Piccolo Sogno is a classic Italian restaurant complete with candlelight, white table clothes, and pure romance.
Love Piccolo every time. Favorite place in the city for any occasion.
a friend who worked for 30 years in the Chicago restaurant business recommended Piccolo Sogno and assured us that it had the best branzino in town. We were so upset when we didn't see it on the menu and were so excited to find out that it was the "special" which I think it might always be as long as its available. And we were not disappointed!! It could not have been any better. A delicious and well served meal!!
This was pour second time in and we were again delighted witj exceptional service and exquisite cuisine. We started with Tuscan Kale salads, followed by pasta and ended with the whole branzino. Every dish was perfectly prepared...absolutely lovely experience.
We went to Piccolo Sogno on the recommendation of a family friend and were not disappointed. The menu offered a variety of tempting dishes, the space was warm and inviting, and the service prompt. Alas, almost too prompt: We were very impressed with our server and his knowledge, and while he told us he didn't want us to feel rushed, we did. We thought it an honest effort to be efficient, but when patrons order cocktails, they do not want their food to come before they have mostly finished those cocktails. All that said, we will definitely go back and will recommend it to others.
absolutely divine meal we had at Piccolo Sogno on Monday night. We shared an order of the mushroom truffle risotto. It was divine. Tasty, creamy, and perfectly prepared. I had the pork chop special. That too was superb; perfectly cooked, moist, and tender. The potatoes and kale were terrific. My friends had the short rib and the rabbit. They too were pleased. We’re all pretty picky diners and respectable cooks. I make risotto and pork chops all the time but never had those as good as you made. The service too was excellent. I wish we lived in Chicago so I could come more often. I’ll be sure to book a table next time I’m there.
As always, delightful!
Great food, great service.
The restaurant had excellent service and offered an overall exquisite dining experience. Oh, and the food was tremendous too.
Food is good but we are not very happy with our table. We were sitted at the back of the restaurant. Very tight and crowded . We would love to come back but we don’t want to be sitted in the back again . Unfortunately there is no guarantee that will not happen again so maybe not...
Everything was very good about the restaurant with the exception that it was way too noisy and it was hard to hear what my partner was saying.
Went for a relaxed date night expecting a quiet, intimate environment. The restaurant is packed with tables less than a foot from each other, divided into rooms. I could not hear my boyfriend talk across our small table without him screaming over the noise. Two men next to us spent our entire dinner screaming profanity, while a group of 6 older women on the other side of us were hammered and knocked drinks over repeatedly, clinked glasses with spoons and screamed. Regardless of these two particularly annoying tables, the entire room was raging loud and extremely unpleasant. The food is decent but I would never return.
Way too loud.
Wonderful food. Great staff. Chef Michael rocks. the appetizer pizza just perfect and the desserts remarkable
First timers, dining prior to a show and was very impressed. Great food and service, and I'm excited to return when the patio is open.
Pasta special wasn't particularly good. Waiter forgot my drink. Didn't offer parmesan for pasta.
Tables so wide hard to hear my companion with noisy background. Cramped feeling
Always feel like I’m in Italy at a friend’s’ home!
Overall experience was great! Good food, great service, just a tad loud, but other than that everything was amazing.
Was for my wife’s birthday- it was one of the worst restaurant experiences we’ve ever had let alone it was her birthday. They in no way acknowledged her birthday. The service was extremely poor basically just took our order and paid little attention to us (probably a total of 20 words said to us the entire time we were there). The food wasn’t good either with the exception of our appetizer. The pasta tasted extremely fishy and salty, also pieces of broken shells. Extremely disappointing to say the least.
Amazing food as always.
Sadly we were seating in the bar where it was crowded, noisy and a bit chaotic. Took away from what is normally an elegant and calm dining experience.
Would be Great atmosphere in summer
Food was not as flavorful as one would have wished, which is the only reason I won’t return. With the large selection of restaurants in the area, I would go back for a drink maybe.
Great service, couldnt have been better.
Some of the best fresh Italian, as usual, and outstanding service provided by the team.
It was fantastic!
As usual the food was excellent. Friendly and efficient service.
The atmosphere, food, and service are excellent. You will find a creative menu that is creative and exquisitely prepared food. There were some nice surprises as well to enhance the selections. You will find a mixture of families and business meals that are mutually gathered in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Food and service very good.I could not send a private note because someone else's was there and I could not remove it.
I was told before we went that certain food was available as gluten free but when it was ordered it was penne pasta instead of what was on the menu.Disappointing.
Server rushed us, but had no other tables waiting...seemed like his personality, but very frustrating. Food was the worst Italian I’ve had in a decade of living in chicago & I have been to piccolo Sogno at least 4 other times, but not in recent years.
Not great. Very slow service. Lack of detail and personal attention. Waiter was rude. Most importantly, the food was bland and uninteresting. Our table ordered the risotto with shrimp and it was bland and lacked creativity. Another ordered the pasta— same experience.
Amazing food, reasonable prices, and a nice table in the corner with a street view made this place a hit for our work get together with old friends who needed a quiet place to catch up over some really good food and drink. Mushroom pasta special was incredible and they swapped out the butter for olive oil with no issue, for which I thank them literally from my heart!
Lovely in all seasons but the garden in summer is wonderful
The entire staff at Piccolo is top notch and the food is consistently wonderful!
its my 'go to' place for lunch an is never disappointing - therefore a special occasion is made!
Only complaint was we had 8:30 reservations and had to wait 15-20 min and the host never came to apologize or let us know what was going on . Seated several 2 top walk ins ( there were 4 of us). So we felt like we were left standing there as several couples wete whisked by us to be seated. I was a little embarassed as we had out of town guests and this was my recommendation. Thank goodness the meal was excellent and that was the impression left on our out of town guests. Too many good restaurants to be treated like a walk in.
Food was good. Restaurant was busy, but not overwhelming. Servers were all attentive and the wine list was good. However, there was nothing spectacular about the meal. It's a fine restaurant with good Italian food.
We enjoyed our dinner tonight while entertaining friends. When we made our reservation, we noted that we were celebrating our friends’ anniversary. The waiter brought a decorative plate of biscotti at the end of our meal with “happy anniversary” written in chocolate. Salmon was fantastic!
First time there and was very pleasantly surprised will be back
Great evening! Fabulous food!
This is one of the great restaurants of Chicago. Beautiful surrounding. Wonderful food. Memorable. We go for special occasions. In the summer time there is no more romantic spot in Chicago.
Good meal with great service.
What happened ? Piccolo is not the same place I remember it to be from 5 years ago.
Everything was beyond expectations , from the staff , to the food ! Definitely making my way back