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La Bella Pasteria

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1103 South Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60302-2812
+1 708-524-0044
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to La Bella for a quite night out. I found the menu nearly impossible to read with a scrip font that was way too small. The menu is way too long. I recommend that the chef cut the offering by at least a half or more and up the culinary detail on a few items.... More 

Thank Pack D
San Juan
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311 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a small, quaint restaurant offering an extensive menu. The food is excellent and the service is very good. The portions are big. I cannot wait to go back and try other items on the menu. It feels like being at someone's home.

Thank GrandeSanJuan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

LaBella is a place that makes you feel at home- with a warm cozy atmosphere, friendly service and incredibly yummy italian fare. There is a lot of traditional dishes, consistently created with full flavor and care. From Eggplant Parmesan to seasonal fish dishes - there is a menu item you will enjoy. They have a full bar and great wine... More 

1 Thank 147lynnz
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have visited La Bella three times in the last year or so for date nights, most recently last weekend. The food is outstanding, the pours are generous and the service is consistently good. I do wish they had online reservations, but that is a personal preference. I do recommend calling for a table--the restaurant is small--15... More 

1 Thank Ami C
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I've walked past this place many times and have always wanted to try it. So happy I did. The atmosphere is intimate and charming. The staff is pleasant and service is superior. The food was delicious and the portions are generous. I am looking forward to going back.

1 Thank jackalope11
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This is our "go to spot " for Italian in the area. Good food, good prices and a friendly staff. Smaller restaurant adds to the charm.

1 Thank Dlupdan
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248 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Just never got around to going to this Italian place and was so pleasantly surprised. Good location for access to Chicago's "El" and buses. Drinks were very good and great choices in this area with many special. Salads were very fresh and nicely presented. I had an eggplant parmesan salad and there was enough for lunch the next day. The... More 

1 Thank Chicagoehc
Oak Park, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

La Bella is a small, cozy restaurant with a lot of atmosphere. It's intimate setting is great for a romantic dinner for two or small group. Service is great- and so is the food. All the pasta dishes I have tried have been good, and I really like their veal ( there are several selections). So far veal limone is... More 

1 Thank Lottieann1030
Butler, Tennessee
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

My husband's background is Italian......and this is one of the best and most diverse restaurants we have been in!

Thank Brokerlex
Aurora, Ohio
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I visited family in Oak Park last week, and six of us had dinner here one night. Very nice decor and atmosphere and great service. Most of us really liked what we ordered--just a couple of missteps. I ordered the eggplant parmesan, which was a large stack of battered eggplant in a delicious red sauce (enough for two). My daughter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 South Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60302-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-524-0044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?