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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (85)
Special Occasion (82)
Romantic (68)
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Good for Anniversaries (63)
Authentic (60)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Notable Wine List (53)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Cozy (42)
Business Meals (36)
Worth the Drive (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Fun (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Hot Spot (19)
Seasonal (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is always good. Bronzini is dependable and excellent. The staff knows the food and its preparation. Always a great experience.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was awful. I lived in Italy. I know Italian cuisine, especially the dishes I ordered. The entire meal was terrible.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Two main issues:
1. Had an 830pm.rsvp. Lobby was way crowded when we arrived. Checked in at 8:22pm. Told us will be a few mins as they are setting a table ready and to go to the bar. We weren't seated till 9, half hour after our rsvp. Understand it was vday and busy, but what's the point of planning and doing an Rsvp if that much longer?

2. Ordered the old fashioned pointing at the drink in the menu at the bar while waiting. Menu clearly states ingredients and type of booze. Instead of makers mark, bartender poured rail whiskey. I saw him make it and asked why it was rail and not makers. He seemed "confused" and I showed him the menu. He remade it. But come on, you make the same menu drinks all the time... Wondered how many other people they cheated on the drinks that ordered from waiters, and couldn't see it made.

On top of it, food was average at best. The vday special ravioli had no flavor and barely any crab meat in it. One and done. Would not go back. Wasted appx $150 on a poor experience and sub par meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We visited Piccolo Songo for Valentine's day 2018. It was loud, hot, and crowded, but that was to be expected. However, the food was pedestrian. Although the food was not offensive, it was extremely overpriced. Compared to other Italian restaurants in Chicago this was pretty disappointing. Would not visit again, would not recommend to anyone, and I wish I had made my Valentine's day reservations elsewhere.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. The waiters are the best!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was not very good .

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service. Great Food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We were celebrating a birthday and had mentioned so on OpenTable. When the meal was over, we declined dessert but then our waiter brought out a very nice plate of biscotti with happy birthday written and chocolate on the plate. The perfect ending to a perfect meal and birthday celebration.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was excellent. Service, however, not what I would expect from an upscale restaurant. The waiter was friendly enough when he was around

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was delicious as always. Service was top notch and the wine list is a gem by itself. It is sad the noise level has increased throughout the years. It used to be a cosy italian, perfect for a date and a conversation without having to shout across the table. I missed that during my last visit. It was loud and crowded and reminded me of a railway station restaurant rather than a top place for Italian food in Chicago. I'll probably go to their sister restaurant next time, even if they don't have the same amazing wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely, hands down - my new favorite restaurant in Chicago!
Your homemade fresh pastas - able to be ordered in appetizer size in superb!
The melon & prosciutto salad was divine!
Ambiance delightful!
I had the pleasure of eating here with my girlfriends & I cannot wait to introduce this outstanding restaurant to my husband!
I cannot wait to return back to Chicago - to eat here again, & again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This is our favorite Italian Restaurant in the city. Always a wonderful experience

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Return visit for birthday. As usual, authentic preparations of Italian dishes, carefully done, and nicely presented. Some nice finds like cecina (chickpea pancake/pizza from Tuscany) Very good wine list with interesting choices around $50,00, many options for wine by the glass. Gluten-free options (including pasta with squid ink!)

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went here for Restaurant Week. Great food, atmosphere, and Tuscan vibe. Great place to go before seeing a show at IO Theater or the like

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The branzino was superb, as was the mushroom risotto. Happily, our reservation was honored on time, too.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Best Italian food and service outside of Italy!!’

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Dined during the beginning of restaurant week - very busy! However, good food, and very attentive service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Six of went for dinner. The complimentary bread/bread stick basket was wonderful. We started out with the chick pea fries as our appetizer. Then we each chose either a salad or the soup of the day. We all enjoyed a different entree (ravioli, short rib, salmon, bolognese). The desserts were delicious. The service was great ~ attentive but not intrusive. We will plan on going back soon!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great service, nice environment!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A bit more of a Gold Coast scene than I was expecting based on reviews I read; The table next to me was occupied by two profane Da Bears types whose conversation filled an entire corner of the room. But the food and service were top-rate, as good as any Italian I’ve had in Chicago.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had to wait over 30 minutes for our reservation and the bar area was packed wall to wall. However the food was worth the wait. The prosciutto was delicious. We split a pasta and the short ribs. Both wonderful. And the service was perfect. They split the entreesin the kitchen which was a nice surprise.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Piccolo Sogno is my new favorite Italian! I still love Viaggio :) ... but this is another level. We went for restaurant week and were pleased with every aspect of the experience. The drinks were EXCELLENT! My Gray Goose gimlet, my husband's Tom Collins were PERFECTLY. The salad was PERFECT - which for me includes it not being over dressed! Portion sizes were just right. my husband's salad w/grilled seafood and duck entree (not on RW menu) were also perfectly cooked. The RW dessert was pretty good too. Servers were just the right combo of friendly and helpful and watching the waitstaff work the room was amazing. It was PACKED but we were not rushed nor neglected. We will be back and we're looking forward to dining on the patio.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As usual, everything was wonderful...thanks so much ch!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Best Italian food in chicago. Small portions available. Great wine list. Season menu that changes often and uses local ingredients. Amazing service too!! Be sure to get homemade pasta and pizza

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Piccolo Sogno is a fine Italian restaurant but not as fine as I remember it. We wanted to split a salad but the waiter just brought us one salad and told us we could split it ourselves, that the kitchen couldn't do it. We had to ask for utensils to use to split it ourselves. The meal overall was very good but I would not say it was outstanding; it is definitely way above the standard Italian fare in Chicago. The service is very good and friendly but the busperson did hover.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always fabulous

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was fine

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had the burrata , Branzino and the Parpadelle with wild boar rague. It was all delicious! I definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone! The service was great too.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very loud and crowded. The service was good but frenetic. All the activity by the staff was distracting

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week meals were great. Great service. Worth the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We visited for Chicago Restaurant Week. Everything we had from the special menu was outstanding as well as the service. Highly recommend and will definitely return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best meal I have had in a year. We went with two other couples for Restaurant week, and they said the same thing. I had the 4 cheese ravioli.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice place, food is not over priced. Really enjoyed our dinner.
The manager came around to see how everything was, and asked us to be sure to come again when we left.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always a great dinner when visiting Chicago. Food is great and great value

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Food was amazing! Atmosphere was awesome. I’d highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service are spectacular. Too noisy to converse.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Been to this Resturant many times. The food is very good. We waited much to long on a 7:30 reservation. We were not seated until 8:40. The staff was apologetic. The wait was terrible because there was no place or room to wait it was very crowded couldn’t even get close to the bar. With that said it would have been to the restaurants advantage to at least pass a few pick up appetizers and a glass of wine

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food but distractingly loud inside. The tables are too close together to provide for conversation at your table without yelling.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I brought my family there ,because I had a Christmas gathering before Christmas the food was great! I’ve raved about this place brought home some fettuccine my husband loved too. The thousand layer cake was to die for ! I told my friends I would go there just for that.not the same !!! Thick yellow filling
This time was horrible!! Beyond disappointed. My guess would be the obvious a new cook. That was a waste I should have asked for a refund $300.00 of garbage

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