Bongiorno's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria

Bongiorno's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant serve Tuscan food?
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles392 reviews
Excellent
265
Very good
88
Average
24
Poor
7
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Tantra Butterfly
Chicago692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 solo
I'm giving this adorable ristorante a perfect FIVE and I'll be back! Basically I found this place completely by accident right after working with a new client of mine because I literally smelled a delicious aroma wafting in the lobby of the building where this restaurant is located. It's a cute Italian family owned business right next to Trump Tower and the owner was sitting at a table when I asked her if the kitchen was still open. She welcomed me as if it were a kitchen in her own home and even though it was right before closing she never rushed me before, during or after my meal. I asked her for a recommendation on which personal pizza to try and she suggested the Tartufo which is a thin cut pizza with truffle oil, mozarella, prosciutto, mushrooms and fresh shaved parmegana cheese. The personal size is generously portioned and I even have half this delicious pizza in my refrigerator because I was unable to finish it all even though the owner insisted I can dine in and take my time. She was so friendly and patient with me and I'm a slow eater. I would love another opportunity to dine here again when I have more time and try one of their desserts too. This restaurant serves homemade, fresh Italian cuisine and it's their family recipe. You will definitely feel welcomed here and fall in love with their delicious pizzas!
Written March 6, 2020
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Mork001
Coburg601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
At this time of year, be patient especially for dinner as there could be a wait, we had a 30 minute wait and it was worth it. We had pizzas and the were delightful. They got us a table and looked after us. In summer there would be tables outside as well. They are very polite when some patrons are pretty rude and pushy. The offer gelato too.
Written January 1, 2020
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PhR1
Chicago187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 friends
The best (by far) pizza in chicago downtown ! Excellent ingredients, excellent taste ( like in Napoli) and very friendly staff. Clever way to make the pizza tasty : prepared semi-cooked and cooking completed when you come to pick-up it (5 mins waiting time). That makes the entire difference ! To note that ice-cream are also delicious !!! Going there quite often (minimum once every other week) and the quality is always the same : top !
Written June 12, 2021
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Konstantin
Tallinn109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Pizza is located in a good central place with inside and outside placement and could be busy on weekend - except to stay in line for 30+ minutes. Pizza is ok, but if we consider the price then we could move that a notch to good. But service is poor - only 1 waiter tries to serve 15 or so tables, so it could take a long time to get your order and then your check.
Written October 15, 2022
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KJoz
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Visited with Family on sunday 23 feb. It was quite difficult to find the place but it was really worth it. 2 Large pizza (Cheese and Pizza Silvio e Gabriele) were delicious. Actually they were the best so far i had it Chicago. We had also Antipasto Misto and home made minestrone soup, which was made from high quality ingredients. Very nice and quick service.
Written February 23, 2020
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Jackie M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
We had the lasagna dinner and the chicken parmigiana dinner. Both dinners included delicious, large portions and delicious bread. Most restaurants in Chicago are pricey, but you get plenty to eat for less money at Bongiorno’s. We wish that we did not have to take a hike to another floor with a key to go to the restroom, but we had a great experience anyway.
Written August 31, 2022
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Taylor B
Chicago8416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
It was an unusually sunny and warm day in Chicago in late October so my wife and I decided to take a walk to our old stomping grounds. We used to work in the old Daily News/Sun-Times Building, now Trump Tower, so we stopped for lunch at Bongiorno's Italian Pizzeria in the plaza between Trump Tower and the Wrigley Building, next to the Chicago River, adjacent to the Magnificent Mile. It all brought back fond memories of a more pleasant era. Bongiorno's, located at 405 North Wabash Avenue, wasn't here then. But I wish it was. Open from 11 to 9 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 to 10 on Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 on Sunday, it offers a plethora of Italian stapes like thin crust pizza, Italian beef, spaghetti, mostaccioli, lasagna, tiramisu and cannoli. We passed up the thin crust pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and sausage, spaghetti with home-made bolognese sauce and the traditional Caesar salad for a lighter lunchtime repast. Like bowls of minestrone, garlic bread with cheese, an Italian beef sandwich and something new (to us), a sandwich con Salsiccia with sausage, caramelized onions, peppers and melted provolone cheese. The sandwich, very popular in Italy, is made with fresh sausage from Italy, minced or ground pork meat, pork fat and numerous spices. Whatever the recipe, it's delicious. For dessert, we shared a couple of old Italian standbys, tiramisu and home-made cannoli. Bongiorno's has found a home in busy downtown Chicago.
