Livia Italian Eatery-Elmhurst

4.6
459 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.
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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 459 People Are Saying
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BR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
8 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
11 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
9 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
27 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
27 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
24 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
27 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.

F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waitress was very rude and inattentive. Food was overcooked and dried out.

MH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always so good!

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

It was fabulous, delicious, perfect!

N
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty well prepared food. Very good service (Gabriella) just thought it a bit pricey for a lunch 134.00 before tip, 3 apps 2 bowls of bisque and 2 shared salads

B
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food! Fair, inconsistent service for the size group we had.

c
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

never had a bad entree; food is outstanding. the one time i had something over cooked, the wait staff and mgt. were on it right away. portions are generous- a great value.

L
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and loved everything. Weather was perfect so we were able to sit outside. Server was personable and her recommendations were excellent. We made sure that we tried different things this time and loved it all.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Good service! The kids menu is so amazing I ordered off it!

SM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, flavorful food! Ambiance was good, comfortable and modern.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

H
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6 on a Saturday night. We were promptly seated and had excellent service all night. All of our food was excellent and will definitely be back to try more of the appetizers! The restaurant was a little loud although we were seated in the center. Beautiful space and great location downtown Elmhurst.

h
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and service at Livia, the Happy Hour lamb chops are fabulous. The Steakhouse Wedge
is also a favorite of ours.

P
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite restaurant of ours

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE the food, always amazing. Must have the Lobster Bisque

ES
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was delicious but they sat us in a very dark corner. Took a long time for waitstaff to greet us but they apologized for the delay and bought us our appetizers which was very classy. I had the Eggplant Parmesan which was delicious but served with a side of linguine with pesto sauce which was also good but found it odd that they would pair red sauce eggplant parm with a green sauce pasta.

W
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time impressions from our party were uniformly positive regarding food, value and outstanding service by Susie.

TL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent! Had 7 people for birthday gathering & appetizers, entrees (lamb chops, pasta, crab cakes) were all delicious.

Service was disappointing. Took forever for waiter to come by table (15 minutes) & then told us ‘Happy Hour’ ended 5 minutes earlier. Had we known, we would have gotten drinks directly from the bar. Took forever to place dinner order & then he put ‘shrimp’ on the wrong entree. Had to send 2 entrees back to kitchen while the rest of us ate our dinners. The restaurant was not that busy, believe 3 other tables inside (& several customers dining outside on patio).

Drink menu was limited — numerous wine selections, but limited specialty drinks (believe only 5). We asked waiter if they could make a Moscow Mule, daiquiri, sea breeze, etc. and he had to check w/bartender. They did make these.

We spent over $425, but they couldn’t give us a free piece of cake for my husband’s birthday—they gave us a free scoop of gelato for $3. They also automatically added 20% gratuity to the check.

Food was terrific (once we got the correct entrees), but service was disappointing on this special occasion.

D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

So impressed by the food! The Lobster + Shrimp fra Diavolo was the star of our meal and was truly amazing! My date is already planning our next visit. One suggestion for those with a hearty appetite, order the Lobster + Shrimp fra Diavolo with extra pasta so you don't waste the delicious sauce.

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