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Piccolo Sogno

464 N. Halsted St. (Grand Ave.) Send to Phone
312-421-0077 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Ex-Coco Pazzo chef goes it alone with dazzling, and surprisingly affordable, results.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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  • 2.5 star rating
2.5 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Piccolo Sogno, Chicago, IL

Piccolo Sogno Restaurant Review

: Tony Priolo, who spent many years at Coco Pazzo, teamed with Ciro Longobardo to open this approachable, affordable, multi-regional Italian haunt. Boy, are we glad he did. Bold blue walls, a marble bar and terrazzo floors lend modern appeal. Good looks aside, however, the proof is in the food, which trots between fried calamari, Chianti poached pear-goat cheese salad, and spinach and potato gnocchi. Secondi might range from roasted duck with fennel sausage and farro polenta to grilled rib-eye steak to wood-roasted halibut with artichokes, rainbow carrots, English peas, mint and pea purée. Alternatively, you'll find crisp pizzas (we’re partial to the one with mozzarella, arugula, lemon oil and curls of Reggiano). An Italian wine list --- which pours by the glass, carafe and bottle --- is practically built for sipping on the vast, ivy-flocked patio on warm days and breezy nights. Wrap things up with a scoop of creamy gelato.

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