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About Permanently Closed - Osteria La Madia

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

59 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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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.

Cross Street:
Clark

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 329-0400

Website:
http://www.osterialamadia.com/

Parking Details:
Valet, Street and Public Lot Parking

Public Transit:
Red Line Train: Grand & State

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Fox

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

Osteria La Madia - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (2012)
Fit for Foodies (1793)
Good for Groups (1734)
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Neighborhood Gem (1412)
Hot Spot (969)
Great for Lunch (964)
Romantic (632)
Special Occasion (523)
Late-night Find (417)
Vibrant Bar Scene (415)
Kid-friendly (304)
Great for Outdoor Dining (166)
Great for Brunch (62)
Good for a Date (30)
Casual (26)
Scenic View (23)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Outstanding Value (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Goodbye excellent pizza, we will miss thee...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Lamb sausage pizza with salsa Verde without sausage with spinach

Arugula salad

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

So good very sad this place is closing!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 20, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 14, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 16, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

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 !!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2017

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Food was not good and server was horrible

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great meal during restaurant week! Everything was fantastic.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2017

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

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 (México)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 15, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2017

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

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Good italian food, would recommend getting a few items.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 18, 2016

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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