland and I ate virtually none of it. Just a disappointment after being recommended to go there by a local.
Food was excellent! Service was perfectly balanced. Enjoy a great Italian meal here.
Real Chicago-style Italian.
Always great -People , Service , Ambiance We go at least once a month because we love it so much
Impeccable Service & Excellent Food.
Fantastic food and wine.
Really good food. A bit pricey, but worth it for the quality. They have a full bar, but I wish they'd offer a cocktail menu.
This was a dinner out with our team. We went here last year for dinner and enjoyed it so much we returned this year. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was great!
This is my 10 time back. I was in town for business and this is a gotta do when I am in Chicago. Great Food And Awesome Staff
Hole in the wall neighborhood gem. Excellent food. Fresh marinara. Nice ambience for group of friends or casual business dinner with colleagues.
Fantastic, as always. Living in the south loop, we love Cafe Bionda - will always be one of our spots!
Have been coming here every time im in town for the autoshow ,great food quiet comfortable atmosphere,attentive service.
I am a frequent guest at Bionda. Its nice going to a restaurant, seeing the same staff, and getting the same quality food every time. From the kitchen, to the bar, the longevity of employees working there adds the extra charm I look forward to each time. Food is genuine, wine list is varied, both in type and price. I enjoy the warm marinara and bread as the kick off to any meal.
We always are served right away but with snow storm they were short on staff. Yet their baked clams were to die for and their chicken Marsala with whole wheat linguine was so good I should not have shared. Their bread and warm piping hot marinara sauce is a great way to start meal. Never disappointed.
Outstanding Italian food that reminds you of the kind of food you were raised on if you were lucky enough to be raised in an Italian family! Great service, wonderful ambience, delicious food that makes you feel comfortable and full (huge portions!). You need to eat here. You're welcome.
Good was terrific. Wine list is 4 star. We loved the service and the server.
Veal was very tough, some portions I couldn't even cut with a knife.
Great food. Good service. Good value. Conveniently located. Worth the trip.
Consistently great Italian food! Love the warm bread and sauce.
My husband, Jack, is the one who went to lunch here with 5 others, and he said it was great food and great service !
Great experience, great food and great service!! Wine selection was very good and affordable.
Had a wonderful dinner! Food was amazing as was our service. Went back after Hawks game for a few drinks bartender was awesome. Wish we lived closer we would go more often.
We wanted to go somewhere we never been to before. I went to opentable and found this lovely place. The waiter was nice and attentive. Tgw food was good with great portions. With absolutely return.
Bring 20 plus people here once a year during the Chicago Boat Show. Love this place. Great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended.
Love it . Eat there 3-4 times a month. Never disappointed!
Sever was great , hostess was unfriendly.
Wonderful staff, fantastic menu selections and great ambiance. A must try!
Excellent food and very good service. Would give 4 1/2 stars if I could.
Very average food at above average prices. The food lacked seasoning and they tried to make up for it by dousing everything in cheese.
We went there for NYE ! Got a great reservation on OPEN TABLE! The food in general is absolutely delicious. It is heavy Italian cuisine, so if you are counting calories, you may want to share your entree, we did and we were quite full. We shared our salad and dessert too. We love this restaurant, but the soup (a chowder) was really, really bland. The menu and the food is generally on point, but they missed the mark with the soup this time.
Great place but the music was a bit loud. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
Slow service. Food average. Leftovers packed like a wreck.
Nothing worth going to again
Big screen tv in dining room makes it not good for a nice dinner
The grilled octopus was delicious, however the stuffed shells were unappetizing, very heavy and tipped with cheese even though the l they were already stuffed with cheese (overload), the old fashion was bearable. Not the best Christmas Eve meal we've had. Place is good for apps and drinks.
It’s always good. Pork chop w/ banana peppers, brick chicken, pasta. Meatball salad is ridiculous.
We love Cafe Bionda! The food is always absolutely delicious there. Service is impeccable. Clean. Nice atmosphere. PLUS it's a great deal $-wise. Easy to get to from downtown, south side, or any suburb off of I-55. What's not to like!?!
Great neighborhood spot. Attentive service and tasty, fresh food. Coming back for sure.
Food and beverages were fantastic! I had the spaghetti Congolese and it was amazing. We also ordered fried calamari apps, a bottle of wine, theee desserts and Vieuve Clequot. I think we did it all at Cafe Bianda. Thanks for the goeeat time!
We stop to have dinner
We had the appetizer of fried zucchini and grilled calamari .
The oil from the grill calamari on the same plate tried to soak into the fried zucchini (duh).
The Milanese Eggplant salad was good and very good.
The Parmigiana eggplant was just ok.
The dessert was Gelato spumoni . The dessert on a scale of 1-10. It was a 5.
Overall the company and conversation with the person we ran into made the dinner more pleasant.
Always good food and people great place.