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Italian >La Scarola
721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.891101 -87.646300
Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: West Side, Goose Island
Wow I didn't expect this place to be as good as it was. Little hole in the wall off of Grand but definitely make a reservation and then stalk your table early! Love the grilled calamari.
One of the city's most beloved Italian restaurants with a steady stream of Chicago's well-known foodies dining in and taking out.
Yum Yum Yum – We just celebrated my birthday here and it was just delicious! The grilled calamari was delicious as was the eggplant parmigiana and the chicken/veal limone combo my boyfriend had.
Aside from the noisy table next to the kitchen, our experience was fantastic and we will definitely be back!
Craving Mom's Italian cooking? Second best just might be this River West storefront. – In Short
With unpretentious atmosphere and service, La Scarola is a local favorite for good Italian food at reasonable prices. Appetizers include bruschetta drenched in olive oil, spicy shrimp Armani, and asparagus salad with goat cheese and dressing. Favorites are pasta with meatballs, veggies or shrimp, and veal makes several menu appearances--served over risotto, with mushrooms and sherry, or with mushrooms and marsala. For dessert, try Italian ice or sweet cannoli with chocolate chips.
Perfect Food – Took a large group during the holidays, they enjoyed every dish and so did I. Good wine list to compliment your food.
Forget the celeb's, need more photos of people who make the place what it is...Fantastic!
Wonderful experience – What a hidden gem (probably not for long) we found in La Scarola. The food was excellent, the service was friendly, prompt and courteous and the atmosphere was extremely comfortable. We felt like welcome guests in a good friends home. Friends that really knew how to cook! We plan on returning again and again.
didn't meet the mark – Visited La Scarola for lunch and it was a disaster. Long wait for menus. Waiter brings wrong soup, then luke warm soup. Shortly after soup was brought back after being heated, our entrees arrived so they could get cold. Ended up paying for soup only and left. Manager did give me his card and ensured next visit he would take care of us. Too late - will not return again.
Hidden Surprise! – Wow, what a fabulous restaurant! The ambience was amazing, and the food was delicious. The Chicken Angelo was wonderful, as was the Bruschetta and the Tiramisu. Very comfortable atmosphere.
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