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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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Opens in 28 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The food at this restaurant is fine. ...typical old school Italian. However, what bothers me about this restaurant is that it looks dirty and shabby. That atmosphere does nothing to enhance the dining experience. I cant really complain about the food and I cant really...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this great restaurant by friends and we we not disappointed. Only a 10 minute taxi ride from downtown you will find this gem of a restaurant. They could take us at 19 minutes notice which was great as the place was hopping....More

Thank KieranKPK1963
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

If you like the taste and feel of "old school traditional Italian" you will love this place. Food and service is excellent and the entire evening was fun and enjoyable. So glad we tried this place and would definitely go back. Added bonus was the...More

Thank KGross818
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Recommended to La Scarola by our hotel's concierge, 8 girls embarked upon La Scarola. We were greeted by a packed house and accommodating staff. We had about a 5 minute wait for our table, which we didn't mind. We made ourselves at home at the...More

Thank Julee B
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I️ went there on a recommendation of a friend. We were visiting Chicago for a few days and I️ checked out some places nearby to our hotel on Trip Advisor. We probably wouldn’t have traveled across town during rush hour to go...More

Thank Jannett55
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Hard to say which is better, the people at the restaurant or the food. The owners and servers and bus staff are second to none. They make you feel like family, The food is incredible. Everything is cooked to order and served piping hot! The...More

Thank jodistein
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Thank's for your hospitality. The foods and services was amazing! Thank's again. A must to go if you come to Chicago! Marie and André from Québec, Canada.

Thank Marie-Claude G
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing authentic Italian experience with great food, ambience and people. Staff makes you feel at home and the owner came out and checked on our meal many times. Starts off with fresh Italian bread and olive oil but don’t stuff yourself on that like a...More

Thank davo1142
Reviewed 28 October 2017

My entire family had a special so I can't speak for the normal menu, but the food we had was great! The staff wasn't overly nice or went out of their way to help us but they weren't mean either. I think its just more...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Not sure how the food would have been, but if the host was any indicator you should run! We had reservations and got there a bit early and checked in. The horribly rude host tells us that our reservation time has been changed to a...More

Thank annemvb
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Response from Adesso100 | Reviewed this property |
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6 May 2015|
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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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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