La Storia

4.5
521 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
La Storia is a genuine Italian experience where guests share in the rich culture of the Italian table. Join us in Chicago’s historic gold coast neighborhood and enjoy faithful renditions of beloved regional dishes including Pappardelle, Whole-Roasted Branzino. Indulge in our specialty handcrafted pastas, made in house, daily in the Sardinian style.

Patio seating is first come, first serve. In order to be seated, we ask that you arrive early and with your complete party, helping to ensure social distancing and state safety guidelines. To further ensure safety and adherence, we ask guests to assist us by limiting the table times for parties: 2ppl (1hr 30mins), 3-4ppl (1hr 45mins), 5-6ppl (2hrs).
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 521 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! There was an error on the bill then went unnoticed and the waitress very kindly brought it up and offered to make up for it. Really appreciated her honesty and great service. Food was amazing to make it even better!

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LivL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very romantic and small restaurant with very yummy traditional Italian food.

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Kerry
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience1

I made a reservation about a week in advance for Saturday night dinner. We arrived and saw the dining area that was described in all reviews of the restaurant as ambient, cozy, really nice. Despite that, we were led upstairs to a horrid atmosphere. No music, bright lights, broken drapes on the windows. There was just one other group seated upstairs, and this group was extremely loud, cussing and yelling the whole time. The hostess appeared upstairs at one point, and I asked for them to at least turn on music, and they turned on a random playlist that kept tuning in and out. It was a terrible experience and we will absolutely never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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vipPaola
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We celebrated my daughter’s 16th bday there, and they were very open about doing special arrangements, staff super friendly, and the food was amazing! So glad we chose this place!

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SamanthaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was awful. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and the server only came around twice within an hour and a half. We had to flag the server down just to order another drink. Also, our food did not come out for an hour and 45 minutes. Other individuals who sat down after us (that had different servers) received their food prior to us. The food itself was delicious but the lack of attentiveness from our server ruined the night. We noticed another table that was being served by this individual, and they were visibly frustrated as well. I think the restaurant has great vibes inside, but they need to rethink who they choose as servers. The amount of money spent here was not worth my experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and place, we enjoyed every second

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Phenomenal food

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michelleG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The building is amazing the food exquisite the staff phenomenal!!!!

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Shafz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambience and good service. Enjoyed our time there.

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GondorffG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

La Storia is a quaint Italian restaurant in Chicago's Gold Coast area just off the "Viagra Triangle." The food and staff are always excellent. There is outdoor seating when the weather is good. The atmosphere is very nice. There is also a nice bar area for after dinner drinks with a fireplace and a friendly bar tender.

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vipJohnF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice outdoors space in the back! Great food!

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plalexander
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very authentic Italian. Social distancing and masks. We will return. Thanks

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vipNMS1
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We split meatballs in a delicate tomato sauce. Tablemate had the pasta with sausage and tomato based sauce. I had the pork shoulder but switched out braised Brussel sprouts for the potatoes and it was a delicious combination with the sliced almonds and delicate white sauce. The olive cake with berries and gelato trio were a great treat at the end.

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vipCharleybearfan
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Consuela was wonderful! She was attentive without being bothersome. All of our food was great. We will definitely be back!

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner, service amazing. Sammy was incredible and made sure my party was excellent!! Will come again on my visits to Chicago

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vipSandi
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The appetizer (tuna) and salad (beet) were terrific. The pasta (wild boar) was just average: interestingly, not enough pasta in the dish.

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JoeRoe
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the atmosphere, working fireplace, red furniture and cool mural of famous Chicagoans. The charcuterie board was excellent and flavorful. Main dishes didn't quite live up to the vibe, but it was ok. Just ok. Next time I'd go in lighter... maybe just bread, salad and apps. And drink more.

