La Barra - Riverside

4.7
537 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
La Barra is brought to you by Rich Labriola, Chicago’s premier artisan baker. We feature sharable Italian small plates, award-winning pizza, great wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The beautiful space includes a private dining room and a gorgeous outdoor patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 537 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLulubean1
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS GREAT! WE LOVE IT HERE!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The meal was good. But each time we tried to order a bottle of wine they didn’t have it. Three times. They were changing their wine list and were out of most everything. Not cool. And they didn’t take anything off the meal.

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vipMolly
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Kind and courteous staff. Food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining out experience since COVID hit! Everything was delicious, all staff were masked and tables were spaced! Fun night!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you have never gone to La Berra, GO! We walked in and the hostess was very friendly. She showed us around, talked about the restaurant and we even saw the owner and her family. Our server, Tony was also top notch. He helped make suggestions and they continued checking with us throughout our meal. The owner came and spoke and thanked us for coming. She was there with her family. Due to covid her family hadn’t been able to see her mom so they had a private family meal. The restaurant is beautiful. They played Italian music and the food was very good. My Husband and I enjoy Italian food and this was a great find.

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Meza
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, love La Barra.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy dining at La Barra. It’s usually our go to Sunday evening family dining. The pizza is always great, the mussels in white wine sauce are a must and the Shady Lady is my favorite cocktail.

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GabrielleR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance and the food and beverage was phenomenal :) I will absolutely be returning!

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vipALICIAB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my brother in law, he really enjoyed the food. He will definitely go back to dine here.

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SeanO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere. Everyone loved their food. The sausage appetizer is the best!!!

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FerNan
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious! Friendly service. Very clean and spacious. No problem parking. Hope to go back soon to try the pizza!

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DavidH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

La Barra is a great Italian restaurant in a great location. The food is outstanding!!

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fanof715
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal fantastic service and

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Landon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Not bad if you’re looking to just get out of the house. Will come back to try other menu items.

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tararb
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and start was amazing I will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, would recommend to anyone. 5 stars

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vipALICIAB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Not sure why only two waiters are working when you have all tables with guests. You can tell they are exhausted and feel for them. Quality of service and attention could be better with more waiters/waitresses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the drinks were delicious. Friendly staff I would definitely be back again

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vipALICIAB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Overall everything was fine except for one of the plates, the eight finger cavatelli. At first I received it with chicken and only to find out it wasn’t mine; did not take long to receive my order but the pasta was crunchy and did not feel like returning it. Again all the food has always been good except in this instance.

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vipALICIAB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had the Margherita Pizza before but this time is was super delicious - compliments to the chef. First time having the sausage peppers appetizer, will be a regular option for sure (also delicious).

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BrendaR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Delicious and bar tender Megan
excellent!!!!! Super nice she’s the best bartender ever!!!!

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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Happy
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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KimM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly servers a great place to visit.

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PatriciaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JahnyBravo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JJ
vipJimJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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!

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DavidH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!!!

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MJubbyshorts
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, service, and location. Hopefully it won't have to close because the Communist Chinese Flu shutdown.

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vipchrisg
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special time at LaBarra. Food is dynamite. Atmosphere is fun. We love it.

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vipTammyT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Everything was amazing from food, to wine to service. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Great service and friendly workers. Absolutely coming back.

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vipLulubean1
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at LaBarra! Service, food & staff are all great! We love Ross & whoever else serves us.

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GabrielleR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Food! Loved the ambiance! Loved the drinks! :)

JM
JanetM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lasagna very tasty. Ordered meatballs too to table share. Marcelo very attentive

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YOLANDA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOakParker
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Juan our waiter was excellent. The food was great and we enjoyed our time on the patio (despite the annoying motorcycles)!

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FBarber
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Patio seating was excellent. Safely distanced from other patrons, staff wore masks and were very careful. All around excellent experience.

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Honeybee
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious craft cocktail at the bar, followed by a yummy dinner of pasta primavera. Excellent service and reasonably priced.

FAQs

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 537 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.