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La Cantina Italian Chophouse

71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-332-7005
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“lasagna” (8 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an early dinner before going to a show. Service at first was amazingly responsive (we were one of the first tables seated) and then quickly went downhill. Several times forgotten about and a mistaken order for one in our party. Other than the...More

Thank Makemeabeliever
Reviewed 13 October 2017

As part of a long-established restaurant I was expecting good, light and tasty Italian food. However I found the dishes lacking the freshness of real Italian food. The large eggplant parmigiana (cooked in a different way to the usual layered presentation) was spoiled by the...More

Thank MOUMAR09
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Good food and plenty of it, friendly and welcoming staff. Reasonable prices, lots on the menu to choose from.

Thank Bunnie1383
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Chose La Cantina for dinner after the matinee of Hamilton and to celebrate a family birthday. Location for theatre district is perfect and it has the classic ambiance of an Italian restaurant. Service was excellent and friendly. Wine list was expansive with tremendous choices (make...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We ate here on a weekend evening before Hamilton. It wasn't too busy when we arrived, except for the bar area, which was packed. It is fairly noisy, but we were able to carry a conversation without much trouble. Overall the service was great. Very...More

Thank jayceemi
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Arrived at 5:30 for 7:30 PM show at the Private Bank Theatre (Hamilton). You can valet there for $12+tip and get the car after your show. Great deal IMO. This restaurant is in the basement of the the italian village. So cute and quaint. I...More

1  Thank Michele1922
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We ate here before seeing Hamilton across the street and it was perfect. I had a delicious glass of sangria and my husband enjoyed his "Hamilton" sazerac. The burrata cheese appetizer is delicious - highly recommended. Between that and the green salad (with fantastic house...More

1  Thank Kelli A
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I almost gave 4 and not 5 stars because of the noise level. I could only speak to the people directly next to me or across from me. There are private side rooms that would be great for smaller groups (6-8 probably). However the food...More

1  Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We went here before going to see Hamilton. They were very friendly and our server was just lovely. Our food was plentiful and delicious. I recommend it.

1  Thank Marnie J
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been in 10 years but it has only gotten better. Took 4 teens for my daughters -16th birthday, we had our own private booth back in a corner. Service was wonderful, food delicious. It's been redecorated since my last visit and love the feel...More

1  Thank DRL615
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
    (Clark and Dearborn)
  • Public Transportation: Blue line and red line trains. Clark bus #22
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-332-7005
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