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La Buona Vita…
A new kind of gourmet restaurant experience in La Grange

La Buona Vita is redefining the gourmet restaurant experience, serving up a mouth-watering array of Northern Italian food, fine wines and craft beers–all in a warm, welcoming setting that will have you feeling like part of our family.

Owner and Chef Terry Rempert, a classically trained chef who has lived in the area for 30 years, has a passion for Italian cooking. His northern Italian dishes combine traditional flavors with local, organic ingredients and progressive cooking techniques. The end result is a fresh-focused, farm-to-fork menu featuring memorable, house-made Italian favorites. But Chef Terry’s attention to detail doesn’t stop there. Whether you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair with your meal or just want to stop by for a drink with a friend, La Buona Vita offers the most well-stocked bar in La Grange. Our menu boasts the most extensive wine list in the area, an impressive variety of craft beers, and craft cocktails handmade by master mixologists.

Food and drinks aside, what makes La Buona Vita stand out from other gourmet restaurants is our warm and welcoming environment. Our family-run restaurant is great for a special celebration, or a casual night with family and friends. Our philosophy is simple: Quality service and culinary perfection don’t require high prices and a pretentious atmosphere. Experience the good life with us today.