Labriola Cafe-Oak Brook

4.3
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33 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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With his first taste of authentic artisan bread, Rich Labriola found his passion. Bread was his calling and he would do it better than anyone else. Working with French, Italian and German masters, Rich incorporated unique starters, aged his own flour and installed distinctive ovens to bring traditional European breads to a hungry market. Today the Labriola Bakery is still growing as it serves many of the finest restaurants and groceries in the Chicago area. As a child, Rich absorbed an appreciation of pizza and of hospitality in his father’s small pizza shop. Rich eventually came back to pizza and other Italian favorites when opening Labriola Chicago in 2015 to bring the textures and tastes of Italian tradition to an innovative dining experience that is invitingly familiar while always offering new options to explore.

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What 33 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaSA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time and wanted to try. Great menu options. I chose the Margarita pizza and salad. Neapolitan style pizza was excellent! Good ambience. Not rushed. I’ll go back !

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lisalisa
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I wasn’t a fan of the order @ the counter and wait for the food to be delivered.
Was looking for more of a traditional ordering from a server type experience since I was on a date.
It was nice not having to leave a large tip on top of the price of food & drinks but having to go stand in line to order a salad, then a pizza & then dessert was not desirable.
Food was ok. Obviously the pizza crust, pretzel bun & desserts were delicious considering the bakery element.

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
169 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love trying new things: Salmon w asparagus & rice. Super tasty. Thanks for another great experience.

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vipLovesNaples2
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

I was extremely disappointed with the handling of my recent visit to La Briola! Granted it was an extra points night and the place was crowded but the staffs handling of the situation was horrible. Being greeted by a long line wasn’t unexpected, but I had a reservation from Open Table. There were only 2 people taking orders and one left after he took an order! Now we were down to one person, they called someone from in back to take orders. When we got to the register and were placing our order we were told they were out of all the specials for the evening, the roasted chicken, the salmon and several other options! This was only a little after 6! The register operator had no idea how the points were being credited and when asked who we saw about our reservation he looked at me blankly and asked “what reservation?” I explained that we had a reservation from Open Table for 6 at 6:15 he said he’d have to ask a manager. He never asked my name and then wanted to know if we were all there and what we wanted to eat! I had just finished placing my order, each one of us had ordered individually so we had the correct order! Very unprofessional and a little disappointing. I am at La Briola on a regular basis, have been going to the restaurant since it open in 2008, and the quality of the food and service is usually excellent, have even been to other events where everything was handled smoothly but this last encounter was anything but good.

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vipSamanthaG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am used to going to the location on Michigan Ave. Definitely very different atmosphere and service. This location is more self-serve (think Panera). Wasn’t anticipating but the food was still delicious. Ordered the Chicken Milanese Caesar Salad. It’s was very tasty and fulfilling. I recommend this location if you want something quick and tasty.

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vipMichaelP
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good place for breakfast. Low key

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vipAnthonyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten at Labriola many times. The food is delicious!

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vipGinaM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun place casual wide variety of menu choices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Cafe service was excellent. The guy taking my order was very friendly, I appreciated being signed up for the rewards program. The bus boys were also very friendly and were great at helping keep our table clean as we went through our many dishes. Unfortunately the girl on the bakery side wasn’t in a very good mood and it showed. With so many options, we had a few questions before making our selections and she was obviously very annoyed. The food was very good, the desserts were just ok and so we thought overpriced. I would still recommend and return.

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Joodge
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE Labriola! Everything about it is perfect! We wish they'd open one in the Woodfield area. PLEASE open one near Woodfield!!!!!

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MortonFamily
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

This is a stand in line restaurant, which I knew. Not sure what point of reservation was.

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JSD0405
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Soup had 1 shrimp. Pizza slice was cold. Napoleon pizza was swimming in grease. Fries were undercooked and cold. Beer took 20 minutes to bring out.

