Every dish is made to order. You can the tell by the qualitiy of food.
2/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found La Notte on Open
We found La Notte on Open Table while stuck in traffic on the way to pick up family at Midway. We knew we wanted to find a place for dinner out near Midway before fighting the traffic back into the city. What a fantastic surprise! The service was attentive, friendly and informative. The owner also spent some time talking to us as well. The food was really amazing, authentic Italian. They take a very flexible approach to the menu letting you customize and mix/match different preparations. The waiter was amazing with our 4-year-old daughter, painting a vivid picture of the butterfly-shaped pasta (farfalle)!
I can't wait to find an excuse to go back, or maybe we'll just make a special trip from the city - it was that good!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Notte is a downtown Chicago
La Notte is a downtown Chicago caliber restaurant quietly tucked away along the Metra track in Berwyn. A must do for anyone seeking authentic Italian food in a great setting.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Giovanni was amazing. Took college roommate from out of town and my daughter, who has celiac's. The food was absolutely delicious, the owner/chef made us feel like family. Best veal parmagiana and halibut we have had in years, and yummy home-made sausage. We will definitely be back
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Birthday Treat.
We have a birthday tradition where the family member whose birthday it is gets to pick the cuisine and then we go to restaurant featuring that cuisine that we have never been to. I picked Italian and, to our good fortune,we ended up at La Notte Cafe in Berwyn. What an enjoyable experience it was from the warm friendly atmosphere to the delicious appetizers and entrees. We had grilled calamari for an appetizer. For dinner,I had the Chilean Sea Bass, one son had the Veal Piccata, the other had a spaghetti dish, while my wife had the Risotto Funghi. They barely had to wash our plates when we finished if you know what I mean. The owner-host, Giovanni, was very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will definitely return!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Little out of the way, but worth it
Service,service, service!Great Food, great food,great food!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Notte for Any Occasion
We've returned to La Notte quite often since a relative recommended it several months ago, and our group keeps getting bigger each time. It's one of our favorite restaurants because we always leave extremely satisfied with the food and service.
We keep ordering our favorites - grilled calamari, caprese salad, fettucine alfredo, fruti di mari (mussels, clams, calamari, and shrimp) with linguine in red sauce, fresh fish with grilled vegetables and linguine. Everything is fresh and made to order - e.g., the owner recommended farfalle (bow tie) pasta for the kids instead of fettucine because it would be easier for them to eat (spot on!) - and we've made other substitutions for our preferences.
Wish we could go every week!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real gem
The food was wonderful and they are willing to modify anything to meet your own taste. Service ane food quality for top notch. The family (owners) were on hand to make you feel very welcome and appreciated. We came in from Munster Indiana and it was well worth the trip!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian restaurant
A wonderful place to have that special occasion, small family gathering or with friends. A good wine list with helpful recommendations from your server.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
LaNotte is my favorite restaurant and I try to get there once a week. The restaurant serves great tasting Italian food that is always fresh and made to order. I usually order one of the specials and I am never disappointed. The service is friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Most Amazing Italian Food Ever!
