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La Scarola

721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
+1 312-243-1740
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (57 reviews)
“veal chop” (14 reviews)
“vitello” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

great food, great atmosphere ~ can't wait to get back

1  Thank dillonmj12
Reviewed 20 July 2010

I absolutely love La Scarola! The food is top notch and reasonably priced. I have never had a bad experience at this hidden treasure. I have been coming to La Scarola for 5 years, and recommend it to every person that i know!

Thank McCizz
Reviewed 12 April 2010

fun. family style. great food. great wine, great prices.

Thank cthompson9
Reviewed 15 December 2009

I had made a reservation (on speakerphone, so my husband heard) for a Saturday night because we had people coming into Chicago to visit us and we had heard great things about this restaurant. When we went in with our guests the host looked at...More

1  Thank tanya1383
Reviewed 3 December 2009

This restaurant at best is sub par italian. Bread was hard not fresh, you would think with a great italian bakery like D'amato down the street they would have great bread. The chicken vesuvio I had was a bit to spicy. I believe they have...More

Thank Larrycooks
Reviewed 10 November 2009

Wonderful little Italian restaurant with great food. Had shrimp wrapped in prosciutto. She had a veal fondelli dish that was fabulous. Very interesting taste. Unique and terrific. Yes it is a little loud so if it is a romantic low talking place you want skp...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2009

Excellent food; Loud!

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Reviewed 2 July 2009

My wife and I were looking for a non-touristy Italian restaurant, and ended up here on a recent Tuesday night. What a great choice! The place was packed, but based on reviews we read, we had made reservations. The owner/manager went out of his way...More

Thank markw89311
Reviewed 25 June 2009

I think people go to this restaurant because "it's the thing to do if you're "in" the in-crowd. We didn't like it at all. Bread was at least a day old or older and was hard. Powdered parmesan cheese in an inexpensive bottle that wouldn't...More

Thank TravelJewels45
Reviewed 23 June 2009

My husband and I dined at La Scarola for the first time tonight. What a treat! We shared the broccoli salad. He had the Pasta Pesto with Scallops and Shrimp in a Pesto Jalapeno Cream sauce. I had the Veal with Veggies and Cheese. Both...More

Thank DenverLisa
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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, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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