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La Scarola

) #104 of 7,836 Restaurants in Chicago €€ - €€€ Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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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“pasta” (47 reviews)
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Opens in 30 min
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank conduc2r7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 30 April 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

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.

Thank Habbaniyyah2020
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

You want Italian, doesn't get any better than this! What can I say; it's loud, not very big, out of the way, it's perfection!! Very popular with the locals, not on the beaten path for visitors! My wife was told about it by some locals...More

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Armando V, Owner at La Scarola, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you very much , much appreciate it.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by friends. We planned on visiting Chicago months ago and called to make a reservation for Easter Sunday. Upon arriving at the restaurant it was closed for renovations!!! They never called to inform us!! So disappointing!More

Thank smusumeci
Armando V, Owner at La Scarola, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

I'm so sorry, I'm Armando Vasquez, chef owner La Scarola, can't tell how bad I feel, is there anything I can do to fix this mistake from our part?? Any plans to come to the city in the near future?? I would love to invite...More

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Wanted to make a reservation for July 4th dinner, but couldn't get on your web site and no one answered at your phone number.
22 May 2015|
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Response from Adesso100 | Reviewed this property |
Let me know how can I help you
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5 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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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