I can't say enough about this place. Everything is outstanding. We have NEVER had a bad meal. We no longer go to other Italian restaurants since finding this wonderful gem. No one can hold a candle to LaNotte! The food is the freshest high quality made to order. I am a martini snob & I just love the LaNotte Special Martini…OMG. The meatballs are better than if my Italian Grandma made them, Sorry Gram. The staff is friendly and attentive. They make everyone feels welcome, happy & ensure you leave with a satisfied tummy. The desserts are just as amazing as the food. We loved the Chocolate Truffle, Tortoni, & the Homemade Chocolate mousse just melted in our mouths. Thank you LaNotte for such a Great Dinner…you made our evening pleasurable.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The owner serves you and will pretty much cook you anything you want with great skill and care. Good porch for train buffs
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our third trip to La Notte. What a terrific place! Family owned and operated, food is cooked when you order it and exactly to your specifications (so don't be in a hurry).They always have some great specials and an extensive regular menu with pastas, seafood and entrees such as pork chop vessuvio. The mussels on the appetizer menu are outstanding! I had the special diavola black risotto with shrimp and scallops; it was excellent. Our teens really enjoyed their alfredo and spaghetti. Husband had the chops as usual and loved them. Creme brule for dessert was also hood. We'll be back!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. Definetly one of my favorite restaurants. The oysters on the half-shell were amazing and the Salsiccia e Peperoni "sausage and peppers" is a great appetzzer choice, the sausage is made in-house. I ordered the Branzino Special and the fish was so delecate and the red sauce was so flavorful, it balanced well with the delicate fish. Service was well-timed and friendly.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is run by a man who gets it. He takes great pride in the experience he provides. That makes for exceptional dining and great value.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A cute restaurant with a small outdoor patio, but surprisingly we got to watch an awesome sunset and the food was Fabulous!...we felt like we were dining at a downtown Chicago restaurant...the Chilean Sea Bass and the calamari was out of this world!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always cooked to perfection
Food is always cooked to perfection. Owners are hands on and always make us feel welcome!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again we had a wonderful dining experience at our Berwyn gem! The service was as always, better than any big name restaurant with a welcome that makes you feel like family. The service staff is doting and intelligent with complete knowledge of the very full and unique menu. With no less emphasis on the great staff, the food is the best around. Each dish from warm bread to complex appetizers to superb entrees are made to order with fresh and flavorful ingredients each hand picked by this very talented family of foodies.
As always I look forward to my next dining experience and while I hesitate to spread the news and bring more attention to this Berwyn bright spot, I can't hide my love Amy more.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love coming here...always
Love coming here...always bring the same group as the rave about. OUr bus boy, was fantastic too!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
All my many visits to LaNoltte have with a few exceptions been very satisfying. The food is always excellent, the portions are most often generous, the food is always served hot and has great eye appeal.
On a few occasions when the owner was told of a birthday or anniversary while chatting there was never an offer of a complimentary drink, dessert or any special favors.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
I Found this Neighborhood Gem via an email from Open Table. The name and menu as well as other information found on their website, (most specifically the video interview with the owner and his son) really made us want to seek this restaurant out. We asked our cousin to join us. Both my husband and his cousin were born and raised in Sicily, so authentic Italian cuisine is always a challenge for them, but La Notte hit it on the head. The owner was most definitely hands on all evening, and our evening was wonderful from start to finish. Giovanni suggested wines, and pairings and suggested different ways of preparation. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and are already planning our next visit. Thanks Open Table
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was very good. We will reccommend this place and go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Giovanni welcomed us warmly
Giovanni welcomed us warmly on our first visit to the cafe. He explained that everything was freshly prepared when ordered. He recommended some specialties and also let us know that special requests would not be a problem. We ordered the salmon and the grilled whole Mediterranean bass, which Giovanni filleted table side. The meal was delicious.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was very good. While the food did take a while to be served, the explained ahead of time that nothing is pre-made, so it does take a little bit longer. With that, we knew what to expect. And it really didn't take that long. Food was VERY good.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time here was because of it's proximity to Hawthorne Race Track. What a wonderful surprise. The food was outstanding. My girlfriend got a lemoncella martini that was really good, the rest of us shared a bottle of wine. We had appetizers while our dinner was being prepared & the owner & waiter were both very friendly. It's a little bit of a distance for us to come regularly being from the south suburbs & Indiana but that being said, I can't wait to come back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, service, ambience - everything was perfect. The owner is hands-on and nothing is prepared ahead of time so it's made to order and taste's amazing. Absolutely a find - and a 'must' for anyone looking for a great place to dine.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Wine
We have been going to La Notte since they first opened the reason we keep going back is the food is always awesome I was born and raised in Italy and La Notte is as close to the REAL Italian food that you will find anywhere in this country. Giovanni the chef/owner has never disappointed me. He is a REAL Italian chef learned his trade working in their family restaurant and using his family recipes has a guide comes up with some fabulous dishes. His oyster Rockefeller even people who have never had oysters before love them. Anyone I have taken there loves the place. If you are not sure what wine to drink with dinner let Giovanni pick it out for you, he always does for me and has never disappointed me.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive and Accomodating
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!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM