Cafe Bionda

Cafe Bionda

1924 S State St, Chicago, IL
(312) 326-9800 serving: Central, Near South Side
open:Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Dine At The Bar, Bar Scene, Italian, Group Dining, Date Spot, $$, Open 7 Days, Lunch Spot, Mastercard Accepted, Private Rooms, Outdoor Dining, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Family-Friendly Dining,

The Low Down


Where to Sit: An obtrusive TV monitor placed too low plus kitchen traffic and noise make the back room the least desirable of the three seating areas.

What to Drink: The martini list comes with smooth-sounding Italian names like Un Viaggio Piacevole (A Pleasant Journey), a mix of Grey Goose vanilla vodka, Midori, and Malibu rum and cream, rimmed with graham cracker crumbs.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

The booming South Loop gets a little homier with this lively Italian spot.
by Contributor at Citysearch

The Scene
Spiffing up a formerly dreary stretch of south State Street, the restaurant is divided into two halves--sporty bar with flat-screen TVs on one side, and a more elegant dining room with original art on the…
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very home-style feeling
By Jeannie D at Insider Pages

Loved this restaurant. Cafe Bionda is a very homey, traditional Italian restaurant serving up generous portions of deliciousness. Great menu with... Read More

Best Italian I've had in a long time!
By cristynes at Citysearch

I stumbled upon this place about a month ago and I've been back 3 times. Nana's Gravy is the best! Also the meatball salad and Lemondrop Martini's ... Read More

By urbanpln at Citysearch

Big food does not equal good food or great retaurant. I don't get it, this place is average at best. Read More

Best calamari around-great for the table, very close to McCormick Place, tables are close enough to see and be seen without feeling cramped, great service for my party of 12-worth the visit
By boatguy5 at Citysearch

Tables are close enough to see and be seen without feeling cramped, great service for my party of 12-worth the visit!\r Taking my family after the ... Read More

By cannondale1325 at Citysearch

Great food, like the previous poster, I have eaten here numerous times. Exact opposite experiences. Great, friendly wait staff, service and the foo... Read More