La Madia - A Contemporary Pizzeria
La Madia - A Contemporary Pizzeria

La Madia - A Contemporary Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dinelamadia.com/
  • Phone: 3123290400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Thursday: Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Dinner: 3:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Friday- Saturday: Lunch: 11a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Dinner: 3:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Sunday: Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Dinner: 3:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Fox
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room seats up to 12 people. Semi-private area seats up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Lee 3123290400x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clark
  • Public Transit: Red Line Train: Grand & State
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, Street and Public Lot Parking
A word from La Madia - A Contemporary Pizzeria
At La Madia, two pleasures - great food and distinctive, delicious wines - come together. La Madia is an urban restaurant that upholds Italian tradition. Every day, our chefs make our pizza dough and fresh pasta from scratch from little more than flour, water, and salt.
The menu is designed for sharing, with flavor-packed, wood-fired pizzas that change seasonally, inventive salads, and savory pasta dishes. Desserts are all made on the premises, in keeping with what's available in the market.The wine list is a wine lover's dream, with more than 75 wines by the glass and hundreds of bottles. And every week, we feature two of our favorite wines for just $6 per glass. In addition to wine and more than 25 beers, La Madia offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made from spirits infused in-house.
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La Madia - A Contemporary Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)good for groups (48)neighborhood gem (46)notable wine list (45)great for lunch (27)special occasion (24)romantic (21)hot spot (19)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Super Food
    Nik27
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Pizza Fondue and the Sausage/Pesto Pizza is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place was as expected. A pizza place with other items on the menu. The pasta dish we tried tasted like nothing. We ordered 5 things and the only one is recommend was the pepperoni pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid experience, but limited menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I chose this based on Open Table reviews. Overall, our experience was solid. Very nice atmosphere and ambiance with very good service. It is exactly what it touts itself as -- a contemporary pizzeria. It's really the best way to describe it. I eat fish, but not other meat so I was bummed there weren't non-meat pasta options. And, there were more "white pizza" options than red sauce pizzas. They politely "converted" a white pizza to a red sauce pizza. (Little skimpy on toppings.) It was solid, but let's face it -- we all have our favorite pizzas and styles. I am coming to realize that Neapolitan-style pizza is not my favorite. If you go, reserve a booth -- looked much more comfortable and inviting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Time Here!
    Nita
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    La Madia is a one of Chicago's great treasures. My first visit to La Madia was about 6 months ago with friends. It was on a Friday night, so the restaurant was much more packed than this last occasion. I was pleasantly pleased to find that just as with the last time, the services was excellent, the food remarkable and I left once again knowing that I will be coming back again and again. The food offerings are really unique and made deliciously with quality ingredients. The wait staff is attentive (but not too much) , friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. I had a dessert wine that was to die for! I bought along a friend who had never been and now she vows to come back too. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pack
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Staff was very friendly and offered great insight and suggestions. Brought a group of coworkers during a recent convention. All from east coast and not into the "Deep-Dish" style of Chicago. It was a hit and plan a return visit next time the convention brings us to town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pass on this pizza
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The restaurant design is rather sterile and modern without a warm or welcoming feeling. This place came highly recommended for thin crust pizza so we tried a few different pies. The pizza was greasy and the sausage had a strange taste. The service was great, very knowledgeable wait stuff, but won't be back as there are plenty of other better pizza places in the neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Madia
    pansyo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband visited Chicago for our anniversary. Our visit to La Madia from start to finish was magical... the friendly, attentive staff, the amazing food and wine, the ambiance and vibe. It was our favourite restaurant visit, and we plan to return next year. La Madia is the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go With The White Pizza
    iEatfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Still can't beat Eataly when it comes to Neopolitan pizza in Chicago. Margherita was disappointing, but White Pizza with Kale and an egg was delicious other than the crust.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Pepperoni & Truffle Oil!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I treated my sister to lunch at LaMadia as their lunch special is just enough food. The pizzas are amazing and the salads are fresh & exciting. LaMadia is a Lynn Sage Foundation restaurant partner, so supporting a cause that I love makes me enjoy my restaurant experience that much more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Anna
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I came here with some friends at the recommendation of a good friend who lives in the city. We thought the food was excellent, especially for the prices, which were very good. It was a quiet Sunday night, and our waiter was very friendly and attentive. I had the thin-crust pizza that was on special, with ricotta, heirloom tomatoes, and basil. Very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Pizza with Wine
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love the pizza at La Madia and we CRAVE the dipping sauce from their Spinach & Taleggio Fondue with Truffle Oil. We always get the sauce (it's creamy green in color) and dip the crust from the pizza in it. They charge us $5 for the sauce alone but it's SO worth it. Truffle Oil makes everything better. We rarely dine in, but we were pleased to find that it was nicely and comfortably decorated. It was chic but inviting - especially with the open kitchen. Most of the servers were wonderful but our primary server seemed as if she wasn't into people. She didn't make any conversation and her facial expressions seemed unenthusiastic. It provided a point of amusement whenever she happened by our table. She put our pizza in a togo box upsidedown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Italian Pizza
    Galva
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    About as close as you can get for authentic Italian pizza with great service and wine/beer list. A restaurant that is worth visiting multiple times to try all the great combinations on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good
    GA0619
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The pizza fondue is amazing! Great variety of pizzas and some of the best gnocchi I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    On return visit to Chicago it was at the top of my food stops list. It was as good as I remembered & will continue on my list for next visit too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Always enjoy the fennel sausage pizza. Tried the fried egg pizza, my hubby loved it, me not so much...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great wood fired pizza. Unique appetizers and great wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a favorite
    EatHere
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    but the service was just a little off tonight. Didn't have the gin I wanted, didn't have an ingredient for the Moscow Mule and didn't have one other thing on the menu but what we did order was as usual very delicious. Still a favorite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beats deep dish by a mile!
