Little Italy

4.7
118 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Little Italy is an Italian restaurant run by Chef & Wife Team, Andrew & Theresa Easterday. Through a love of fresh ingredients and true hospitality- they bring unpretentious fine dining to Northwest Indiana. Handmade pasta sheets are featured in Chef's Lasagna layered with bolognese, mozzarella & provolone cheese. The Crispy Pork Shoulder is the entree most commonly raved about, but discover your favorite, from their small, but varied menu. Whether you are on date night and prefer to dine under 28 lanterns or you have a larger group that wants to laugh and shout over each other in their "Party Room" everyone has a place in Little Italy. For events, checkout their private room options which accommodate up to 65. Begin making your memories- Big or Little- at Little Italy.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 118 people are saying
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PamK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food & service excellent! Treated friends to dinner & it was their first visit. They loved it.
Bar service s bit slow, but drinks were spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was just ok. Got lasagna. There was so much sauce and cheese I could not find the noodles

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Pooker
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

1) There is limited parking. 2) Seating inside is cramped. 3) Extremely loud with conversations going on and since your cramped, it’s very deafening.

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Dyer3
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waitress wasn’t the best I’ve had better. Never told us the specials, served some drinks and others had to wait & asked if we wanted to order. We said we’ll wait for everyone to have a drink first. They were out of white fish & said they would substitute with tilapia ( a bottom feeder fish)! Just say your out of it don’t try to substitute with garbage! We told our waitress that it was 1 of the girls birthday and she wasn’t too thrilled & said it will be about 16 minutes! Really? 70% of the restaurant was gone! Then she brought it & dropped off in front of her!
Truly disappointed!

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vipPaul
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visiting from out of state and made sure to get a meal from one of our favorite restaurants when we live in da Region. Food always great and very filling portions. Even though we waited over 20 minutes past our reservation time due to some confusion by the staff, it did not sour a good night.

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KimS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Little Italy does not disappoint. Our server was exceptional about his knowledge of the food and was very attentive.

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ANGELICAC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there last night and it was phenomenal! We will definitely be back!

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DerekA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, always great food and drinks. White House made wine is always the best.

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CynthiaS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Make a reservation and enjoy!

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DonittaE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came to celebrate a birthday and everything was good.

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JillH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Big Italy portions - perfect to share so you can try multiple things! Chicken parm and Rigatoni were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary celebration with brother/sister in law. Excellent evening with awesome food. One of my favorite places.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Italy is always our go to restaurant for the best Italian food!

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AlbertM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal or service!!
You definitely get your money's worth!!

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated and served quickly by friendly staff. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wish there was a bigger table for 4 grown adults. It was a standard sized booth. We all had winter coats, 2 purses, a big gift bag. It was extremely crowded and uncomfortable. A coat-rack or bigger booth would've been helpful. Food was excellent.

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vipBecky
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Usually a wonderful experience, a bit off last night. Service was ok. Waited for our reservation, then seated in the addition which was cold. Offered to move us to the main dining room at a middle table in traffic flow. Opted to remain. Ordered the ribeye steak, which is usually good. It was a bit over cooked with little flavor. However, the bread remains the best; warm, soft and delicious with oil & Parmesan cheese. I would return for the bread alone!

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BarbP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! The filet medallions is our favorite dish to share, and was done to perfection (medium rare). This is our family’s go-to restaurant for special occasions and just a night out. The Appletini is a great cocktail as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Cesar salad dressing was poor. Service was fair

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BrittanyS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was very delicious. Serving sizes are very good for the price. Little Italy is perfect size

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Kyleec
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Italy was outstanding! The staff was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!!

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Tony
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Once we arrived the hostess told us our table would be ready momentarily after about 10 minutes we inquired about the availability on our table a different hostess sat us down immediately as far as the food everything from the appetizers to dessert was excellent

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KatelynT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, but even with a reservation my party had to wait over 30 minutes for our table.

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Cherie
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Quantity and quantity unbelievable. Overall just perfect from service to food to drinks.

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BobS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

First time dining at Little Italy, and we were not impressed. The complimentary bread was bland and not the style you would expect at an Italian restaurant. I ordered the tomato basil soup, and honestly a can of Progresso tomato an basil has better flavor. We ordered the smaller portions of both the eggplant parmesan and the lasagna. The portion sizes are substantial, more than we could eat. But again the flavors of both dishes were very basic and not complex. The lemon flavor that was added to the eggplant parm was odd. We both love Italian cuisine, but we found Little Italy to be disappointing. We were surprised because of the overall great reviews by other diners.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The appetizers were good but when it came to the main courses, they were cold.

Servers and place was pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!!!! I recommend the pork shoulder. The best that I ever had.

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RichT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Little Italy for 8 years and always have a great experience!
We've had 2 home parties catered by them. Everyone wants to know where we got the food. Thanks to Andrew and Teresa for establishing such a wonderful Italian restaurant!

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our 2nd time their, well worth the drive! Our waitress lorraine is awesome.

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Little Italy!! It’s our favorite restaurant! Owners are great. Staff is awesome!! Food is delicious!! It’s our go to restaurant. Either dining in or bringing home. It’s always great!!

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Meaghan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and great cocktails.

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vipL01W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, busy attentive staff, hearty portions priced right. Can be noisy and loud when the house is full, and it's almost always full, but don't let that deter you. Once you try it, you'll be back again for more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great.

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vipKathyH
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ravioli Thursday, half-price bottles of wine and my friends birthday coincided nicely for a delicious dining experience.

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GailS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was tasty, hot and very good. Love the bread too.

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Emilia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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vipscharrock
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but it wasn’t anything special. The entrees were over salted and the sauce had very little taste. I would try the restaurant again but there are better Italian restaurants in the Region.

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Parente
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was our server & she was Fantastic! The food never disappoints & delicious! A favorite of our family! The homemade bread, pasta & dessert’s keep us coming back! Delicioso! Mangaire!

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MarlaD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner at Little Italy. Wonderful service and delicious food. Loved the half-price bottle of wine!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Little Italy using the Order Online button. Little Italy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (219) 865-3040.

Little Italy is rated 4.7 stars by 118 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.