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Aramos
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I really liked the place and the food but the noise level was high other then that I will visit again. My friend and I stayed 5 hrs fellowshipping. The gelato though a bit expensive was delicious.

Thank you!

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vipOlenaB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I had Chicken Parmesan for my dinner and I have to say it was delicious.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The employees were friendly and constantly checking in on our table, was great to see the employees able to communicate with my family in Spanish making communication easy. The food was excellent, everyone loved there dishes. Would go back again soon.

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Gammie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, very casual atmosphere, pricey, worth it

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TamK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Casual atmosphere and great selection of food

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vipDianeH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I always like the food but i booked on open table as a reservation but that was not the case. It was order at the counter and find your own seating so wondering why you are set up with reservations. Was told the kitchen was behind by 30 minutes since it was busy for Father’s Day but food came 50 minutes after ordering.

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JanoaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was great! All the food came out at different times, but it was Fathers Day!

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vipDiane
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent coffee and you can't go wrong with the Belgian Sugar Cookie Crepes! Wow, they are so unique and surprising. Labriola Cafe-Oak Brook has a casual ambiance where you order at the counter and the food is delivered to the table, but the food quality is excellent. The staff is attentive and friendly and the location is very clean. I highly recommend Labriola Cafe Oak Brook!

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DebiR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was my first visit. I thought it was a sit down restaurant but it's a "place your order and they bring it to your table" place. Which is fine, I just didn't expect it. Servers were great. It was Saturday morning and they had a bunch of catering orders going out that look really tasty. I would return but I would like to visit the bakery side as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had breakfast for the first time. It was really good.

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CarolL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent menu choices, delicious food. Casual dining with an incredible bakery.

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vipWard
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was good, I'm glad I tried the restaurant but I'm not sure I would drive to Oak Brook to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it

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GeorgeG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall, good experience. Was somewhat disappointed and surprised that we had to place our orders at the counter. I don't believe the listing on Labriola mentioned that full wait service is not available. However, great food and we will return to Labriola in the future.

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vipLIVN
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good for somewhere quick and casual between errands or a quick bite after work.

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Megz
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience1

I have no idea why making a reservation is even a thing. Customers order at the counter and the photo is delivered to your table like Panera or Corner Bakery. Except the prices are quite a bit higher here. The food was tasty, but quite expensive. For four people we spent nearly sixty dollars. Seems high for what we got. The dining area is very worn, and desperately needs updating. Our table was wobbly, and very ragged looking. don’t know that I’ll be rushing back anytime soon.

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Aruba
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Not really a restaurant, but a carry out with tables. Made a reservation on Open Table. When arrived the order taker at the front counter, like McDonalds, said they didn't take reservations and we should seat ourselves after ordering/paying and they would bring the food. Food was below average and the place was loud, like a zoo. What a disappointment. Will never recommend and suggest Open Table remove them from their Open Table Reservation Program as they don't even know what it is or use it. Geez. $93 for a small pizza, two salads, a bowl of plain pasta, 2 cokes and 2 beers. Totally aggravated and will pass the word.

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vipJackieB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the fries, margarita pizza, pistachio gelato

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Ziggit
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The food was very good and the service was quick and efficient. However, it was difficult to find a table because many of them were not cleaned off and still had food on them from the previous customers. In the section that we ended up sitting in, there was an unpleasant odor that we think came from the wood (it was not present in other parts of the restaurant that we noticed on our way out.) It appeared that the restaurant just needed a good cleaning.

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Susie2595
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful as always. Everyone finished their meals. I tried the breakfast food for the first time. Outstanding. Their soup is the best around.

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vipMikeW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place ... the pizza is one if the best in the Chicago area.
Try the pan pizza , with the Barretta cheese or the sausage one.
Great crust with a little burnt cheese around the crust !
Excellent

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Labriola Cafe-Oak Brook does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Labriola Cafe-Oak Brook also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 574-2008.

Labriola Cafe-Oak Brook is rated 4.3 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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