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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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“escarole” (7 reviews)
“veal chop” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank M J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  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

1  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

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

Thank Spacesales
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Had reservation, waited a little bit but well worth it. Our waiter Gustabo was excellent as was the food !!

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

If you don't have a Nonna to cook for you than the next best thing is La Scarola. Traditional Italian dishes in a fun atmosphere. Good portions and reasonable prices. It says on the menu their pasta e fagioli is the best, it is! Gnocchi...More

Thank amcg101
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were first seated in a side room which eventually was a private party room that evening. We had to ask and be persistent in our request to be seated in another area, as once the private party started we couldn't hear each other speak....More

1  Thank 6tribes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The food is great. The service is excellent. The place is very crowded and very loud, but that's because it's super popular. Make sure you have reservations.

1  Thank Habbaniyyah2020
Reviewed 21 April 2017

La Scarola is proof that a restaurant doesn't have to be located in downtown Chicago or resemble an Italian villa to be successful. It's all about the food and service. On those accounts, in 18 years, La Scarola has built a reputation as one of...More

1  Thank Taylor B
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is
best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo
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
warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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