La Storia

4.4
617 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
What 617 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I have never had worse service than we did here - will not be returning. Food was Ok.

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vipDowntown
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend the beet salad and the bronzing. Fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went there for our anniversary and I am a sucker for a great patio and this place did not disappoint. Thankfully the weather held out for us to sit in their back patio which was beautiful. Food portions I would say are definitely on the small side, but the orecchiette/ravioli/arancini were absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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vipAnonymou
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience at La Storia, food was delicious and really authentic and the ambiance is so wonderful outside!!

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vipSandi
Chicago
138 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It would be nice if the kitchen would be a bit more flexible on "adaptions" to the menu.

They seem to be a bit rigid on the menu and timing.

However, that said, Danny makes a great Cosmo and the staff is pleasant and the food is good.

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vipBO13
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful patio in the back. Although we ordered our food immediately upon arrival we waited 60 minutes to receive our orders. By the way the bread came 5 minutes before the rest of the food. The servers were very pleasant though.

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vipbotanicalparadise
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the most beautiful patios i've experienced in chicago. staff performed with their usual friendly, attentive, informed character.

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MatthewH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

La Storia has great food and a perfect ambiance for a date night. The service was slow and the waiter forgot to enter our appetizer order, but this was compensated with a free small desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Lasagna was burnt ravioli was not what it said it was on the menu and risotto tasted like oatmeal. Bad food.

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vipDiane
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Thanks to IVo we had a lovely if long lunch on Monday. Some of their service people didn’t show up and the chef and IVo handled a large group! Thanks IVo!

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Donald
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining at its finest on a beautiful evening with the quality and presentation of the food to match.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!! Always a great experience. Courtyard dining here feels very special, lovely for an intimate dinner with close friends or a romantic dinner with your someone special.

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food4u
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The agnolotti and the tagliatelle were good. One of our group said the ravioli tasted bland. Nice outdoor setting but I could smell the cigar smoke from next door.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was great, service was very poor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. We took every recommendation that the waiter gave and he nailed it. The pasta and fish was the best. I will visit again. Take a look and visit them.

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vipAGem
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. All the pasta was fresh and delicious.

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vipBikedining
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was low so conversation was easy. Did not feel rushed by staff and everyone was very attentive. Fair wine list which leans toward Italian wines. Food was great and portions were just right.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service! Highly recommend.

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vipJaykay
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This was our fourth visit to La Storia. We had been very happy previously sitting on both patios and indoors. We were seated most recently in the courtyard which was delightful last time. Unfortunately, the smell of cigar smoke from the neighboring cigar bar was very distracting and really soured the experience. The staff was not very sympathetic. Halfway through our meal, we moved inside. Our server seemed annoyed. Disappointing experience.

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vipAnonymou
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a really cozy atmosphere

JJ
JJayne
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food itself was really great and seemed authentic. My actual server was fun, nice, and treated us very well, however, the hostess was rude and displayed unnecessary attitude toward my party.

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AngelaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience1

Waitress wasn’t great. Tables close together and nervous during COVID.

LE
vipLeonardE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

MK
vipMaureenK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very nice staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at La Storia was amazing! We’ve tried plenty of great Italian restaurants, but the food, service, and atmosphere of La Storia stood out. The back patio is adorable and quaint. The service was great and it was refreshing to have servers that felt that they had been there for a years and knew the place well. Highly recommend the aranchini and bolognese - so good! One of the better tiramisu cakes I’ve had as well. My fiancé enjoyed the ravioli, but I would personally skip the ravioli and gelato. 5/5 stars from me!

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JackieG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server was not informed about menu items as I thought she should

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vipAnonymou
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, delicious food and wonderful ambiance , I recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and delicious food.

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STEVENS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

3-birthdays of the 4-people

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vipNanZ
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the outside back patio and it was wonderful. Food was delicious. We tried the arancini for appetizer as well as the orecchiette, tagliolini, risotto and cauliflower steak -- all were incredible and we all tried each other's meals. Great place!

DC
vipDeeCee
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable until a loud group showed up and ruined the ambiance for everyone else.

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vipEBdining
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible venue and awesome food. Could not ask for a better night out. Friendly staff a d good wine list

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vipgoldcoaster
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful choice

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The pasta was not as fresh as expected. The salad we got was not very flavorful and lacked greens. But the pizza was delicious! And the gelato is delightful!! The wine selection is great. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. There was a mistake with our order and the manager rectified it immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was great as we had a seat during noon in the beautiful courtyard. The food was really good but our pizza, bagel, and burger bun all came out a little too burnt. Value was decent as the portions were just right and the service was great!

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vipAnonymou
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice experience at La Storia this morning, food was really good especially the French toast,the ambience in the front of the patio is so cute ! The service was okay , just our waitress doesn’t care so much to our table

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Storia never disappoints. Everything is authentic, tasty, and well portioned. They have great covered outdoor dining options - still comfortable on a hot night. Will definitely be back!

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vipswezfamily
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great service, food, and a great time at La Storia. Surprised it wasn’t more busy than it was, considering it was such a nice night. Outdoor dining is really cool, right on the street, and really enjoy the ambience of the inside space as well with the nod to Chicago history. Will definitely be back again. Food was delicious, and not salty at all like some others had mentioned.

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vipAnonymou
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This a little Italian restaurant gem in the Gold Coast, inside with the gorgeous murals and the courtyard is really unique! Service was great and outstanding food!

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MichaelG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. One of the best restaurants in Chicago. The outside courtyard is amazing, as is the food.

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 4.4 stars by 617 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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