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La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park, Oak Park, IL

La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park

4.6
4.6
581 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

La Notte executive chef and owner Giovanni Matteo Mancini has a multitude of recipes which draw on his upbringing in Italy, but also his families ancestral recipes from Rome, Tuscany, and Bari.

Years of experience and creativity allow him to bring the essence and flavor of Italy out in his cooking while creating new and sumptuous dishes.

All of Giovanni's dishes are made to order satisfying every customer’s needs. Accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies when needed, but always providing fresh delectable dishes for every palate.

Giovanni brings the flavor of Italy and the ambiance of upscale downtown Chicago dining to Oak Park's Marion Street district.

His contemporary twist on old favorites of authentic Italian cuisine make you come back for more time and again

Now Offering Valet Service for $8 from 6PM -10PM

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 948-7576

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Giovanni Matteo Mancini

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Cross street

    Lake Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Available just south of restaurant entrance on Marion St and Westgate. Parking lots and Street parking also available

  • Public transit

    Metra Oak Park <br />Oak Park CTA Green line Harlem Stop <br />CTA AND PACE bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Near West

    Best Service

  • Near West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Near West

    Good for Groups

  • Near West

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We sat at the bar and had a couple appetizers and drinks. Love that big bar. The bartender was very attentive and made us her own tequila cocktail recipe- delicious! . We ordered the bruschetta which was good, but the little toasts were too thin and soggy. The clams with white sauce were decent. But not enough sauce to scoop up with theclams and they very oily , rather than nice and brothy the way it’s done in Italy. The atmosphere is nice and I have been mostly happy with the food here. We will return and try something else next time.

  2. JB

    JeffB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Notte Ristorante is a perfect spot for a special occasion, or non-special occasion, too!

  3. SK

    SandyK

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We went there for my birthday and my husband told him it was for my birthday but there was nothing like a candle or a cake or anything that they came up with. It would’ve been nice

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful meal in very comfortable location

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & service!

  6. DG

    DebbieG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  7. ML

    MaryL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day lunch. Great menu , delicious food . Service outstanding

  8. MV

    MichaelV

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food, service was very good but they were under staffed so it was a bit slow. Would have loved to try the lamb chops but $69 was a bit high for a rack of lamb. The Branzino was delicious and priced fairly. Cocktails were delicious but expensive. Overall a very good meal.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Italian food in the Chicago area. Been coming here since the Berwyn location and the food just keeps getting better. Everything is made to order and you can substitute anything you want without issue. Giovani is a great guy and comes up to every table is he’s available.

  10. C

    Coffee

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had Easter dinner this afternoon. Our sausage and peppers appetizer was very tasty. My four-cheese stuff pork chop and the skirt steaks my guests ordered were delicious. The chocolate truffle dessert was also delicious. The owner and staff were courteous and attentive. Food presentation was awesome. I always have a pleasant dining experience at La Notte. Glad they're in my neighborhood!

  11. HZ

    HughZwang

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing! Wish I could eat here more often!!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal. Food was delicious and the service was amazing!!

  13. CL

    CarrieL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Just confused by new~ish location, now it’s where Barclays/Philanders used to be, inside the Carleton.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    These guys were on time with helping me propose to my fiancée and they did an amazing job.

  15. ML

    MyLifeInBanking

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Just enough food portions. Drinks were excellent

  16. B

    Bill

    Cleveland

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The recommended wine was excellent. The Caesar salad was excellent. Everyone’s pasta was great. I had the bolognese and it was excellent. The deserts were incredible. However the saltimbocca was not something I could recommend - the taste was just off - and the pasta underneath the meat was in a place it shouldn’t have been.

  17. s

    steakconnisuer1

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly service and excellent food. The Chef/Owner is very personable as well.

  18. SB

    SharonB

    Lancashire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dinner experience! Took elderly relative in wheelchair. They made it very easy to get comfortable! The atmosphere, food an service were perfect. We appreciated the attention to the cooking and flavors. Will return many times to come!!

  19. PW

    PaulW

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I've been a fan of LaNotte since they were in Berwyn. The space at The Carleton Hotel is great, food is superb (as always), and the service is relaxed and friendly.

  20. FN

    FredN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was greeted by a wonderful young woman. I came before my guests, a Server asked if I wanted a drink, or did I wish to wait. I asked if his bar could make a proper Vesper. He asked, and told me that they could. When my guests arrived, I enjoyed a perfect cocktail. The food, service and ambiance of this restaurant are excellent. My Pasta with Clams were perfectly prepared. Chef used spices to augment his recipe perfectly, the pasta was fresh and firm, the clams were plentiful and perfectly cooked. Not soggy, not raw. Coffee of course, was good. I will return, I’m anxious to see the wine list, and walk through the rest of the menu

  21. MF

    MusicalFan

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were excellent - many pastas are made in-house, and everyone’s meal was delicious! Bar area is noisy, but we were able to get a table farther away, where we could have conversation.

