Livia Italian Eatery-Elmhurst

4.7
362 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Livia Italian Eatery is a full-service Italian restaurant. Our concept is organically driven. Whether the current movement is farm-to-fork, farm-to-table or farm-to-street, our goal is to ultimately provide our guests with culinary delights that incorporate locally sourced fresh ingredients. Our Culinary Partner and his team work collectively together to create chef-crafted items that range from our Meatball Sliders to our New Zealand lamp chops to our Farmer's Wife flatbread to our Quinoa Blackened Salmon salad. Some of our chef-driven menu creations come to life with our custom charcuterie board.

Specials

HAPPY HOUR

Join us Monday - Friday from 3-6pm in our bar lounge area for $4 house wines + draft beers | $5 bar snacks | $6 cocktail specials. Ask your bartender for the most current Happy Hour menu. Happy hour promotion not to be combined with any other offers.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 22, 2019

Ends: February 23, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

HALF-PRICED BOTTLES OF WINE TUESDAY

We invite you to join us on Tuesdays for Half-Priced Bottles of Wine. Make it a date night, GNO, book club meeting, lunch, celebrate a birthday or make up a reason to enjoy a bottle of red or white wine. Half-price bottled promotion applies to only those bottles of wine priced $80 or less.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 22, 2019

Ends: February 23, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-9:00PM

What 362 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an early dinner and was wowed by the experience! Fantastic food, attentive service, and great overall experience. Thank you Kaitlyn for the excellent service!

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RA
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service.

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

It was a great experience. The food is fantastic and its now one of my favorites in Elmhurst!

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MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, and great atmosphere. We really enjoy coming here with our family!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server seemed overwhelmed but the food was good and it’s a nice meal out in a family friendly environment.

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

Delicious food . Suzie was a friendly attentive server. Prices are good too for such quality fresh foods.
Maybe the servings are smaller so the prices are lower but I'd rather not take home leftovers and pay less; so we can eatout more at places with great tasting food.

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GC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both excellent!!

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LK
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My dinner from the grains/greens selections was AMAZING. Healthy, creative, beautiful and tasty all at once!

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Mediocre food, server was terrible, could have cared less about actually serving. Wine list less than desirable.

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AN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Barebones dinner service in noisy, tight quarters. Not exactly the menu you'd expect from an American-Italian place, but the eggplant parmesan with linguini was very good. Strangely lacking in options for starter salads and no complimentary bread and oil service. Seems we had to bother our inattentive waitress for every little thing (even just to see a dessert menu).

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zuchini cheese fritters were amazing. The risotto and short rib had a wonderful blend of flavors. The noise level made conversation difficult with a party of six.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Made a special dish for me!!

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J
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice lunch place. Can be a bit loud. Great service. Certainly top tier for Elmhurst.

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved the Lamb Ragu! Goat cheese and beet salad is always a favorite.
Waitress broke our cork, so we ingested some pieces, but the food made up for that.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Great short rib risotto and delicious gelato.

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G
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great, it’s delicious and VERY reasonably priced.
My only issue is service. It’s slow and they don’t check on you enough. Had to ask 3 different people for creamer and finally the bus guy listened and brought it out. Maybe hire a few more staff so tables are taken care of in a timely fashion. Overall, happy and will go again.

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M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Really disappointing experience last night at Livia. Went there for a date night and after we ordered our food and drinks our waitress never came back to the table. After our meal arrived we flagged her down to order another drink which never came! We finally ended up telling her to cancel it and she comped our original drinks which we appreciated; however, it was not so crowded that she shouldn’t have been able to get us drinks. We likely would’ve each ordered three drinks with our meal and ended up only getting one because of inattentive service and went to another establishment to finish our night.

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TM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

nice selection and very good food, nice atmosphere,

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Iv been here a few time. I keep coming back cause of the food. And this time was non different but I brought 2 friends that are gluten free. I called ahead to make sure that the cauliflower crust for the flatbread was gluten free and I was told it was. We went for my birthday lunch and food was on point again. But right after my two friends were no eel, and did not come to work today. I called the manager to make sure that what I was told was correct, because they were experiencing gluten related symptoms. He assured me of the steps and was very nice. It just very weird & coincidental. I like this place a lot but be weary if you have a gluten allergie.

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RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Livia was very good for a NYE dinner. We enjoyed the friendly and prompt service along with a wide variety of great menu options. Our server Diane was excellent. Portions were good size but could be a tad smaller in actuality. Wine good but would suggest a greater variety. Overall, would highly recommend this place. Good atmosphere and setting for a casual occasion or something more special.

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MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This used to be our favorite spot. However they stopped caring my favorite beer in bottles. Miller light :-( they also took our favorite appetizer off the menu. Avocado toast. The service was painful!

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FL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but service was not. Could not get the waitress when my cocktail was incorrect, or when we needed water, or when we needed the table cleared of our appetizer mess while entrees were being delivered. We ended up flagging down any employee we could find all night long.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Chicken tasted terrible - super salty and kind of rubbery, like frozen Tyson chicken strips

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Couples night out. Nice live music, cool atmosphere and the food was great! Nice night out! We will be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall very good but noise level is a little loud

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good all around

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing as usual. The service was not as good as we usually have. We had to remind our waitress several times to bring things we had previously asked for. We will be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great food and a nice environment. Definitely be back and recommend to others

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GE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & service! Had appetizers entrees and desserts- top notch food! Zucchini appetizer fantastic- salmon kale salad fantastic- apple dessert great! All my business associates enjoyed their meals as well. Service was perfect- will be back!

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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for a small family celebration and the staff was great. They let us taste wines so we could find one that worked for the new red wine drinker in the family. Also purchased a drink for the family member we were celebrating. It was a great meal.

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K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great! Restaurant is lovely. Server was kind of rushing us, and the chairs are pretty uncomfortable (no cushion wood chairs). I would still go back for sure.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service. Nice location. Parking was easy.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Group Holiday Luncheon. Waitress was very helpful and the food and desserts were wonderful.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was comfortable, food was excellent and the service on point. Also the price was fair. Absolutely recommend it

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f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. We had a cheese plat to start which was fantastic. I had the grouper which was incredibly good.

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R
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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J
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! I went with 2 of my girl friends, and we spent 3.5 hours there on a Friday night! Our server was very attentive, kind, and fun. Many vegetarian options and healthy options. We order 2 different flat bread pizzas with cauliflower crust -- YUM as well as some cheese platters and some other shareable plates. Great experience!

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GC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both excellent as always!

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JD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is always excellent. We took the family here after our son's Christmas concert. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. The service was pretty slow though. Perhaps they were short staffed. Not usually the case.

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