La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park

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340 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
La Notte's executive chef and owner Giovanni Matteo Mancini has a multitude of recipes which draw on his upbringing in Italy, but also his families ancestral recipes from Rome, Tuscany, and Bari.

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
What 340 People Are Saying
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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was great, will return to try more menu items.

MW
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef’s Special Carbonara was our new favorite. Absolutely perfect! We always have a delicious meal and a wonderful time here.

KC
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in the heart of downtown Oak Park. My husband I had the minestrone soup, delicious. Our main entrees were fettuccine alfredo and the skirt steak. Everything was so good!

H
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food but poor service. Waiter took our order then came back two times to ask what we had ordered after 20-25 minutes. Full dinner took about 2 hours

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a truly special place! The food is always delicious and they make you feel like family.

BO
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Food cooked to order. Good, reasonable wine list.

T
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food! Quaint atmosphere, relaxing. Food tastes amazing. Have been several times, one of our favorites!

G
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a fab meal and great service. Only complaint is level of noise

K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time I went, it was FABULOUS. This time, mixed. The minestrone soup came lukewarm and we had to ask for grated parmesan for the top. For some reason, the waiter thought I didn't want my wine til the main course came. I didn't know he'd asked me. In all fairness, we were seated outside and it was a bit hard to hear. In the end, he did not charge me for the wine. The veal Marsala was delicious, although we seemed to wait a long time for it and ultimately had to ask about it. The staff was courteous and accommodating, once asked.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Charming service.

QE
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience, fantastic food and service.

H
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Notte is always amazing, you are missing out if you have never eaten here. The owner Giovanni and his son Francisco are amazing. Their menu is outstanding and , they will even cook something for you that’s on the menu if you ask them.

N
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Yes, the service is friendly and prompt. And yes, the fresh warm bread is very good. And it’s really got a warm ambiance and feels like a neighborhood gem. But the entree dishes, however, are nothing to “write home about.” I had the farfalle con broccoli (a bit too al dente, with overdone garlic) and my partner had the eggplant parmigiana with spaghetti marinara (on the sweet side). So, we might return, but it won’t be the regular spot I was hoping for.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner and son were two man entertainment team. Wonderful meal and great service.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giovanni and Francesco are amazing!! I absolutely love this place... The food is awesome and the company is even better!!

B
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a lovely place especially during the summer. The open air is wonderful to experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at LaNotte celebrating friend’s birthday. The appetizers and all 4 entries were beautifully prepared and served by a wonder staff. Wine selections include many Italian reds and the staff provided excellent advice. The Executive Chef paid us a friendly visit and was gracious. All in all a splendid evening.

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love LaNotte Ristorante. The food and prices are excellent. My husband and I are able to split the sides like appetizers and desserts since they are large enough for two. At the same time, the main dish is a perfect size. The only issue we have ever had is that sometimes the energy and noise level is a little high. However, overall we are very happy with everything about the Ristorante. MT

AD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and service. Would highly recommend.

V
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much! Best food! You can never go wrong with the specials

AM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to go to La Notte in Berwyn, the food is still amazing in Oak Park. Everything is fresh and can be made to order at this family owned restaurant. I highly recommend the grilled calamari and polenta to start. The interior is very bright and compact, but since the weather was beautiful we sat outside next to the fountain which created the feeling of being at a European cafe. Feel free to order any Italian dish you don’t see on the menu, if they have the ingredients, they will make it for you.

V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It’s the best authentic Italian and great service! The owner Gio and his son Francesco are amazing and always make us feel welcomed.

EW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday. Giovanni was very hospitable and the food was amazing.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Will definitely go back.

D
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner waited on us and made a special request meal. It was wonderful!!

MM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Authentic Italian food, family owned and run. Love this place

RZ
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at La Notte. My whole family loves to have dinner at La Notte...the place is very inviting, the service is more than outstanding....and the food is unbelievable. We drive 35 mile to dine here and can't wait to do it again. We drive past dozens of Italian restaurants on our way to La Notte, but the trip is worth it every time.

VB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Excellent service and outstanding food. Great mom and pop spot.

BB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us ate at La Notte. Everyone said their food was great. I had the veal piccata and my husband had Sea Bass. The others had pasta dishes. All were excellent. Service was very good. The waiter explained up front that the food takes longer to prepare so we expected that but it wasn’t unreasonably long. We did have an early reservation (5:00) so it wasn’t crowded and was very pleasant.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go we love it! Always new specials and great service!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time

SM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very authentic Italian cuisine. Very friendly owner, chef and wait staff.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal I’ve had in years!!! Such a cute, quaint restaurant with an unbelievable menu. Literally can’t go wrong ordering anything on the menu. The service and owners are beyond amazing.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great!

T
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great personal service. A menu that can be tailored to your needs. And delicious food in a nice setting. A pleasure

ND
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy going here, food is fantastic and made to order and so fresh. Can be a bit loud because its a small place. We will be back so many excellent dishes to try!!

M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time at this location. Highly recommended reservation due to space limitation as well as highly active atmosphere. Wait times also long so if willing to wait then drink slowly or expect finishing quickly with your first bottle. Go early if you are not a late person. Still an excellent and enjoyable time.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were here on a Saturday night at 6:30. Loud table next to us. The food was excellent, the service as good as it could be (they were quite busy) and the wine very good too; however, as is the case with too many restaurants these days, it was very loud!! We plan to go back on a weeknight when it is hopefully a bit quieter.

SJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from the atmosphere to wine then amazing dinner. Everything is prepared from scratch with attention to detail. Very knowledgeable about food sensitivities. I have Celiacs and they made my meal to order. I can’t wait to go back.

CR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, the chef will customize anything. Menu as written did not need any changes

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