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La Scarola

721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
+1 312-243-1740
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from New Orleans and know good food and this place is delicioso! Cozy restaurant, photos of hundreds of celebrities who have had a meal here. Terrific wait staff and high energy. Absolutely great Italian food - don’t miss it!

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for 3 and sat right down. Our waiter was good and suggested the grilled calamari. This was some of the best calamari I’ve had. Was in balsamic vinegar. My daughter had the lasagna and said it was the best she’s had. I...More

Thank Nik3300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the service, the ambiance and of course the food excellent. From the moment I walked in felt like it was 50 years ago as kid walking into the local Italian restaurant. If a place serves escarole and beans you know it’s authentic. And...More

Thank E P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is to the wall. It is not fine dining on atmosphere but is a lot of fun. We tried most of the appetizers and they were magnificent. The homemade Pasta Figoli soup is amazing. Sausage and Peppers were...More

Thank MfBuilders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real Italian experience should feel like you are eating in the dining room with family and that’s exactly what you get here. While the restaurant is dated and cramp, I felt like I was at my noni’s. The food was the best Italian I’ve...More

Thank Klawib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food with an old school feel. The service and attentiveness of the staff was top notch. The Pasta E Fagioli Soup is enough to warrant a visit to this wonderful restaurant. We had a group of seven and sampled a bit of everything. The...More

Thank Brett B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The food at this restaurant is fine. ...typical old school Italian. However, what bothers me about this restaurant is that it looks dirty and shabby. That atmosphere does nothing to enhance the dining experience. I cant really complain about the food and I cant really...More

Thank garyhow60614
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this great restaurant by friends and we we not disappointed. Only a 10 minute taxi ride from downtown you will find this gem of a restaurant. They could take us at 19 minutes notice which was great as the place was hopping....More

Thank KieranKPK1963
Reviewed 17 November 2017

If you like the taste and feel of "old school traditional Italian" you will love this place. Food and service is excellent and the entire evening was fun and enjoyable. So glad we tried this place and would definitely go back. Added bonus was the...More

Thank KGross818
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Recommended to La Scarola by our hotel's concierge, 8 girls embarked upon La Scarola. We were greeted by a packed house and accommodating staff. We had about a 5 minute wait for our table, which we didn't mind. We made ourselves at home at the...More

Thank Julee B
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Response from Adesso100 | Reviewed this property |
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6 May 2015|
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Response from laurynTravel | Reviewed this property |
Well. You can call and make them but good luck with that. We had reservations but when we arrived we're told they had no tables. We will never be back. Try Bella nott down the road. Ramone is awesome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-243-1740
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