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La Cantina Italian Chophouse

71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-7005
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I ate here with an old college buddy and my 9-year-old daughter this past weekend. I had the meat ravioli and most of the fettuccini alfredo that my daughter ordered. I thought both dishes were among the best of each I've ever had. My friend...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 3 days ago

My hot wife and I were came here before seeing Hamilton. The decor is really traditional and we enjoyed the walk to our table. We were both blown away by the flavor of our meals. I had Gnocchi and my wife had lasagna. While the...More

Thank ZubEm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped there for a dinner before going to a show. Service was quite good but food was poor. We ordered two veal entries. My veal marsala was mediocre at best and my wife's veal piccata was really poor. Besides it is in the basement.

Thank felixzagalsky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having just arrived at the Palmer Hilton, I wanted to go someplace with a friend that was quaint and had great food. This gem in a cellar was just a block or two away. My friend had her favorite - lasagna, which was the house...More

Thank love2live4ever
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 6 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

2  Thank Michele1922
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
    (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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