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Osteria La Madia - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
1380 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Osteria La Madia is owned and conceptualized by chef and restaurateur, Jonathan Fox. Drawing inspiration from the rich tradition of Italian cuisine, Fox’s signature flavors utilize superior ingredients, from local, sustainable meats and vegetables to internationally-foraged herbs and spices.

Inspired-Italian fare takes center stage in Osteria La Madia’s warm and rustic, yet contemporary atmosphere. Offerings include wood-fired pizzas, handcrafted pastas, fresh artisan salads and more. Menu highlights include Wild Boar Pappardelle and a Roman classic Cacio e Pepe.

Osteria La Madia also presents a carefully curated global wine list featuring over 200 selections from Italy and beyond, as well as an extensive selection of craft beers, handcrafted bottled cocktails and Italian classics.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- Thursday: Lunch: 11:15 am - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 10pm

    Friday: Lunch: 11:15 am - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 11pm

    Saturday: 12pm - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm. - 11pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 9pm
    *Half off Pastas after 9pm
    *Join us in the Bar/Lounge for Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm for $7 wines and $5 pizzettas.

  • Phone number

    (312) 329-0400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Fox

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Clark

  • Parking details

    Valet, Street and Public Lot Parking

  • Public transit

    Red Line Train: Grand & State

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. FY

    FroYoGotti

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Osteria La Madia is closing, so unfortunately you won't be able to enjoy it anymore

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Goodbye excellent pizza, we will miss thee...

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lamb sausage pizza with salsa Verde without sausage with spinach Arugula salad

  4. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    They're closed now. So don't think it matters. But I can see why they are.

  5. a

    ania

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good very sad this place is closing!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing meal at Osteria!!! Very sad that this place is closed because the food was delicious!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food was sensational. Service was excellent. We did family style for starters, and then all ordered individually. Highly recommended

  8. N

    Newtochi

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Milanese best part of our meal- fondue is basically soup... super watery. Didn't make it to dessert.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Went for the Happy Hour that was advertised online...$5 pizzettas and $5 selection of beer and wine. This was not what they offered. The bartender was very curt with us about the specials when I asked about what I had read online. Very inattentive service as well. Poor experience all around, which is regrettable as I was looking forward to checking this place out.

  10. S

    Silveradoshb

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute wonderful experience with the most beautiful woman. Magical. La Madia is now an important part of our history.

  11. SS

    ShemekaS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Wine selection by the glass can be improved...not enough choices and inventory was low

  12. S

    Sara329

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Great service average food ! Used to come here often but quality has gone done ! 🙁

  13. M

    Momopi

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    We frequently go out and dine as we live in River North. This is one of our favorite spot but first time for 2 for 1 pizza Monday. It was great deal and pizza was delicious plus cocktail was good. Only thing we were disappointed was the bartender wasn't attentive at all. (We sat at bar). He was busy talking to female customer but seemed forgot our order and made my stake on our bill. We saw he made a mistake on another customers at the bar as well. But I gave 4 star for service just because another person (maybe manager?) was following up on delay of our food and very friendly.

  14. SC

    SusieC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Get the pepperoni pizza with truffle oil - it's amazing!

  15. JG

    JeffG

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Our server Andy was simply the best. Took care of our every need and made the entire night more memorable. We had a drink at bar prior to sitting and the bartender was the exact opposite, but I couldn't tell you his name because all he did was grunt the 20 minutes we were there. Two take out orders came in to pick up and he was rude to them also. Quite frankly, we were worried at this point. Thank goodness, we gave the dining room a shot. Andy made our night and the food was great. We shared a meat and cheese plate, two salads, four pastas and a pizza. Everything was spot on. Two of us were from out of town, but the other four were from nearby suburbs and said they would be returning for sure. We will return on our next trip to Chicago for sure!

  16. L

    Lindsay

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent pastas, and the mushroom bruschetta is to die for! Highly recommend this place!

  17. GC

    GerryC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    So disappointed in both the service in the bar area (bartender acted as server and bartender) and the food was lack-luster! This was one of my most recommended restaurants in River North but no longer

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food and great service! I recommend trying out the wild mushroom bruschetta and lamb meatballs for sure!!!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Really good Italian-style food, and great value for River North.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is PHENOMENAL!! I don't normally write reviews but this restaurant got every dish right ! We ordered the crispy lemon artichokes and telegio fondue for appetizers and the arugula salad and chicken orchiaetta for dinner. I can guarantee you these dishes will not disappoint ! Absolutely wonderful !!

