La Barra - Riverside
I used to enjoy the mussels here but they didn’t taste the same. I ordered a cranberry bliss and it was overly sweet. The pizza was great as usual. Table next to us was large crowd and loud.
Very nice restaurant. Food was very good and our server was attentive without being overbearing. My biggest issue was that instead of printed menus, we had to scan a QR code with our phones. I know that COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, but this is the first time we didn't get even a paper menu. For those of us who haven't grown up with a smart phone, we don't necessarily think scrolling makes things easier to read.
Delicious food, friendly servers a great place to visit.
Fabulous evening sitting comfortably on the La Barra patio. Wine and apps! Including melt in your mouth calamari.
We finished off our dining experience with a shared piece of carrot cake that was tender and flavorful.
Given the pandemic and how it is affecting all things...
I was greeted with getting my temp taken
All staff were masked and hyper aware of following protocols
We sat outside where the area was blocked off with a plastic wall, vented on both ends
The tables were far apart and they were only allowing a limited # of patrons
Once the food arrived, amazing!!!!
The servers were keeping a reasonable distance
The owner stopped by, extremely nice, friendly and courteous
Tried to make a reservation for 5pm. Said nothing available until 830. Went on open table and got a reservation. We ate outside great service. Great Old fashioneds!
LaBarra was a great dining experience. The food was outstanding. The service was good and the restaurant has a nice ambiance. This is a hidden gem in Riverside!!!
Great food, service, and location. Hopefully it won't have to close because the Communist Chinese Flu shutdown.
Always a special time at LaBarra. Food is dynamite. Atmosphere is fun. We love it.
Fabulous! Everything was amazing from food, to wine to service. Will definitely be coming back.
Food was fantastic! Great service and friendly workers. Absolutely coming back.
We always enjoy our time at LaBarra! Service, food & staff are all great! We love Ross & whoever else serves us.
Loved the Food! Loved the ambiance! Loved the drinks! :)
Lasagna very tasty. Ordered meatballs too to table share. Marcelo very attentive
The check-in and table service were great. I really love that you have small shareable plates (and you even brought out our salad on two plates as we intended to split). Our food was very good; just one small quip with the braciole (it was a bit dry). Otherwise, very good.
Juan our waiter was excellent. The food was great and we enjoyed our time on the patio (despite the annoying motorcycles)!
Patio seating was excellent. Safely distanced from other patrons, staff wore masks and were very careful. All around excellent experience.
Delicious craft cocktail at the bar, followed by a yummy dinner of pasta primavera. Excellent service and reasonably priced.
Another lovely Friday night family meal at La Barra, with Juan doing his usual great job of keeping us fed and watered.
We had a little problem with the dessert that was dealt with swiftly and appropriately, and you can tell more about a place by the way they handle problems than by how they deal with success so they passed with flying colors.
Love it, love it, love it! Always great here! We love them!
A few friends and I took in the last bits of summer, sitting outside, listening to live music, devouring the delicious food & drink specials of steak tacos, elote and margaritas. Will be doing this more often!
We treated ourselves to the delicious deep dish pizza
It was very nice setting! It was welcoming and conversational and the service was splendid; I felt taken care of without feeling pressured! I also particularly enjoy the food! The asparagus is phenomenal, and the pizza is divine! Highly recommend as a family restaurant, date location, or a friend’s gathering!
Wonderful food and a cute patio. The fried ravioli nachos are so good, and so is the goat cheese. Tony was an attentive and helpful server. Thanks for a great family dinner out.
The menu is simple but with a fair amount of choices. I had a tough time deciding what to eat as everything looked so good. My husband and I decided on a couple small plates and split the rigatoni bolognese. The food was delicious. We cannot wait to go back and try other items. The service was great: friendly but not over-bearing.
It’s a very nice restaurant to go have a great time with friends or even on a date. The drinks and food are really delicious. The patio was amazing.
The food was AMAZING. Even the salads were great! Great drinks, great service. Beautiful ambiance.
We had a wonderful evening outside at LaBarra on their beautiful patio. We enjoyed live music, great drinks,and great food.
We get together every Wednesday night for half-off wine bottle night! We always have a great time! The ambiance is very appealing, whether inside or outside. We love the expanded patio & hope they they get some heaters for the nice fall days ahead. It’s nice going to a restaurant where we know most of the staff-and they are fantastic!-and they know us! Just like “Cheers”, where everybody knows your name! Great asset to Riverside!
Service was great and food was fabulous.
I don’t like that the manager walked around to all of the tables and took off his mask while talking to the tables. That’s not ok.
Marcello was our waiter and he was fantastic!
But what really bothered me is that water was served in plastic cups, lids and with straws. That’s about as bad for the environment as it can be. Alcohol drinks were served in glass, so there’s no reason that water can’t be too.
Very accommodating,delicious food
AlwAys a good time.
Great food and service. Love sitting outside on the patio area.
The hostess brought us to our seats and informed us our server would be Rebecca. She completely informed us for at least twenty minutes after we we sat down. She greater and helped the people at the table next to us who were seated after us. We had to stop her and ask if she was planning on helping us. Food was okay.
Food was good, not great. Service was excellent. A little pricey.
Our waiter/server was patient, attentive and curteous
Have gone plenty of times. But this time our server made sure we were taken care off..
Has happened before, but some how I felt special this time☺️
Great location. Great menu. Great hostess. Great waiter. What more could a hungry patron ask for?
GREAT 👍🏼. We started with rope Italian sausage with peppers as an appetizer. Well, that plus really nice crispy crusted bread did me in. So I ordered a pizza knowing I’d be taking most of it home. I chose thin crust with sausage. To me it was perfect. Very thin and crisp crust. Al had the filet sliders on mini pretzel buns with truffle fries. Excellent. Very small sandwiches, but really, really good. Fries were thin, crispy and hot. Can’t wait to go back and try something else on the menu.
Great place to eat during Covid pandemic. Very nice outdoor seating. Waiters were friendly and compliant with CDC recommendations. Food a little pricey but very good. I highly recommend the Russo Special pizza.
La Barra - Riverside does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Barra - Riverside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 887-7700.
La Barra - Riverside is rated 4.7 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.