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Fulton River District, Central Chicago

La Scarola Chicago

La Scarola Italian Restaurant

Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar, No

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Not the most comfortable place. No real

Not the most comfortable place. No real bar to wait at. All that said....the food is fantastic. Well worth going to over and over again.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Brutal Owner

Misogynistic owner. The interior is trashy and dirty. The food is authentic and good. Would only take food to go



I kept hearing about how great this place is so I took a bunch of my work colleagues. We were very disappointed with the food. Whoever said this is good Italian has never had it! I'll never waste my time or money again at this place.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Italian dining

This is a great place for great pasta. The calamari is amazing and the pasta dishes are equally as amazing. This place is packed almost all the time. Bring your patience and enjoy a glass of wine outside while you wait for your table - its worth every second you are waiting to enjoy the food, drink and cozy atmosphere.


Provided by Citysearch - 
A absolute must

This place is absolutely fabulous. Everything is extraordinary. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I moved out of the city and will miss this place. I come back everytime I come home to visit. I love it.


Provided by Citysearch - 

I think I could live off of the Pasta Fagioli and Chicken Vesuvio from La Scarola. They are two of the best versions of these two dishes that I've ever had. The grilled octopus and calamari are wonderful appetizers, as well. The host/owner is always walking around giving patrons a shot of tequila. I'm not sure how the tequila fits in at an Italian restaurant, but it's befitting of the good times had at La Scarola. Be sure to make reservations, or you'll be waiting for a table at nearby Emmit's, which isn't too bad of a punishment. The wines leave much to be desired, but an abundance of tequila will make you forget all about the lacking wines.


La Scarola

We have been there several times and the food and service is always exceptional. It's the place we bring special friends.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Outstanding authentic Italian menu, Great wine menu

Outstanding food, the shrimp Armani appetizer was outstanding. The food is reasonably priced, the wines by the glass are lacking, but the wines by the bottle are superb. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who thoroughly enjoys authentic Italian cuisine. Make a reservation, I was there at 6:00 for drinks and the place was packed, I didn?t leave until around 8:30 and people were still coming in the door.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Hands down best Italian in the City

This place is great!! Sometimes even if you have a reservation you have to wait but it is well worth it. Everything on the menu is delicious and they give you alot of it.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Seriously - Why bother with anything else

I've gone to La Scarola a few times over the last few years and this place is dynamite. I still remember the first dish I ate there 6 years ago. It's that good. Not a single dish is just ok or normal. Every dish has a personal feel to it and the opposite of generic. Make sure you try the Shrimp with Mash appetizer!!

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