    Leelee
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Delicious clam pizza. Lamb sausage pizza also excellent. Huge salad fed three. Nice wine list. Delightful waiter (Alex) who knew ingredients well (great for nut allergy diner) and had ready answers to all questions. Noise level of place would be only downside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Hackman
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have been to La Madia before and have had a postive experience. Firday must have been an off night! The salad was supposed to be chopped-it was not -the greens were stringy and there was little dressing. The pizza was tasteless-the cheese very stringy and the coffee was horrendous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza
    ParkCitiesFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were recommended this restaurant for our trip to Chicago. It was one of the best on our trip. It is thin-crust pizza as opposed to the Chicago style thick-crust version. It had a good wine list also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual elegant
    SusanJT
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    If you want casual yet elegant with good food in a big city, this is a find. It was pizza and pasta in Chicago but not Chicago style pizza. The food was good and the service was just the right amount of attentiveness without intrusiveness. Highly recommend the bruschetta appetizer and the roasted artichokes. They had a really nice selection of white pizzas. The wine list was extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LJMMVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Unbelievably good woodfired thin pizzas, the best in Chicago
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely will be back
    Chels
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Seated promptly and service was fast. Great food, location and the valet was outstanding HIGHLY RECOMMEND for a date or group outing. Whoever runs this place has it together and others need to follow .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the pizza napoletano!
    frp0511VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    What a fun place! My date recommended we go here, and I'm a fan of another wood fired pizza place. Winner of the night - the spinach fondue with the wood fired pizza bread. Holy flavor town! The pizza was soggy, which was disappointing, but we think it was all the grease/fat from the pork belly - I would avoid pork belly pizzas. The pasta was extraordinary! Handmade pasta, light red sauce, guanciale....I'll have just pasta the next time I go. Sidenote: the Moscow mule was "meh"; go with a glass of wine instead as they have good value wines on the list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great late dinner spot
    Review
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My friend and I went here for a light, late dinner. The two of split an appetizer, a salad and a pasta dish. It was just the right amount of food. The mushroom bruschette was amazing. The salad was fresh and the ravioli pasta was delicious. We sat at a front window table on a beautiful night - it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant.
    Madformadia
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is by far our favorite place to eat. This is some of the best pizza I've ever had in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative dining experience
    drawn2
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Exeptional wine list, thoughtful flavourful food, and great service - a winning combination. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekly La Madia Diner here
    JunoboyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    LOVE this place! I go a lot and I can't help but rave about it! They treat me like family so I keep coming back... but that's not enough... no the food is also incredible! As is the wine, the ambiance and the service. I'm sorry but it doesn't get better! I feel at home without cleaning my own home! It's pure perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LJMMVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This place is one of the best places for pizza in Chicago, if it is thin crust that you are after. The pizzas are made to order by craftsmen and are among the best I have tasted anywhere on the world. The buffalo mozzarella pizza is highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Chicago pizza place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I absolutely love La Madia, even after all these years. Great pizza, delicious wine, at a comfortable price. I will always keep coming back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue
    noniVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Server was great and very attentive. Food excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favs in Chicago
    Shunmuga1
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Food is fresh, a great menu that will please all, and the service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 85 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 991 reviews are from the La Madia - A Contemporary Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • lpeteVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    La Madia is our favorite lunch spot on Sunday. It's generally quiet and the pizzas are just as good (or better) than Friday or Saturday night
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, too busy
    Nissa
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Restaurant apparently over-booked with groups. Food great, good waiter, but kitchen could not get food out in timely manner. Maybe another time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the food & energy was good!
    NIZAdoof
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was dining with 2 other girlfriends and we all got there 20 minutes early. While seats were open, we had to wait until our time. That's fine, I expect that at some places - just something to remember if I come back. I really do want to bring my husband back here to try some of the food. We had the Margherita | Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Tomato Sauce & Torn Basil (really good), Spinach & Taleggio Fondue | White Truffle Oil (unbelievably good) and 2 pizzas - Shaved Artichoke | Reggiano Parmesan & Garlic & Taleggio & 3-Hour Roasted Grapes. Both were good but the shaved artichoke pizza was REALLY good. Try it - go for the food!! There's more to eat there for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    FergieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The meat cheese and basil were as fresh as can be found. Price very reasonable! Warm and friendly atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will definitely return every time we are in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good atmosphere
    Mikeho
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good atmosphere. Was disappointed with food tho. I didnt find anything special with their food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Painfully slow service
    LoveRoysVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Every single time, the service is awfully slow. I spent 2.5 hours there for dinner in a group of six and it was because of the extremely slow service. They need to hire more servers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place.
    FSjillVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    LaMadia does it right. Salads are different and good. The arugula and roasted grapes is my favorite. White pizzas -the best. Service always spot on. A go to place for us. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Slice of Heaven
    KristineVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    La Madia is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants. Service has always been great, though this past experience I wasn't all that pleased - our waiter was really slow with refilling drinks and gave each of us a hard time for ordering an additional drink. Maybe because we weren't drinking wine, but still - it's not like the soft drinks or lemonades are that much cheaper. Also, there are no free refills on non-alcoholic beverages, which is ridiculous, and it's not stated on the menu. If our waiter was giving us that much of a headache about ordering more to drink, he should have told us. Shouldn't be a surprise when the bill comes. Aside from that, La Madia has some of the best pizza around. Food is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.