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Piccolo Mondo - Hyde Park

4.2
274 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Piccolo Mondo is an Italian restaurant located in Hyde Park's Historic Landmark Windermere House. Piccolo Mondo has been in the same location since 1985, located across from the Museum of Science and Industry and next to University of Chicago. Hyde Parkers and intellectuals of University of Chicago are long time patrons of the restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Argentinean
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Every Day: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Dinner: Every Day: 4:00PM to 9:00PM
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Phone number
(773) 643-1106
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What 274 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Our kids were in town for the holidays so we planned a family day. Parked in front of the restaurant in the afternoon and walked over to the museum. We spent 5 hours there and had reservation for 6pm. Tapas plates for starters that were tasty. We had house Salads, the dressing was fabulous. We had a couple bottles of nice red wine for the table, very reasonably priced. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and even wanted to share some wonderful desserts from the bakery. The service is exceptional, most of the people waiting on the tables have been there for twenty or thirty years. You can tell they’re invested.
We’ll be back for sure.

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gddo (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Bread was delicious although it would have been better warm. Service was good. Portions were quite small for the price.

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Jane (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful food, as always, and super service. A bit noisy, due to two birthday parties.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

The whitefish tasted fishy and the lemon sauce was too thick for my taste.

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TerryG (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a lovely evening of Italian food in a nice setting. The bread served was fresh and crusty with a fragrant olive oil and fresh-grated parm. My dinner was a chicken breast with smoked provolone, mushrooms and asparagus in a white wine sauce, complimented by a bottle of Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico. The Piccolo Mondo salad was quite nice, but perhaps too much dressing.

I've been here before and I am certainly looking forward to returning.

Oh yes, Our server, Juan, was informative and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Piccolo Mondo is a very nice neighborhood spot with very good food and a quiet and congenial dining room. It is a nice dinner spot and a great business lunch spot. The waiters are attentive and professional.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

Always love our dinners at Piccolo Mondo. The servers are very friendly and always to everything they can to accommodate us. Our food is always excellent and is reasonably priced. Can't wait for our next visit.

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vipfoodfancier (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on November 21, 2017

We were celebrating the granting of tenure to one of our group. We had a perfect table on an off night (Monday) and could make lots of noise without disturbing the restaurant. The food was lovely; the service was patient and understanding. This is a great neighborhood spot that has survived because the food is consistently good; the service is friendly; the setting is lovely. And, even though people don't realize it, there is, mercifully, a free parking lot at the Bret Harte School after 4pm. It can be accessed from Cornell Avenue (west side of street) immediately north of the new construction near the south corner.

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LAS305 (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

This is a great neighborhood Italian restaurant (& bakery) in Hyde Park, across from the Museum of Science & Industry. Our waiter was reserved, but very competent. We even coaxed a smile out of him by the end of the evening! The food was delicious - big on flavor! We will definitely visit Piccolo Mondo again!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Argentinean
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Every Day: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Dinner: Every Day: 4:00PM to 9:00PM
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Cross street
Cornell
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(773) 643-1106
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Catering
Pan y Vino Catering. www.panyvino.net
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Parking details
There is parking located across from the restaurant. Enter on Cornell Ave, Left side.
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Public transit
From downtown Chicago, take the #6 bus to the S Hyde Park and 56th street stop near the Museum of Science and Industry. We are located one block to the west.
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Executive chef
Norberto Zas
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine