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La Scarola

721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
+1 312-243-1740
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not much to look at from the outside but looks are deceiving. Much larger in the inside than it looks. The service was top shelf and the food was outstanding. I was trying to decide on the veal or chicken and the waiter recommended the...More

Thank Mike U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were invited to La Scarola by friends who live in Chicago. It's their favorite restaurant. A little away from all the action, but worth it. Excellent food and ambiance like no other. The noise level was high, but that does not matter when you...More

Thank G M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow; as good as it gets for Italian. The veal, eggplant parmigiana, stuffed shrimp, and sea bass were all just awesome. Very nice service, very comfortable. We'll be back, soon I hope.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a rather small place, tight tables, big portions. Be prepared to be delighted with the quality and quantity. The selections are varied between the traditional Italian and variations to those dishes . Bruschetta was great, although I would try other apps, since they...More

1  Thank Globetrvls
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have been there a number of occasions for dinner and appetizers. Prices are reasonable and the pictures on the wall are almost museum like. Expect the floor to be busy and crowded but worth it by all means.

1  Thank Carty52
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went there on the recommendation of friends. It's a small place with interesting atmosphere and good food. They are very kid friendly and the service is great.

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Got a recommendation to go to La Scarola from a friend so we made the effort to get there last night during our 3 day visit to Chicago. Arrived at 8pm and place was packed on a Wed night! Got sent next door to have...More

2  Thank Coylie14
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Mother's day weekend we went to Chicago to visit our son. For dinner Sunday he took us to La Scarola. What a great experience. Possibly the best breaded zucchini appetizer I've had. Wait staff was on the ball, but not on top of you. Our...More

2  Thank conduc2r7
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was one of the best eating experiences I have had in Chicago. Coming to Chi-Town a million times I had an old buddy from my MBA program who said have you eaten at "La Scarola"? I responded that I had not and got a...More

1  Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I'm shocked after reading several reviews and actually going to this place. All of the food was either totally smothered in Cheese or had more of a Mexican season flavor rather than Italian. Truthfully I almost felt bad writing this because so many guests said...More

1  Thank Spacesales
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Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
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Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an
up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several
sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique
neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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