La Barra - Riverside

4.5
349 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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EW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone was friendly atmosphere was nice food was good.

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LA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I have been to LaBarra serveral times and I enjoy the food and atmosphere, however, the wait staff has
been consistently under par, even when the place is not busy. The wait staff is slow to introduce self, get water, drinks, come back for order and once food is served, slow to refresh drinks. I have had several different waiters, so it is not just one.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. We enjoy fine dining and no rushing. Our waiter, Patti,was wonderful. Knows her menu and gave us great critiques on prep of food items. The service was great, too. This was our second visit, and I know we
will go back again.

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

everything was good but, the service. the waitress was friendly but, slow. it should not take 2 1/2 hrs. to eat. even in a casual setting.

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L
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bread - as expected- was delicious and we kept ordering more. Ruben our server was on point, and made sure that our meal came out the way we wanted, ready to be shared across the table. Food was nicely done, nonna was not excited about the gnocchi but that was to be expected;) We ordered a lot, would highly recommend the lasagna. Cacio needs more black pepper, and please offer freshly grated cheese instead of the containers of who knows what.

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RR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good time. Good food.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting from out of town.

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TT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter's 21st birthday and we went here, our server went above and beyond she was genuinely amazing. The food was fantastic thank you everyone there.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good time that's why we go back. Great for birthdays and special events.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Labarra many times. Decided to have my mom's 90th birthday party there. There were 11 of us seated in Marcello's station. We could not have been happier with the food, service and ambiance. We had 4 medium pizzas as appetizers. A few people had entrees as well. We brought our own cake and they were very accommodating.

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CT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and amazing food.

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DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always great food and great people. Took extra long for food to come out but they gave us a complimentary round of drinks while we waited!

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OT
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, nice Atmosphere, great service at the bar.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time here. The noise level is higher the closer to the bar you sit. We loved the food, our waitress was attentive and great. Overall, it was wonderful.

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal on the patio with a friend who was visiting from out of town. Great service and great value with half off bottles of wine Wednesdays!

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a birthday celebration with 6 adults and 5 grandkids ages 2-7.... Marcelo was a great waiter and food was great... Tuesday was BOGO pizza which worked out great for kids... we recommend the bracciolle... our celebration couldn’t have been better!

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good. I had pasta taste it was delicious . The Drinks were on point not to strong well served. The prices on the menu are great I expected to be more expensive but it wasn’t. Great service polite workers. Veronica was our server she was awesome funny polite really good server.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MOTHER’S DAY DINNER FOR 8. WELL SEASONED WAITRESSES THAT CAN HANDLE SMALL CHILDREN AND FAMILY NEEDS. PERFECT EXPERIENCE.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LaBarra is the best overall restaurant in Riverside!!

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MA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice venue, service and food were great! We’ll be back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent environment

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved LaBarra. The food was excellent and we loved our server Veronica. She was bubbly and sweet. I would highly recommend and we will definitely be back.
Thanks

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner. Really liked the food and our server. Loved the zucchini fritti and the bruschetta as starters. My husband had the whitefish and he requested capers which the kitchen happily added. I had the sliders which were very tasty. We always have a nice meal here and love the location and town.

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AB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Waitress was not good. Kept rushing off even in the middle of giving her our order.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! Bar was a bit loud, but there was a birthday party, and a divider between the bar and the main dining area was very helpful. Great food, great service. Will absolutely return!

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CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoy our neighborhood restaurant La Barra in Riverside. Great place to meet family and neighbors without having to drive too far. Food is great, wine selection is good. If I could change anything, it would be to add some form of noise control. At times, it can be very very noisey.

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here for the Happy Hour bar seating several times and have enjoyed it. The food is delicious.

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TO
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice having Michelle back as bartender/server with suggestions

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P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got a table right away. Tony our server was very attentive. Food was delicious-I had salmon with risotto. Noise level was high but it was Saturday night.
Will definitely go again

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HS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly and efficient service, beautiful atmosphere, and easy parking!

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pizza and good ambiance. Friendly staff and conveniently located!

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TO
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Michelle was outstanding!!!
Happy to see her back on Wednesday.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waitress was attentive and quick

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, we each had something different and enjoyed every mouthful.

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BS
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Since our last visit about 6 months ago. there has been improvement. The food is tasty and it was served warm. However, the time to get our food (45 minutes) from the time we ordered, when only 3 other tables were occupied, was a bit too long. Our 2 grandsons were with us and they were disappointed that they could not get American cheese on their burgers. The fries were very good.
I would expect a better and more extensive Italian wine selection at a place like this.
With some fine tuning. this rating could move up to 4 stars. If you are in a hurry, order ahead.

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OT
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Local Place, the food is good and the service is always spot on.

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MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked this Restaurant last minute on open Table, and we
absolutely loved it! great service and food. Would definitely
recommend it to our friends.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a wonderful place! The food is amazing, and the service is superb! We love coming here with our young kids! Everyone makes you feel so welcome!

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N
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at La Barra. Sherry was awesome and Riverside needed a gathering spot like La Barra.

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T
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Prices were reasonable . Will certainly go back again.

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