La Storia

4.4
681 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. 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 681 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give 6 stars if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The server was very phony and rushing us from the moment we sat down. You could tell he just wanted to get us in and as soon as he knew we weren’t having a lot to eat, he made it very obvious. The food is very small portions with a hefty dollar amount to go with. All I could say positive about the place was that the pizza was good but other than that, I would not go back or recommend to anyone unless they want to eat like a bird and have rude service that rushes you the whole time.

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vipSandi
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding ... as was the beet salad and lamb chops, the latter cooked PERFECTLY. The staff was incredibly efficient, cooperative and friendly. (And they even found my keys that fell from my pocket) GREAT restaurant.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, quality of food and attention to detail was superb. Such a great experience. Would recommend to anyone for a special date night or celebration!

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vipNameeeeee
Memphis/West TN
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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vipKTums23
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bolognese is exceptional! Cool vibe!

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vipRobertW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife & I have enjoyed this restraunt many times & will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was fantastic, ambiance was fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Christmas day dinner. Branzino was a winner. Great room and excellent service

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ErinB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome-we’ll be back soon!!

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MaryKayCBS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cozy with an authentic atmosphere. Food was fantastic! Reminded us of our visit to Rome.

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vipPaulC
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb find while in the city. The food, ambiance, attention to detail and service was excellent. A perfect evening and experience.

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vipMarkH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for a romantic dinner or drink by the fireplace in the bar ... even though I just went there with two male business colleagues ... taking my girlfriend next time! Great food, ambiance and service.

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tlenz
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Would highly recommend.

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vipOlive10
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We do a nice family outing around Christmas every year. This place made all of us very happy. Our server was so friendly and helpful. Everything we ordered was perfect. Try the Fritto del Pescatore to start. The ravioli on the special was tasty, all pasta homemade. We all tried different desserts, tiramisu, cannolis and the olive cake. The cake is a yummy lemon cake that’s dense and flavorful. Going back next time we’re on the Gold Coast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food in a fabulous atmosphere

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vipChicagochicago
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and j just had a wonderful dinner at La Storia! It has been several years since I have dined there and I would say it’s even better than it was before.

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MellodyB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful, quaint restaurant! The food was amazing and our waitress was so helpful. We loved the atmosphere as well. We will be back.

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BobbyNiz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extended a busines trip and flew my wife in for the weekend. Wanted Italian and found La Storia - TBH chose it based on availability for 2 at a decent time first, and on reviews second. We chose wisely - hostess seated us upstairs in a back room clad in dark, ornately carved woods. Romantic setting; only drawback being a bit drafty next to the large windows, causing us to play a little musical chairs til we were comfortable. The food was great - pesto gnocchi and tagliatelle bolognese were our choices and very tasty. Wait staff attentive, personable - without being over-the-top or the center of the show. Good cocktails. Overall a very statisfying experience.

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LaurieG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! I will definitely be going back!

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TaberS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service could’ve been more helpful and informative. Main course took too long and the food was hit or miss.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I really wanted to love this place! It is in a beautiful old building/house. The inside is very quaint and the bar is very cozy and nice. I would give the atmosphere a 10. This is why I was so disappointed because I wanted the food to match the ambiance. Sadly it did not. The food was average at best. One dish came out cold. The other two were just barely warm. When you’re spending money on a good meal you don’t expect mediocre food. I also I asked the waiter if they could just remove one of the ingredients out of my dish that I was not super fond of. He had no interest in entertaining that or asking the kitchen if they could do it. Honestly, this place has potential but they need to kick it up many notches in the food preparation. I didn’t care for the dessert either. I wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow and not very attentive. May be due to short staffed but definitely delayed the dinning experience

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vipElizabethS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, cozy atmosphere and delicious food and wine.

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DetroitMego
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so good. We sat upstairs, there was only one other party seated near us. The service was attentive. I had the Orecchiette con le Cime di Rap. It was just wonderful!

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vipGooseCasey
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The appetizers started off well enough but the main courses, the frutti de mare and strip steak were a bit disappointing. Service was great however.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cozy place with nice staff but a little on the noisy side. Food was fresh and good. Service good but very busy night so staff seemed stretched as many are these days.

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vipPatrickP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, really feel like being in Europe, or precisely in Sardinia!!!
Great ambiance and atmosphere, definitely need to come back and try the rest of the menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at La Storia!

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vipCarolK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal as always. Such wonderful flavors on the swordfish and agnolotti dishes. One our favorites go to places

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Two of the dishes were cold and food took a very long time to get to us

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JennyN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to eat and be able to have a conversation.
Very quaint place.

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vipTrendy1
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Somewhat disappointing.Soup only fair.Gnocchi with pesto good but served cold.Bronzino good.Overpriced for the small helpings.Floor repairs needed.Old plants wilted outside

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alexisv
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I honestly got sick off the veal chop. I don’t think it had flavor and neither did the white sauce below. My potato’s were burnt. It seems like they have other nice reviews so don’t let this one sway u away but I definitely wouldn’t recommend the veal.

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vipJBug
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Everything was perfect, especially the service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the ambiance was very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there.

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vipYessssssss
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECTION!!!! 🤩

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vipLuinthelou
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

La Storia is a charming neighborhood gem. Once inside you never want to leave. The service was perfect and the wine selection very good. Our party of 5 had an ahi tuna starter that was very delicious and split some spinach and beet salads as well. Our entree’s were either pasta or risotto also very tasty. My only complaint is that the portions were on the small side. We are all fit people with average appetites. I love this place and really enjoy dining here. It would be awesome if perhaps they offered a larger portion for an up charge???

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KellyT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Italian restaurant with fabulous ambience and exceptional food!

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CallieB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and attentive service. Great variety of dishes for diners without being overwhelming.

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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 4.4 stars by 681 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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