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vipStephanieH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed-not open for business despite the open table reservation. Ruined a night out with my parents who were in from out of town.

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vipjujumucc
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

IT’S CLOSED!!!! Please for the love of Pete Opentable, take this restaurant off!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cafe was closed during our reservation, leaving our party of 7 absolutely furious and without options to celebrate a wedding party.

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FelixH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was CLOSED until further notice. They accepted our reservation, sent a confirmation text, etc. but nowhere did it say they weren't even open. Don't understand why neither the restaurant nor OpenTable have taken this off the list.

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JohnM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place was closed should notify us we went all the way down to find this out should take it down.

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vipLisaB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After spending $15 on an Uber to go to our 7pm reservation, Cafe Bionda was CLOSED!!!!!!

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KellyA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS RESTAURANT IS NOT OPEN. IT SHOULD ABSOLUTELY NOT BE ON YOUR WEBSITE. WE WENT TO THE RESTAURANT AND IT WAS CLOSED AND THEN HAD A HARD TIME FINDING ANOTHER RESERVATION DUE TO IT BEING A FRIDAY NIGHT.

UNACCEPTABLE FOR OPEN TABLE TO BE ALLOWING PEOPLE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR A PLACE THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE NOVEMBER.

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Peterpelar
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant has been closed since November 2020. The notice from Open Table said to call to confirm what the restaurant's Covid policies are and since we are vaccinated that was not an issue we needed to worry about. We parked and paid for parking only to get to a closed and shuttered business.

I am very disappointed that Open Table still has them listed. Please try and keep up with the changes.
Cafe Bionda was a favorite when it was open was open and the food was always good.

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MarkM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant has been closed since the Fall of 2020. Not sure why Open Table would be accepting reservations for this restaurant.

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vipRestaurantfans2
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed! Thank you OpenTable for having us travel there and meet a friend there only to pay for parking at the Chicago parking meter, walk down the street, and the restaurant is locked and closed due to Covid.
Please update your records so other OpenTable customers don’t experience the same frustration as we did.

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Cyndi
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Taking COVID into consideration, the service was still not up to par. The server came to see us maybe 3 times over our entire stay, including the times she took our order and dropped the check.

Some of the food was cold that we received.

The short rib was a bit tough and the truffle fries were missing the truffle. And. Salt.

Overall, we were not impressed.

The drinks were good.

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LouisM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food and the service here.

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vipSueC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have recently changed their menu and everything has been wonderful.

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vipMichaelG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food although the margarita pizza used to be awesome the new one taste like a regular cheese pizza being the old one back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastical

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vipSueC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu and delicious options service is great. Safe distances between tables.

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vipAngelaA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Disappointed in new menu. Appreciate effort to match previous menu entrees, but not at all the same. One of our party hardly ate her meal because of it. That couple expressed they would not return due to that disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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vipSteve
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service but a little pricey

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was awesome I just miss the old menu. New menu did not have any of the old school favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Cafe Bionda never disappoints! The food, drinks and desert is amazing!! Glad you guys are back opened!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrea was a great server! Very accommodating to special requests!!

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Giapitt
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Had to send lamb chops back were ice cold as were the mashed potatoes. At the prices they charge now I do not expect to have to do this. Use to go here all the time but just not as good as before and much more expensive.

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MarilynnP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of seven reservation at 3:30PM, which is close to opening time for Cafe' Bionda on a Sunday afternoon, enjoyed the restaurant as there were only a few guests in the restaurant at that time. The appetizers were delicious and our entrees were superb. The waitress and servers were attentive and helpful. The parking in the back was free and several choices to choose from at that particular time. We enjoyed dining in the South Loop restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

We’ve passed by the restaurant numerous times and never went inside. We did an early dinner and the food was good. It was mine first time having traditional Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal from appetizers to dessert! Main meal was delicious and plenty left to take home. We love The staff at Cafe Bionda, very accommodating and you never have an empty glass of water or have to wait for your server to come by.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 13 for the restaurant- the waitress was fabulous. Allowed us to use 4 credit cards. She made it seamless. The people serving the food and replenishing the water were friendly and efficient. Would visit again- especially with a big party.

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JillH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and awesome service. Thanks Guy! Loved my gnocchi and husband loved his chicken parmesan. Great Bionda salad and a very yummy cannoli. Will return definitely!

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Greg
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I’ve dined here several time, Always a pleasant atmosphere, the food is very good. The service was awesome. This will be my go to spot from now on, for a relaxing evening and good Italian food..

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vipMike
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very expensive

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john
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Being Valentines Day the restaurant was very busy. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated promptly. The service and the very were very good. Cafe Bionda did a great job on an extremely busy evening. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Valentine’s Date night!

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Jean
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. I had the mussels and linguine with white sauce and it was delicious with a super abundance of mussels. Our server, Guy, was excellent - both knowledgeable and friendly.

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vipMartha
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Again... no one paid attention to me until I waved a server over to ask if a waiter was assigned to us....I tried to catch the eye of some waitstaff - seemingly ignored me... that’s why I looked to get a server to pay attention to me...
I’m kind of a regular diner - @2x/month

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vipLucyW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, good food. Nicely surprised they offer a small personal thin crust pizza - it was great and not on the menu.

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vipMartha
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love your restaurant... only complaint - inattentive service compared to past visits.

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vipDonnaM
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service-excellent food and drinks!

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John
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Been going for years.
Service is always friendly & knowledgeable.
Food always hits the mark for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good always good friendly wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very tasty. It was a little quiet, but the bar was full with older people. The brick chicken was outstanding. The banana pepper sausage wasn’t bad, different. The salad was nice as well. Food quality was high. Staff was attentive. Drink was bland.

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Café Bionda is rated 4.3 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.