La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park
Years of experience and creativity allow him to bring the essence and flavor of Italy out in his cooking while creating new and sumptuous dishes.
All of Giovanni's dishes are made to order satisfying every customer’s needs. Accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies when needed, but always providing fresh delectable dishes for every palate.
Giovanni brings the flavor of Italy and the ambiance of upscale downtown Chicago dining to Oak Park's Marion Street district.
His contemporary twist on old favorites of authentic Italian cuisine make you come back for more time and again
Now Offering Valet Service for $8 from 6PM -10PM
La Notte would be our go to spot with out a doubt if we lived in Oak Park and often is even though we don’t that’s how good it is! The Chef/owner Giovanni takes pride in every aspect of your dining experience there. Oysters are incredibly fresh and tasty if you’re into those. Baked clams are top notch. Pappardelle in Vodka Sauce is one of my favorites. He made us Cacio e Pepe upon request even though it’s not on the menu and it didn’t disappoint. If you get close to La Notte and you want Italian it’s a must try!
We have dined at La Notte a few times so thought we'd give it a try for Easter Sunday. I would have given it 5 stars across the board but we had a small bump in the road. There were 3 of us and we each ordered an entree and a lasagna for the table to share. Our server told us the chef only made this lasagna twice a year so we were sold. Two entrees and the lasagna came out but the host of our party did not get her entree as it was not put in. They made it right and all was well.
Attentive and considerate staff, delectable food, prompt service. An appetizer of ricotta-stuffed eggplant topped with marinara sauce was delicious. and an entrée of shrimp and crab-stuffed ravioli and black mussels in a pesto sauce was outstanding. The restaurant, a small space, was full, and so the noise level was elevated to the point that conversation with tablemates was not as easy as we would have preferred. But the food and service were sublime.
Great time. Not rushed. Got to relax and enjoy company and dinner. Warm ambiance, fun energy, though did get slightly loud. Francisco and his dad are the best hosts. Everyone loved every item ordered. Best part is they are so accommodating to requests, food changes, allergies, etc. Even enjoyed their house made Limoncello with dessert. Yum! Yum! Yum!
Great food and great service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great food, wonderful service! Very authentic Italian cuisine. Fantastic homemade dessert!
Best Italian restaurant I have ever eaten at!
My wife and I went there due to a recommendation of a colleague of mine. The food and service not only met but exceeded our already high expectations based on what we heard. A gem of a family restaurant with exquisite tastes from appetizer to entree.
Our only minor hang up was that the service was so attentive that our to go dessert and check was being held up while our server chatted it up with other guests at another table.
The food is made to order and so delicious. The portions are rather small for an Italian restaurant. The restaurant is very, very small. The owner comes on a bit too strong as he was the waiter for us. I would definitely return.
We arrived at 8:30pm and it was so loud we almost walked out. I have to say I’m glad we stayed. The noise level dropped after about 20 mins. The service and food were both amazing. We had grilled calamari, salmon and tilapia. Delicious!
Always an enjoyable and tasty experience. Giovanni and Francesco always make you feel at home. Bravo!
I went my first time here for a date. Food, delicious. Service, amazing! She knew how to make to you feel comfortable. The only downside is I could barely hear my date because The restaurant is small but yet they tried to fit as many tables as possible.
Regardless, I can see myself going back on a slow night
The best true Italian restaurant!!! Not the same over saucy stuff.
Do any special they offer. Mahi was awesome!!!
Just a wonderful experience all around! Beautiful, cozy space, excellent food and service. We will be back.
Great but on a Saturday night be prepared for a very noisy space!
Everything was excellent again! Risotto perfect and skirt steak tender flavorful!
Literally the best skirt steak ever! The wine mine was amazing and the service is unmatched
This was our first time at La Notte and we look forward to returning soon. Excellent service, a real family place. Dad is the chef and his son is in front. Menu is impressive. Preparation and presentations are excellent. We're delighted to have discovered La Notte and wish them all the best.
Phenomenal food, wine and service. The pasta was made fresh and the sauce was top notch. It's one of those places where the chef is so good that you can't order the wrong thing, but I recommend the goat cheese as an app and any pasta as an entrée. The staff knew their wine well and did a perfect job pairing a wine with our meal. I will highly recommend this eatery to my network.
Service is absolutely the best
Willing to make any changes you request
Great food & cozy atmosphere
If this place doesn't get a James Beard Foundation Award then there is no justice in this world! The food is so fresh, clean and oh my delicious! This is not a rush in and out place this is where you come to dine have a conversation and reconnect with people! Your meal is cooked to order, nothing is premade so if you have special needs they will accommodate you. Best Calamari I have had in years! Perfectly prepared melt in your mouth good! I was the only one to order off the menu (Pollo alla Parmigiana) so good! The rest of my group got the daily specials everyone raved about their meals! I Highly recommend this lovely place!
Food was excellent, however the restaurant is relatively small and space is limited. Had to wait 20 mins for a table even though we had reservations. The ambiance is romantic, but can get quite noisy.
Best restaurant! Everything is incredible. Saffron risotto 👍👍
Excellent food. Good friendly service on a very busy Valentine's evening. My first time there and I will be back for sure.
Service and food was very good. The noise level can be a problem. We went early but by the time we left you could not carry on much of a conversation.
Excellent service, and food that was both fresh, hot and tasty! If you like genuine Italian food, this would be a great choice.
Located in downtown Oak Park it is a gem. Great food and service and an owner who personally greets you and makes sure everything is to your liking. Highly recommended.
Amazing Home-Made Food, Cozy Atmosphere, Amazing Hospitality From Father, Son owned Family Bistro...Giovanni & Francesco Definitely made My Mother-in Law's 89th Bday ,Special!! A Must Try Hidden Gem in Downtown Oak Park!
We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. The food and the service were both outstanding, and the chef’s tableside preparation of the sea bass added an element of ceremony to the occasion. The only disappointment was the noise level in the restaurant, which interfered with easy communication.
Wonderful as usual. The service surpassed only by the food quality of preparation!!
Best Italian food around!
Excellent food and service. Staff very friendly. Overall feel of the place is wonderful
We enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was cozy and friendly. This one will be one of my favorites
We celebrated my husbands birthday here. Had never been here before. It’s quite a smalll space, but charming. Our party size ended up increasing to 5 and the restaurant was very accommodating. A couple of us were late and they were very patient with us. The waiter had good recommendations. The good was fabulous. I had the sea Bass. Portion size is perfect. Another person in our party had the seafood stew, chicken vesuvio, and ravioli. All prepared well. They brought us bread and it was very fresh. Too full for dessert. Charming place in the heart of Oak park. We will be back.
The food is absolutely delicious, the service friendly and impeccable. The setting is so very comfortable and inviting.
Food was delicious and the portions was generous. Great cocktails. Service was great.
We enjoyed our New Year Eve dinner tremendously! Owner and staff very courteous and attentive. Had the Sausage and Peppers, Pork Chop stuffed with four cheeses and served with mashed potatoes, Skirt Steak served with Arugula and Parmesan crusted potatoes, and homemade Strawberry Gelato. Food was delicious and the presentation was awesome.
This cozy restaurant has some of the best service of any restaurant in Oak Park, or for that matter Chicago. Hand made pastas and fish are always excellent. The wine list is well chosen and reasonable. Love this place.
Honestly, the food is superb! It is great place to go if you want good, authentic, Italian cuisine. The staff and owner are always super friendly and welcoming. I cannot say enough great things about the place.