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Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie: La Scarola and Casino

Published: June 30, 2020  |  Filed under: Dinner and a Movie

L: La Scarola; C: Sharon Stone on La Scarola’s famed dining room wall; R: Casino

Welcome to Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie! Each week for #TakeoutTuesday, we will collaborate with one of our Hot Spots restaurant partners to bring you delicious pickup and delivery food options along with a film selected by the chef preparing your meal!

This week, we’re featuring a selection of Italian favorites from beloved Chicago institution and long time friend of the Festival La Scarola paired with Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic Casino starring Sharon Stone, photographed for the Festival by the late Victor Skrebneski.

Dinner Take-Out Pick

We’re proud to be a favorite restaurant of the Chicago International Film Festival and have hosted so many of their visiting filmmakers, actors, and actresses when they come to the film festival. We paired some of our favorite dishes with Casino in honor of Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone, whose beautiful portrait by Victor Skrebneski hangs in our dining room.” – Owners Joey Mondelli and Armando Vasquez

La Scarola

Situated in Chicago’s bustling West Town, La Scarola has been an institution in Chicago’s dining scene for over 22 years. A favorite amongst locals and celebrities alike, La Scarola pride themselves on their family atmosphere, mouth-watering traditional Italian dishes, and the photographs of patrons that cover their walls.

The restaurant now hosts guests for outdoor dining as well as delivery and carry out.

La Scarola and their Chicken Vesuvio recipe was most recently featured in The New York Times!

Featured Menu:

  • Sauteed Scarole
  • Grilled Calamari
  • Pasta & Fagioli
  • Penne alla Vodka
  • Chicken Vesuvio

In addition, the full La Scarola menu is available to order.

How to Order:

Call La Scarola at 1-312-243-1740 to make a reservation, order delivery or carry out.

La Scarola Menu Items

Movie Pick


Director: Martin Scorsese

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he’s a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

Streaming Details:
Casino is streaming now on Hulu and available for digital rental.

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