La Storia

4.6
495 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.

For reservations, we ask that you arrive prior to your reservation and complete party to be seated, helping to ensure social distancing and state safety policies. To further ensure safety and adherence, we will now ask guests to assist us by limiting the table times for parties: 2ppl: one hour and a half, 3-4ppl: 1 hour and 45 minutes & 5-6ppl: up to 2 hrs. In the event of severe weather, patio guests will be provided with to-go containers and must exit the restaurant, per the city of Chicago guidelines. For existing reservations, an automatic cancelation will be made in the event of rain.
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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 495 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTommy
Chicago
44 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
13 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
1 review
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
4 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
10 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.

JB
vipJamieB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cutest outdoor patio that made me feel like we were in Italy!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing original Italian restaurant! Just great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding in this restaurant,from the service to the food ! Best gnocchi pesto and arancini in Chicago!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience at La Storia. Both patios are heated and perfectly social distanced. The food is delicious and the wine list very well curated. Will definitely visit as often as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

For a restaurant with such an inviting Instagram account, I was very disappointed. Ambiance was nice for an anniversary dinner but service was not good. Waited 10 min for waitress after we were seated (not a busy night at all) and we saw her only for order taking and bringing check. She was nice enough but Other staff brought food,etc and said nothing to us. Very impersonal.
Plus the patio has some huge chunks of concrete missing. My chair leg went in a hole and I almost tipped over. Someone is going to take a fall.
I will say the host was very friendly and understanding (we were late because streets all closed off due to Mexican Independence car parade). He was probably the highlight of the night.
We were really looking forward to finally trying LaStoria but not sure we would go back. Maybe for the atmosphere we will give it another shot. Perhaps it was just an off night. I’d say everyone should try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Limited menu

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We wanted to love this restaurant! We have only been dining outside, and read about their lovely patio. It was a chilly night, and we noted the heaters on the patio- although they looked to be in very poor condition- bent and broken. They were actually an eye sore! Regardless of the chill, they were never turned on, nor was the offer ever made. We sat for long periods with no check-in from our server. We wanted to order wine once our dinner arrived, but unfortunately the server never checked back. In his defense, I do think he was the only server for all of the outdoor dining, in the front and back. We had to flag down an attendant just to get some Parmesan for our pasta. The attendants were actually very helpful and attentive. Unfortunately, of our pasta entrees was simply not edible. It tasted like soap or some sort of cleaner! We are guessing that some leftover soap must have been in the preparation pot? Thankfully, it was removed from the bill. Regardless, it was a very disappointing evening overall. It was our anniversary, which we noted on the reservation, but unfortunately it was never acknowledged. I am sorry to say we will not be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Overall everything was lovely. I didn’t care for my dish so my husband and I shared his dish.

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vipJillianA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful backyard patio and great food. Wine was a bit over priced and service was slow not attentive. Will definitely revisit and hope for better service.

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LuciaC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We waited fir our salad one hour, it seems like they forgot us. The salad was average. The pasta was very good. We decided not to order dessert as we had waited fir a while for our salad.

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vipWesty
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was excellent. Food superb Outdoor space is wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The calamari was great. The pesto gnocchi was ok. The roasted vegetables were great. Nice service and ambiance.

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vipKennethK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Backyard patio superb

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful patio, nice service and delicious food! I’ll be back next week! Everything was really amazing!!

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vipKimberlyF
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great! Service was okay. It was very hot in the restaurant thinking it would be cooler than outside but not so. Very uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service wasn’t great

KM
vipKimM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the ambiance was wonderful. Staff was extremely accommodating. Can't wait to go back.

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vipCaitlin
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really pretty patio

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vipNMP1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding meal !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing show and ambiance! Food delicious , great service!! I’ll be back!!

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ElizabethW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Such great service food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had a nice time dining in their front area outside. I thought the food was just okay, but it was a fun ambience for a Friday night and to people watch

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thor
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were great and we felt that they did a fine job keeping the experience of a nice restaurant with the limitations of COVID dining. In particular, the grilled octopus appetizer was our favorite dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was ok, not bad but could have easily found a place with much better value. Service was bad. Asked for parmesan three times came in a tiny cup (Why?) instead of grated.... asked for black pepper came in a tiny cup again not fresh.. ambiance was nice. Gave it a try, fine, but wont be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Our server was very inattentive and sometimes rude when she came to the table. We waited about 15 minutes from the time we sat down to when we were greeted and to get our drink order. Other than the poor service we greatly enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the outdoor patio.

AJ
vipAllyJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Dinner was great, but after an hour and a half they told us our table time limit was up (never did they mention this when booking or sitting down). Rushed us through and out which was not a great experience.

FAQs

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

La Storia is rated 4.6 stars by 495 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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