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“You can Travel Back in Time here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lanuti's

Lanuti's
302 N Main Ave, Ladd, IL 61329-9648
815-894-2124
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Ladd
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“You can Travel Back in Time here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Lanuti's goes hand-in-hand with my review I did for Southport Lanes in Chicago, Illinois.

If you are a history buff; especially when it comes to small vernacular neighborhood bars constructed in the late 19th-Century, early 20th-Century, then you must make a pilgrimage to Lanuti's in Ladd, Illinois.

This is an original Schlitz Bar, built in the early 1930s. The style is Art Deco, and the bar/restaurant is almost 100% intact and original.

The bar is immaculate, the service was attentive, and the italian food served was surprisingly very good.

And of course, the beer was excellent. After we finished our dinner, we sat at the bar for a couple of hours and imbibed several tall glasses of Schlitz.

In short, this is a bar you could easily hang out with your friends (or a date) for a couple of hours. The bar has a very relaxing atmosphere.

I will definitely be returning soon.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Spring Valley, IL
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Family style tradition!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

Lanuti’s is 1940’s style and relives the simple pleasures of America. It is where to bring your loved ones for original family style chicken the way it was meant to be served. Fresh, homemade salad dressings and sauces are served with Grandma's love. It is Ladd’s original “first date” place! Families return for banquets time and time again. It is a family tradition. Long famous for tender fried turtle, and spectacular seafood, Lanuti’s has served since 1907!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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