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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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