La Storia welcomes guests into a warm and intimate atmosphere filled with red banquettes and anchored by famed political caricaturist, Edward Sorel’s, murals featuring the figures who make up Chicago’s vibrant history. In the warmer months, join us in our idyllic garden courtyard, for social brunch featuring $3 mimosas and bellinis, or for a cozy dinner with loved ones underneath the twinkling market lights. La Storia offers a setting for all occasions - whether you’re planning a date night for two or a gathering for 50.
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This used to be one of our favorite places in the summertime. The food quality has really declined. Beautiful setting. Subpar food
Outdoor garden is lovely. Service was great. Food was delicious. One person was really looking forward to the stuffed squid and found out after ordering that it was not available. Interesting since it was a Monday evening and the restaurant was not very busy.
Birthday dinner! We absolutely loved everything about La Storia!!!
The back patio is amazing and so beautiful, would highly recommend sitting back there!
Very good classic Italian.
Delicious meal, wonderful service, delightful atmosphere!
Food was good, but the service was sub-par. I guess you can expect that type of service with a place where you can order their food off Grubhub. We were outside where it was drizzling a tad and the servers and busboys couldn’t figure out how to open their own table umbrellas until one of the patrons had to help them. Meanwhile, one of the servers, who seemed to be the one of the few who were bright, was setting up umbrellas for his tables. Our server didn’t do anything. We were told that the people who got umbrellas were the ones who already got their food which wasn’t the case because some other couple wearing sweats in the place didn’t even get their drinks yet and they got an umbrella. (That brings me to another point; there needs to be a dress code for this place. Seriously. You shouldn’t be coming into a place like this and wear sweats. This isn’t the suburbs. It diminishes the brand, makes the place look trashy, and ruins the ambiance).
Food was great though.
We sat outside which was lovely and relaxing. Ordered the Branzino which was great as well as the cauliflower app. The endive salad not so much. Pretty bad actually since it was composed mostly of stalk rather than leaves.
I was a bit uncomfortable with our server. She didn’t smile and seemed to be put off by one of our dining partners. She would also reach in front of us to remove plates while we were talking. Not what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.
Disappointed in this summer visit. Have had amazing meals during the cooler seasons, menu and service were off. Price value very off. work to do there.
Wonderful meal outdoors in their charming courtyard. We always order the meatball appetizer and they were excellent. Also enjoyed the burrata. The breaded pork chop and the chicken cacciatore were perfectly prepared, delicious.
The outdoor patio in back of the restaurant is delightful on a summer evening. Service was excellent. The appetizer portions are huge and the wine prices are very steep. The tiramisu is outstanding.
Sat outside in the back patio and loved the atmosphere, had a European feel.
The outdoor space is AMAZING.
Was it an off night? It was our anniversary and we were hoping for a special evening. The seating area was perfect. But then things went down hill. It was on the menus but they had no champagne. Then one glass of Prosecco was flat. They did give us another. Our meals were not very hot. We did think that the wait staff was over worked. We had to ask for pepper etc. The coffee was good. We hope it will be better for others.
Sat on the outdoor patio - delightful time. Service was wonderful! Everyone had a delicious meal and we were not rushed. Highly recommend.
We ate outside so the noise level was perfect.
The wait staff was very pleasant.
The new menu seemed a bit limited, and what we ordered was good, but not great.
The prices are high.
It had been 2 or 3 years since we'd been to La Storia & had terrific memories of our meals there. When another couple came in from the suburbs, we thought it would be great to return, being walking distance from home. We were so disappointed! Food & ambiance were fine. But service was incredibly lacking, which negatively influenced the entire evening - & there were very few tables seated, so really no excuse. Our table was watered at the outset - & never again. One in our party wasn't very hungry, so she ordered only the meatball app as her entree, with the Gorgonzola on the side. When the other 3 entrees arrived, hers did not. So we all waited for her meatballs to come before we started. Several minutes passed before we finally flagged down a server (we could not see ours) who said she would check. Meanwhile, the 3 of us were just waiting before we ate, out of politeness. A gentleman came over (we're thinking he must have been the manager on duty) & explained that the Gorgonzola note had not been noticed until the meatballs were done, so the Gorgonzola was included. They caught it & were repreparing the dish. This is understandable - except why didn't someone say something proactively to us so we could begin eating & this guest's expectations could be set properly? Instead, between 5 & 10 minutes passed & the next time we saw our server, it was to inquire if we wanted more drinks. We all ordered another round & it would have been nice if AT LEAST our friend waiting for her meal could have had her glass of wine comped. But we would never ask & it was never offered. These particular friends always request separate checks - they have for as long as we've known them. So the final straw was when there was a mix-up of receipts at the end of the meal. Honestly, what does this crew do during a busy service? As I mentioned, the food was good - but not good enough to come back.
