Located just outside of Chicago in west suburban La Grange, La Buona Vita is a rustic, farm-to-table Italian restaurant that has quickly become a go-to destination for discerning foodies. Blame its popularity on Owner and Chef Terry Rempert's commitment to scratch cooking, which means that everything on the menu -- from the sauces to the sausages to the pastas -- is made in house. Add an extensive wine list, an impressive variety of craft beers, and inventive cocktails handmade by master mixologists, and you've got all the ingredients for a memorable dining experience.

The Science Behind The Sausage

Often, the unsung MVP behind the best Italian pasta dishes is the meat. From a pitch-perfect bolognese to a hand-filled ravioli, a well-made sausage adds the right amount of flavor and heartiness to the meal. That's why Chef Terry only uses locally raised meats and makes all of his sausages right in La Buona Vita's scratch kitchen.

The Secret Behind The Sauce

Of course the final flourish to our favorite pastas has to be the sauce. And La Buona Vita goes big when it comes to creating slow-cooked, artisan marinaras, made-to-order alfredo's and more. Sourcing local ingredients and mixing in a nuanced array of spices, Chef Terry's deft touch in the kitchen can be tasted in each of his homemade sauces.

Take The Flavor Home

Feel like ordering in or hosting a dinner party? La Buona Vita offers both home delivery and an extensive catering menu, which draws from the same fresh and organic ingredients, phenomenal homemade pasta, and authentic Northern Italian entrees you find in the restaurant. By working with their friendly staff, you can tailor the experience to your needs whether you’re planning a memorable celebration, hosting a holiday gathering, or organizing a corporate or community event.

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