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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (96)
Special Occasion (91)
Romantic (86)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Notable Wine List (72)
Authentic (70)
Fit for Foodies (67)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Cozy (48)
Business Meals (41)
Worth the Drive (41)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Fun (32)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Comfort Food (25)
Hot Spot (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Local Ingredients (18)
Seasonal (18)
Casual (17)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
People Watching (12)
Scenic View (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Healthy (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Love love love this place!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Chicago. I can't wait to return. The food was excellent, though very rich. We had entrees of duck, gnocchi, ravioli and salads for dinner with a hazelnut chocolate dessert with ice cream. The atmosphere is cozy and attractive with brick walls. The service was excellent except they served a different wine than we had ordered and had apparently run out of two that we requested. Nobody communicated that they were serving us a different wine. It made me wonder if that was intentional.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent and the service was top notch. Thoroughly impressed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Piccolo Songo was recommended to us by several acquaintances and it did not disappoint! The wine list was amazing and the food was authentic and delicious (we are Italian and picky about what we will eat outside of our own home). Portions were more than generous, ambiance was perfect and we will definitely go back when we have the opportunity to do so. Buon appetito!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed our dinner, food and service, but were not pleased that we had a reservation and our table wasn't available until almost 25 minutes past our reservation time. And the hostess was not apologetic about it. Apparently that was the case for many other reservations as well . The restaurant needs to do a better job of managing that so reservations are honored on time.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

It was the worst dining experience that we have had in over 40 years. Our table was by kitchen and staff kept hitting my husband. He was hit over 10 times by elbows, bodies, pitchers, and chairs. The hostess even elbowed him in the back of his neck. We moved table as close to wall as possible making it uncomfortable for our friends. We also moved as close as we could to the next table without much improvement. The manager was called and all he did was apologize and give us his card. He said he would get us a better table next time. All the tables in back room are too close together. There is no room for workers to walk through. I am very aware of the low profit margin in restaurants but the owners should be ashamed to put their guests in such an uncomfortable environment.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter Rudy was very courteous & helpful (the whole staff was). He even helped me sneak a birthday cake to our friend as well. My gnocchi was awesome. Wine list was a bit overwhelming, but Im kind of a dope when it comes to that.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Professional wait staff. Friendly and accommodating. Attentive but not hovering. Food consistently delicious and specials are creative and a great variety.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

we brought my mama out to our 1st new year dinner & service, along with the food, was wonderful along with your patience, thank you!! 😊

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent place for intimate dinner or with friends. Attentive staff. We ordered beet salad and calamari to start. I had the lobster risotto special and spouse ordered the black spaghetti with seafood. My rissoto was slightly undercooked and overly salted, husband's dish was good. Would returb to try other items on menu

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is one of my ultimate favorite places in the city! Every time I come Here it’s like a new experience that is fantastic! Food and drinks are wonderful !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was extremely bland, very disappointing for this type of restaurant. I've been there once before years ago and it's no longer up to standard. We had to salt our food, which i haven't done in a restaurant for a very long time. Also, all 3 of us felt sick to our stomachs that night and the next day. I will never be eating there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Enjoyed every part of the experience except our table location. We were seated in the tented area at the far corner. It was cold, drafty and uncomfortable. Additionally, seating was tight; the couple next to us were only a few inches away and we could hear everything. I don't think you should seat people against your plastic windows on a cold winter night. It really detracted from our experience of enjoying your wonderful food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great example of how a otherwise wonderful meal can be ruined by seating. The 4 of us had a lovely little 4top until a party of 8 bachelorettes got seated next to us. Not that I deprive anyone of a good time but I don’t know how 8 people can produce so much noise. 2 of is left with a headache and I spent the evening saying “what?” to my friends more often than I’d care to. Pity. Moral of the story- never sit next to an empty 8 top

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of our favorites in the City. Our last visit was Saturday Jan. 6th and it was one of the best meals I have had. Service is impeccable and food is always spot on. I would recommend this restaurant based on food, service or ambiance but it is also a neighborhood spot out away from the River North area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent Food and Service ! Authentic Italian can't wait to go back !

