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Piccolo Mondo - Hyde Park

4.3
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (14)
  • Pre/post Theatre (12)
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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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Norberto Zas
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Catering
Pan y Vino Catering. www.panyvino.net
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cornell
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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.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 285 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 hours ago

Just looking for good food

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Nikotime (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Waiter was annoyed when we didn’t order right away. Stormed off. Did that twice. On Valentine’s Day.

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Loveseafood (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great Valentines Day lunch. Exceptional service. A favorite!

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vipGoodeater2 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Piccolo mondo was cozy, comfortable, friendly. The Italian fare is average to below average at best. My pasta was waterlogged and had some pieces of rigatoni mixed in with spaghetti. The flavors were washed out as well. There are not many places to eat in Hyde park pre theater. I would try again but price point was high for mediocre food. I will say the salad was delicious.

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viplolo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful! We shared several small appetizers, a salad & entrees. Every dish was properly cooked & perfectly seasoned. Hope to return soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This was not good. Went here years ago as a student, this was disappointing. Antipasti was terrible, the meat was past its prime. The seafood was blah, the chicken pesto was OK, but in general it was all just Blah! Made me sad, this was a restaurant you made your parents take you to because dorm food is not good, and this was also not good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful visiting with friends from the University of Chicago. The location was ideal for our purposes. Everyone enjoyed their entree. Service was very good. Food was very good not exceptional.

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Johnnythegun (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food, good value, and great desserts. A neighborhood institution for good reason.

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vipRosie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

This is a warm and friendly restaurant. It is always a pleasure to come here. The staff remembers you and greets you by name after you've been there a few times. The food is plentiful and good.

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vipBillyC (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice location with plenty of street parking.
Nice classic restaurant

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