La Barra - Oak Brook

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$30 and under
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Italian
La Barra is brought to you by Rich Labriola, Chicago’s premier artisan baker. We feature shareable Italian small plates, award-winning pizza, great wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The beautiful space includes two private dining rooms and a gorgeous outdoor patio with a bar and fire pit.
All tables are utilized for reservations. Please contact La Barra directly if specific table seating is required for your group. We will do our best to accommodate. Outdoor tables are not available for reservation.
We look forward to the opportunity to host your group! With authentic Italian fare and a variety of Pizza options, there is a selection available for everyone.
See you at La Barra!
What 907 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

once I got the right food, it was delicious

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The waiter forgot about us and went home.
The bartender had to come over and wait on our table of 5.

The bartender was fantastic !

LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, we had a wonderful experience at La Barra. We hosted two events in the past few months. Our first event was a wedding rehearsal dinner for 50 people. The second event was a surprise birthday party for 12 guests. In both cases, everything was perfect. The manager, Amy, was very helpful and most accommodating. She advised and worked with us on menu selections and oversaw her excellent wait staff. The food was delicious and the ambiance just right for our parties. Overall, we could not be happier with our experience at La Barra. We had two great celebrations there.

MP
Chicago
161 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New favorite 🐔florencio w 🥖 and Mountain Dew. And of course the show stopper Katrina who’s always fabulous.

W
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience! Service, food and entertainment were very enjoyable!

JR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Labarra was amazing! Food was really great! Had an amazing Valentine’s Day with my fiancé!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful time! Great food, drinks and service! Will definitely return!

MC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Can’t wait to go back! Although the red velvet cake was far too dry, our pizza and cavetelli were delicious and our server was wonderful.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Very slow service, we order the “Burrata” and tasted too simple,, we also order pizza and was ok,, we not going back!

MJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious, pizza is some of the best around. Great environment. Family friendly.

PO
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great waiter, wonderful food and an added bonus of live music.

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pizza and beer selection

MP
Chicago
161 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mountain Dew waiting for me / Chicken florencio and tiramisu - magic monday....

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best deep dish pizza!! Surprised that this pizza outdid all my other favorite deep dish pizzas in the Chicagoland area!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Loved the ravioli nachos and pizza! The noodles on the lasagna were very tough. Hard to cut with a knife. Good flavors, though!

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were pleasantly surprised that there were seats available at the bar on a Saturday night. The drinks were fantastic (I ordered a Cosmopolitan) and our table was ready at the time of our reservation.

We ordered salads and pizza and everything was really good.

The service was excellent - (our server's name was Gwen).

The only downside is there was a lot of noise and we had to raise our voices to talk to each other. But it was definitely a hopping and fun place!

D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We had requested a booth on Open Table. Seated at a high top which we didn’t like. Our server didn’t introduce herself and was also the bartender. Didn’t check back. Drink refills were hard to obtain. We did enjoy the food.

PD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Deep dish pizza and our server, Dan, was great. However, it was an extremely busy night and it was extremely loud we were 2 couples and could barely hear each other.

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I was expecting a great experience considering the reviews. A group of friends and I came here to celebrate one of their birthdays. To begin with, we arrived 40 minutes early and still got seated past our reservation time. Our large booth seat was full of crumbs and we had a sticky table. Our frozen rose drinks were more like crushed ice with sugar. The server did not offer to bring extra bread. My pizza came about 15 minutes late due to a chef error. The manager did give a free dessert for the inconvenience but my friends were almost done with their meal anyway. The server offered to pack my leftover pizza, but he needs some training on food handling apparently. He tipped over the pizza pan completely into the box and then scraped off the slices that were stuck. He knocked of the cheese off the majority of the slices. Needless to say, none of us were impressed and we will not be returning.

La Barra - Oak Brook
Responded on 4 February 2020

HI Nevee, I am so sorry about your lackluster experience with us. I am so embarrassed about what happened and how it was handled. That is completely not up to our standards and I apologize sincerely. I would love to invite you back in for another experience if you are willing to give us another opportunity. Please reach out to me directly I'd love to take care of you. Best, Katrina 630 202 4224

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Doreen was amazing! She went above and beyond for our very large group on a Saturday night and she exceeded our expectations. I will definitely be dining here again!

C
Los Angeles
369 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took 8 people, including 4 kids and the staff were so helpful
and friendly
Food is delicious, and drinks well made

We will return
Thank you

W
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time! Doreen, our waitress always goes above and beyond to make our dining experience special! Food is delicious, great size portions and the price is right!!

PT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, very good food, and will be going there again soon. Bring your friends. Monday specials are an awesome value.

LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I didn’t like being out in the family room when there were open tables In the main room when we arrived. We were only a party of five, which was small enough to be in the main room. The canned music was not turned off in the family room when the live music started, and hearing both was irritating.

Some in our group ordered the deep dish— they liked the crust at the Labriola off of Michigan Ave. better. This one was burnt. But my Chicken Parm was amazing. And my wife enjoyed her Chicken Alfredo. The service was great, too.

MP
Chicago
161 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prosciutto wrapped chicken w Labriola 🍟 and Mountain Dew.
Thanks again...

L
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We came on your special day for members. All was perfect except for the salmon that was cooked well done. I prefer mine medium which is how it’s always been prepared in the past. I did not tell my sever because La Barra was nice enough to give us a huge discount that day already. So, I just went ahead and ate it. Next time I’ll be sure to mention medium. The salmon was very dry. Risotto was excellent. I made that my gravy. ☺️ Appetizers and pasta was excellent and so was our server.

MP
Chicago
161 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought new client in for lunch, prosciutto wrapped chicken is always a hit.

Cheers

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is excellent. It's priced as a 'sometimes' restaurant as of right now and I wish it were more economical so our family could visit more often.

NR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Pizza is great. We were pleasantly surprised by the half price apps during happy hour.

MP
Chicago
161 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very slow evening, had the Prosciutto wrapped chicken w fries. Will went beyond the call of duty and made it a great visit.

n
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Got there at 6pm on New Years Day. Only 2 other tables were occupied in the dining room. Waiter was initially attentive. When more customers arrived, service went bad. We got our salad then waited a long time for thin pizza. When asked waiter what is taking so long, reply was understaffed, didn't expect it to be busy. After 60 minutes after our order, our arugula mushroom pizza arrived. All waiter said was sorry. Manager never came to apologize. Felt as if no one cared about the service, as if that was normal. Food was good, but not worth the long wait.

MW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place ! Very nice atmosphere !
But you must try the pizzas ... simply one of the best in Chicago . The burnt edges with cheese is addicting!
The thick crust baratta and basil pizza , wow!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years eve

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was delicious, our server forgot to order our salad and then did so but it put us behind schedule so we had to take our pizza entree to go

MP
Chicago
161 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lemon Drop 🍸/Chicken Florencio /Mountain Dew and Tiramisu is the winning combination. Great evening- thanks Katrina

L
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my sister’s bday. We happened to come during happy hour and didn’t even know it until after we ordered 4 appetizers and 2 large pizzas. All was excellent for less than we were expecting. Had a great time. Great food and service too!

AH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at La Barra and we absolutely loved it. The food was phenomenal and the service was fantastic as well. We definitely will be back soon (and often!).

KS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant service. Good food.

TL
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious.

ED
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

The restaurant was just ok. Was served a glass of wine in a filthy glass. They were kind enough to replace. Waiter was nice and accommodating. Ambiance not special and food was average. Price a bit higher than expected for the food and ambience. It reminded me of the old TJIF restaurants.

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