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The sausage lentil soup was sweet and delicious. The bolognese pasta was perfect, tasty. I'd had the pizza margarita previously and it was equally good. Staff was super conscientious. Great spot, will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was there for a nice New Year’s Eve dinner. Although bustling, the service was excellent and attentive - without making us feel rushed. Food was excellent - very rich.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service and food. All around great experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was super good unfortunately the service was not that great, but definitely I will go back anytime.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service were good. The restaurant has a beautiful patio, where you wanted to be seated in the Summer, but it's not ideal in December. On this night, it was cold, and we could hear the street noise. This atmosphere, combined with the several families with small children seated next to us, dampened the romantic evening.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love this place, but must have hit it on an off night......They made good on the bad food by taking it off the bill, buying desert and offering to fix the meal. I think this is a beautiful restaurant. Chef Tony is a wonderful guy too. I will go back again.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best Italian in Chicago. Tony Priolo is a great chef. Skip RPM and get much better food here.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our waiter made sure we were comfortable on a frigid cold day. He also helped us with our dietary restrictions and the food was delicious. The Griglia Mista salad never disappoints and i tried the beet salad and it was delightful. Another great meal at a neighborhood place.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Recently, on a bitterly cold evening, the lady and I had a wonderful meal. The soup special, with potato chunks, white beans, herbs, and some vegetables, was hearty and delicious. I've visited Piccolo Sogno many times, and usually order pasta. A small order of pappardelle with wild boar ragu was a great deal of food, a hearty, stick-to-the-ribs option well suited to a wintry Chicago night. A side of arugula with white beans with tomato-based sauce was a feast, and the mille foglie dessert, with crème fraiche, was big enough for 2 to enjoy. It's especially nice to park in the Piccolo Sogno lot and not worry about street parking. Piccolo Sogno is the most fun in summer, out on their terrace, but in winter, the menu offers good choices also.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were very disappointed with the risotto and ravioli we had. The only good thing about the entire experience was the gnocchi we had as an appetizer. The place where we were seated was extremely cramped to the point that my hair kept touching the person who was seated at the table behind me every time I sat back. The restrooms weren’t exactly clean either. It was our wedding anniversary and I regret choosing this restaurant to celebrate it at.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A fantastic dinning experience with exceptional service and excellent food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My whole family was very happy with the meal and the service

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went on the day after Christmas & place was surprisingly crowded. But wait staff did their best to cover everyone. Food was great, especially the grilled calamari, risotto and spaghetti. I was with 2 people & we shared everything. Portions were perfect. Closed out night with biscottis & they were great & popular in our group. Would come back to try other dishes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great staff along with very good good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our second visit to Piccolo and as often happens, it wasn't quite up to our first visit. We were seated next to the kitchen entrance which is not the most enjoyable place to sit. The mixed seafood grill was excellent as was the arugula salad. Unfortunately, our main courses didn't live up to the openers. My spouse had the blue crab pasta special. The pasta and sauce were good, but the crab was dry and sort of tasteless. I had the duck as recommended by the waiter. There were two large legs and thighs. The duck was also somewhat dry and not very flavorful. However, the sides of pureed cauliflower and sautéed kale were outstanding. I had to request a second opinion on wine pairings as the first server advice was "it depends on what you like" when I was looking for his expertise. Overall, I'd rate this experience a 3.5/5 compared to the 5/5 for our first experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I ate here on a Saturday evening. The fried calamari was lightly breaded and delicious. My wife ordered the gnocchi and I ordered the rabbit. Both the dishes were very good and no leftovers were taken home. My only concern was our waiter seemed to be hurrying us through our dinner so that they could fill the table again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We return to this restaurant for consistently good food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was great
The noise is really loud though , to loud

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our waiter Rudy could have been a bit more friendly....

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We will be back when the garden is open, if not sooner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent pasta especially their flexibility in making anything you wanted. Great wine selection too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food, great service, good bread an olive oil. Just too cramped. Tables just too close together. I had a hard time relaxing because we were so cramped.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and superb service. Hard to beat this place for Italian cuisine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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