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About Café Bionda
Step into the old country of Italy through Café Bionda (“blonde woman” in Italian). Café Bionda offers authentic old world Italian recipes. Every dish is cooked and seasoned to perfection. Bionda features a large selection of liquor, including a signature martini list, and a vast array of both red and white wines. Come in and enjoy amazing food and a fun atmosphere.
Chicago, IL 60616
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday : 11 am - 12 am
Kitchen hours: 11 am - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11 am - 12 am
Kitchen Hours: 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 10 pm
NOW SERVING BRUNCH!
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Both fully stocked mahogany bars offer flat screen TVs which televise
the days sporting events. However, the dining rooms offer a more intimate
setting with classic Italian music and dimly lit tables.
Private lot behind restaurant, or valet offered Wednesday thru Saturday starting at 4pm.
Red Line - Roosevelt stop or Blue Line - Cermack stop
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Up to 25 Guests
70 Inch flat screen tv
Perfect for business meetings, birthday, or get togethers!
"The Blonde Room"
Up to 40 Guests
Private or Semi Private
Two Flat Screen TV's
Very popular for business parties, or for those who like to get up and mingle this room can be made Private or semi private whichever you prefer!
Up to 90 Guests!
Private or Semi Private available
Party Package Menu's now available
Buffet / Family Style
For any additional questions or to book your next event, contact us directly at
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Café Bionda can accommodate all your special event needs.
Café Bionda Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
My daughter and I love this place. The food is authentic and delicious. Wait staff is knowledgeable with the menu and wine list Ambiance can be romantic for couples as well as perfect for family or friends. We’ve dined as two and also as a group It was very busy this past Friday and we got a table (for 2) within 40 min through opentable. We were seated upon arrival. Fun place, not a chain which is one reason it’s so special It’s our go to Italian.
Really unimpressed with the food. Stale bread, marinara sauce tasted like it was just tomato paste and the entrees were uninspired. Drinks were pricey - blah wine for $16 and weak pours on martinis. Our waiter was very nice and fun but that doesn't make up for a bad meal. Would never return.
The first time experience we had at Cafe Bionda was wonderful. Everyone was great! The customer service skills were exemplary and the food was divine! We loved it all. We will be back with family and friends. We made reservations for Brunch. Thank you to the Cafe Bionda Team. Keep up the excellent job!
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