La Barra - Oak Brook

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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great, they did an awesome job helping me celebrate my fiancés bday.

RA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This was my third time going to this restaurant and to be fair the 2x before were great, but this time they gave my reservation away more to the point they overbooked their restaurant and waited until 15 mins before my reservation to call and inform me that I could not dine there. They then sent me to another restaurant with terrible food. I traveled a hour to get to la barra because I liked them. I will notgo there again or recommend them. Poor poor service.

CE
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall good food& service. Didn’t realize until after we left, they charged us for a higher priced mixed drink instead of a glass of wine.

AL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, Service provided by Sam was really great. We’ll be back

LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Normally i would rate higher. I think some of the servers or bus boys weren’t attentive as they need to be and have been in the past.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and Awesome service!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recently moved downtown and La Barra is always top on our list to visit when we are back in the area! Love sharing an appetizer, salad and pizza!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great wine live band too loud. We will return.

L
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Great value, will definitely be going back.

NP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Order 2 pan pizzas, both came burnt, the sausage toppings on our pizza was burnt as well as the side of the pizza. The other pizza was burnt on the bottom. Our server Joseph was too busy accommodating other tables to even come by to refill our water. We told him we were celebrating a birthday which he completely forgot about and brought our bills. And our bills were all wrong too. The place was very warm too and loud. Don't think we'll go back at all.

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Introduced another business associate to the infamous LB; great 🐔parm as always...

z
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice place to get together with friends. Great appetizers.

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prosciutto wrapped chicken 🐔 under the radar but fantastic.

F
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We’ve eaten at La Barra 8-10 times now and while the food has always been very good the same cant be said about their service. On this occasion we waited 10 minutes beyond our Open Table reservation time, while there were several available tables. We had to ask for bread (not sure what policy is but). We ordered a salad which never came and then were served what appeared to be a child’s portion of Spaghetti & meatballs, for $19.

t
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Suppose to be better deep dish pizza in area. Toppings were good, but crust mushy and not cooked through. Stick with the specialty pizzas. Good wine choices from Italy - why go to Italian themed restaurant and have California wine?! Wait staff very attentive. Kitchen very slow. Don't need to go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

DO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Too busy. Not enough staff. 615 reservation. Seated at 630. Waited 30 mins for drinks (after bread was served) and another 45 mins after that for food to arrive. Food arrived 745 which was 90 mins after reservation time. Kids we’re unhappy. The crust on thin crust pizza seemed prefabricated not fresh. Would probably not come back.

RL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were seated when we arrived. It was not crowded but one large table. We only saw one waitress who took a while to come to our table. We ordered our drinks, appetizer & meals right away seeing the place was starting to fill up on a Saturday night. The main dining room where we were seated became looked very chaotic.
It took some time to get our drinks. When our appetizer was brought we had to ask this server for napkins & plates. We never saw our waitress again until we asked a busboy if he could have have the waitress bring the check.

WI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best pizza in Chicago. A must go!!!

NP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just some casual dining for our Halloween anniversary on a lousy weather day.

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with Mediterranean salad, dough rewards and of course Mountain Dew...

L
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and delicious small plates. Great desserts.

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- always appreciate the dough rewards and service.

SS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I don’t was to disparage the place too much, it’s nice, but our food wasn’t great and our poor server was working almost every table. It’s hard to be efficient in that situation, so everything took longer than expected and we were pressed for time. The drinks are good, the appetizers served our table of 5 well. The chicken parm was underwhelming, and the fettuccini alfredo, meh. Most disappointed in the gnocchi. I’m a gnocchi snob. Had high hopes for it based on the feature position on the menu and the description. It didn’t measure up by any means at all. Most likely would not revisit. Too expensive for low caliber pastas.

N
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Love your location in Riverside - but Your Oak Brook location needs some serious help. I want to like this location but every time we try the Oak Brook location it’s either the food, or service. I know it’s not just me - there were hardly any customers in the restaurant on a Sunday - why?

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doreen and Alicia played tap out i- formation with fantastic service.... ⛹️‍♀️

R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was excellent. We had two small plates that were great, especially the brociole. We had a pizza that was very good. There was a small delay in getting our dessert. One of the bartenders came over and spoke with us and was very pleasant. We would definitely eat here again.

T
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate a friends 60th birthday. So many in the group had yet to try labarra and I know everyone will be coming back again. Great food and great service!

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We checked in with the hostess that we were early but wanted to sit at the bar. The bar was not busy; we were sitting at the end where a register screen was but the female bartender didn’t seem to want to give us much attention. The male bartender must not have been able to cross into her area? She took an order for appetizers but never gave us plates or flatware so the runner who brought the food went back to get, after we asked him. The hostess never approached us at our reservation time so we noticed we were now late; thankfully there was still a booth.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night venue. Tables overlooking small lake, very romantic. Small menu but very good food. Look forward to coming again. LaBriola has great reputation and has been my favorite for years. I knew this would be a memorable first date dinne. Thank you.

AT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really exceptional service. My husband's fries were not crisp. They came out with a fresh batch that was much better.

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great- we sat outside by the pond and fountain. The small plates were a great variety for our party of four- our main dishes were very good- our waiter was super friendly!

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza 🍕 time - super sweet thin crust w black olives & pepp.
Great night! Thanks Alicia

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

It was a slower night and the wait staff was clearly checked out. Took forever to get another drink. We were going to order dessert, but since our waiter took forever we chose not to.

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time listener Long time caller but 1st time happy hour. Great options although I miss the ricotta cheese w honey. Alicia intro’d me to Julie and it was a fantastic evening.

a
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

I give the manager a 10 for her outstanding assistance, professionalism and courteousness.
I give the service a -10 because he was to busy talking care of others and didn't stand in front of us long enough to comment or request something. He bad mouthed the kitchen staff and did not try to make good on the mistakes in our order. This was the third and worst he's ever been. We will ask for him in the future so we make sure that we do NOT have him again. (Manager is aware)

BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A little rushed by the waiter. Also didn’t care for his approach to us.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very good and the service was excellent, the only thing that bothered us was when the music started it was SO LOUD we couldn’t talk to each other anymore. When you’re at a restaurant with friends you want to be able to talk.

MP
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience w my brother. Great dough rewards 🐖 in a blanket mafia style. Alicia informed us of 🍕 @ 1/2 time. Awesome service again- Cheers...

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