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La Notte Cafe
La Notte Cafe

La Notte Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lanottecafe.com
  • Phone: (708) 749-1800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Closed (Available for private events for 30 or more)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Giovanni Mancini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering is available for all occasions and size.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to 85 people are welcome.
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanni (708) 749-1800
  • Entertainment: Occasionally; after dinner hours

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grove
  • Public Transit: Across the street from the Burlington line Berwyn station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot and street parking.
A word from La Notte Cafe
La Notte Cafe, located in Berwyn, is a real treasure! This new bistro, open in May 2006, is the creation of Giovanni Matteo Mancini; it successfully combines outstanding cuisine in an elegant yet family friendly atmosphere. Giovanni is a restaurateur with experience that spans from his native city of Bari to Phoenix, and now in Berwyn. Delightfully decorated with pale coral walls and festive artwork, this corner cafe is large enough for a crowd, yet intimate enough for
festive celebrations. The staff is outstanding, friendly and unbelievably attentive. Most of their dishes are handmade ---their pastas and desserts are made by hand, and their entrees feature old family recipes. You won't be disappointed by the cuisine at La Notte.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I decided to try this restaurant and bring close friends at the spur of the moment. This turned out to be one of the best restaurants I have ever dined. The food was outstanding. The owner and staff couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great italian meal at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "We enjoy going there because of the friendly reception we get from the Hostess(I believe her name is Angie??)and the owner, Giovanni. This last time our wait at the bar for our reservation(we had arrived early) and our after-dinner stop at the bar was pleasantly enhanced by the new bartender, Jennifer. She engaged us in pleasant conversation and friendly banter. An excellent addition to an already positive experience."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "Love La Notte Cafe, the food is awesome. They will adapt any meal any way you want it. It's one of our favorite places to go!"
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "Not a relaxing place to eat. Owner was rushing around the tables, nearly tripping several times. Waiter had too many tables and so the service suffered. Just too hectic overall and not a relaxing dinner."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "We were in Berwyn for work and wanted Italian. Found a little place on Open Table. Was a great find. Good service and food. We had linguine and shrimp...the best we ever had. Owner came over and was very friendly. If your looking for a gem in Berwyn, we recommend this one."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Great food, good service, a little too loud. Owner showed a lot of attention and offered to fix us anything we wanted, did not only have to choose from the menu, which was great."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We arrived a bit early for our reservation and waited in the bar area. This wouldn't have been a problem except that the very small bar had the television blasting! with a terrible movie. You couldn't even talk without yelling. After being seated at a nice table we ordered an appetizer and 2 glasses of wine to start. The (very yummy) appetizer was served, but not our wine. After flagging our waiter, the owner (I believe) brought our wines, but mine was the wrong one. Much later, our entree was served, but we had ordered house salads first. Thankfully, the entrees were delicious. I'd like to try again as this restaurant has much potential but I feel that they should work on the service end a bit - bar and wait staff, specifically."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Always a gem to visit. The dining experience has always been excellent. Host and Hostess great you with kindness and direct you to your reserved table or non-reserved table of your choosing. A large selection in the wine list for your choosing. Menu selection is small which is very good allowing you to glance at the menu within a short period of time. I recommend this place for small or large groups though do make the effort for larger groups to please get a reservation to allow them to find the ideal setup for such."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. The staff is always friendly and the food is outstanding."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "When your in the Berwyn area or want to seek out a fabulous restaurant from wherever , make sure you get to La Notte. You will be impressed with the quality of food and service which rival downtown."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It was my parents bday and we love Italian food but havent been here before. Everyone was very welcoming! Our server was amazing. Everything was just great from start to finish."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food and service. We had a lovely evening dining with friends. Never felt rushed."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Not only is the food outstanding the service is outstanding. The fact that I have only been her once before a year ago Giovanni the owner remember who I was. He kept checking on us to make sure that everything was up to our standards. It was not only up to our standards it surpassed them. Well Done to Giovanni and the rest of the La Nollte Cafe family and staff."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday at La Notte, and I had an excellent meal (Risotto del Mare) along with a glass of wine (malbec), a dessert (chocolate mousse with strawberries), and a glass of port. The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. In addition to the hostess, I had the proper level of attention from my server, the bus staff, and the owner, Giovanni, who pitched in as well. I sat outside, and the only "issue", which is not an issue at all, is that the table covers were a little tattered. To be honest, it did not bother me, but as an establishment that is properly "fine dining", I would have thought that the outside would have been maintained as well as the inside. I'll still dine outside, so this is a minor complaint."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was very pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant was all I expected (after viewing their video) and so much more!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is an interesting restaurant for Berwyn. Has been around for quite awhile and has much better than average Italian food. Lots of always fresh seafood and excellent sauces to with the seafood and pastas. It is pretty pricey and the owner is really good at up selling dishes but he is also very warm and charming so really don't object. Very busy on weekends and has a great outdoor seating wrap around porch that is always crowded on a nice evening. Glad to it is around and always enjoy it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is all made to order. So while it's fresh and very good, it means it's exceptionally slow. From the time we sat down to the time food arrived, it was over an hour. And we ordered straight from the menu, nothing complicated. It was a nice night and we were able to sit outside, but as the restaurant is right next to the train tracks in Berwyn, there were three Metra trains and two very long freight trains during the time we were there and it gets loud. We had a baby with us and the restaurant staff was very accommodating."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were attending a Tributosaurus show at WIRE in Berwyn and found La Notte Cafe on Open Table. It was an excellent find. The owner Giovanni was warm and welcoming and his son who waited our table was so interesting to visit with and attentive to our needs. The food - WOW - delizioso! Fresh, authentic Italian dishes from Grandma's kitchen. Will definitely return when we go to the next Tributosaurus show."