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Leona's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Hyde Park
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1236 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
+1 773-363-2600
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed three nights in Chicago in an awesome apartment. There were several flyers in the apartment from nearby restaurants that delivered and we decided to give Leona´s a try. We ordered food for five people. The delivery time took what they told us, so that was something positive. But from that on, everything went south. We ordered a salad... More 

Thank NLM72
Oak Forest, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went for lunch at Leona's Restaurant in Hyde Park today after visiting the Museum of Science & Industry. We often have lunch there when we go to the museum, and have had very good food. That's why we kept going back. Today, however, I was extremely disappointed. We started with the chicken noodle soup. It came out very hot,... More 

Thank Linda B
Carol Stream, Illinois
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were a large group, around 30 or so spread over several tables. I felt that the service should have been better. Once we got our food, the waiter never came back to check if everything was OK. In fact, we didn't get asked about a soda refill until he dropped off the check. I suspect that there was insufficient... More 

Thank Gregory W
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The food was good. I ordered the catfish and fettuccine Alfredo past that was tasty. Our waitress was not attentive at all. She forgot to give us the bread and we had to look for her when we needed things.

Thank whitetn
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

As a kid, my mom brought us here all the time and I remember combing through the menu, laughing at the pictures, reading the descriptions, and having to spend a good amount of time picking what I wanted to eat. Now, there's only a handful of options and they aren't very good ones. The buffalo wings are still worth an... More 

Thank Marshall A
Crete, Illinois, United States
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125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Following a long day of singing having recorded a LIVE DVD, we initially thought about going to Mellow Yellow; however, our hearts quickly turned to Leona's. The first great attribute is the availability of parking options. We were seated immediately and our server, Luis, was wonderful from introduction, throughout execution, and upon exit. Three of us ordered the Catfish Dinner... More 

Thank Clinton W
Cambiano, Italy
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Good plates, quantity and price are ok... but the service was bad: waitress very unfriendly, she said only a couple of words and gave me the wrong bill over 4 table! However nothing seems italian on there... and I'm italian.

1 Thank pitta570
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

I have been here a few times with my some family. I love the atmosphere and the servers are good and quick to your needs!! I loved the food!! I have ate through a little bit of the menu. I will be back to finish what I've started. Keep on being consistently great!! Cheers

1 Thank Jordan H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

I visited the restaurant with four friends. There were a total of 5 women sharing a Sunday afternoon dinner. We all have visited Leona's other locations and had been at this location also. We were disappointed in the limited number of items on the "new menus". It was explained that they had new owners who had downsized the variety of... More 

1 Thank Strick S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

I had one of their pastas and some salad; it was pretty good. Nothing outstanding, but I have no specific complaints about anything, either. Service was not great, though - it was bizarrely slow, given how few people were in the restaurant besides us at the time.

1 Thank MeAsNeptune

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1236 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-363-2600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hyde Park

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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