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Italian family style meals - Alla Vita, Chicago, IL

Alla Vita

4.8
4.8
988 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Serving a casual, family-style menu, Alla Vita is a place to gather and enjoy comfortable Italian cuisine. Alla Vita means “to life” in Italian which recognizes overcoming life's challenges and creating a space for shared meals and memorable experiences. Executive Chef Lee Wolen shares his passion for fresh, delicious Italian food made simply with the best ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 667-0104

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lee Wolen

  • Private party facilities

    "To Life!"

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 667-0104

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    North Jefferson Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Clinton Pink Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Celebrate New Years Eve at Alla Vita! We will be offering a celebratory family-style 4-course menu highlighting fan favorite dishes and a few special features. We hope to see you here to commemorate the past year and cheers to 2023! Tickets are $150 per person for the 4-course menu & a complimentary toast to the new year! Our full cocktail menu & curated wine list will be available for purchase during the evening. Tickets are non-refundable. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact info@allavitachicago.com.

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What 988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I was dying for a good dining experience and I GOT IT. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. We ordered tuna crudo, octopus, soppresata, squid ink, tagliatelle and spiced ricotta cake. I can’t wait to try other stuff. Service was good.
  2. BW

    BlissWonder

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfection!! But we especially loved the cacio de Pepe and the pizzas!! Service excellent. And ambiance beautiful!! Definitely recommend!!
  3. n

    nomad

    Chicago

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great cocktails and food, beautiful setting, knowledgeable and pleasant server
  4. C

    Christobal

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fresh, bold, and beautiful Italian restaurant that is another jewel for Boka. Whether it's date night or time to impress a group of out-of-town friends. This is the place to go. It's pricey and reservations are harder to get but it's worth the wait and $ bills. I missed Bellemore but they have done well here. Long live Balena! More please...
  5. YU

    YourUnclePauly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Had the tagliatelle and will say that the beef was extremely tender and portion of it was generous. Date said it was the best Espresso Martini she's had. Server was extremely knowledge. Excellent effort on up-selling. Nutella Gelato had a great creamy texture.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place excellent service and awesome very professional stuff
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Dinner was okay
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from the ambiance, to the food. Our server Edwin made it a great experience from start to finish and we can’t wait to come back.
  9. JK

    JKH10

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, we loved the roasted octopus, arugula salad and the ricotta gnocchi (& appreciated the outstanding mock-tails)
  10. T

    Todd

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We own restaurants in 9 states. With our leadership team, visited 17 Chicago restaurants in 48 hours. Alla Vita was bar far the best dining experience. Start to finish, outstanding!
  11. DK

    DanielK

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had great wine and our waiter was able to recommend a very delicious menu.
  12. JB

    JordanB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was amazing
  13. JN

    JohnN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Well pleased with orders. Menu limited, which can be good.
  14. C

    Chicagotarheel

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Alla Vita is always such a treat. Delicious food and excellent service -- it doesn't get any better! LOVE the meatballs, salads, everything!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this for a girls night dinner! The food was worth the height and the atmosphere was cozy. It was a full house for 8 pm on a Tuesday!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing The service, server and food!
  17. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give my experience more than 5 stars, I would. Service was great, wine was great, food was out of this world.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Perfect spot for a nice date night. The food was very good, and the ambiance and service was outstanding. All of their entrées are meant to be shared by the table. The meatballs and soppressata pizza were perfectly fine. But the ricotta dumplings and chopped salad were exceptional. Get the dumplings! And do not skip dessert.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the service and food were IMPECCABLE. I will definitely be back.
  20. V

    Vilarosa

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would live here if allowed. Everything here rocks. Most handsome chef team in the city.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was hands down the best! Made me the best drink and served the most delicious pasta and apps! Will definitely be back.
  22. LR

    LauraR

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The table bread, rice balls, dumplings and chicken Parm are all outstanding. Our waiter was awesome too. Highly recommend Alla Vita to everyone.
  23. B

    Birdman

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While all the dishes were great, we especially liked the mushroom lasagne. We were relieved that Alla Vita is still outstanding after nearly a year since our last visit.
  24. A

    Alex

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. A bit noisy but the place is popular so not entirely unexpected. We look forward to coming back.
  25. SS

    SSZZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT pasta, GREAT service. REALLY GOOD drinks. Would recommend the Flower Crown and the Great Point if you like light floral drinks. They also definitely got me a little drunk.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Believe the hype, this place is AMAZING! The Ricotta Dumplings were perhaps the best bite of my life. Everything was delicious. The decor, service and food are truly a notch above 99% of the restaurants out there. Celebrated a friend's birthday here and the staff went out of their way to make her feel special.
  27. OT

    OpenTabler

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great cocktails, great atmosphere.
  28. F

    Fooddude

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Some of their dishes were hit or miss. Definitely get the pizza and chicken parm.
  29. JH

    JeffH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Food was very good but not outstanding.
  30. K

    Kenny

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing good complementee with great service. A bit on the expensive side but easy to overlook given the quality
  31. MO

    MeganO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful. The service is prompt. Food is outstanding! We tried so many yummy dishes. From the Table bread (to die for), Tuna Crudo (small portion but tasty), Burrata (a crowd favorite), Kale Caesar big enough we could have shared with the next group. Then pastas and pizzas and sides. I'm convinced the entire menu must be deliocus. I would absolutely eat there again.
  32. MR

    MarissaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ricotta dumplings are to die for and the service is impeccable.
  33. RD

    RonaldD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is superior
  34. BG

    BebeGallini

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The ambiance is wonderful at Alla Vita. We enjoyed all of the entrees (which was a lot) we selected. The service was good too.
  35. FD

    FrankD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first trip to Alla Vita......Definitely will not be the last either. Have tried just about everything on the menu and everything has been amazing every single time!!
  36. WE

    WineEnth

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was amazing. The gnocchi is a must!
  37. T

    Toby

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the whole staff! My friends did as well! Stephanie, Monica, Ellery…. All great! Food so good. Only problem is trying to decide! Kale salad out of this world. Sea bream. Italian sub. Pizzas. Omg! Love it every time! Thank you!
  38. K

    Ksgood

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Order the octopus!
  39. MB

    MorganB

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service couldn't have been better. Will definitely be back!
  40. S

    Sara

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Good for groups so you can share lots of items

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Alla Vita is rated 4.8 stars by 988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Alla Vita

564 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Jefferson Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Clinton Pink Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lee Wolen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 667-0104

  • Private party facilities

    "To Life!"

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 667-0104

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