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About Il Sogno
Il Sogno Ristorante in Wheaton is known for our authentic Southern Italian cuisine along with fresh seafood and farm raised meats. Family owned for over 5 years with Mama Nancy as executive Chef bringing you homemade recipes with her special dishes from Naples. A true Italian restaurant with a true Italian chef.
"ROOF TOP IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED! CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION"
Wheaton, IL 60187
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm.
At this time we are no longer serving lunch. Please check back soon.
W Front Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We will customize a menu for any catering order.
Street parking and parking garage located on Front street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact the restaurant and ask for Arian or Rosie for further information on private events.
Il Sogno Ristorante in Wheaton is known for our authentic Southern Italian cuisine along with fresh seafood and farm raised meats. Family owned for over 5 years with Mama Nancy as executive Chef bringing you homemade recipes with her special dishes from Naples.
Il Sogno Ratings and Reviews
I made reservations for 7:30. As soon as I knew we would be late I went to the open table app and tapped "modify reservations". The must have been a problem because the app froze and wouldn't complete the modification. I then called the restaurant and got an automatic reply that didn't give me an option to speak to someone. In fact there were no options to speak to someone. So there was no way for me to modify my reservation
We got there at 8:00. They seated us right away so it told me that our not being there at 7:30 had no impact on their operations.
The noise level was unbelievable. We were seated next to each other and had trouble talking. I could hardly hear he server talk to us about the menu. We then waited an hour for our food with minimal communication from the staff. We were finally told that The kitchen gets backed up. I don't understand why that would happen since they know how many people they concerned based on how many tables today and available. I expect that the kitchen is prepared each night.
Today I received an email from OpenTable telling me that I missed my reservation and giving me a link to their cancellation policy. It said that they would clarify with the restaurant directly by my clicking the let us know but that let me no where that there was an option to actually communicate with OpenTable. I don't know if this is a problem with the B application but I know that I did everything I could to communicate through the restaurant and open table.
I have been using this app for years and I was very disappointed with this experience and with my experience at the restaurant as well. There appears to be no recourse day again on the open table for the restaurant but at this point I don't want to continue doing business with either party.
All in all this was a waste of time and money, not to mention the fact that we've had to pay a babysitter the same amount that we paid for the food.
The 6 of us we're celebrating our summer birthdays with a dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. IL Sogno did not disappoint. The meals were superb as was our server. When she learned what the occasion was we were treated to a lovely little dessert. A great dinner at a lovely place.
Located in downtown Wheaton, Il Sogno is only a few steps away from the Metra train station.
+ Free downtown parking (3 hrs)
+ Efficient service
+ Very good food (We ate everything on our plate because it was soooo good!)
+ Nice rooftop dining (See the trains that pass by.)
+ Nice ambiance inside and on the rooftop. Good for date night or celebrating special occasions.
+ Very clean: restrooms, dining room, rooftop, etc.
No complaints. Nothing negative to say. Highly recommended!
It was awful. From the time we got there the server and busboys were in a rush to get us out. We couldn't even enjoy our appetizers and dinner. They were taking plates and glasses away before we were finished. Then to top it off the server asked us outright to leave because there were so many people waiting for tables. There wee not. We had maybe stayed 15 min past being finished with our food and it's a nicer restaurant, you should be able to go that. I do like their food but will not return because of the awful service.
My fiance and I tried this restaurant one evening while we were downtown Wheaton. We sat on the room which was beautiful. The food is excellent. We had an appetizer and two entrees-- lobster gnocci is SO GOOD! Everything was so fresh, you could tell it was just prepared. Waitstaff was so attentive and friendly. Loved the historic charm.
Nice ambiance. Great rooftop seating, especially in the evening with a beautiful sunset. The service was average. The appetizers we had were delicious. The warm bread served with dinner was great. The mixed seafood grill was well presented and had a nice variety of octopus, shrimp and calamari. The baked eggplant was excellent with an excellent sauce. Based on those experiences, I took my chances and ordered the ossobuco which our server said was excellent. It scored a D-. The vegetables it was served with and also the polenta were delicious. But the meat was extremely dry and not very tasty. Cutting into it to the bone, the white fat gave away that it had been previously cooked, refrigerated and reheated. This, along with a somewhat slow service, really spoiled what started out as an excellent dining experience. I'm not sure if we'll go back. Certainly not worth the drive from our home. If we do, I won't order the ossobuco.
We had a very enjoyable evening. Our main dishes were very good, but our appetizers were just OK. There wasn't anything wrong with them, but they tasted just average.
We were able to sit outside on the roof, which was also very nice.
This restaurant is always in our rotation when we visit Wheaton.
The food was good, as was the wine. The service was a little less consistent and pleasant than I was expecting. Despite having a reservation, the hostess took a while to seat us, even with our full party there. The waiter sounded like he was reading from a script and wasn't very genuine in general. He would break face every once in a while to talk to the waitstaff helping him (bossy, direct) and then would turn to us with a completely different attitude (overly enthusiastic), which was not professional. He didn't ask if we wanted separate checks when we were ordering and then acted like we should have known that we had to mention it before we ordered. It ended up being totally fine to split the check. Everyone working there seemed tense and unhappy, especially when talking to each other, but the moment they interacted with customers they were compensating for it by being too friendly, which came off as fake. Maybe I caught them on a bad night?
We've been here before and will probably come back. However...this time we were done with our after dinner drinks and were still waiting for our coffee - ordered at the same time (we had to cancel the coffee). Not the server's fault - she kept reminding us that the order was in.
Rooftop dinning..aside from the fact that it's outside, there's really nothing to see. There's a solid fence around the roof that's eye level so that you see nothing but the top of the fence and beyond.
This is probably my 6th visit to Il Sogno. It is some of the best Italian food in the area in my mind. The menu is creative and frequently updated. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. I like the space - I believe it is an old bank building. And if for some reason the dessert menu is not to your liking, there's a terrific candy and ice cream shop next door.
Great Italian restaurant. food was excellent. Calamari was perfect - lightly breaded and not at all greasy and with perfect texture. Our main courses were great as well. Didn't have desert - watching calories! Service was very good - right amount of attention especially since it was a business meal. I will definitely return with my wife sooner than later.
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