La Barra Ristorante opened its second location on November 15, 2016 in Riverside, Ill. The restaurant is located at 2 E. Burlington St. La Barra’s menu is known for its sharable Italian small plates, pastas and pizza.
Artisan baker and restaurateur, Rich Labriola teams up with Riverside local, Patrick Leone to bring a full-service Italian concept to the community. New entrees include Braciole, braised short rib in a red wine demi-glace, served over buttered Pappardelle pasta, and Seared Salmon served over saffron risotto, with asparagus and white wine lemon butter.
“Patrick and I see Riverside as the perfect spot for La Barra because it is a tight-knit community that is literally hungry for more restaurants,” says owner, Rich Labriola. “We are proud to be able to bring some more vitality to downtown Riverside.”
The restaurant will offer types of pizza – artisan, Chicago thin crust, and deep dish pan. The dining destination also offers catering and private dining. The bar serves over 50 wines along with a specialty cocktail menu and selection of beer.
The restaurant will be open Tuesday thru Friday for dinner starting at 4 p.m. Lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday.