La Barra - Oak Brook

4.3
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919 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is really good and we have never been disappointed!! The service in the other hand is slow and takes forever to be served. This unfortunately happens every time but we love the food

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
167 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty 🐔 parm, Diet Pepsi’s were flowin’, ricotta w honey 🍯 and toast. Service was definitely on par. Cheers

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BobB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pizza from previous visits

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Server tried to scam us. I had a gift card with the respective receipt. The server returned the card to me and said the card didn’t work. He stated that the numbers were worn off the card and the magnetic strip didn’t work. I asked where the receipt for the girt card was because that contained the gift card number. He stated that he threw it out!

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vipjmdongarra
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is outstanding. Will definitely go back

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vipLoriT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

All the food we tried was good, however the service was not. The screwed up drink orders and food spilled on my shirt (without any compensation) I could forgive, it happens. But the entrees arrived before the appetizers, and then when we sent them away, they appeared two more times before we were able to eat our soup/salad. We sent them away again. Then when we were ready for entrees they tried to foist the 20 minute old ones that had been sitting under a heat lamp and were cold. Ummm..no.
Oh I almost forgot. Our server tried to steer us away from meat items because "It's Friday during Lent, and I'm devout." It was Saturday, and keep your religion to yourself. Yikes!

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BobB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent pizza. Noise too loud.

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank god you brought the ricotta and honey 🍯 back!
Chicken 🐔 parm w my realtor - fantastic!

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite chicken florencio coupled w a lemon drop martini. Great welcoming and service- Cheers...

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vipEiloveslunch2
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you Angel and Dan!!!
Made our girls night out fun for us!!!
Food was wonderful

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tomh
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on a Saturday night and it was very crowded. Our waiter was always available but we were never rushed. The pizza was very good and so were the drinks. We had the chocolate risotto cake which was great. We will be going back soon.

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MaryJoK
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small plate short ribs/polenta was outstanding. Excellent burger and fries. Meatballs were good, as was the beet salad. Brought us a delicious cheesecake for our bday, which was a nice touch.

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vipcap1
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

once I got the right food, it was delicious

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vipKathrynB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The waiter forgot about us and went home.
The bartender had to come over and wait on our table of 5.

The bartender was fantastic !

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LizaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a wonderful experience at La Barra. We hosted two events in the past few months. Our first event was a wedding rehearsal dinner for 50 people. The second event was a surprise birthday party for 12 guests. In both cases, everything was perfect. The manager, Amy, was very helpful and most accommodating. She advised and worked with us on menu selections and oversaw her excellent wait staff. The food was delicious and the ambiance just right for our parties. Overall, we could not be happier with our experience at La Barra. We had two great celebrations there.

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite 🐔florencio w 🥖 and Mountain Dew. And of course the show stopper Katrina who’s always fabulous.

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vipWags
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Service, food and entertainment were very enjoyable!

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Labarra was amazing! Food was really great! Had an amazing Valentine’s Day with my fiancé!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time! Great food, drinks and service! Will definitely return!

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MelissaC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can’t wait to go back! Although the red velvet cake was far too dry, our pizza and cavetelli were delicious and our server was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very slow service, we order the “Burrata” and tasted too simple,, we also order pizza and was ok,, we not going back!

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McJilek
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, pizza is some of the best around. Great environment. Family friendly.

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vipPattyO
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, wonderful food and an added bonus of live music.

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vipChole888
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza and beer selection

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mountain Dew waiting for me / Chicken florencio and tiramisu - magic monday....

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Selvak
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best deep dish pizza!! Surprised that this pizza outdid all my other favorite deep dish pizzas in the Chicagoland area!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Loved the ravioli nachos and pizza! The noodles on the lasagna were very tough. Hard to cut with a knife. Good flavors, though!

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JoAnnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were pleasantly surprised that there were seats available at the bar on a Saturday night. The drinks were fantastic (I ordered a Cosmopolitan) and our table was ready at the time of our reservation.

We ordered salads and pizza and everything was really good.

The service was excellent - (our server's name was Gwen).

The only downside is there was a lot of noise and we had to raise our voices to talk to each other. But it was definitely a hopping and fun place!

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vipDurbie
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had requested a booth on Open Table. Seated at a high top which we didn’t like. Our server didn’t introduce herself and was also the bartender. Didn’t check back. Drink refills were hard to obtain. We did enjoy the food.

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vipPatD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Deep dish pizza and our server, Dan, was great. However, it was an extremely busy night and it was extremely loud we were 2 couples and could barely hear each other.

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vipNvee
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was expecting a great experience considering the reviews. A group of friends and I came here to celebrate one of their birthdays. To begin with, we arrived 40 minutes early and still got seated past our reservation time. Our large booth seat was full of crumbs and we had a sticky table. Our frozen rose drinks were more like crushed ice with sugar. The server did not offer to bring extra bread. My pizza came about 15 minutes late due to a chef error. The manager did give a free dessert for the inconvenience but my friends were almost done with their meal anyway. The server offered to pack my leftover pizza, but he needs some training on food handling apparently. He tipped over the pizza pan completely into the box and then scraped off the slices that were stuck. He knocked of the cheese off the majority of the slices. Needless to say, none of us were impressed and we will not be returning.

La Barra - Oak Brook
Responded on February 4, 2020

HI Nevee, I am so sorry about your lackluster experience with us. I am so embarrassed about what happened and how it was handled. That is completely not up to our standards and I apologize sincerely. I would love to invite you back in for another experience if you are willing to give us another opportunity. Please reach out to me directly I'd love to take care of you. Best, Katrina 630 202 4224

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Doreen was amazing! She went above and beyond for our very large group on a Saturday night and she exceeded our expectations. I will definitely be dining here again!

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
374 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took 8 people, including 4 kids and the staff were so helpful
and friendly
Food is delicious, and drinks well made

We will return
Thank you

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vipWags
Chicago
42 reviews