La Buona Vita
Our biggest challenge is finding the right, high-quality ingredients for the dishes we serve. We are dedicated to offering only the finest and freshest foods. We have also taken great care in assembling a team of only the best chefs, and experienced kitchen and dining, staff.
Come and taste the experience for yourself.
Food was good, portion size was kind small. Good service and ambiance tho. Would recommend
Excellent as always
The homemade pasta is a true treat! I finally tried this restaurant last month and have been back twice since because the food is outstanding and authentic! Love the grilled calamari and the lasagna is the real deal!
Excellent bar tender -Dan
Great food with wonderful, friendly service! We’ll definitely go back!
Love this place
We really enjoyed our meal, everything was absolutely delicious, fresh and tasty. The chef made excellent meals for all of us. Exceptional service, the manager and waitress were outstanding. Definitely a place to go back to, this was our first time here and extremely enjoyable, great specials
Since their Chief Terry and I believe part owner has left and apparently under new management there has been a marked decline in the quality of the food. Alfredo sauce portions on the pasta are a bare minimum. Balsamic glaze and oil for bread has been removed. This glaze was outstanding. Portions overall appear to have decreased in size. The wait staff and crew still remain outstanding.
It was a ladies nite. First time for some of us since restaurant re-opened. Three of us ordered “pollo rotollo” it was delish, also enjoyed Thursday nite special pricing on house wine by the glass. I will be back!
I have been to this restaurant twice. Once with a large group and once meeting a friend after work. On both occasions, the food was excellent. The wait staff was very inviting and accommodating. I will definitely put it on my short list of establishments that provide good food, service and value.
La Buona Vita is our “go-to” place for Italian food. Awesome
Everything was great! Will definitely go back again.
We had excellent service on a very busy New Years Eve night. Both the hostess and our waitress went above and beyond to insure our night was an enjoyable one.
Service impeccable! Great food served exactly as described. Excellent choices with proper portions. Best baked clams we have enjoyed in quite some time. Desert selections have no equal.
We have dined here probably a half a dozen times. The food is always outstanding. We were here on Christmas Eve, and even though the restaurant was filled to capacity, the service was awesome! Food and drinks delicious. We will be back!
The food and service are great every time we come here!
I made a reservation to celebrate my Mom’s 77th Birthday and was surprised that they made no acknowledgement of it. We went on December 21 (Moms b-day) so the restaurant was busy for the holidays even though we went early for dinner. This is my go to place because the food here is usually excellent as is the service but the young girl waitressing must have been new. I had the cod special and it just wasn’t what I expected. I expected a fillet but it was pieces stewed in a tomato sauce and the funky pieces of skin were jelly-like and attached or just hanging out in the sauce. My Mom’s dish was excellent (calamari with linguini special) and my sister’s was excellent too (chicken stuffed/rolled with sausage and things on the inside). I will definitely be back but will ask more questions before ordering something off the specials.
A busy Saturday evening before the holiday and everything was excellent, service was very attentive and the food was superb. Well done, seems like they have staffed up and really are doing well
Great food and welcoming environment. We had 4 guests in our group and everyone enjoyed their meal. We were not rushed. We were seated in a quiet area of thee restuarant which was great
It’s always good!
Well-prepared, fresh food. I had grilled salmon on a bed of spinach with roasted vegetables and potatoes. Excellent! Very good option since I do not eat pasta. Service was excellent. We were seated immediately for our 6:45 reservation. Noise was moderate but still easy to talk. Definitely recommend!
One of my favorite Italian Restaurants in the 'Burbs. It's not a big place, but I would describe the atmosphere as cozy.
Standard Italian Fare, and they do everything well. I always default to the Pollo a la Parmigiana, which comes with side of vegetables and pasta. We also really like the Rigatoni with Proscuitto and Peas.
The food was very good, service friendly and prompt. I didn’t love the antipasto, but the entrees and dessert were delicious.
Celebrated our 11th annual Ornament Exchange and had a great time. Good food, drinks and friends.
Nice relaxing atmosphere and love the location.
I usually love this place. Tonight was a little disappointing. My favorite salad was minus broccoli and the service was meh. When I made the reservation on open table I said it was a birthday which went ignored even after reminding the waiter.
It was a wonderful restaurant; great food and service!
This is my “go to” place since I can always count on great food and good service in a comfortable atmosphere where you can still converse without having to raise your voice! Prices are good too for the quality of the food. It’s by far the best place in LaGrange!
Always a great meal at La Buona Vita. The calamari is always good and a large portion. Pastas and seafood delish!
The duck risotto and cannelloni specials both were very good. Great service, a nice value dinner.
This had been our go to italian restaurant in the neighborhood until this time. We ordered two reasonably priced bottles of wine, but instead bottles over 3 times the price were brought to the table. We questioned if the wine was what we had ordered when it was uncorked table-side, and the server said it was. We discovered the error when the bill arrived, and management said the server will pay for the error. Since this seemed harsh, we offered to pay for the wine at cost, instead we were given a $30 (10%) reduction on the wine because “we drank 2 of their very special bottles”. If there were two different wines by the same vintner, shouldn’t they have clarified which one we had ordered? I blame management, not the server, for extremely poor judgement and baffling customer service. We will not return.
I had never been here and decided to come with a group of my friends last week. The food was absolutely amazing. I live on the South Side of Chicago so it's a bit of a hike for me. But I will definitely be back!
First Time here. Great neighborhood establishment. Pleasant Experience. Delicious Food. Will return, for sure.
Good food at reasonable prices. Seasonal specials were good. Great calamari. We enjoyed our dinner.
We were happy with the service. We were not rushed. I will go back and recommend to others.
Great Italian food. Nice place for a fun meal with friends. A bit loud, but a joyful atmosphere.
Marinara sauce was acidic and too heavy , took over the taste of the entree
Great service, okay food. One of our meals was good, but we didn't care for the other. Would still recommend this restaurant.
Food was excellent, my server James was great. But I only gave 4 stars for service because the kitchen took awhile for our dinner, kids food came out super fast. My wife and I, soup and salad took a little bit and our actual meal took awhile. Overall though loved the place can’t wait to go back.