  22. JS

    JonathanS

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time going to La Note in a couple of years. The food and service were really good but the pricing was a bit high and there are other good Italian restaurants in Oak Park that are less expensive. We did enjoy the live jazz music.

  23. SR

    StephanieR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1

    This seems like a beautiful date night spot. It isn’t… not even a little. The food was very good but the ambiance is more like a sports bar. SO loud. And the facility clearly hasn’t been maintained. Needs major TLC and cleanup.

  24. PC

    PatrickC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food and wine are always great. We recommend it again and again.

  25. T

    Topher

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Service was INCREDIBLE, food was so delicious-crestfallen not enough on the plate left over to take home … wish there wasn’t a huge table of kids and LOUD mom who didn’t take her own advice and use her inside voice but other than that we will be back again for more delicious food and wonderful service. Keep it up and give us more food to take home PLEASE!

  26. PM

    PhilM

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and drinks were really good. I would definitely go back again.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious. Friendly and attentive service. Portions were somewhat small compared to other Italian restaurants.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I have never been more disgusted or disappointed with an establishment in my life. We had reservations for 8pm set, but were told we had to wait an additional 20 minutes before being seated because of the lack of tables available, which defeats the purpose of the reservation?When we were seated we ordered food and appetizers promptly. The server had to double check if I ordered an appetizer, which I reassured him I did and what the order was and he said it was just to double check. Fast forward about 20 minutes later the food arrives, no appetizer and no sight of our server. The food was mediocre at best and lacked any flavor or seasoning, and my partner agreed his meal was subpar. I wanted to ask about my appetizer or comment on my meal but alas the server was nowhere to be found, so I ate of course but like I said subpar food way overpriced. After my irritation I went to go consult who I assumed was a manager and tried to tell him my dilemma, he had to have been so elderly he could barley understand what I was saying even after speaking clearly into his ear, and he completely disregarded anything I had told him. My partner then tried to explain what I had just said in a louder more conscience manner to no avail. This man was clearly not understanding of the issues, and instead decided to act like a child and turn the tables on me because I had told him the food was subpar and barley edible, to which he replied he was the owner and he was upset I had not been happy with the food. Instead of listening to our situation he chose to mock us on not enjoying the food and eating it, despite our server never checking in on us to even mention the issue in the first place. This old man saw nothing wrong with his childish behavior and instead found the server to come and address the issue, then stormed away and told him to deal with it, even though he is the owner? No accountability, and I would be ashamed running an establishment with such low quality food and service.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience was seated right away and enjoyed the menu and overall dining experience.

  30. R

    Richie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Great food! Great service!

  31. j

    jiml

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding date night at La Notte, service and food were awesome.. Just need the TV's turned off in wine room..

  32. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Went with my wife for Valentine's Day dinner. Had not been to La Notte since its move from Marion Street. That space was cute but cramped. The new space - the former Barclays - is a big upgrade. This time, the service was excellent, as usual. The food was solid but not spectacular, not quite what I recalled, but it could have been an off-night. My wife's branzino was good but very hot from reheating. I had the risotto special - mix of seafood and light vegetables. The flavor was there, but a bit muted, and the creaminess that makes risotto special was not there - not undercooked, just dry. As with the branzino, it had been reheated before delivery and took a few minutes to cool enough to eat. Still, it was a pleasure to eat out again as that has been rare the past two years, and we will be back.

  33. TJ

    ThomasJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great from start to finish.

  34. NB

    NatalieB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good food & our server was awesome! Loved the seating areas as well.

  35. C

    Coolcat

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service, as usual.

  36. P

    Phil

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Our first time visit and we weren’t disappointed, every dish was cooked just right, nice portions, good service. We will definitely be returning. Cheers

  37. JB

    JoeB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best Italian restaurants in Oak Park, which is saying a lot because there are many of them. Good for families too!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to go with a date!

  39. n

    nottoopicky

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Good but a bit pricey. What you get is well-spaced seating, nice ambiance, attentive service and good but not great food. The quality of food at other Italian restaurants in Oak Park is slightly better for the same price.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved how authentic the food was, I’ve never seen so many tasty sounding pastas. I ordered one of the sea food dishes and it didn’t disappoint. The shrimp and mussels in the dish were so flavorful. Also the Italian margarita is good, I’m not sure why people dislike it.

FAQs

La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 948-7576.

La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park is rated 4.6 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park

1120 Pleasant St Oak Park, IL 60302

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Street

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Available just south of restaurant entrance on Marion St and Westgate. Parking lots and Street parking also available

  • Public transit

    Metra Oak Park Oak Park CTA Green line Harlem Stop CTA AND PACE bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giovanni Matteo Mancini

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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