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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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (130)
Good for a Date (112)
Special Occasion (108)
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Romantic (101)
Good for Anniversaries (98)
Fit for Foodies (92)
Notable Wine List (92)
Authentic (83)
Good for Birthdays (71)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Cozy (54)
Worth the Drive (51)
Good for Groups (49)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Business Meals (45)
Fun (40)
Comfort Food (37)
Hot Spot (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Casual (27)
People Watching (27)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Seasonal (22)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Scenic View (17)
Healthy (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Staff was superficial and rude and rushed for us to leave within an hour, despite not being at capacity. We didn't get to taste the bottle of champagne we ordered as the waiter pretentiously said there is no need. We also got pressured to order entree with appetizer orders due to chef limitations. I was there with a female friend and the treatment we received was different than all the families around us. We were served by multiple waiters coming by almost every minute. I've had Italian cuisine both in Italy and worldwide and this restaurant has no reason to act like they are the customer and we're there to accommodate their needs.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was solid Italian, but nothing special. The service was personable and very attentive. The noise level was out of this world high. There was a large party of about 16 people who were drunk sitting behind this. My boyfriend and I were disappointed to be seated this way, since we had made advance reservations. We just dealt with it though, since we were coming from the ballet, and at 9:30 pm (our reservation time), we were starving. I would not return.

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·Dined 3 days ago

They didn’t honor our reservation time. We were seated after 20 minutes AND after we made 2 efforts to engage with the staff to see if we could be seated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The one thing that is really troubling is all male waiters. I don’t understand that and I think that sends a message that is discriminatory. For that reason alone, I will probably not be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Not your average Italian cuisine. Very creative and delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food, wine and service were very good. The noise level was very, making it hard to hear, at times.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Piccolo Sogno was well recommended by Chicago diners that eat there regularly, particularly in the summer when the outdoor patio is open. Our three-person meal was generally good, although the calamari was served with lemons but no sauces and was very plain, and there was a very limited drink selection (other than wine). On the downside, we were seated in the back room near the entrance from the courtyard, and it was in use by a large party at a long table that was intolerably loud. I would not recommend accepting a seating in that room unless you want to scream to be heard.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The service at this establishment was impeccable. I took my daughter before a concert at the United Center. The recommendations were very good. The outdoor patio is closed, of course, but they have closed in a section and you get the feel of being outside. We came very early so that it was empty, but before we left the place was filled completely. The only regret I have is not ordering a pasta dish. The good news is that I will be back to get that sometime soon!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Simple Italian food cooked to perfection. Had the lasagna, recipe from Bologna, tasty yet light. My husband had the parpadelle with boar ragu, amazing, and our group also had the paglia i feno with a light meat sauce, delicious. Wine list is extensive. I had a Chianti from Toscana and it was really good. Service is pristine.Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was a great dinner, split the chestnut pasta as an appetizer, had the cod, the duck, & the egg less custard along with wine, tea, & a cocktail. The ambiance is stellar and the location is easy to get to. This place will always be a go to for me, whether it’s a date or a business meal. Service and food are always impeccable.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Piccolo Sogno is a great go-to and has never dropped the ball on quality. Their daily specials are always fresh, made from scratch, and aim to please. The Italian forward wine list is always a pleasure - waiters are knowledgeable on recommending good options. Piccolo Sogno is one of the few restaurants I'll order seafood from in the city - cooked to perfection and so fresh tasting. The lemon panna cotta is always ridiculously delicious, so I highly recommend ordering that!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our experience at Piccolo Sogno on Sunday night was delightful. We had unbelievable service, our server was exceptionally good with the kids that were with our group (1.5 and 4 years old) and helped to keep the kids attentive and engaged. She had fantastic suggestions for wines based on the food we ordered and the food was consistently out of this world. All pastas are made fresh and the specials (Penne Ragu and Whole fish cooked and fileted) were totally worth spending the money on. The food alone makes this place worth going to, but the added benefit of the spectacular service and little details is what makes this place so great! I highly recommend Piccolo Sogno, and suggest making reservations - especially on busy nights.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Never care for a table that is in a hallway. Too many restaurants are trying to squeeze in a few extra tables. Save them for walk-ins rather than those with reservations. Food was good as usual but the server rushed us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful rooms, decor; festive atmosphere. Very attentive service; we particularly appreciated not being rushed at all.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

On a recent long weekend in Chicago, we met friends for a get together. Was pleasantly surprised by the menu and quality of the food. Entrees + pastas were Excellent. Didn't realize what a popular place this was until we left....the bar was packed and long wait even for reservaton holders.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Elegant restaurant with exceptional service and great food and drinks.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fabulous service and great food. Thank you for a great evening

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great date night with the hubby. I love that they serve the option of "appetizer size" pasta dishes. The brown butter sage squash ravioli was sweet, but to die for. I will be having dreams of that dish for a while. Salmon was just salmon. Excellent service, delicious food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were in porch room. So loud we couldn't even hear each other talk. Only 7 pm but lots of drunk people. This used to be my favorite restaurant. No more, sadly....

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything we've ever had at Piccolo Sogno has been delicious: mixed seafood grill, pastas, pizza, roasted whole fish. Upon our most recent visit, the absolute standout was the pasta with wild mushrooms. Every time we visit this restaurant, we get full before we can try all of the menu items we wanted to. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was awesome and service was great. The waiter and management was always checking in on us.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A tremendous time from walking through the door until dessert

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a later reservation in the evening. The waiter was not friendly & acted as though, since we were his last table for the night, that we were not as important as the tables he most likely had earlier in the evening. He was rude & short in his service. He actually left before we were done dining & another waiter introduced himself & took over the original waiter's shift. The bus boys were actually the nicest. The food was mediocre to poor & it was overall a very disappointing experience. We will not be going back, nor recommending it to others.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing drinks, great food, awesome service!
Amazing seafood pasta!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a top notch experience all around! Highly recommend on all fronts...value, ambiance, quality and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our first visit to Piccolo Sogno. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised. It is a beautiful establishment with a very creative menu. We definitely had a romantic night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was amazing! The food couldn’t have been better.
The only negative was that we were sat in the outdoor covered patio and it got a bit chilly as it was in mid-November .

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The noise level and frantic movement of staff was in bearable and adversely impacted our meal. To many tables in to little space

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The experience was positive from pulling into the valet lot to departure. The food was delicious and the service very attentive. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was my first time to Piccolo Sogno. It had been recommended by a friend a few years ago and I had never had the chance to try it out. I was celebrating a completion of an event with two friends. They had wanted an italian restaurant with good food and a lovely environment. I suggested we try Piccolo Mondo since i trusted my friend's recommendation. We were able to achieve those 2 requirements, and in addition, all the staff from the valet drivers, to the greeters at the entrance, and the wait staff was so attentive. We never felt rushed or hurried to place our order or eat our meals. We felt like we were luxuriating in time, taste and attention. We each ordered a different entree and all three were delicious. It was a lovely and leisurely luncheon and a perfect place for a celebration.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love the food and atmosphere. Have dined here several times, most recently for our anniversary. Was surprised that we weren’t offered a complementary dessert, with that being so common anywhere else. But still one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

Very romantic
Bronzino is fantastic
Service superb

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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