La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park

4.7
290 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

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Open 12-7 Serving our special hand crafted Easter Menu lovingly created by Giovanni which you can view on our website lanotte-op.com. Featuring traditional Italian Easter dishes and much more!!! Seating is Limited please make your reservations today!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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ER
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service! Very authentic Italian cuisine. Fantastic homemade dessert!

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Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant I have ever eaten at!

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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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NS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable and tasty experience. Giovanni and Francesco always make you feel at home. Bravo!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best true Italian restaurant!!! Not the same over saucy stuff.
Do any special they offer. Mahi was awesome!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful experience all around! Beautiful, cozy space, excellent food and service. We will be back.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great but on a Saturday night be prepared for a very noisy space!

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent again! Risotto perfect and skirt steak tender flavorful!

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NT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best skirt steak ever! The wine mine was amazing and the service is unmatched

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Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is absolutely the best
Willing to make any changes you request
Very friendly
Great food & cozy atmosphere

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J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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KO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant! Everything is incredible. Saffron risotto 👍👍

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Good friendly service on a very busy Valentine's evening. My first time there and I will be back for sure.

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JH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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PC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, and food that was both fresh, hot and tasty! If you like genuine Italian food, this would be a great choice.

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DR
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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

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.

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U
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. The service surpassed only by the food quality of preparation!!

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N
Dallas
113 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food around!

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Staff very friendly. Overall feel of the place is wonderful

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D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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C
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious, the service friendly and impeccable. The setting is so very comfortable and inviting.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the portions was generous. Great cocktails. Service was great.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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EM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit and certainly not our last. Has become a family favorite for my wife and me. Personal attention from the chef is always a plus in any restaurant. Cannot comment on brunch or other experiences because we have not (as yet) encountered them. Overall a true jewel in the Oak Park dining environment.

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TA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel for work so I get to eat at some of the best places across the country. La Notte stands with the best of them. The one thing when eating authentic food of any kind its what you were brought up with well La Notte hits on two levels. His gravy/sauce is just like grandma used to make but Giovani puts his twist on dishes and they are outstanding. The Oysters, Clams, Pork Chop special just to name a few. Its a must try place.

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