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
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 theâ¦
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