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Italian family style meals - Alla Vita, Chicago, IL

Alla Vita

4.8
4.8
757 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

9:00 PM


Booked 145 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 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

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What 757 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

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  1. VL

    VeggieLover13

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening at Alla Vita! The ricotta pillows and rigatoni were amazing! The service was extremely attentive. It was my birthday and our server brought me a complimentary scoop of funfetti gelato that was 11/10!
  2. p

    pash1102

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Beautiful space. Had the tuna crudo, octopus and burrata to start. All very good, but the star was the tuna. Enjoyed a mushroom pizza that everyone loved, the tagliatelle, and chicken parm. All were good. I liked the pizza the best. Would go back.
  3. d

    datway312

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved their ricotta dumplings and paired it with the chicken parm. Def don’t forget to order the tiramisu
  4. R

    Review

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The vodka sauce was really spicy, too spicy for me to enjoy. When we told the server she just said “oh, I’ll tell the kitchen” but didn’t offer us a different batch or substitute item. We had asked her about the pastas before ordering and she made no mention of it being spicy at all or was it on the menu that way. Also, she offered us the special dessert that sounded delicious but was then sold out by the time she got around to putting the order in the computer and it was barely 6:45pm! It was a bit of a let down if I’m being honest. However, the atmosphere was great and the arancini were amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    celebrated our anniversary and a birthday and the service and food were incredible. will definitely be returning- although i couldn’t get our waitress name, she wad amazing and timed all food options perfectly. we tried several menu options and everything was amazing. kale caesar was great!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant! Delicious food!
  7. s

    spatel

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was a great server!
  8. ND

    NavieD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were both excellent! Highly recommend!
  9. E

    Eva2

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I came in to celebrate my birthday with my family I had high expectations for my visit. However, I did feel that the server often times forgot about our table I noticed it after the apps were dropped he did not come by for some time to check on us. Figured he got busy but when our main courses were dropped he did not check on us we were out of drinks, we needed extra Parmesan etc and I found myself flagging down different team members for assistance. Normally I don’t write these reviews but given that it was a special occasion that I mentioned upon making the reservation and even upon arrival the host wished me a happy birthday. When the desserts were dropped I did not get a candle when my friend approached the host the host said it will come out after the main course. When she mentioned that the dessert was already dropped the host tried to do damage control but at this point it has already been done because by the time the candle came out we were already done with dessert. Had a manager touched our table these things could’ve been addressed at the time and I would’ve left with a better experience and now what should’ve been a special dinner in a beautiful restaurant left me with a mediocre experience and not feeling special at all. The food was delicious but the service left me wondering if I’d ever go back or recommend your restaurant.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Vibe was great 10/10 would go back
  11. AB

    AlexaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything we had. The burrata is fantastic, so are the arrancini and crudo. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t recommend this place enough
  12. T

    Toscanadiner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot - would recommend for business or friends
  13. AY

    AtongY

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Food was literally disgusting. Great ambiance however the chef needs to be replaced. Asap
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Loved everything
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food /service great. Music a bit too loud.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space. Nice food. God service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner celebrating my Mom’s birthday - she has been waiting to dine here for months! We were really impressed and very much enjoyed the frito misto, burrata, caramelle pasta, chicken Parmesan, mushroom lasagne, and ricotta mousse olive oil cake. Pizza was great too! Such a beautiful space and we felt well taken care of by our server on this special night. Thank you!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing and helpful with picking out our meals.
  19. MB

    MartinB

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was spectacular.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    This was our first visit to Alla Vita and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The ambiance was beautiful even down to the bathrooms! The food was flavorful, well seasoned and each dish from the kitchen was hot. The only area of improvement is the servers. The servers could have a more positive attitude, attentiveness to the table and be more knowledgeable of the menu. The server didn’t really offer many suggestions about food or wine. Overall, a great experience and I can’t wait to go back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and fantastic food!
  22. l

    ljpe

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    fun & lively. casual atmosphere. good pizzas & salads
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food in the state of Illinois. The kale Caesar salad and the rigatoni are must haves!!!
  24. JV

    JamesV

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing establishment. The decor is beautiful there, the server was super friendly and knowledgeable on menu items including the wine, food was almost a perfect 10/10. Must haves would include the dumplings and the vodka rigatoni. I come here 2-3 times a month. I always have future reservations for further visits made when I leave so as to make sure to keep it in my rotation. Will be back soon of course
  25. JC

    JeremieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food and cocktails great, great spot to enjoy with friends or family
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant inside so gorgeous to take pictures, amazing food, great prices, great drinks! must go!!!!
  27. m

    meenap

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Delicious food! Great dessert and the Vodka Rigatoni was the best!!
  28. C

    Coz1

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ricotta gnocchi so darn great. My little Italian self loves it here.
  29. KA

    KyleaA

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular. The food was mouth watering! Highly recommend the rigatoni! It was our favorite! The ricotta dumplings were a winner as well!! Service was great and the while atmosphere was just such a cute vibe!!
  30. VM

    VidaM

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second visit. We went for lunch and split the kale&brusselsprout salad and fennel sausage pizza. Delicious! We couldn’t decide what to split because there were too many great options! We will be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Great ricotta dumplings and vodka rigatoni! Super quick service. Worth the wait to get a reservation.
  32. CJ

    ChitownJof

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They have done an impressive job with the interior re-do, & it's beautiful and very comfortable. The food is excellent, especially the table bread & the ricotta "pillows." They have a full bar and a terrific wine list. And, our waiter, James, was outstanding! All-in-all, we loved it!!
  33. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend of 26 years moving away dinner
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, and the service is above and beyond 🤍 thanks for complimentary champagne for our anniversary
  36. NB

    NikkiB

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary at Alla Vita last night. Great service, amazing food and drinks, and a beautiful restaurant. We shared the squid ink pasta, cacio e pepe dumplings, and tiramisu. Can’t wait to go back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Loved everything about this places besides the table we were placed at. It was a tiny table in the way back smushed between a bus station and another table! Other than that, food and service were great!
  38. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. When you visit, ask for Joel. He was just fantastic! I wanted some lime to put into my drink nd he brought fresh lime juice, not just the limes. He paid a lot of attention to us and made the evening very special. Great ambience, food, drinks. I highly recommend trying it!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and vibes
  40. KH

    KHill

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal. Food is amazing and service is great! Great ambiance. Just a fabulous experience.

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 757 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 145 times today
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 5:00 pm–10:00 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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