La Barra - Riverside

4.6
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415 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that we are temporarily closed as of right now. Please know that we are anxious to resume operations as soon as possible. Our focus is on the safety and protection of our team members during these challenging times. We look forward to serving you soon. Stay healthy and stay positive! From all all of us at Labriola.

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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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ScottH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

High price for not the the best tasting food. Won't be going there again or recommending the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian beef pizza was perfect, definitely one of my favorites. Chocolate fudge cake was not fresh at all. Will stay away from that cake.

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RowHas
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at La Barra, Riverside. The food was excellent, great options. We had a variety of dishes and were pleased with each dish. The Braciole was tender and flavorful. The whitefish entree was cooked just right. We shared the calamari, meatballs and zucchini strings, and receive high marks. The staff was friendly and accomodating. We will definitely be back.

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fanof715
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the chicken parm! It’s the best! Also I enjoy their beet salad and fried calamari. I have eaten here many many times and never had a bad meal no matter what I have had. Their Danny’s deep dish pizza if the best! A little on the expensive side but so worth it!

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vipGt75
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service.

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vipBigSam
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's really getting better ! We are amazed. After several disappointing meals, it seems that this
restaurant is starting to do a good job ! We only have gone back because it's close and our grandsons like it.
We like it now too. Not fantastic, but decent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great experience.

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vipLudka
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food !!! Our server Particia was more than wonderful. Great family place ! Will come back !!!

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sheilam
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food! Great Pizza! Delightful owners! Will definitely he back.

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vipJimJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been here a lot. Service by Juan was outstanding! Calamari was awesome. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. My only suggestion would be to serve red wine by the glass at correct temp which is not room temp if the room is 72. Thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After play celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the braciole and goat cheese appetizers. The braciole was phenomenal. Cocktails and service were great as well. We will definitely be back.

La Barra - Riverside
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our restaurant. Our Chef Pepe Martinez makes the best Braciole ever! We look forward to see you again soon.

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TCRo
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our server, Patty, was quite friendly and helpful. Never rushed us through dinner. Crowded, fun environment. Great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service very friendly staff amazing food and appealing to the eye

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DarianD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal and Marchello our waiter was great! Even gave us complimentary rose for Valentine’s Day! Will be back soon!!

La Barra - Riverside
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi DarienD. Thank you for your great review. We're so happy to hear Marcello helped make your night great. He's "the goods." Hope to see you soon again.

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ALICIAB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the extras - champagne and chocolate strawberries and the music..just awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience

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

Valentine’s day

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vipMeghanD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Birthday celebration!! Thank you so much!!

La Barra - Riverside
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for having your birthday celebration at our restaurant, MeghanD!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tuesday special deal is not to be missed! Food was delicious, the service was excellent. What a wonderful dining experience on a weeknight!

La Barra - Riverside
Responded on February 11, 2020

We're ecstatic that you had a great experience at our restaurant. Thanks for getting the word out about our Tuesday pasta/pizza BOGO deal. And - you're right - it is not to be missed!

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vipPJ1030
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here several times and I’m never disappointed with either the food or the service. It’s one of my favorite places 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and wonderful staff!

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SarahZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love LaBarra!! Great atmosphere, great food and friendly faces. Alway entertainment on Thursday nights which is also a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service...apps were all amazing as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was amazing as always! The old fashioned from the bar was also on point. Overall an awesome dining experience.

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BrianB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent evening. The food was outstanding, especially the steak sliders. Great entertainment and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza, delicious whitefish and tasty scallops made for a wonderful evening. Server Ruben was most efficient!

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ALICIAB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great food (disappointed they were out of my favorite bbq pie pizza but they have lots of other great options). First time for our friends and they really enjoyed it and will be a repeat for them and soon also regulars.

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vipTony
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Bit over priced, for neighbor restaurant limited menu, claims small plates but only small plates are appetizers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE and it was great.

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vipLisaA
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Christmas Eve dinner experience ❤️💕🎄
Great service, great food and drinks. We will definitely be back. A wonderful neighborhood find!!

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JMBCK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am usually there as a party of 2 and rarely make reservations, but this time I needed a reservation for 3. Of course, we wound up with 4. They accommodated us with ease. Waiter (Marcelo—forgive my spelling) was phenomenal as always. When he recommends a new combination (exchanging sides) we will always follow his advice. It improves an already good meal to a great meal! So glad LaBarra is in the neighborhood.

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Soxfan
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the fruta de mare it was outstanding I’ll be back for that dish again! Our waiter was a little pushy we felt rushed. Overall it was great!

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vipMermie
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only complaint is the noise level, very very noisy. And the restaurant was even full. Hard to talk with friends. Food and service were awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Delicious pizza and the gluten free pizza crust is great. Our go to place! Highly recommend for every day or special occasions. It’s a lively restaurant. 😀

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PatriciaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaBarra is a very stylish venue, food always excellent, we had a wonderful time visiting with friends at an event Tuesday. The only downside was the noise level. Six of us sat at a round table towards the back of the restaurant near the 2 seater booths. We had to shout across the table to be heard. Someone at our table said a couple baffles would help reduce the noise , as there was so many big windows and nothing to absorb the din.

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vipJaniceZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere! I will be back.

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vipNettie16
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome - great dining experience!

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vipNettie16
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service tonight!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Juan did a great job

FAQs

La Barra - Riverside does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and 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 4.6 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

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