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La Cantina Italian Chophouse

) #1,281 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Italian, Steakhouse
71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-332-7005
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  • Average12%
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  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank DRL615
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
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
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...More

Thank D W
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...More

Thank RunningEsme
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
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
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...More

Thank Nilesh L
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...More

Thank MITraveler02
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...More

Thank jhc106
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
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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