Reviews: Italian spots La Buona Vita and La Notte brighten western suburbs

A restaurant review from Phil Vettel of the Chicago Tribune

La Notte Ristorante Italiano: Worthy pasta picks include the pillowy cavatelli with Barese sausage.

When is a new restaurant not a new restaurant?

Today we take a look at two newish places in the western suburbs. La Notte Ristorante Italiano in Oak Park opened in November but is a virtual copy of 12-year-old La Notte Cafe in Berwyn; La Buona Vita in La Grange has been open more than two years, but chef/owner Terry Rempert recently debuted a new look and menu.



Read both reviews on the Chicago Tribune.