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Italian family style meals - Alla Vita, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Alla Vita

4.8
4.8
1917 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 203 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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

  • Mother's Day Brunch 2024

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day with Brunch at Alla Vita! Offerings include our lunch menu, featured brunch dishes & a table side mimosa cart! ~Featured dishes to include a Porchetta Breakfast Sandwich - [fried egg, arugula, pepperoncini aioli, salsa roja, sesame bun], Smoked Salmon Plate - [salmoriglio, crème fraiche, red onion, tomato], Eggs in Purgatory - [caramelized onion, roasted tomato, toma della rocca cheese, ciabatta] & Assorted Pastries. Reservations are available from 10 am until 1:45 pm. Reservation is subject to a $20/per person cancelation fee.

What 1,917 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

1,917 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    11/10! The food was incredible and the service was very attentive and friendly. Would definitely come back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ambiance was really nice however the octopus didn't taste that great either is because it was braced too long or didn't have a soft crunch to it but aside from that the food was good Ambiance was solid and I will come back again

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  3. Deep

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. The food was amazing and the service was attentive and very friendly

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  4. MarRod

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience here and their lunch pre fixe menu was amazing and such a great deal!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at great value! Excellent quality. Drinks we superb

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered an app as the first thing but it came out as the last thing and after the tables next to us (both of whom sat down twenty minutes after us). It was bad spacing and timing.

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  7. ChicagoFoodie

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The apps and entrees were excellent however the service was mediocre. I have dined at Alla Vita at least 6-8 times and this was by far the worse experience I have had related to the level of service we received. I am unsure if our server was overwhelmed covering multiple tables or if he was new. He was not attentive and on numerous occasions I felt we had to flag him down to place orders. We sat for almost 30 mins before he greeted us to take our drink orders and then took another 15 mins to come back to take our food orders. He was not very present during our dining experience which resulted in us having to refill our own glasses of wine and for others not drinking wine they did not have an opportunity to order another drink. Also frustrating was that they were out of a number of wines by the glass, the featured wine noted on the menu as well as one of the versions of the Aperol spritz. The food thankfully was excellent and made up for the short fall on the service.

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  8. EddyT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Too busy and should have more servicing staff though i know it is tough to hire them

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  9. AlisonJ

    Munich

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was really looking forward to this place, but now I realize the critical reviews I read beforehand were spot on. The food is nothing special at all. The rigatoni vodka is bland (and the pasta was overdone), the ricotta dumplings are massive & become too much. It’s all soft, no texture, and got boring. (Compare this rigatoni to other places, like Carbone in NYC, it’s not even a contest.) The burrata - the onions overpowered the cheese. Where they do try with flavors, it’s like they try too hard and miss. it’s not working. Service-wise: it’s a big restaurant and so you get ho-hum service. There’s nothing special or unique - they get you in and out. Wine list was good and the actual space is beautiful.

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  10. JenB

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining at Alla Vita after being recommended by a local to the city. We were a group of 8. Personally, my meal was outstanding! I had the Ricotta Dumplings. Upon first bite… I was very impressed. Taste, presentation and amount was perfect. We had several appetizers. They were all excellent as well. We highly recommend the Wood fired table bread and the Whipped ricotta… I mean… just out of this world yummO! I will note that two individuals in our group were just “okay”with their choice. Beef Shank Ragu dish. They said the beef was good but the sauce had an “off” taste. My husband had the black truffle pizza… also excellent! The best! We shared the chocolate mousse dessert… outstanding! We Will definitely go back!

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FAQs

Alla Vita is rated 4.8 stars by 1917 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 203 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Alla Vita

564 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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