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La Cantina Italian Chophouse

$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603 (Clark and Dearborn)
+1 312-332-7005
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Tennessee, United States
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168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been in 10 years but it has only gotten better. Took 4 teens for my daughters -16th birthday, we had our own private booth back in a corner. Service was wonderful, food delicious. It's been redecorated since my last visit and love the feel of classic Italian stake house. Perfect spot for. Pre-Hamilton meal.

Thank DRL615
huntsville, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, atmosphere and location for seeing show. Entrees were yummy and large portions, housemade cheesecake was delicious too. Would recommend the lasagna and chicken Marsala too. Service was top notch as well.

Thank Missy L
Henderson, Nevada
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the wine and the service were all wonderful! Met friends I hadn't seen in years and we had a great meal.

Thank rhopper276
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. I had chicken Marsala and it was prepared perfectly. My husband also enjoyed the white fish. Great location for dinner before theater at Private Bank. Only a block away. The waitress even asked if we were going to the theatre so she could ensure we were served in adequate time.

Thank D W
Troy, Ohio
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We arrived at 5:30 in order to make our 7:30 Hamilton show. Our waiter inquired if we were going to see a show, so that was nice. I honestly thought the waitstaff forgot about us because it took them so incredibly long to take our order. The salad and bread were terrific so I had high hopes for dinner. The... More 

Thank RunningEsme
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The wine cellar style and cramped nature may not be for everyone but I loved it. Food was really good. May be a tad over priced for the quality but the atmosphere is great.

Thank Brian B
Minneapolis, MN
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1,681 reviews
883 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 678 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is the basement restaurant of the Italian Villages Trio. No reservations accepted. Service was good, atmosphere was old school friendly. Food was great. The baked garlic bread was excellent. Its not cheap, but for a downtown restaurant it was priced fairly. I'd go back.

Thank lucycan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The staff was very nice and did everything they could to expedite our order so that we could make the evening show. The food was ok, nothing extraordinary. Overall, a good experience and value. We would highly recommend reservations. We got lucky finding a table of two on a busy Saturday night without reservations.

Thank Nilesh L
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here after a seeing a matinee showing of Hamilton since it is conveniently located near the theater. The atmosphere was nice but the food was at best average. My husband ordered the bone-in ribeye which is generally a fantastic cut; he asked for medium and it was cooked well and the flavor was significantly lacking. Our waiter was... More 

Thank MITraveler02
Wilton, Connecticut
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had the misfortune to get seated at the two-top banquet between two sections of the restaurant. At first we thought 'how nice! An intimate little table with nobody sitting next to us!" Ha. How the innocent are deceived. This location was like I95 with diners, waiters, patrons and food on carts whizzing by like semi's on the highway. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
    (Clark and Dearborn)
  • Public Transportation: Blue line and red line trains. Clark bus #22
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-332-7005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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