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La Barra - Riverside

4.9
4.9
800 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Please be aware that our kitchen closes at 9pm Tuesdays - Thursdays and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, our kitchen closes at 9:30pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 887-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Pepe Martinez

  • Catering

    Please check out our Catering Menu on our website. For specialized catering, contact us directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Private room that seats up to 40 people. Custom and preset menus available.Please check out our Private Event Menu on our website.

  • Neighborhood

    Riverside

  • Cross street

    Longcommon

  • Parking details

    Street parking and private parking lot behind the building available.

  • Public transit

    La Barra is steps from the Riverside stop on the Burlington Metra line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 800 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Near West

    Best Overall

  • Near West

    Best Food

  • Near West

    Best Service

  • Near West

    Best Ambiance

  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Good for groups

  • Near West

    Neighborhood gem

  • Near West

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Near West

    Good for special occasions

  • Near West

    Most Booked

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  1. T

    Tony1224

    Chicago

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything from shareable plates to main course was excellent! Great value and cozy feeling at this neighborhood gem.
  2. TD

    TomD

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood find! Get a group together and enjoy good food and drink.
  3. AL

    ALICIAB

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making my birthday a very memorable time. Truly appreciated!!
  4. w

    william

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding thin crust pizza. Excellent salads and inexpensive beer list. neighborhood gem.

    La Barra - RiversideResponded on January 15, 2023william - Thank you for your comments and review. We love hearing that you enjoyed your night out at La Barra Riverside, and that you mention that we are a "neighborhood gem." Cheers, and we look forward to having you again soon.

  5. KA

    KABBWB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were excellent. Service was great. Best bartender! We will be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants! Amazing food and phenomenal drinks. Tony always goes above and beyond!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant but were a little disappointed that nobody could tell us what time the karaoke event would began on New Year’s Eve and left before the fun
  8. AM

    AmyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was very sweet and attentive, noticed the owner greeting all the regular clients and didn’t even look at my husband and I who were placed at a table in front of the door. Needless to say it was not comfortable. The food was great as were the drinks. I hate to give a restaurant business if the owner doesn’t even acknowledge me but I may give it another try.
  9. DJ

    DonaldJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent choice for dinner
  10. AL

    ALICIAB

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with out of town family and it was their first time; they loved the food and desserts. Thank you for making it a lovely experience for them.
  11. c

    cindyh

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time. Food and service was awesome.
  12. RW

    RickW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, the food was amazing as always, and the service was outstanding!
  13. HT

    HappyTraveler

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to this location. Very nice restaurant. We ordered two salads and two pizzas for our group. Everything was delicious. Server was very pleasant.
  14. PD

    PatD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with a friend for dinner. Ger wat service and food. Highly recommend.
  15. AL

    ALICIAB

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go to place for dinner, everyone goes above and beyond being attentive to us. Great food - so thank you to the chefs.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place
  17. AN

    AmyN

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with the family
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good and music too.
  19. JP

    JeffP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  20. CE

    ChrisE

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for appetizers and pizza. The meatball appetizers was so tasty, moist and good. Their sauce was perfect, not too acidic and not too sweet. Mussels in white wine sauce were outstanding, however the serving size should be bigger. Thin crust Pizza was cooked perfectly , great sauce, sausage and peperoni. Service was friendly, informative and quick, especially considering it was Saturday night and very busy. Comfortable seating. Can't wait to go back
  21. AL

    ALICIAB

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was busy and very appreciative for the great service we were provided. Food was good like always.
  22. JT

    JesseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and good food. Great spot for anniversary.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress(Olivia) was amazing, food was good.
  24. T

    Tony1224

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and reasonably priced. This is a neighborhood gem
  25. PD

    PatD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a friend for her birthday and everything about the dinner was wonderful. Will go back again.
  26. JP

    JudyP

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic!!! Food was delicious!! We will be back!
  27. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food Great Ambiance entertainment on Thursdays Lemon Chicken is a specialty Filet sliders are tremendous
  28. AL

    ALICIAB

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It could have been better; I had asked for a booth and was sat by a table near the bathroom, did ask the hostess if it can be changed and said she would see what she could do but never came back. So very disappointed because other hostesses in the past have been very accommodating.
  29. B

    Brookfielder

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious, but the service was lacking. After being seated at the table by the concierge/hostess, it took 15 minutes for the waitress to greet us and ask what we wanted for drinks. It was only 5:00 PM, and the establishment was not busy at the time. The delay in attentive service continued throughout the meal. We ordered bruschetta as an appetizer and three pieces were given for two people. It seemed like an odd number to have, especially when that third piece had to be split. What if there was a 4-person table? As repeat customers, we knew that their chopped salad (also an appetizer) was huge (like a meal), so we asked that the salad be split between the two of us. But they only came with the salad bowl and no dishes for the salad (like last time). So we used the small plates that were used for the bread, olive oil and parmesan cheese we were served. We also had the chopped salad at our last visit and it was served with the meal, not at the same time as the appetizer. After having dessert, the waitress acknowledged the lack of service and stated that dessert was on the house. Had there been an acknowledgement up front, our meal would have been much more enjoyable knowing that she knew that something was not right.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great wait staff
  31. c

    cindyh

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, waitress Olivia was friendly and attentive. Table was exactly where I requested.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding gift
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service where great
  34. MF

    MonicaF

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    There were some unexpected surprises this time! We made reservations and requested to be seated further in past the bar. they placed us right next to the bar. we requested to sit by the window and they said they were all under reservations yet the restaurant remained empty for the hour and a half we were there? The calamari was cold and chewy, the dinners were very good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had a fabulous dinner on Thursday evening. The food was very tasty and the atmosphere was great, too! We enjoyed the food and drinks while a wonderful musician was playing too. The family food favorites we dined on were the melrose peppers, the arugula salad, the whitefish with green beans and the lemon cake which my mom really enjoyed for her birthday.
  36. JP

    JesseP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great Place For Date Night !!!!! Great Service and Food can't go Wrong
  37. K

    emilyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Food was good. We had the Danny's special which was delicious. Took a while before the waitress took our drink order and even longer for her to take a dessert order so we skipped it.
  38. M

    Meza

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was superb!!!
  39. JK

    JeffK

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We sampled several of the small plates and found everything to be excellent. The food was truly authentic southern Italian and we really felt as if we were dining there. We dined inside but there is a nice street front patio for warm weather.
  40. M

    Mari

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place for a gathering. Would recommend eating outside if weather permits.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Barra - Riverside using the Order Online button. La Barra - Riverside also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Barra - Riverside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 887-7700.

La Barra - Riverside is rated 4.9 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for La Barra - Riverside

2 E. Burlington St., Riverside, IL 60546

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Longcommon

  • Neighborhood

    Riverside

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and private parking lot behind the building available.

  • Public transit

    La Barra is steps from the Riverside stop on the Burlington Metra line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef Pepe Martinez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (708) 887-7700

  • Catering

    Please check out our Catering Menu on our website. For specialized catering, contact us directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Private room that seats up to 40 people. Custom and preset menus available.Please check out our Private Event Menu on our website.

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