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Cafe Bionda

1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
+1 312-326-9800
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“linguine” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (10 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1924 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-1613
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 880DavidL
Reviewed 27 February 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 26 January 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 15 January 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 7 December 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 16 November 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 11 November 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
Reviewed 7 November 2017 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 4 November 2017

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
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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