La Scarola

La Scarola

"Craving Mom's Italian cooking? Second best just might be this River West storefront."

721 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 243-1740 serving: West Side, Goose Island
open:Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Sat 4pm-11pm Sun 4pm-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Mastercard Accepted, Fireplace, Cash, Discover Accepted, $$$$, Italian, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Romantic Dining,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: You won't get in on a weekend night without a reservation, so call ahead.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

This small eatery is one of those inexpensive, casual Italian spots that is real and reliable. And while it's nothing fancy, after one bite of the escarole and beans, sausage and peppers or spaghetti and meatballs you'll barely notice.…
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La Scarola is HORRIBLE!!
By Vicki S at Insider Pages

HORRIBLE!! My food was so overcooked that the shrimp were like rubber. Underneath the shrimp was literally a whole box of risotto. Food presenta... Read More

By Olivia c at Insider Pages

The food here is amazing. I love it and i always come here with my friends and family. It is not expensive and you will not regret it. I recommend ... Read More

By Theresa at GrubHub

La Scarola is always great. They are timely and the food is the same quality as if you dined in. I have never had a complaint about their food or ...

old-time feel
By linda B at Insider Pages

I had a late lunch here so it was not very crowded, but as the other reviewer noted, it's a small restaurant so I can see it getting packed during ... Read More

One of the best in town
By Barry B at Insider Pages

If you love Italian food, then you should try to dine in this small but almost always crowded restaurant located just west of downtown Chicago. I ... Read More