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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pasta e Fagioli
Borlotti beans, tomato sauce, broken spaghetti, and rotini pasta on a mirepoix broth
Roasted assorted beets, frisee, pecans, smoked ricotta, strawberry/honey dressing
Pea coulis, tomato confit, basil oil, crispy Sardinian bread carasau and rosemary
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.
Amazing food and place, we enjoyed every second
The building is amazing the food exquisite the staff phenomenal!!!!
Nice ambience and good service. Enjoyed our time there.
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.
Nice outdoors space in the back! Great food!
Excellent food and service. Very authentic Italian. Social distancing and masks. We will return. Thanks
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.
Our server, Consuela was wonderful! She was attentive without being bothersome. All of our food was great. We will definitely be back!
Enjoyed dinner, service amazing. Sammy was incredible and made sure my party was excellent!! Will come again on my visits to Chicago
The appetizer (tuna) and salad (beet) were terrific. The pasta (wild boar) was just average: interestingly, not enough pasta in the dish.
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.
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.
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. ❤
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!
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.
Very good meal, the ravioli were outstanding. I am italian from italy and found it very authentic. Will return!
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.
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.
Reservation accepted. Restaurant was closed. Very irritating and rude.
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!!!!
Absolutely delightful. Great outdoor ambience. Attentive and friendly service. Delicious food that is expertly presented.
Beautiful restaurant, very intimate, wonderful service, delicious and unique menu of food.
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.
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
Delicious food and such a beautiful service also the restaurant is unique! One of my favorite pasta in Chicago
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
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
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!
Spectacular food, great wine, solicitous service, beautiful outdoor dining.
Teri YAKI was amazing. It would be nice if the waitress could ask if patrons needed change to tip the drag queen
Always a favorite- consistently good food. Love the homemade pastas! Doing a good just with social distancing inside, bottled water, etc
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!
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.
The cutest outdoor patio that made me feel like we were in Italy!
Amazing original Italian restaurant! Just great
Everything was outstanding in this restaurant,from the service to the food ! Best gnocchi pesto and arancini in Chicago!
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.
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.
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 510 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.