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Cafe Bionda

1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
+1 312-326-9800
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (10 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

So I am not sure that you should judge the quality of a restaurant during a large convention but that happens to be when I went. I can forgive slower service and lack of attention to the crowd but what was left was good enough...More

1  Thank Fred M
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Was told about this place by our hotel door man. He was not mistaken! Prompt seating, great menu selection. Had the chicken piccata and it did not disappoint! Server was attentive and made great recommendations to others in my party. Will be back.

Thank vacationaholic
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in town for a business conference a day early and did not know where to go, a concierge recommended this restaurant. Wow, it did no disappoint. Food and ambiance was great. Service was good. Would go back!

Thank docox10
Reviewed April 6, 2018

I hosted a family dinner for 9 at Cafe Bionda because it was a niece’s favorite. I had been there with her a year ago. The food is old-fashion Italian, generally pretty good if not very imaginative. Here’s my issue. When I got the bill...More

2  Thank 880DavidL
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Recently dined here with colleagues after a dental convention. We were a group of 10 and we received excellent service. All of the meals were large portion sizes and all were delicious! The service extended beyond the meal when there was confusion with Uber- we...More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Great atmosphere, good food! Ideal for a business meeting not far away the Exhibition centre. The restaurant even provided a free shuttle service back to Mc Cormick.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the complimentary warm Italian bread with marinara sauce for dipping. Husband had a jumbo shrimp cocktail appetizer which was presented beautifully and he enjoyed. He had Nonna’s gravy— pasta with pot roast in a tomato sauce. The flavor was yummy though I would have...More

Thank gk b
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

We stop to have dinner We had the appetizer of fried zucchini and grilled calamari . The oil from the grill calamari on the same plate tried to soak into the fried zucchini (duh). The Milanese Eggplant salad was good and very good. The Parmigiana...More

Thank Leonard G M
Reviewed November 15, 2017 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 November 10, 2017

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
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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, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
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
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