La Buona Vita
One of my favorite Italian spots in the 'burbs. Good Entree and Pasta Options. No frills. Not a big menu, but has something for everyone. I enjoyed my Chicken Parmigana. Girlfriend had a risotto special. Dessert was good, too. Had Tiramsu, Cannoli, and Spumoni Bomba. Small, but satisfying!
Great Italian Restaurant in LaGrange! Immediately, upon arriving, we were greeted by a friendly and welcoming hostess, Mimi, who showed us to a table that we liked. She explained a few things to us and made us feel very comfortable, even suggesting a few of her favorite dinner entrees before our server came to take our order. We took her recommendations and the dinner was delicious! We will definitely come back again very soon!
I would recommend La Buona Vita based upon the menu choices, service, tasty food (basic angel hair w Marinara, salad and meatballs as a side), wine selection (Malbec was very good). We sat outside, as it was a perfect summer night, so did not experience the inside ambiance. The waiter was very attentive and informative. The only reason to give 4 out of 5 stars was that the meatballs were very salty tasting. The Marinara sauce was very good however and the pasta cooked perfectly. Also celebrated a birthday and it was done very very nicely with candles in the dessert!!
Great food ...SERVICE .
NICE AND COZY
Overall it was fine. The only main disappointment was in dining room service. It took about 40 minutes for us to receive our main entrees after ordering. The server may have been new/inexperienced. We didn't see him very much and since the food was taking so long, it would have been nice to get a few check ins and assurances that our food would be out soon. Coffee was brought to us with no spoons/sweeteners. When we did request a spoon and sweetener for iced tea/coffee, it seemed he forgot a few times and would remember one thing, but not the other.
++My veal limone was excelent & well cooked. It was great to see all the people at the restaurant. & the waitors were fast andery curtius.Aso the mater D was a person I knew. It was great to se a old freind.
The food and service including the bus personnel were excellent as usual.
First visit. Very impressive decor and waiter, Chris very good and kept us informed and a good pace for a relaxing dinner.
Pleasantly suprised my first visit. Nice variety of dishes. Service was top notch. Will return
Most every time we’ve had a family meal, it was wonderful. The leadership simply didn’t support a younger new waiter and many things went wrong. Again, everyone deserves another chance and sometimes you make mistakes. I’ve written strong reviews for La Buona Vita in the past as well.
Newer waiter. Should have had someone working with him to answer questions we had All in all we were disappointed.
They have a nice bar. Decent food and I will come back. The pistachio gelato was lack luster in appearance and flavor which disappointed, but entree was good.
Great service by very warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable professionals. The appetizers to all of our dinners were delicious. Great wine selection and fabulous martinis. There was a steady flow of people and busy most of the night. We didn’t feel rushed by any of the staff. Thank you for a lovely evening. I didn’t realize it was 1/2 price bottle of wine night (under 50 usc I believe) so that was an extra wow!
Great fried calamari and I loved my pasta with chicken and broccoli.
Not one good to say. Calms were disgusting. Pasta Fagoli was like a tomato stew. Yuck. Dinner took 35 minutes to come out. Pasta was under cooked and other dinners were cold. Very upsetting for the money. Don't bother.
My first time at La Buona Vita and was so impressed with the quality, taste and presentation of the meal. Most definitely will return again!!!
Loved the fettaccinni alfredo. Excellent service!
La Buona Vita is our go-to restaurant when we want home cooked Italian food. Nice people, comfortable and great food, perfect for a night out or a celebration.
What a great experience. The food is amazing and the service with Diane was tremendous!
This was a great place. The service was wonderful! The food was outstanding. We will definitely go back. Great place to meet friends for a nice dinner.
We are never disappointed at La Buona Vita. The food is consistently delicious and our server, Rebecca, is one of their best! She is friendly, knowledgeable and does not get frustrated when the restaurant is completely filled and she is hurrying to accommodate all! We enjoyed such a fun Friday night catching up with our friends!
Chicken lumpen was so good. Desserts were just ok. Server was great. But we had to wait to wait over 15 minutes for the server to come to the table. They made it up to us by paying for an app.
Everything was great....the host was very friendly, the food was outstanding, I love the atmosphere and the fact that it’s not too noisy so you can have an actual conversation with the people you are with (and not be yelling!). The only downside was that we got the not so friendly, nearly rude waitress on this visit. However that one girl will not stop me from coming back. I go here a lot and I think this is the best restaurant in La Grange!
The food is good and tasty. The service is great, friendly and promptly. We have been here a couple of times and it is always an enjoyable experience.
Thank you! We hope you will come back and dine with us again!
Perfect for an evening out with friends.
Absolutely wonderful experience. Sat by the window, beautiful view. The martinis, zucchini appetizer, chicken parmesan and pasta were excellent!! Our waiter was very helpful with our decisions.
Had dinner with a friend and it was the perfect spot to meet up. Not too casual or too fancy, a mix of families and adults, and we didn't feel rushed when we lingered at the end of the meal.
Food was better than I expected! Even though it was very busy, our food was hot and plentiful!
Everything was great, as usual! We enjoy the food and the ambience every time we dine at La Buona Vita.
Food is excellent. Wine list was great. Service was solid. I did however find the tables’ chairs to be very uncomfortable, which is a pet peeve of mine as I want to physically be comfortable when I sit for 90min’ish. They were wobbly and just uncomfortable.
Very cozy restaurant with the best calamari we ever had! Skip the lemon chicken and stick with pasta. Chicken was bland and a very small portion. Overall, a good meal but slow service.
Our group of five friends was seated at a nice round table, very conducive to conversation. They let us linger, totally unrushed, while we enjoyed a delicious meal.
Our meal was delicious. I was disappointed by the quality of service. Waited a while for the server to initially come to our table. Had to ask for refills on our drinls. Had to remind server to bring dessert menu. Liked where we sat and the atmosphere.
We were there during Restaurant Week for LaGrange so each of us chose from the special menu. Food was DELICIOUS and service was excellent. The server didn't rush us which was nice because it was a table of 5 women! Definitely go back!
I would definitely go back and try many of the menu items.
My spouse enjoy dining here on occasion. We decided to try options from a pre-fixe menu this time. We both had salmon with roasted vegetables & my wife had roasted potatoes & I enjoyed the homemade pasta with marinara sauce. The entree was excellent. Good food & service here but a bit noisy during peak hours on Friday/Saturday evenings.
Our 2nd visit to this wonderful hidden treasure. Can't say enough good things about their food. Wonderful selection, perfectly prepared and always memorable. Service is top notch.
James was our server and he along with the food was great. We really enjoy this restaurant and always look forward to our next visit.