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About Piccolo Sogno
Regional Italian cuisine featuring a combination of local and Italian ingredients.
Chicago, IL 60642
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet with Private Lot
CTA Blue Line & Grand Bus
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Piccolo Sogno Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I were quite surprised by our meal here. We've dined here several times and always had a great experience. We're quite picky about Italian food and this is one of three Italian restaurants we'll eat at in Chicago. This time, however, the food was flat. Authentic ingredients, well put together, but the flavors were flat. Table service was wonderful, as always, but we had reservations for four, were seated first, and the other couple was taken to the bar without telling them we were already there. We all waited twenty minutes before texting each other brought us together - a bad mistake. We'll return, and write this off as just a random bad night there, but it was a bad night.
Had a wonderful celebratory lunch here. The service was top notch and we enjoyed sharing the Prosciutto di Parma, the Bronzino special and a cáprese salad as well as a beautiful chocolate “birthday” dessert. We literally lingered for hours without being rushed and the service was attentive throughout.
A nice offering at lunchtime is complimentary valet service. Shame on the attendant who accepted the usual parking fee plus a generous tip without alerting me to the fact that I had overpaid. Another customer in the lot brought it to my attention.
However nothing could sully the perfect afternoon we spent at Piccolo Sogno.
We went here on my first night in Chicago. The food was all excellent! I got the gnocchi for an appetizer and the pancetta wrapped cod for my entree - it was all amazing and flavorful without being too heavy. We added a bottle of Chianti for the full experience and it was wonderful! The restaurant itself was warm, so dress accordingly.
amazing regional italian, not what i would expect in chicago. food was all tip top, service was a bit over the top. too hurried and too many people on the floor. made you me think “can you guys slow down clearing off and resetting for the next course. it was a little nuts.
Service was ok. The waiter was nice but made bad recommendations, although I don't think it was necessarily his fault because he's not the one in the kitchen. Started with the cold antipasto by his recommendation which was a plate of underseasoned grilled vegetables with some sliced meat and cheese. One of us ordered the tagliatelle while the other ordered the pappardelle. When the entrees came both pasta dishes were pappardelle and seemed to be the same exact sauce while one should have been a veal ragu and the other wild boar. And my shortrib was rather dry and the sauce was bland. On top of that the service was very rushed and we didn't feel like we were able to just sit and enjoy the meal. And also the ricotta cheese cake must have been frozen 2 months ago after being over baked for about an hour then thawed out and served to us. Probably the worst dessert I've ever had would not recommend. Needless to say I'm sure there are MUCH better Italian restaurants in Chicago.
Calamari was great! Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Timing for food and drinks was spot on. Enjoyed the Polletto, cooked perfectly and was a good sized portion - not too small, not too big, just right! And the Rapini side dish that came with it was a delight. The desert special was a pumpkin creme brûlée which we enjoyed. Served in a mini pumpkin / gord, great presentation
The service was very attentive. Great advice was given by the waiter for wine, entrees and dessert. We chose the squash pasta and the seafood with black spaghetti. Both were delicious. We decided to forgo antipasti so that we would have room for the desserts which were wonderful. We again went with the recommendations from the waiter and we were delighted with the chocolate hazelnut lava cake and the pumpkin creme brûlée. A couple of espressos finished the evening. We highly recommend Piccolo Sogno.
Was very disappointed, 4th visit, birthday for my wife, we were visiting from out of town, used to be our favorite place. Had made reservations 4 weeks in advance and still got the absolutely worse table in the place, directly next to kitchen and door just kept opening all evening. We were the only table in the restaurant that did not have a candle at table, probably because it would have blown out from door constantly opening. It took over ten minutes for our waiter to come to table to get our drink order. My wife had the fish special it was very good, I had a pasta it was good but not great. With outdoor area closed, I think they tried to fit the same amount people on inside, extremely crowded and noisy. With so many options in Chicago for Italian, we will probably not visit here, again, for a long time.
The good news.. the signature drink was outstanding and the spinach salad and green salad with roasted grapes were a knock-out. Also excellent was the mushroom risotto. The meal fell short with the Cornish game hen that was dry and tasteless. The bitter tapini didn’t help.
Our server was attentive and added an Italian flare to the evening. The restaurant was recommended by a friend so I’d give it another try..but stick to a pasta dish
Exceptional service! We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation and they were able to seat us right away. There’s a ton of free parking on the streets nearby or you can valet park for $10. The food was delicious and well worth the price. If they have the gnocchi, it is a must! It’s infused with rosemary and is to die for! There was a slight mix up with our order and it was taken care of right away with a corrected dish out in less than 2 minutes. Pretty good wine selection. We came here after the opera and were looking for an upscale place and this fit the vibe perfectly!
Very friendly and comfortable environment. The staff was incredibly efficient, informative and made the meal very enjoyable. Impressive wine list and delicious food. We shared the Barbabietole (beet salad) and the Griglia Mista (grilled calamari, shrimp & octopus) which were both delicous. My husband ordered the Branzino which he really enjoyed and I ordered the Cappellacci Di Ducca (local squash, brown butter, sage, walnut pasta) which was very good although the pasta was a bit too al dente but the flavors still made it wonderful. Absolutely beautiful ambience. We had a very nice dinner and will definitely be back on a night when it's not raining to try the magical looking outdoor dining area.
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