La Barra - Oak Brook

4.2
737 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
La Barra is brought to you by Rich Labriola, Chicago’s premier artisan baker. We feature shareable Italian small plates, award-winning pizza, great wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The beautiful space includes two private dining rooms and a gorgeous outdoor patio with a bar and fire pit.
All tables are utilized for reservations. Please contact La Barra directly if specific table seating is required for your group. We will do our best to accommodate. Outdoor tables are not available for reservation.
We look forward to the opportunity to host your group! With authentic Italian fare and a variety of Pizza options, there is a selection available for everyone.
See you at La Barra!
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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was better than we expected. Nice selection of food.

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly and efficient service.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. Staff friendly and professional. Beautiful setting. Just great!

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MP
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Katrina and the waves rocked it! Great food and ambiance.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I like the variety of choices on the menu. Each one of us could eat what we wanted. The sauces are also yummy on the noodles. I like the variety of ways to have your pizza. The first time I did have dessert, and the chocolate cake was different and delicious.

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PI
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

No french bread was offered/ typical for Italian restaurants. No cooler was brought to the table for our bottle of wine. The waitress did not have good knowledge of the menu.

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GF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the deep dish! It’s in the top 3 for Chicago deep dish. Yea, that good!! Has the crispy baked cheese side crust like Pequods, loads of cheese and not too bready like Bacino’s, with just the right amount of chunky tomato and spices like Malnati’s. Grand Slam La Barra!!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

For our first time here I was disappointed they messed up my girlfriends order

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MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Birthday and baptism

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RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We were not seated for 20 min past our reservation. The waitress didn’t bring us drinks or bread until we reminded her. She checked on our table 1 time.
Will not recommend to others.

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Mediocre food. Had a reservation and we were seated at a BAR table. Wretched music played at a deafening level. Seemed like the place was run by kids.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and the bbq pizza was killer!

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fresh seafood tapas and nice Italian wines and meat and cheese boards. I hear the pizza is good too but I guess I’ll have to go back and try it I will return

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C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good pizza

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B
Chicago
216 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from the crispy calamari, to the Milanese chicken salad, the Artesian pizza, the thin crust pizza, the sugar cookie gelato - everything is delicious, service is great. Absolutely no complaints!

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NP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My husband and I like to try new places, and I came across La Barra in Open Table, so we decided to give it a go. Upon arriving, we were greeted and shown to our table. We did not like the table due to location and it was a high top (not our preference), so we requested another table. The hostess told us we may have to wait a few minutes, which was perfectly fine. She was very nice and checked in with us twice - we only waited about 10 minutes.
Our server took awhile to arrive at the table, and took our order for wine and appetizers. We asked for bread (after all it is associated with Labriola Bakery!). She brought our wine, no bread - asked again. Then the appetizers were brought out by someone else - no bread. We realized although there were plates on the table, but no flatware or napkins so we asked that person for them (and bread...) After a few minutes, my husband had to hunt someone down for flatware so we could eat our appetizers.
When the server came to check, we asked again for bread and gave our order. She did bring back some bread, but no olive oil as the other tables had. The entrees came and overall we liked the food very much. We could tell that other tables were having some service problems as well. The manager came over to our table and asked how our dinner was going, so we told him we were enjoying the food, but were frustrated by the service. He was very sincere and asked some specific questions, and comped our appetizer. We did compliment the hostess. Overall, they seem to be having some growing pains, but we will try it again, the food seems worth it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and very good size portions. Our waitress was very friendly and on top of things.

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HM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service, friendly and cordial.
Food was good, we had pizza Chicago style.
Will definitely go back to try other items on the menu.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The service was meh at best.

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JJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

In my opinion, one of the best Italian food places around.

Service is good and the operations/bar manager is terrific.

Wait staff is very courteous and polite but appears to lack
experienced and knowledge. Their polite demeanor, in my
opinion, excuses for me, their inexperience.

I highly recommend La Barra for food and pricing.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was not great, order was not prepared correctly, service was terrible. Manager was very nice, apologetic, and accommodating at the end of the meal however.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Not very good setup, had a reservation for 7:15 was not seated until around 7:30 and after being seated spotted several empty tables. Food seemed overpriced and not good quality. Ordered a margarita pizza and it came out so soggy I had to eat it with a fork and knife. Crust was not crispy at all. Garlic knots were a croissant with a tab of butter and some garlic salt. Will not be returning to this restaurant or recommending. Restaurant was very loud, even if you are in the segregated dining area.

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MW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoy the appetizers and the pizza here! Happy hour specials are really great.

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MP
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic greeting by staff and managers. Very bustling evening, lots of satisfied patrons.

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SF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent, service was OUTSTANDING! Dan was attentive, pleasant and the entrees and wine he recommended were delicious! Will definitely be back soon.

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was exceptional!
my only issue was that the waiter did not pack all the food from the table, i wanted to take part of the appetizer and some bread to go, it was not packed.

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MP
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VIP BALLER ⛹️ level treatment, great service, and fantastic food - thank you Katrina and the Waves!!!

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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MP
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service - always a fantastic meal.

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JC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous pizza and salads!! The service is outstanding too and they offer bonus $20 coupons at the holiday time when you buy prepaid gift cards of $100. On Monday’s they offer BOGO on pizza. Can’t beat that!

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited 15 minutes to get a server. Seems they were disagreeing on who should get the table?? Manger came over and was sincerely apologetic and offered us a dessert. Waiter was no where to be found. Food was good. The table next to us was ridiculously loud. Was impossible to have a conversation. Spent 1 and 1/2 hours there!!! Too long! After a long day really was hoping for a better evening for dinner.

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J
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The calamari is in a teeny bowl and it’s $12....great pizza!

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MP
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my realtor and another business associate to La Barra and Katrina never lets me down. Great food, service and topped off with tiramisu. Thanks again...

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LD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating, Valentine’s Day with the family 2019 delicious food, Thank You

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Was sat over a half hour late, even with a reservation. It wasn’t until we said something did the manager offer an explanation and complimentary appetizers.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEYOND FABULOUS food, drinks and a service!! It’s always a pleasure to dine at LaBarra!!

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NS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, highlights included the braciole(short ribs) and the sausage and peppers appetizers and the entree chicken florentino. The pizza was spot on also. The atmosphere is pleasant and lively but most importantly comfortable. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. A truly authentic Italian restaurant. We will definitely return.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love with this place! Our server was friendly and helpful. I went for Valentines dinner date and it was not packed at all. I will recommend to anyone that loves pasta and pizza to try this place out! The food was delicious.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Pizza was very watery .

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