Livia Italian Eatery-Elmhurst

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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.
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WEDNESDAYS HALF PRICED WINE BOTTLES

We invite you to join us on Wednesdays 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: July 9, 2019

Ends: July 10, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-10:00PM

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

What 478 People Are Saying
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AH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall great experience, but waitress was non-existent most of the time. Had to wait for basic questions on meal and for check. Saw more the servers than our waitress.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chops are delicious and definitely worth a stop

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server, Kaitlyn was superb. We never had to "look" for her. We ordered a delicious appetizer of meatballs which came out barely lukewarm. My wife and I each had barely half of one of the three meatballs when I mentioned to Kaitlyn the problem. She was very apologetic, and took the remaining meatball to the kitchen because we said that we would finish each of our meatballs, and maybe she could have the third one warmed up. She said that she would throw the third one out and completely replace the whole order. A couple of minutes later a "manager" came to our table with one meatball which was fine. Kaitlyn came by to see if everything was resolved, and we laughingly told her that the manager gave us one meatball and sh just shook her head and apologized for us not getting a new order. We laughed and told her no biggie. Not a major deal, not a really good move on the manager's part. The food was cery good, although my chicken and linguini dish was again lukewarm. My wife's dish was delicious and warm! We will be back. Again, Kaitlyn was awesome!

VS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!!!

RM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are not able to get out to a nice restaurant like Livia very often but when we have the chance our first choice is Livia. We always split your delicious steak burger and we enjoy a glass of wine. Our waitress Kathryn was a delight. Always helpful, cheerful, fun but never obnoxious . She had other tables but we felt like we were the only table she had. She made us feel very special in a very special restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome time bring our client to the restaurant. Server was GREAT!

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great!! Had an awesome time with my friends and the food did not disappoint.

JD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Was Surprised with a reservation for a special occasion, that we were sat in the bar, which I believe attributed to the service (or lack there of). It took about 10 minutes for our server to come to the table and ask if we wanted to order a drink and though she was very friendly, it took another 10 min for her to return with the drinks. We ordered an appetizer (whipped ricotta & honeycomb), and 15 minutes later the server came back and asked if we wanted to order a salad, which we responded, "No, we'd like to receive our appetizer first before ordering anything more"... that came out in 5 min with no apology for delay.
The rest of our meal came with the expectation that there would be a 15min response time between her return, so drinks dessert, coffee and check were doubled up so we'd make it out of there in under 3hrs.
I do have to say, Drinks, Food, Lively atmosphere, and the attention to detail that their tremendous bus staff demonstrate will keep me coming back, but maybe next time I'll push back on the recommendation of the seat in the bar.

c
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

go for happy and request to sit in the bar. you won’t be disappointed

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but service was horrible. We sat without water and soda being refilled. Waitress never came around to see if we needed another drink,

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine, and service were all amazing! I highly recommend!

MH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service great food

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was not attentive at all. She did not come check if we received our complete order and never came to check on us. I’ve had better service there! I was truly disappointed but the food made up for it.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I used to love this place. The service this evening was awful to say the least. Our waitress was not even friendly. It took a very long time to get our food and her attention for anything. Not sure if I will go back.

JM
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Livia was very accomodating to our group. We were not sure whether another couple would show up and they placed us ant a table to expand if they did join us.

The salads were very good and the restaurant was nice. They have a very nice outside dining area too.

I would return and try some other items on the menu.

DB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really tasty. Our server, Suzy, one of the best at displaying hospitality.

OG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I shared a delightful meal and evening at Livia Italian Eatery-Elmhurst. The food offerings were creative and nutritious, the service was spot-on, and the atmosphere was friendly.

PT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here 3 times in the past 2 weeks - i love it for both lunch and dinner! Highly recommend!

EP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Akways consistent with everthing. Thats why we keep coming back

BR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I met for dinner at Livia and had a lovely time. We started with the ricotta and honeycomb, which was delicious, then my friend had the eggplant parmigiana and I had the Crab Louie Salad. We both enjoyed our selections and said we would definitely come back again. Our server was fantastic! She explained certain options on the menu and offed her recommendations. She was also very accommodating to us as we lingered well after dinner to continue our conversation. It was not too crowded since we went in on a Tuesday evening. I can see how the sound might get a bit loud if it were busy. But we had a great evening and are looking forward to returning soon.

DR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Luckily we were able to eat outside.

There was no atmosphere inside and noise level
was very loud.

Food and service was good.

JR

c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

got there early enough for happy hour specials. they were delicious!

MC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an anniversary dinner; outstanding food, service and atmosphere. A real gem in Elmhurst!

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Livia never disappoints. I'm a sucker for the peas on toast and get it all the time. The mushroom flatbread was out of this world.

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

We dined twice in 1 week as we brought out of town friends. Food was superb and they took care of one diner’s onion allergy. We’ll be back!

j
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty as always! Kids love that there is Steak on the kids menu, and we love the variety of flavorful options on the rest of the menu. Crab cakes and lamb chops were both deli.

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

MP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Had the burata bruschetta and lamb chops. Nice setting at outside seating.

AD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go-to spot for us. The food is always delicious, the atmosphere is lovely, and we always have a nice experience. Highly recommend!

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this restaurant! Gato was our waiter and he was FANTASTIC. Food is always wonderful, service is always great and they know how to manage their dining room - you are seated at your reservation time (and sometimes even before).

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, our server was outstanding! And while I rarely drink I will be back for another old fashioned

JM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time great food.

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

Love Livia!! Food is excellent, service is excellent, nice wine selection, great dessert menu and the atmosphere is festive, and romantic at the same time.

AB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Livias last year and couldn’t wait to get back. The chicken limon was delicious but the Honey Ricotta and Zucchini/Mozzarella fritters are out of this world. We dined outside. Excellent service too!

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

Great meal, great service. Tables were spaced appropriately, so we didn't feel like we were all on top of one another. Appetizers were excellent, and server Caitlin was very accommodating.

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

Great atmosphere! Dined outside. Food was amazing! The only suggestion would be to have additional sun shades. The overhead awning wasn’t enough to block the sun.

RN
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service over all was not very good and not a very good experience

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great vibe. Never disappoints!

JM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

So it was hot outside and I would have spent a boat load of money had it not been for the 120 degree no air conditioning and short service staff. Thanks for a not so great experience. By the way the food was good that we brought to eat in the air conditioning.

JF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Livia is always wonderful. It’s great food, ambiance and cocktails. The manager and chef are super mindful of the restaurant. This time our server wasn’t as good as usual but everything worked out.

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