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

Great food and atmosphere!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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
129 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
129 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is full of tempting choices. We settled on the pizza. To our surprise, a small deep dish could easily feed 4 people! But we were delighted to have leftovers to take home, because it was delicious!! Service was excellent. Highly recommend!

KH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I had a great evening celebrating my birthday! Jerry was a great server, not rushing us but available when we were ready to order. LaBarra is always a good choice!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe was an amazing server!
The food was amazing and he managed to serve 24 people with fun and confidence. Well done!!!!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I wouldn’t describe or recommend as a date night place. Their website make it seem more upscale than it actually is. Which is fine, just know that the “small plates” are actually appetizers and pizza seems to be the main menu item served. Very kid/family friendly for a Saturday night.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Doreen was very nice and attentive. We went to the bar for a beer after dinner. The bartender, Sale, was also very nice. We highly recommend La Barra.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doreen was great & the food was outstanding, great first experience.

MP
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Busy night on Monday 1/2 price pizza. Service was very slow, uncertainty on dough rewards monthly special. Alisa (Management-from southern ill) stepped in and made a few things better.

LD
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Thank You- Pizza an antipasto salad was delicious!

L
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good, but not enough to bring me back. I can't speak for the pizzas, since we didn't order any, but they looked good and they seem to be the mainstay of this restaurant. I ordered the maple old fashioned from the specialty drink menu. It had four ingredients listed. When they brought the drink I noticed it didn't have an orange or the cinnamon stick. I found out that they were out of cinnamon and the bartender forgot to include the orange, so it turns out that I got bourbon and maple syrup without explanation. Sent it back and asked for a regular old fashioned - came back with no orange or cherry, just dark liquid and a square of ice. Disappointing.

P
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian food especially the lasagna and the Artisan pizza.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there twice and the food is delicious! The restaurant and very nice and the servers are great. The only complaint is the hostess at my last visit. He was very rude to me, I told him that I have a reservation and he completely ignored me and told me that he was going to assist someone else first, which end it up being my dad!! Not professional at all

KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. Our waiter had too many tables to take care of. Got our order wrong. Food came out at different times. We were celebrating two birthdays and we weren't even offered a dessert menu or coffee. We will never go back.

K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was pretty good, except one of the pizza's was terrible. Unfortunately the service was not very good. Took way too long. We ordered 3 pizza's. Two came out and were delicious, but the third wasn't brought out to us until almost 20 minutes later. Don't know why. It was soggy from sitting I think. I am going to give them one more try at their Riverside location. We ordered 3 small plates, which were very good.

MP
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katrina makes all your problems go away. 🍋🍸, focaccia w ricotta, salmon, and of course tiramisu. Thanks again Katrina

N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Nice that manager(Alysia) stopped by to ask how everything was.

AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute outdoor patio with live music on a Friday night. Great server and good food. Poor service at the inside bar while waiting for a table outside, but otherwise would certainly recommend.

RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for large crowds! Not a place for cozy dinner!

MP
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the dough rewards ricotta and ciabatta combo! Great prosciutto wrapped 🐔

JH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitor. Food quality was great. We will be back for sure.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints

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J
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Yes, but there were hardly any ingredients on our pizzas. We could hardly find the mushroom and basil on one of our pizzas, and my husband said there wasn't much sausage on the sausage and mushroom pizza. The small pizza we ordered had the most ingredients. We have had better pizzas at the La Barra in Riverside, which is closed on Mondays.

MP
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special meal w bro - fantastic dough rewards app and succulent tiramisu.

D
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, flexible service. Delicious food. Good drinks. I'll be back.

h
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening, with overflow crowd at outdoor patio overlooking pond. Very friendly and knowledgeable server. Thoroughly enjoyed the spicy orecchiette with sausage and kale. Enough to take home. The bracciole of cheesy polenta with perfectly cooked stuffed beef slices also a winner.

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat at! Great food, great service, great cocktails and ambiance.

B
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Great choices of homemade pizzas: artisan, thin crust and Chicago deep. We had the artisan and thin. Both delicious. We had the grilled calamari for an appetizer. Very chewy, not good and portion size was minimal at best. Our waiter was excellent and attentive.

b
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I love the patio at La Barra. Unfortunately, the service was extremely slow on our last visit. We didn’t have silverware for the first 5 minutes after the bread was dropped from, so we couldn’t butter the bread. 5 minutes later, a kid brought the olive oil & parm for dipping. My husband’s soda took a long time to get refills. I was happy with their beer selection. I ordered the lemon chicken which was disappointing. It just didn’t have much flavor. The “smashed potatoes” on the side were just chunks of potatoes. Very little “smashing” was applied. They tasted good, just not what I expected from the description. Not sure if I’ll be back.

J
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Be prepared to listen to load Rock music when eating.

FD
Naples
223 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Angel our waiter was great! Food was good. Waayyyy to loud to hear the person across from you. Probably won’t go back for that reason

JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love La Barra you must check it out.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love La Barra. This is my favorite restaurant to go to during the summer to sit out on the patio. The food is amazing, drinks are great and the service is always phenomenal.

MP
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome pizza and 🍋🍸followed by super tasty sacrapantina.

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