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La Buona Vita
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Ranked #12 of 68 Restaurants in La Grange
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Walked in the door--- Hostess? is doing something with a i pad thingy and never looks up but walks to the back of the restaurant .After about 5 minutes some guy walks up all bubbly and says "Ohh1 are you waiting on a table ? Duhh yea [no i like hanging around in your little cramped vestibule ] Then says let me check ?? Seats us at the table i`ve been looking at for the past 10 minutes Ask for a lemontini martini waiter says" I`ll have to check to see if they can make one ." Food took forever waiter says kitchen is very busy at 9 pm and we are probably two of a total of 10 folks still dining with four at the bar Food was good and reasonable but the help needs a tune up

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Thank Wbgb
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This is our Go-To for great home style Italian food! The food is always wonderful as well as the service! Tina, is the best, always with a smile and great food suggestions! My husband and I LOVE this restaurant!

Thank LisaSci13
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Based on recommendations from our foodie neighbor's we were excited to try this newcomer to the LG restaurant scene. Ate here on a Wed night, started out badly but the owner made it right. Problems included a 20 min wait for wine, corked glass of wine, and additional 30 minute wait for entree's. After the 30 minute wait we were told the chef made the dish incorrectly ie without dairy as requested so it had to be remade. Service was so slow & full of mishaps. The food was really good but the experience was awful. When the meal was over, we asked to speak to the manager and relayed our experience. He paid for the entire meal, drinks and apologized profusely. We will give them another try. Thanks for making it right!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

My wife, son, and I dined at this restaurant tonight for the first time since we moved here in August. We will definitely come back. Everything about the experience was good-the salads for starters, the wine, the entrees-I had the walleye, which was excellent-and the desserts. Very pleasant staff. Well done!

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Thank Eric G
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We were in La Grange for the Art Fair and decided to have dinner here. Very nice interior. The Rigatoni Piselli e Prosciutto was supposed to be in a vodka cream sauce. Terrible. The lamb chops were overcooked. Everything left a bad taste (pun intended) in our mouth. Will not return.

Thank Bob M
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