We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Bionda

1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
+1 312-326-9800
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“linguine” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (9 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (121)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All 8 of us ate heartily and happily at Bionda. Sevice was great. Ambiance was old world. Good choice.

Thank Leon O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Painfully slow and oblivious service. Seafood was overcooked, pasta was okay. Were out of many ingredients and had to make substitutes. Spend your time and money elsewhere.

Thank VetteGirl_08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch today with business associates. Terrible ambiance (background music really loud and annoying), service and food was awful.

Thank mwinterst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Turned out to be a great decision. Food was very good, service great. Their tomato sauce was homemade and extremely flavorful. I got extra and poured it over my food. Their bread was fresh and delicious too.

Thank ArtieQL
Reviewed 26 August 2017

On a Friday night in early August my wife and I ate at the Cafe Bionda Italian Restaurant, 1924 South State St, Chicago, IL 60616 with another couple. First I must say the food and service was average, nothing spectular, but just run of the...More

Thank JPPW
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I love this place. We shared a salad, Calamari app and a Chicken Parm and we had left over. The service was great and the prices reasonable. All of the Pastas are homemade and the food is very fresh.

Thank Faulkner8251
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My boyfriend and I took his mother for mothers day to Cafe Bionda and had a very pleasant experience. The service was incredible and the food was literally mouthwatering. We started out with grilled calamari as an appetizer. We tried fettuccine lobster, jumbo sea scallops,...More

Thank MarathonDiva
Reviewed 11 June 2017

An Italian joint on an unprepossessing street on the south end, not too far from McCormick Convention Center. The service is unfussy, the menus are laminated, and the portions are huge. My arugula salad was tasty but a bit overdressed; the meat lasagna tangy and...More

1  Thank Scott_R_Seattle
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, food and people. Five stars for a great italian restaurant. Prices according the product.

Thank 19FCO79
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Was there with friends for the 1st time Tuesday nite. We were seated right away and found the restaurant to be very comfortable, I like the décor and subdued lighting, the only thumbs down I would give is the noise volume. With the high ceilings...More

Thank Theresa N
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of
activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you
happen to visit during football season, you may bump
into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears
game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the
flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and
educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and
aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park
Nearby Restaurants
The Burger Point
55 reviews
.08 km away
La Cantina Grill
82 reviews
.30 km away
Tommy Guns Garage
53 reviews
.26 km away
Kroll's South Loop
73 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chicago Chinatown
479 reviews
.49 km away
Glessner House Museum
61 reviews
.58 km away
Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation
47 reviews
.37 km away
Motor Row Brewing
21 reviews
.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Bionda staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Roosevelt stop or Blue Line - Cermack stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighbourhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-326-9800
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing