Livia Italian Eatery-Elmhurst

4.6
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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 512 People Are Saying
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BD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and Eggs Benedict was delish. So was the shrimp Bloody.

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, excellent kids options!

RM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Livia. When we are hungry but not enough for a whole meal we order the steak burger. It is out of this world and the potatoes yum. We usually split this meal. other times when we come to Livia every meal is delicious. I like trying their specials. This meal was sweet potato gnocci with a cream sauce. So, so good. The customer service from the time we walk in the door until we leave is supurb. Everyone smiles and makes us feel as though we are the most important guest they have. Thank you.

c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

REALLY NOISY...STEAK WAS OVER DONE...WAITRESS NOT VERY AVAILABLE...WE WON'T BE BACK

AN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great menu and ambiance.

SG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and ambience were great. However, between the loud conversations around us and the piped music, it was difficult to hear one another. we asked that the piped music volume be lowered; it was but minutes later it returned to its original volume, if not louder. Perhaps a week night might be better.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here tonight for Small Business Saturday. After trying to decide on something new to try, I settled (again) on the Lamb Gnocchi. Just trust me on this: it will be the most delicate gnocchi you’ve ever had. And the lamb is perfectly cooked with whatever veggies are in season. We’re trying our way through the appetizers list, and so far the Zucchini and Mozzerella is our favorite. Please, take some time to check it out and enjoy a night of good service and even better food.

AL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

If you walked into the restaurant, you would probably think it had just opened based on the level of service. The staff was either never trained or was trained poorly. The food was okay, but not out of the ordinary. The prices do not comport with the level of service. There are far too many good restaurants in the area to eat at Livia again.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have eaten at this restaurant under former name, Café Amano, and enjoyed immensely. Have also done Happy Hour previously as Livia and highly recommend this. Was underwhelmed by service and food during this visit. Portion sizes were small, especially for the price. Could have eaten down the street for a better value. Disappointed that I could not give a higher rating overall but do have to recommend two desserts - the tiramisu and bread pudding were exceptional.

BD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went with a friend on a busy Friday night. The ambience and service were excellent. The restaurant was crowded but not full. I felt like the server was trying to rush us and turn the table. Other than that, the experience was quite enjoyable.

RB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was outstanding but we were seated just outside the bar area and it was very noisy with the overflow of people waiting for seating at the bar standing nearby. We were initially shown a table for four in the bar area even though we had 7:00 pm dinner reservations to celebrate a special occasion.

TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We sat at a round table in the center of the room and we had to keep getting up on both sides to move our chair in so other people could walk by us. A lady in a stroller could not get by us nor could an elderly man that needed help walking. Also, the noise level was very high.
The service was slow and took them a couple of times to get our drink order right.

PS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Fun drinks and amazing food!

s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as always! Great beet & goat cheese salad and one of the best burgers available anywhere.

CG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Really Describes this Restaurant. Excellent Original menu items. Went with 9 people and everyone loved their meals. Burrata cheese Toast, Avocado Toast and Fried Zucchini Appetizers shared all delicious. Deserts Amazing. Favorite was White Chocolate Bing Cherry Bread Pudding. I would recommend this restaurant for All types of Dining.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is top-notch! Leave room for dessert. The bread pudding was great!

L
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I meet a friend for lunch every month and we dine here every 3rd or 4th time. We enjoyed our lunch as usual. They were, however, out of our usual 1st and 2nd choices of wine. They did accommodate us with a slightly pricier bottle.

CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and lots of choices. Our server Gato was excellent. Would definitely be back!

A
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was fantastic. Kevin and the team do a great job. Thank you

l
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Livia and I was very impressed. My friends and I shared the ricottta, honey and fig appetizer and it was AMAZING! I had the chicken florentine flatbread and it was so large I took half of it home and enjoyed it again later. The service was great as well. I would highly recommend Livia!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service! 5 star experience!

P
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

April had spot on suggestions. Everything we tried was amazing. The broth on the shrimp and eggplant dish was drinkable! The lamb and gnocchi was by far one of the best dishes we’ve ever had. Absolutely delicious.

SC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The menu variety and the food were excellent. Our party had several people with special dietary needs that were covered by the regular menu. Everyone enjoyed their food.

RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! The Lobster & Shrimp Diavolo is fantastic

KS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We usually enjoy Livia. However this experience was not as good. We were rushed with our food. We ordered a salad and it came before we even ordered our entree. When we ordered the entrees, they came before done with salad. Felt like they just wanted to move us along and open up the table. Food was okay, but not as good as in the past. Our server was really good though and very attentive and helpful. Not sure we will be going back anytime soon.

AP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service exceeded our expectations. Our server Gato was attentive and made excellent recommendations for our anniversary dinner.

k
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've had really great food here and this time I wasn't so impressed. The lamb gnocchi was too salty.

SD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place! Had some friends in town last minute and made a reservation on line. Our server made the entire experience memorable. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and suggested a fantastic Cabernet to pair with our meals. Her witty personality and hospitality experience really shined through. The manager Alex stopped by a few times to give us a true table visit, not just the hi, how is everything? You could tell she really was interested in making our dining experience a true one! All around a fantastic venue with great service, food and ambiance! The place and the people have personality that I highly recommend!

LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Webster. Good food and nice ambiance.

DH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric our server was top-notch!

OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Recommend faster bar service, table cloths on all tables if you’re going to use them and bread with meal, not just upon request. My experience felt like I was missing something. You can probably guess.

J
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

very busy, service was slow. food was very good except for pork chop. It was done perfectly but lacked flair. Ordinary sauced/finish and plated unimaginatively. Veggie salad over marinated and not crunchy.

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Loved ! Food and Drinks were fantastic

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Delicious! Love this place!

AH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chops are delicious and definitely worth a stop

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!!!

RM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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