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "After finding this place out several years ago during block party event we have gone every time for our anniversary or special occasions. Brought friends and they have enjoyed the place as well. An excellent selection of wines. Not a lot of appetizers to choose which is fine by me as well as specials which are always good and a selection of plates that is not overwhelming menu wise. Great ambiance and incredibly a kid-friendly place. I highly recommend any Berwyn-ite to come, visit and enjoy some Italian dining."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My mother said the calarmari was the best she has ever had in her life and she is 94 years old and has had lots of calamari!!!! We enjoyed two of the veal dishes that were delicious and the vodka sauce on the pasta can not be beat. Service is excellent and personal."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever ate at. As an Italian I love trying new places but I will have to say this is the best place by far, not only great food but great hospitality, everything that comes out of the kitchen is so fresh and good it is an experience you will never forget. I would recommend a dish but they are all excellent, but if I had to try the tilapia gio its outstanding. To sum it up grea,t food, great owner, great experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This lace has outstanding regional Italian food. The owner is so gracious made us feel so at home , I felt I was in his personal dining room . The owner's son is also there on weekends , delightful. We had a wonderful time . Small , quaint, and quiet. Will go back . Have told several people about it since Saturday. Great patio , great for family with small children that love to see trains. I loved the place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Invited my family out to dinner as we have been here in the past. Some of the food was good, but my sisters dish, salmon with an inch thick of potatoe crust had zero flavor and the salmon was horrible. She didn't eat it. Appetizers were all good. The prices are a little to high for Berwyn."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Best Italian food on the north side, Chef Giovanni will make anything you party desires, Berwyn GEM"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This joint is definitely a hidden gem, the food was excellent, and so fresh. Not only the food was excellent the service was great, the owner treated you like a king. Definitely will be back there again and will tell my friends"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Sat night at 7:00. They were still using the abbreviated Valentine's Day menu which was very limited. My risotto del mare was short on the shrimp and scallions: two of each.($29) . Our order was lost for at least 40min. even thought there were only 6 tables ahead of us. Small room. Food seems to be of a high quality so I want to get back soon and see how the regular menu fares."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant is nice/casual, and the food is great! I highly recommend this place for a great dinner, and any special time you may want really good food! Hidden in the Depot District in Berwyn, it is definitely a neighborhood gem that I would hope it attracts people who can appreciate the food and service that La Notte offers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a perfect Valentine's Day experience! A freight train made us and several other couples late for our reservation but Giovanni got everyone seated without much of a wait. We both ordered off the menu and got exactly what we wanted without problem or regrets. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We go to La Notte because the food is excellent and they are so accomodating to any dietary restrictions. It takes a while to get your main course as most things are made to order. We don't care as it provides an opportunity to relax, enjoy the conversation and have fine wine. It is well worth the wait. The owner and his son are friendly, proud of the restaurant and truly want you to enjoy your experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We love LaNotte. The food is outstanding, they will customize your order any way you want. The owners are nice . It one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have lived in Riverside for 6 years and had never tried La Notte before. My wife and I absolutely loved it! She's 100% Italian and a great cook, so for her to be so pleased says alot. The food and service was exceptional - the owner (Giavonni) and his son (Francesca) were very engaging and accomodating. We plan to become regulars. I only wish we had discovered this gem when we moved here. Steve Z."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "How have we missed this restaurant for so many years (we are Oak Park-ers)? It was fantastic and charming and had the feel of a neighborhood gem from the minute we walked in. The service was incredibly attentive and friendly and my husband swears it was the best Italian he has had in years. They make a point of being flexible with the menu so everything can truly be made to order if you want to change up an ingredient or don't care for something, Also, they didn't rush us on a Sat nite and if we didn't have later plans we would have stayed for coffee and dessert. Just like grandmas, for sure. ."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Awesome every time never disappointed Fresh seafood steaks pasta many outstanding offerings Best Italian food this side of the boot"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I've never been to La Notte Cafe but I'm glad I ran into it on google! I went with 3 of my girlfriends and we all loved the food and the environment. Prices were not bad; only wish they didn't close so early. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We were looking for a place to have New Year's Eve dinner with our son, age 7. I was happy to find that other families who have one/two children have also selected this restaurant. We listened to the Sinatra singer and people dancing as we enjoyed our delicious dinner. This is not our first time going to La Notte, as we live a few blocks away. However, I was glad to find a place we enjoy where we could spend a special night as a family. As it is family owned and operated they do make you feel like part of their family."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Originally La Notte was recommended by my brother who raved about the food. My husband and I made reservations for New Year's eve and were not disappointment. We were tucked away in a little cozy nook and felt right at home. The food was excellent and the restaurant was accommodating when we had to bump up our reservation time. The portions were a good size and the price reasonable. There was a minor glitch in my husband's food order but overall it was a good experience and we would come back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I've dined here for years. The food is wonderful and made to order. Thoughtful service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is a gem of a restaurant. The food was inventive, with quality ingredients, freshly prepared. There were many seafood and fish options; not the typical red-sauce and pasta offerings. This is a family operated restaurant and our server seemed to be both owner, chef and cheer-leader for the food. They were enthusiastic about modifications to the various dishes we ordered and everything...wine, salad..entree....was spot on."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This restaurant is hidden in plane view, in a cute but perhaps not very well known or traveled area of Berwyn, IL. My wife and I had our first date here two years ago, and recently visited for our 1 year wedding anniversary. The managers and staff all treat you like family. The food is incredible, every time we've dined her both my wife and I have chosen something new and been extremely pleased with our meals. I highly recommend La Notte Cafe!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I requested a special plate that wasn't on the menu and the owner was more than receptive to my request. The server was very attentive to our table and I felt satisfied with the service. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
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