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AbiTheo
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking into La Storia you feel as if you’ve been transported to Italy. The ambiance is romantic and energetic at the same time. Order the tagliolini neri frutti di mare (squid ink dish). You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is incredible, im so glad that they are open after this long season, the riceballs are on point. For sure making this my Friday night spot next to the bar next to the fireplace. ❤

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really authentic Italian restaurant!just if you try the handcrafted paste you can feel the quality , beautiful and nice service and also the atmosphere of the restaurant it’s really cute! Ci vediamo presto La Storia!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Under impressed... The service was really slow, took a long time to be greeted after seating and place our drink orders. The food was average in flavor and way over priced for the serving sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good meal, the ravioli were outstanding. I am italian from italy and found it very authentic. Will return!

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Went for valentines, service was not up to par, my wife's water wasn't filled the whole evening, its all she had to drink, and I had a Coke, nobody offered to refill either, probably a good idea as im chubby. It felt as if our server had forgotten about us after he recieved a table of four. Food was okay, pesto gnocchi tasted like green and raw garlic, they were Italian style, but shaped as Parisienne. The frutti di mare, was tasty, but the squid ink linguini maybe was the wrong choice of pasta in a dim lit restaurant, it looked like a pile of overcooked spinach.

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ALL13
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

La Storia is not currently open due to the pandemic and it should not be available to book reservations on Open Table at the moment.

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vipDelicious
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation accepted. Restaurant was closed. Very irritating and rude.

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vipTommy
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris server made our visit very enjoyable. We would come back just to be with him! The sausage pasta rocks!!!! Lasagna was good, had better before but food is of high quality! We will return! Love the outdoor backyard patio!!!!

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Shar
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful. Great outdoor ambience. Attentive and friendly service. Delicious food that is expertly presented.

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PatrickN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very intimate, wonderful service, delicious and unique menu of food.

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NitaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I definitely recommend eating at La Storia. The host was very gracious as soon as I walked in. He helped me find the perfect place to sit while I waited for the rest of my party to show up. The ambiance of the outdoor dining area was great. The lighting was great, and the noise level was very quiet. The drinks are very good & strong and worth the price. I had the veal & pork meatballs as an appetizer, and they were AMAZING! I had the ravioli de ricotta as my main course, and it was delicious. The portions were just the right amount. I will definitely go back to dine here in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sadly very underwhelmed. The food was just ok, the waitress didn’t seem to know the menu and it took forever to pay the bill

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and such a beautiful service also the restaurant is unique! One of my favorite pasta in Chicago

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic cocktails. The dirty martini with Gorgonzola stuffed olives tasted fresh and had a great bite from the cheese. Highly recommend the burrata as it was soft and creamy. Pasta with bolognese tasted homemade and with big clumps of meat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Had reservation for outdoor seating and only one table remained upon arrival. Host gave that table to another couple in front of us waiting to check in who did not have a reservation
Upon being eventually seated, our server did not engage us for over 20 minutes and it was 35 min before receiving a cocktail. Service continued to be poor with little attention to our table, unopened bottle of wine sat on our table for extended period of time. Requests for water refills never acknowledged
While quality of service was very poor, the food and value for the $ we’re good.
We just moved to the Gold Coast area and were hopeful to find this to be a place at which we would dine frequently, but were very disappointed

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ilija
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, awesome service. We had a little birthday celebration. Our server made sure our birthday girl had everything she needs! Food was awesome! Octopus nice and tender, mushroom risotto cooked perfectly. Scalops were amazing also, maybe little too salty for my test, but fresh and cooked great! We will come back!

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Advocate
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, great wine, solicitous service, beautiful outdoor dining.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teri YAKI was amazing. It would be nice if the waitress could ask if patrons needed change to tip the drag queen

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vipBuns
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite- consistently good food. Love the homemade pastas! Doing a good just with social distancing inside, bottled water, etc

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NadineP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and wine while we sat on back patio. Calamari, Gnocchi and Scallops were some of what we enjoyed. Beautiful night and will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Very nice restaurant, but the experience felt rushed. I guess this was due to our later reservation. A lot of people were still hanging about when we left. I would definitely go earlier next time.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Storia using the Order Online button. La Storia also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Storia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 915-5950.

La Storia is rated 4.5 stars by 521 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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