They lost our online reservation so we started at a high top. We ordered a bottle of wine (the cheapest one they had) and an appetizer which costed $85 with tip. Finally we were seated. No one approached us for 45 minutes. Finally we asked for a waitress and they were completely surprised we needed one. 2 hours since arriving they brought one meal and asked if there was anything else for the table. They had forgotten the second meal. We ate separately because of the timing. Horrible experience- will not go back.
Perfect neighborhood gem with tasty food. Very nice ambience and excellent service .
Very very very slow service. Food was meh. Kind of expensive
VERY PRETTY. SERVICE AND FOOD. WERE GREAT!
Love this restaurant. Beautiful decor, and a lovely outdoor space. The food is delicious, and the service was great.
A wonderful evening on the patio
The service was poor. The food was not great.
We used to visit this restaurant & it was a wonderful experience all around. So very disappointed.
I had been wanting to try this place for quite some time. I did not even know that they were having a Grand Re-opening until I received an email stating that for 3 days they would be having special pricing of 50% off. Who could pass that up? Quite honestly, the value of the experience was worth the 50% off pricing. Perhaps with the Grand Re-opening, they are trying to get some things finalized both in terms of cooking and in terms of service.
My friend ordered the special steak and requested it to be cooked Medium. When she received the steak barely at a Medium Rare level she sent it back to be cooked more. No problem. It was a good sized steak and so it would clearly take several minutes to prepare it correctly. When the server came back with the steak, it was indeed cooked properly this time---but here is the odd part, half the steak was now missing! What started out as a good sized steak, turned into a small portion, with no mention of the missing part of the steak (the center piece). We did not complain again and just accepted the fact that what started out as a filet was now a petite filet. Oh well!
The pasta that I had was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary that you could definitely find elsewhere around the city.
All in all a decent meal, but with all the wonderful Italian restaurants in the city, this would not be a go-to spot, particularly at regular prices.
They just did a grand re-opening and went with two of my friends. The meatball appetizer was really good. The burrata came without any bread or crackers. Who wants to eat soft cheese by the spoon? That's right, no one. So we asked for bread and the bread was light, fluffy and delicious. That's where the good ends.
We ordered a strip steak and salmon tar tar for entrees. The steak was cooked perfectly, but had literally no seasoning on the steak or the veggies that accompanied the dish. There was also a ton of fat still attached to the steak that should have been removed. The quality of the salmon wasn't bad, but again, it lacked any flavor. There was no lemon, no salt, no acid of any sort except for a couple of capers. And lastly, DO NOT GET THE FRIED PASTRY DESSERT. It tasted like stinky curdled cheese foot in your mouth. It was gnarly. GNARLY. The olive oil cake was delicious. We spoke to the manager and he was very gracious and appreciated the feedback. The waitress was barely there. I'd wait until they iron out the kinks before going there. You'll thank me later. And for the love of god, do not order the fried cheese pastry dessert.
Good food but lots of mixups with the waiter who forgot two dishes
Awesome! Really great dinner all around.
Love this spot! Outdoor seating was so lovely...food was delicious...service very friendly!
Our server was very friendly! Food was great! Hostess could accommodate the outside seating requested!
Portion of large spaghetti dinner was just horrible and unfair. I feel totally used. I respectfully brought it to the attention of server and management and they did absolutely nothing. Will discourage all not to go to this restaurant and get ripped off.
The food was incredible though our waiter would disappear for extended periods. I’d give 5 stars but the waitstaff/bus boys responsible for refilling our waters, kept touching the edge of the bottle to the rims of our glasses, followed by the next table then the next, then the next.
Good environment, but waiter was pushy on what we should order. Overall three stars. Food was small serving for the price
The ambiance was excellent as well as the wait staff. We ordered grilled octopus, gnocchi, pappardelle, porchetta, asparagus, and tiramisu. The asparagus and tiramisu were delicious. The gnocchi and pappardelle were good. The octopus was extremely fishy and the porchetta was dry, extremely fatty with very little crisp char. It honestly tasted like pork tastes when it’s reheated.
The staff and atmosphere are why I’m rating it 3 stars. I am fine paying money for a delicious meal but based on the quality of food for the price, it did not hit the mark.
everything was outstanding and we look forward to returning soon. I knew nothing about the restaurant before making the reservation but we went because it was near the theater.
This was the 4th time I’ve been to La Storia, and it was the first time the food was way below standards. Entrees were very dry and lacked much seasoning. Surprising because every other time I’ve been there I really enjoyed it. Perhaps it was just a bad night
Eh was unimpressed. My mom sent back her dish.
Great meal, excellent service.
The only problem was when the manager came up and said that our $100.00 gift card which was given to us by a close friend would only be worth $50 maximum because they changed gift card vendors and there was some problems finding the true value of the card. He did his best to explain it but the reality is it’s not my problem that their vendor has a problem. He was apologetic and gave us a discount but they need to fix the problem with the gift cards. I didn’t use the card and expect it to be worth its full value next time I go there.