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Cafe Bionda

1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
+1 312-326-9800
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“linguine” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 12 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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

What a wonderful find close to McCormick Place. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the staff is friendly, and the food is amazing. Highly recommend this for all but definitely for attendees at events at nearby McCormick Place.

Thank Staci P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We had lunch here and were delighted. We had set out from the McCormick convention center, and were headed toward a different restaurant. We glanced in the window at Cafe Bionda, then stepped in to look at the menu, and stayed. One of us had...More

Thank scdaub
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Everything is amazing about this place. The waitstaff is friendly and helpful. It is unassuming, the price is not extravagant, but the food is fresh, not overly season, and bursting with flavors -- and I am very picky. The bread was served with a slightly...More

Thank ttf12
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Best thing, the wine...very nice Pinot noir! I started with the lobster bisque which was very tasty but much too much salt. Veal with lemon butter sauce it would be great if the noodles didn't appear to come out of a can. In summary, I...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I was really surprised - excellent food and friendly service. It is a real italian which can be really recommended. The tomato sauce was exceptional !

Thank Pat1970512
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We first visited Cafe Bionda with our daughter and her boyfriend, who had recently moved into the South Loop neighborhood. Since we were there on a Wednesday, we all ordered the Wednesday special, lasagna. It was amazing. Our daughter's boyfriend is now her husband, and...More

Thank leland9552
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 10:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:45
Saturday
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
    (Cullerton)
  • 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
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