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“Great comfort food”
Review of La Scarola

La Scarola
Ranked #107 of 9,764 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: West Loop
Reviewed 5 September 2017 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
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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 already bring you fresh crunchy bread.
Even with a reservation you may wait, but it's worth it!

1  Thank Globetrvls
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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.

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1  Thank Carty52
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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 CaptainCalabash
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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 a drink for 15 min...no problem! Table was ready when we came back!
The walls are filled with great photos/autographs from celebrities, fun to view. There are a lot of tables on this place so there isn't much privacy, but who cares!! Waiters are plentiful and the service was good.
Good took about 30 min but it was marvellous!! My Italian buddy was with us and he loved his meal, chicken primavera! Large portions, we all tried the others meals and the sauces we deliciously different for each type of pasta! I am GF and had the penne with meatballs, out of this world good! Our other friend started with Oysters then eggplant parmesan.
We had a couple rounds of drinks to go with this feast, total bill was $120 for the 3 of us. More than fair!!! Do yourself a favour and make a reservation here the next time you are in Chicago, you won't regret it!!

2  Thank Coylie14
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