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Italian family style meals - Alla Vita, Chicago, IL

Alla Vita

4.8
4.8
1133 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 183 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

  • Valentine's Day

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day at Alla Vita! We will be offering our full a la carte menu, & a few special features. We hope to see you here! Your deposit secures your booking and will be fully applied to your bill. Your deposit is non-refundable & non-transferable.

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What 1,133 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, delicious food, professional and courteous wait staff, and fast service!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great atmosphere, exceptional service and Italian dishes that were authentic and generous. Highly recommend the Penne Vodka Sauce, Dumplings and Chopped Salad with the ultimate finale of Nutella gelato.
  3. KH

    KimberlyH

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots…I go for kale caesar and bread - always perfect
  4. P

    Peteydarlings

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will dream about that Caesar salad and the meatballs
  5. MM

    MarMar

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and the meal, wine pairings and service were fantastic!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food!!
  7. EC

    EpiChi

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch choice, especially during Restaurant Week.
  8. A

    Alexis

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! We got our food so quick, everything tasted great, and our server was so helpful. One of our favorite places to eat in the west loop!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for casual lunch and or work meeting!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was crowded for restaurant week….. but the service was still timely and courteous.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Pasta tasted like it was cooked in dirty water
  12. AK

    AbeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week lunch menu. Everything was terrific.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week!! Great deal and value!
  14. ME

    MarciaE

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    food was amazing and service was great. Our waiter Andrew was terrific. Chad a manager was also very helpful. A little noisier than we like. And wine was good but a little pricey.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time! The hosts were very friendly when we approached. Chad checked on us and recommended a few items. Overall great experience
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Food is good. Cocktails overpriced for what you get. Service could’ve been better for sure. Over rated in my opinion
  17. C

    rlhChicago

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alla Vita is a beautiful restaurant with a great vibe. The food was spectacular. Our group shared a number of great dishes including the chopped salad, fabulous arancini, ricotta dumplings (rich, so best shared), wonderful rigatoni in vodka sauce, an excellent chicken parmigiana with fresh basil and the best tiramisu I’ve ever had.
  18. E

    Eatmorefood

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for dads bday, everyone loved everything. Food is good every time
  19. S

    Sochicky

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Parmesan was delicious and the beef shank pasta was oh so yummy, the sauce was more gravy like, the beef was nice and tender. Pasta was perfect al dente. The service was great didn’t feel rushed even though we arrived 15 minutes late. This is a good place for date night, girls night out and family night as well. They do offer take out which is good. I would definitely go back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honne was great server thank you!
  21. JM

    JanaM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun nite. Food was delicious, ambience is lovely, and service was excellent ( Joel was our waiter). Everyone enjoyed their meals and table bread was a winner for sure.
  22. B

    Best

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We came for restaurant week. The menu was appealing. The appetizers were good. The pastas weren’t great. The vodka sauce didn’t taste anything like vodka sauce. Honestly it reminded me of chef Boyardee. The meat ragu was fine but there were about eight noodles total. Very small portion even for lunch. I wouldn’t return. Glad we tried it for restaurant week only when the price was more reasonable. I had heard great things about this place and was disappointed.
  23. CB

    CarolynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alla Vita was a great experience. The food was delicious!
  24. j

    jake123

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Great service, delicious food, really nice ambience. I will be back!
  25. NS

    NicoleS

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous lunch date for CRW.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another five star experience. Brought some out of town co-workers and they loved it. Server (nickname Honey) was exceptional. Sebastian (sp?) outrageously welcoming. Already looking forward to the next visit!
  27. D

    Danielle

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I've dined several times at Alla Vita and feel the quality of food has gone down hill a bit. The whipped ricotta was heavy and salty, the vodka rigatoni (usually the star of the show) was creamy but flavorless, and the tiramisu was more like a whipped cream chocolate crumble. The service was top notch, but the hefty price tag for sub par food makes me less likely to return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The place is gorgeous, the food was really good and overall I’d def go back. We visited as part of Restaurant Week and had a dinner pre fix menu for $59 a person, not including drinks. Food choices were perfect, really good and ambiance is really nice as well. I took a star off as while we were seated right away and on time we waited close to an hour for the first appetizer to show up. Yes, they were super busy but it would be good to know we would wait that long of be offered some bread while we were waiting. We were starving and the food was worth the wait but you know what I mean
  29. PM

    PamelaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Food was delicious, waiter was attentive and the room is beautiful. We’ll be back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant with a beautiful ambiance and oceanic decor. I had an aperol spritz and then meatballs, rigatoni and gelato from the CRW lunch menu. Only complaint is having to wait 15 min to be sat with a reservation. The food was fantastic I will be back soon.
  31. T

    Terry

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week lunch special is a great deal
  32. JM

    JMSB

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can't wait to go back for excellent pasta and fish! The arancini--oh my! Beautiful restaurant, excellent service.
  33. FS

    FlaneuseSY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good dinning experience! Love the atmosphere and the tagliatelle😋
  34. d

    debv

    Chicago

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week lunch. The food, the service and the atmosphere were all Devine!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Went for restaurant week, food was only okay. Maybe the regular menu is better!
  36. JC

    JoeC

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully designed cozy atmosphere. The service was great as was all of the food. I highly recommend saving room for dessert!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and detail oriented and attentive staff. Beautiful experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Pastas in Chicago !
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant week
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The waiter was okay and the food was okay. 3/5

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 1133 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 183 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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