La Barra - Riverside

4.7
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399 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
La Barra is brought to you by Rich Labriola, Chicago’s premier artisan baker. We feature sharable Italian small plates, award-winning pizza, great wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The beautiful space includes a private dining room and a gorgeous outdoor patio.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved all the extras - champagne and chocolate strawberries and the music..just awesome!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s day

MD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Birthday celebration!! Thank you so much!!

La Barra - Riverside
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for having your birthday celebration at our restaurant, MeghanD!

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Tuesday special deal is not to be missed! Food was delicious, the service was excellent. What a wonderful dining experience on a weeknight!

La Barra - Riverside
Responded 5 days ago

We're ecstatic that you had a great experience at our restaurant. Thanks for getting the word out about our Tuesday pasta/pizza BOGO deal. And - you're right - it is not to be missed!

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PJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been here several times and I’m never disappointed with either the food or the service. It’s one of my favorite places 😊

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and wonderful staff!

SZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love LaBarra!! Great atmosphere, great food and friendly faces. Alway entertainment on Thursday nights which is also a plus.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service...apps were all amazing as well!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and the food was amazing as always! The old fashioned from the bar was also on point. Overall an awesome dining experience.

BB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent evening. The food was outstanding, especially the steak sliders. Great entertainment and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pizza, delicious whitefish and tasty scallops made for a wonderful evening. Server Ruben was most efficient!

AL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great food (disappointed they were out of my favorite bbq pie pizza but they have lots of other great options). First time for our friends and they really enjoyed it and will be a repeat for them and soon also regulars.

T
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

Bit over priced, for neighbor restaurant limited menu, claims small plates but only small plates are appetizers

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NYE and it was great.

LA
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing Christmas Eve dinner experience ❤️💕🎄
Great service, great food and drinks. We will definitely be back. A wonderful neighborhood find!!

JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am usually there as a party of 2 and rarely make reservations, but this time I needed a reservation for 3. Of course, we wound up with 4. They accommodated us with ease. Waiter (Marcelo—forgive my spelling) was phenomenal as always. When he recommends a new combination (exchanging sides) we will always follow his advice. It improves an already good meal to a great meal! So glad LaBarra is in the neighborhood.

S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I had the fruta de mare it was outstanding I’ll be back for that dish again! Our waiter was a little pushy we felt rushed. Overall it was great!

M
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Only complaint is the noise level, very very noisy. And the restaurant was even full. Hard to talk with friends. Food and service were awesome.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Delicious pizza and the gluten free pizza crust is great. Our go to place! Highly recommend for every day or special occasions. It’s a lively restaurant. 😀

PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LaBarra is a very stylish venue, food always excellent, we had a wonderful time visiting with friends at an event Tuesday. The only downside was the noise level. Six of us sat at a round table towards the back of the restaurant near the 2 seater booths. We had to shout across the table to be heard. Someone at our table said a couple baffles would help reduce the noise , as there was so many big windows and nothing to absorb the din.

JZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere! I will be back.

N
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were awesome - great dining experience!

N
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service tonight!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Juan did a great job

N
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had family join us for dinner - it was their first time dining at La Barra - everyone loved the food and atmosphere!

JU
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall the experience was great. Staff was lively and interactive. We felt that the value of the food was pricey due to the plate being portioned. The food was very delicious, we will reccomend to our business partners to dine here. Perfect amount of alcohol served for the cost.

K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place to meet co-workers after work for a drink and apps. Great food, great service.

CP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun girls dinner. Easy to catch up over delicious food and wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I xcellent

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JZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We had a large party, and were celebrating a birthday. The service was a bit slow, but I think the waitress was letting us take our time. The menu is interesting, the appetizers are good, but the entrees leave a bit to be desired- nothing out of the ordinary.

T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was GREAT! Our party had mussels, fish, pizza - all perfectly prepared.

v
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food good atmosphere

LA
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and had a wonderful dinner. The wait time for drinks as well as food was much improved since our last visit. We had the deep dish pizza and it was absolutely fabulous!

PR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service! We had a party of 12, and food was served together, quickly, hot and delicious.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing food--friendly staff--would definitely go back!

DG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as usual!

L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The bread was excellent. Service okay, my wine order was wrong. The meal was overpriced and the sauce tasted and had the texture of tomato paste right out of the can.

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

WOW...very LOUD. Couldn't even talk to person next to me. Couldn't hear the waiter talk.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pizza in town. Service has improved twice over. Great value and the happy hour is one of the best in the area.

La Barra - Riverside
Responded on 25 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to review your recent experience at our restaurant. We're so happy that your wife's birthday celebration was "perfect." Thank you, also, for mentioning that the "service was outstanding." Who was your server? What made the service outstanding? Finally, thank you for commenting that "the service has improved twice over" during your visit on 8/22/19. Thanks again for your comments. We hope to see you soon.

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