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Piccolo Sogno is a classic Italian restaurant complete with candlelight, white table clothes, and pure romance.

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About Piccolo Sogno

Regional Italian cuisine featuring a combination of local and Italian ingredients.

464 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60642
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 421-0077

Website:
http://piccolosognorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet with Private Lot

Public Transit:
CTA Blue Line & Grand Bus

Executive Chef:
Tony Priolo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Piccolo Sogno Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (163)
Good for a Date (127)
Romantic (117)
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Special Occasion (115)
Good for Anniversaries (110)
Fit for Foodies (101)
Notable Wine List (95)
Authentic (93)
Good for Birthdays (86)
Neighborhood Gem (74)
Good for Groups (56)
Cozy (52)
Business Meals (51)
Worth the Drive (49)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Fun (47)
Hot Spot (40)
Great for Lunch (39)
People Watching (39)
Comfort Food (35)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Casual (30)
Scenic View (30)
Gluten Free Options (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Seasonal (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Healthy (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Disabled Access (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Organic (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

Piccolo Sogno’s Food & Service was outstanding! Our waiter Alberto is the best!
Great way to celebrate your birthday!!

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Waiters would ask again and again if we had finished when food still on plate. Felt like we were being rushed out. Very nice but their impatience pemeated the meal

Food was marvelous

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Very romantic
Bronzino is fantastic
Service superb

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Impeccable food and service. Excellent duck and shrimp. Salads are very creative. Our server, Rudolfino (Roodie) was wonderful. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing Place! First class all the way! Service, food and wine list and atmosphere were incredible. Wish they had a place like this in San Diego! Next time I'm in Chicago I'm eating here again for sure!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food! Fabulous waitress! Patio is absolutely breathtaking, can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our meal at Piccolo Sogno. The food was fantastic and the service was as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is authentic Italian! Everything was delicious the pasta the fish the antipasto and the wine list is fabulous! Service was superb!!Everyone around us seem to be enjoying it as we did. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Monterrey)·Dined 7 days ago

Great attitude for service by Mauricio. CongrAtulations!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food. Good service. Was the place to be.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The most authentic Italian Restaurant in Chicago and one of my favorites. Excellent food, great cocktails and wine options, superb service and warm hospitality. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved I️t! Great atmosphere and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Perfect, as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful meal and service. Try the straw and hay.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great service, food was good and a nice ambience. We recommend for any occasion .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food - we had the 4 cheese ravioli and it was awesome. Also had the fresh mozzarella was out of this world

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

When I get to Chicago, I always try to eat at Piccolo! The food is fresh and authentic. I thought I would share my burrata with prosciutto, but no! I just was selfish and ate it all (as did everyone else with their starters!)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We are always made to feel very welcome . The food is alway superior it I wish summer was still around as I love sitting in the gorgeous garden.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The best Italian I've ever had! The ambiance was fun and loud! Perfect service as well

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

very LOUD in the restaurant which makes it difficult to enjoy conversation. really great pasta. dessert menu needs updating--- not great desserts.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Exceptional experience. Kitchen works like a well-oiled machine. We will return.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food fabulous as always. Quite hot in room and tables too close together.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Such a great place to eat! They are so friendly to the kids...husband and I split the branZino.....so so good!! We love Piccolo Sogno.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Piccolo Sogno never disappoints. From pastas to short ribs, everything is always fresh and well-prepared and I love their mostly Italian wine list!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I've been here a few time and the food doesn't disappoint. Service is also great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Duck was amazing. Ravioli is a must... amazing mussels

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Totally yummy!
Would eat here again and again.

Reviews shouldn’t have a required length. This is silly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We loved it so much we canceled another reservation for two days later and came back. Loved our waiter Abel!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Terrible service. Over priced. Disappointing. The outside dining could be enjoyable but the slow service destroyed the ambiance.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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