La Scarola Reviews Are In!

La Scarola Italian Restaurant Reviews & Recent Press

One of those small, inexpensive, casual Italian places that is real and reliable. This is…a nice place where the food is enjoyable and the price is right.

Pat Bruno
Chicago Sun-Times, 1998

Frank Sinatra ate here. Well, it’s the kind of place he probably would have dined at had it opened before he died. Should you still need a celebrity endorsement, take a look at the walls, which are lined with more head shots than a Hollywood casting agency can claim: Jim Belushi, Nicolas Cage and Sophia Loren have all cozied up to the white tablecloths.


Best Cannoli in Chicago.

Chicago Magazine

TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.

Certificate Of Excellence, 2016

Low key Italian restaurant draws in high-profile diners.

Chicago Tribune

Low key Italian restaurant draws in high-profile diners.

Chicago Tribune

I know that everytime I go with a client they walk away with a full stomach and a happy face..

Crain’s Chicago Business

…families & local celebrities sit elbow to elbow at this lively storefront for no-nonsense dishes in gigante portions.

Food & Wine Magazine

Best restaurant to make like Tony Soprano.

Chicago Social Magazine

You feel like Grandma is going to walk out of the kitchen and pinch your cheeks. Cheap décor & ‘tight’ seating don’t dissuade devotees. Wonderful…old school…a terrific hideaway. Expect to take home doggie bags from this Italian storefront…most of the amazing eats maintain the traditional style, and the no-attitude service makes for an enjoyable experience

Zagat Rated Excellent
2000, 2001,
2002, 2003, 2004