Livia Italian Eatery-Elmhurst

4.7
383 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Livia Italian Eatery is a full-service Italian restaurant. Our concept is organically driven. Whether the current movement is farm-to-fork, farm-to-table or farm-to-street, our goal is to ultimately provide our guests with culinary delights that incorporate locally sourced fresh ingredients. Our Culinary Partner and his team work collectively together to create chef-crafted items that range from our Meatball Sliders to our New Zealand lamp chops to our Farmer's Wife flatbread to our Quinoa Blackened Salmon salad. Some of our chef-driven menu creations come to life with our custom charcuterie board.
What 383 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gato was amazing & the food is always outstanding !

Report
Helpful
p
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

3rd time here definitely will be my last just not impressed I’m not sure why people like it or think it’s the greatest thing but there are much better “Italian” restaurants in Elmhurst that blows this place away!!! Very generic and bland

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food!

Report
Helpful
DB
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty restaurant; it “livia” up to its good reputation!

Report
Helpful
RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

our waitress was entertaining and the food was very good. felt rushed to leave as they seemed to want to turn the tables. We arrived at 5 and by 630 they stopped filling drinks. wanted to collect the payment while i was still eating my desert. prior to that all was good.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was well prepared.Fresh.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in downtown Elmhurst! Loved everything we tried from the craft cocktails to the lamb ragu gnocchi!

Report
Helpful
KS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server could not have been better!!!!. From the moment we sat down until we got up to leave. Gato was the best!!!!! Ask to be seated in his section!!!

Report
Helpful
KM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary at Livia on a Tuesday. Loved the half price wine option. Food is always great. We get the zucchini fritters every time we visit. We’ll be back.

Report
Helpful
C
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Livia creates unusual combinations in their dishes. I had a gnocchi special with asparagus, corn, and black truffles. It was spectacular. The server actually brought the 'regular' gnocchi from the menu first. He quickly replaced it with the special. My boyfriend had the salmon salad. It was VERY good. The dressing was delicious and the the greens/ vegetables very fresh.
We started with the lobster bisque; it was excellent....very rich and flavorful. The arancini was also amazing...perfectly cooked, with just the right crispness!
The staff was very friendly and attentive.
The first table the hostess sat us at was right by the door and was very cold. Our server quickly offered a warmer, more cozy table.

Report
Helpful
N
Dallas
112 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place and service. Roger took very good care of us and was quite helpful. The Burrata was excellent, calamari good and cheese and prosciutto plate perfect in quantities and flavors. Can't wait to go back.

Report
Helpful
KI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Three drinks we tried ordering were not available. No Corona, no root beer or Dr Pepper and no grapefruit juice for a sea breeze cocktail. The food was just ok, same with the service. Chairs were uncomfortable

Report
Helpful
AF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with my cousin for our local restaurant week and it was so good. I already liked Livia for their charcuterie skills but their burrata appetizer and Frutti de Mari entree was divine! The seafood pasta had a nice kick and we couldn’t stop eating it! It was a cold night and we were totally comforted by our four courses. The kale and squash salad was also quite good, I normally don’t need the sweetness of dried cranberries and raisins in a salad but there was just a small amount. The fried dough was super fresh and light and the perfect ending to our weeknight and catch-up session meal. Thank you!

Report
Helpful
IT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We been here a few times now. Sometimes just a dinner for 2 and most recently with a party of 6. We’ve tried different appetizers, flatbreads and entrees each time we go. The food, drinks and service never disappoint.

Report
Helpful
H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Livia's food and overall atmosphere; however, it is very loud & busy & our table was near door and thus the exit path for everyone seated in the dining room. Next time will be sure to ask to be seated in rear or a booth.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Piano was playing by the bar. Great environment

Report
Helpful
JC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Had the bolognese and tomato bisque soup. It was probably the best I've had. The other members of the party had great entrees too- chicken marsala and the grilled salmon. Service was OK. Ambiance was cozy. Would definitely return.

Report
Helpful
D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Very loud! Very cheap with the food, ie, bread & butter

Report
Helpful
JR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff, food, drinks. We shared apps and bottle of wine after cocktails. The staff were really responsive, helpful and respectful of our conversation. I would definitely go again when in Elmhurst.

Report
Helpful
JB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. I would hope something could be done about the noise level. My party was moved to a corner which helped a very little bit.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an early dinner and was wowed by the experience! Fantastic food, attentive service, and great overall experience. Thank you Kaitlyn for the excellent service!

Report
Helpful
RA
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service.

Report
Helpful
DL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. The food is fantastic and its now one of my favorites in Elmhurst!

Report
Helpful
MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, and great atmosphere. We really enjoy coming here with our family!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server seemed overwhelmed but the food was good and it’s a nice meal out in a family friendly environment.

Report
Helpful
BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food . Suzie was a friendly attentive server. Prices are good too for such quality fresh foods.
Maybe the servings are smaller so the prices are lower but I'd rather not take home leftovers and pay less; so we can eatout more at places with great tasting food.

Report
Helpful
GC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both excellent!!

Report
Helpful
LK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My dinner from the grains/greens selections was AMAZING. Healthy, creative, beautiful and tasty all at once!

Report
Helpful
PS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Mediocre food, server was terrible, could have cared less about actually serving. Wine list less than desirable.

Report
Helpful
AN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Barebones dinner service in noisy, tight quarters. Not exactly the menu you'd expect from an American-Italian place, but the eggplant parmesan with linguini was very good. Strangely lacking in options for starter salads and no complimentary bread and oil service. Seems we had to bother our inattentive waitress for every little thing (even just to see a dessert menu).

Report
Helpful
J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zuchini cheese fritters were amazing. The risotto and short rib had a wonderful blend of flavors. The noise level made conversation difficult with a party of six.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Made a special dish for me!!

Report
Helpful
J
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice lunch place. Can be a bit loud. Great service. Certainly top tier for Elmhurst.

Report
Helpful
JF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved the Lamb Ragu! Goat cheese and beet salad is always a favorite.
Waitress broke our cork, so we ingested some pieces, but the food made up for that.

Report
Helpful
A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Great short rib risotto and delicious gelato.

Report
Helpful
G
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great, it’s delicious and VERY reasonably priced.
My only issue is service. It’s slow and they don’t check on you enough. Had to ask 3 different people for creamer and finally the bus guy listened and brought it out. Maybe hire a few more staff so tables are taken care of in a timely fashion. Overall, happy and will go again.

Report
Helpful
M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Really disappointing experience last night at Livia. Went there for a date night and after we ordered our food and drinks our waitress never came back to the table. After our meal arrived we flagged her down to order another drink which never came! We finally ended up telling her to cancel it and she comped our original drinks which we appreciated; however, it was not so crowded that she shouldn’t have been able to get us drinks. We likely would’ve each ordered three drinks with our meal and ended up only getting one because of inattentive service and went to another establishment to finish our night.

Report
Helpful
TM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

nice selection and very good food, nice atmosphere,

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
10