  21. GE

    GoodEats

    Chicago

    250 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Good pizzas and pastas with very friendly service (the manager waited on us, and she was great!)

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Been a regular since they opened. Hard to pass up the pizza. The only thing better are the salads. Extremely fresh and flavorful. I would love to try the handmade pasta but I never resist pizza and a salad. Frank C

  23. JW

    JanW

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Food was not good and server was horrible

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great meal during restaurant week! Everything was fantastic.

  25. WA

    WineAndDine

    Chicago

    206 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As it should be the food was the star of the show on this evening. We enjoyed multiple selections from the restaurant week menu and found everything to be well prepared and presented. The homemade pasta dishes were particularly notable. Service was solid, but not exceptional. The noise of the restaurant made it challenging, though not impossible, to have a conversation.

  26. P

    Patti

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    The pizza was very good, service not good. We also ordered a pasta, came cold, but they did replace, took a long time and did comp the pasta. I think they need to hire more staff. It was crowded in the back of the restaurant and they could not keep service timely. Definitely think the pizza is good, also sit in the bar area, not as noisy!

  27. d

    danno

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I cannot say enough great things about Osteria La Madia! They make their own gluten free crust from scratch and its better than what we've had in Italy and Eataly. Everything was very fresh with excellent balance of flavors. Our server was quite attentive to my wifes food allergies beyond her gluten senstivity and didn't rush us which was nice and relaxing. Gluten sensitivities or not, the pie here is excellent and we look forward to return many times.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Went here for Restaurant Week and to celebrate a birthday. Food was amazing. The only thing that brought down my overall experience was the service. I was given the wrong meal by mistake (something with squash which i am allergic to) i let my server know and instead of just going back to fix it he repeatedly told me that wasn't what he wrote down. On top of that it was very slow. I am all for a food experience but 30 minutes between each course and no server to be found during each lapse was a little annoying. Overall I would definitely be willing to try again here as service can change. It is worth is alone for the spinach and cheese fondue.

  29. NO

    NORN

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Average food, high prices, and nothing special about atmosphere. Eataly is much better in so many ways.

  30. LG

    LuisG

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good service, not a lot of talking with the customers suggesting something but the menu is pretty straightforward.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We have been many times and live it. Last night was likely an off night. We were there an hour before appetizers came out. Hostess explained but not good at all.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Truffle fondue app very good... Mushroom Brushetta good but not as great as reviews led me to believe Triple pepperoni truffle pizza that is praised on many reviews ...good HOwver do not get if you are a truffle pizza fan as you really do not taste the truffle

  33. S

    Sana

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    Came here after the remodel with high expectations- food was bland and not good. Service was HORRIBLE. We waited and waited to put in every order and we were sitting for 30 minutes before being acknowledged. At the end of our meal (around 11:15pm), it became clear that we weren't wanted there and all of a sudden the server who had barely approached us all night long, came back twice within 15 mins to see if we were ready to "wrap things up" We left behind almost a whole uneaten pizza and left without even being offered desert. Naturally, we went elsewhere to get what we missed out on. Won't be going back and extremely disappointed. It was suggested that I check this place out for a small family gathering I was thinking of, but I'm really glad I didn't bring my family here before trying it out.

  34. KP

    KateP

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great spot for Italian comfort food. The pizzas are great and the pappardelle is amazing.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, good service, and very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The Little Gem salad was fine, but the bacon in it was way too salty. The waitress was friendly.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The food was great and the ambiance was wonderful. However, the quantity of food you get for the amount paid is not worth it.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was OKAY. I enjoyed the Triple Pepperoni w/Truffle Oil most though. Our server was great at explaining the menu items.

  39. f

    foodisgood

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good italian food, would recommend getting a few items.

  40. AJ

    AJ219

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2016

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    While it was unusually cold outside, it was to the point of being uncomfortable inside. Couldn't have been over 60 degrees. The tomato soup was nice, but my three pepperoni pizza barely had enough cheese to cover the dough, even though I asked for double cheese. I'm sure they have better days, but I was a bit disappointed I used up one of my only three evenings in Chicago here.

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Osteria La Madia - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 1380 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Clark

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- Thursday: Lunch: 11:15 am - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 10pm

    Friday: Lunch: 11:15 am - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 11pm

    Saturday: 12pm - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm. - 11pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 9pm
    *Half off Pastas after 9pm
    *Join us in the Bar/Lounge for Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm for $7 wines and $5 pizzettas.

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet, Street and Public Lot Parking

  • Public transit

    Red Line Train: Grand & State

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Fox

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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