Written October 21, 2022
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Kathy H
Houston11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
We are here from Texas for a family wedding, & chose to stay in a river front hotel - Club Quarters River Hotel. They recommended Bongiorono Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria for a close Italian restaurant. A 10 min walk across the river bridge & we found a little cafe that took us back to our last trip to Florence or somewhere nearby. The pizza is reminiscent of our trip there, the wine is definitely Italian, & the owners do their best to make sure you have a great meal. They answered questions, made recommendations & in spite of having 3 groups of 6+ managed to be sure we had what we needed. If you want a dedicated waiter, maybe this isnt the place for you, but if you want good food, the best service a small place can manage & a memorable meal... this is your place. We will come back next time we are here.
Written November 5, 2022
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Debsteryx
Franklin49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Our party of thee adults had a wonderful meal at Bongiorno’s the evening of November 7, 2021. We were in town to celebrate two birthdays, so glad we had dinner here! We all shared a pizza, order of garlic bread, and a fantastic lasagna. I have never tasted noodles that were as flavorful and tender as the ones used in their lasagna. Also enjoyed the Italian Gelato for the birthday dessert. I would highly recommend Bongiorno’s for your dining pleasure. I am from Wisconsin and a stop at this fine establishment is made whenever visiting the Windy City. Wonderful Italian food prepared by a very nice Italian family!!!
Written November 27, 2021
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MarthaFromAlabama
Montgomery628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 solo
I looked online for a place in this area to grab a quick, authentic Chicago lunch and am so glad I found this restaurant. I settled on an Italian Beef Sandwich and knew I had made the right choice when a tour group stopped right in front of my patio table and the guide began describing this sandwich. The group then went inside for a sample and apparently they all liked their also! Nice location - a bit tucked off the main drag, but worth looking for!
Written November 26, 2021
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Boogiechln
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
We ordered a plain pizza and a rustic pizza. The rustic one had sausage, onions and mushrooms. Both were excellent. The crust was great. I will highlight that this is not a deep dish joint since my family assumed that all Chicago pizza places had that style. That said, we definitely were not disappointed. The place is small so there may be a wait. I’ll also note that a food tour group came through when we were eating which took up about a third of the place. We watched them eat the Italian beef sandwich and decided to give it a try as well. That sandwich is top notch. Overall, a great meal at a reasonable price.
Written November 26, 2021
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Sharon S
Lockwood34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Recommended by a local who I met on Amtrak. This little restaurant was hard to find in the shadows behind Trump Tower. We arrived by Uber without a reservation and waited 20-30 minutes. I ordered homemade gnocchi with vodka sauce, as recommended by the owner/waiter. My husband had eggplant parmigiana which he enjoyed. Both came with bread. Coke products with lots of wine choices. All seating was outside during our visit & oh, it was so lovely! Don’t wait until you’re desperate for a toilet! Restrooms are a bit of a walk, out the door and up an elevator.
Written July 20, 2023
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Geannemeta@tampabay.rr.com
Tampa67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
We were in Chicago for a wedding weekend and thought we should have Chicago pizza. Went looking on a Saturday night and places were so packed - until we found this gem! We sat outside on a beautiful night and were served by the friendliest people. Plenty of locals were eating here too. One group had their nice, big dog who was welcome to sit under their table. After wine, arugula salad and pizza we walked closeby to the river to watch the people and boats. Then we came back for gelato! It was a fabulous night!
Written September 12, 2022
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farawayanita
Chicago189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 solo
The customer service was just awesome. The lady behind the counter was patient and very kind. Even though I had a to go order, the waiter brought me water while I ate some delicious cherry gelato. The Lasagna was just ok, not that good to me.
Written December 27, 2021
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Joe M
Houston2929 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
This is a great family style Italian restaurant. The place has a great value price point on food and bottles of wine. The furniture seems to migrate based on the weather - pretty days almost everything is outside on patio. We liked their pizzas enough to visit twice during a four day trip. Serving sizes are generous and definitely shareable. The staff is attentive and friendly. You can finish off with a scoop of on of their good gelatos.
Written January 2, 2024
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