Hyde Park is an awesome neighborhood in the South Side with so many excellent places to chow down. From popular joints to hidden gems, this roundup contains restaurants you should have visited a looong time ago! If you haven’t been to any of these top-notch establishments, go ahead and plan a trip ASAP. You’ll thank us later. 

Piccolo Mondo

1642 E 56th St #1 Chicago, IL 60637

This upscale cafe features incredible Italian fare and a full bar in a cozy space with a market next door. For over 36 years, the folks at Piccolo have been serving up gourmet entrees with a touch of tapas from Spain. You can’t go wrong with Linguine Con Vongole or Pollo Marinato Alla Griglia! 


Virtue Restaurant

1462 E 53rd St Chicago, IL 60615


Looking for Southern deliciousness in a funky chic setting? We got you. Virtue dishes out some major eats from Walleye and Catfish to Buttered Grits and Collards with Smoked Turkey. After all that amazing food, you might forget you’re still in the Midwest. 

The Promontory

5311 S Lake Park Ave W Chicago, IL 60615

Time to take it up a notch! This modern, sophisticated joint features a conceptual menu with open-hearth cooking in a multi-level space. The best part? The music! Get down on some good eats and then get your dance on after hours. Check out upcoming shows here

The Soul Shack

1368 E 53rd St Chicago, IL 60615

Well, there’s nothing fancy about the Soul Shack and that’s precisely why we love it. Just mouthwatering Southern soul food with items like Fried Smothered Chicken, Lollipop Lamb Chops, and Chicken & Waffles. Yes, please! 

Medici on 57th

1327 E 57th St Chicago, IL 60637

American eats galore! This restaurant has been a Hyde Park staple for almost 60 years. And it comes as no surprise with their top-notch menu of pan pizzas and deli sandwiches to angus burgers and classic milkshakes. Must. Try. Everything. 

Posted by Chant Restaurant in Hyde Park on Monday, June 7, 2021


1509 E 53rd St Chicago, IL 60615

In the mood or Asian-inspired global cuisine? Swing by Chant (they’re open late!) for some dope eats and drinks. Favorites include their Duck Burger, Sambal Fried Catfish with Mac and Cheese, and for the vegans: Spinach and Tofu. Chef’s kiss. 

Cedars Mediterranean

1206 E 53rd St Chicago, IL 60615

Mideast meets Midwest cuisine! Say hello to generous portions of Falafel, Shawarma and other Mediterranean inspired dishes. Feel free to dine on their outdoor patio or grab a seat inside. 

Nella Pizza e Pasta

1125 E 55th St Chicago, IL 60615

Obsessed with Neapolitan pies? Then get your butt here for some serious eats. NELLA is a Michelin Bib Gourmand award-winning concept from renowned pizzaiola Nella Grassano. She puts her heart and soul into every dish! Popular pizzas include Cafone, Cavani, and Organica. Yum. 

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