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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.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Piccolo Sogno, Chicago, IL

Piccolo Sogno Restaurant Review

: Tony Priolo, who spent many years at Coco Pazzo, teamed with Ciro Longobardo on 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 rosemary and potato gnocchi. Secondi might range from roasted duck with Tuscan kale, fennel sausage and roasted cauliflower purée to grilled rib-eye steak to pancetta wrapped Atlantic cod with cannellini beans, Manila clams and pancetta and escarole. 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 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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