I didn’t know La Madia existed until we looked for a yummy and uncrowded Italian restaurant in or around Streeterville. And after going, I cannot believe I hadn’t heard about this Italian (fusion) gem earlier (perhaps it was always overshadowed by the famous Spiaggia/Cafe Spiagga, the charming Volare or the new Flour and Stone).
Every dish is freshly made, including the pasta, which is a short, savory-looking list on the menu but a bowl of pillowy and delicate carbs when served.
By the way, La Madia is known for their wood fire pizzas, which are phenomenal appetizers to share. However, sometimes one edge of the pizza may get a little too close to that fire so beware of the scorch marks.
La Madia is perfect for getting together with a group of friends or for a classy but not overly expensive date.
- La Madia is not very crowded on weeknights so it is definitely a good time to go.
- Our server was attentive in the beginning but once our food was served, he sort of disappeared on us. If this happens, just wave another waiter over for whatever you need.
- La Madia also has lovely wine pairings so give those a try!