La Barra - Riverside

4.7
511 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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DavidH
1 review
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
4 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
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lulubean1
Chicago
11 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
9 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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OakParker
Chicago
3 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
6 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.

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vipScelto
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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Lulubean1
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, love it, love it! Always great here! We love them!

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tink
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We treated ourselves to the delicious deep dish pizza

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NikkiA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NeryL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was AMAZING. Even the salads were great! Great drinks, great service. Beautiful ambiance.

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vipLisaA
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening outside at LaBarra on their beautiful patio. We enjoyed live music, great drinks,and great food.

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Lulubean1
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Orli
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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BarbaraH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating,delicious food
AlwAys a good time.

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MFAndie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love sitting outside on the patio area.

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diner10
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.

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vipJohnR
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, not great. Service was excellent. A little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter/server was patient, attentive and curteous

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vipALICIAB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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☺️

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MinnieG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Great menu. Great hostess. Great waiter. What more could a hungry patron ask for?

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vipBonnieK
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend in from Missouri. Can’t get great pizza where he lives so loved La Barra. This time we did a 16 inch 1/2 Danny’s special and 1/2 La Barra Supreme. Our other friend is gluten free. Had the penne pasta. She said this pasta was so tender. Will return. Our server Patrick excellent as usual.

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vipdaruma
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Patio is nice for pandemic protocols. Corn salad barely has any corn. Spaghetti nothing special. Service was a C I'd say.

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vipKatieB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. It was a perfect evening. Weather perfect. Service excellent. Food excellent. Atmosphere relaxed and friendly. The ONLY issue was the noise level, especially for being outside. The live music was a lovely touch but a bit too loud. We were seated pretty far from the musician but still had some trouble hearing each other. Perhaps there were speakers were near by. I’ll still be back! Everything else was delightful!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcello was awesome ! Would go back just for his great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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markv
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Can't wait to go back.

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You can order delivery directly from La Barra - Riverside using the Order Online button. La Barra - Riverside also offers 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 511 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.