Welcome to Elia – a modern Mediterranean restaurant and bar, nestled in the heart of Wicker Park at 1938 W. Division St. The name “Elia,” derived from the Greek word for “olive tree,” is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and the enduring connection between people and food.
Our Culinary Inspiration:
Elia draws inspiration from the rich culinary traditions of Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries. We translate these flavors and techniques into every facet of our menu, from salads to spreads, small plates, mains, sides, and desserts.
A World of Wines:
To complement our exquisite cuisine, we offer a carefully curated selection of 24 different wines sourced from around the world. You’ll find an array of reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines, all available by the bottle. Additionally, 12 of our wine selections are available by the glass, ensuring you can find the perfect pairing for your meal.
In addition to our extensive wine collection, Elia boasts a well-rounded bar featuring 10 craft draft beers, a selection of packaged beers, and five non-alcoholic Gruvi wines and beers. We believe that every guest should have the opportunity to enjoy a thoughtfully crafted beverage, whether they prefer alcoholic or non-alcoholic options.
Our Culinary and Beverage Philosophy:
Elia is more than just a restaurant; it’s a destination for culinary and beverage exploration. Our philosophy revolves around authenticity, quality, and innovation. Each dish and every sip tell a story of flavor, tradition, and heritage.
Warmth and Inclusivity:
Elia is not only about exceptional flavors; it’s also about the warmth and inclusivity of our environment. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing exceptional service, ensuring that every guest feels like a cherished member of our extended culinary family.
Elia is a place of celebration, where special occasions, nights out with friends, and unforgettable meals come to life. We invite you to immerse yourself in the flavors, soak in the ambiance, and let your senses guide you through a Mediterranean culinary and beverage journey like no other.
Raise Your Glass:
At Elia, we believe that every sip and every bite should be a celebration of life’s moments, big and small. Join us in raising your glass to an unforgettable dining experience that combines the finest flavors of the Mediterranean with a carefully curated selection of wines and beverages.
Cheers to Elia Restaurant:
At Elia Restaurant, every meal is an occasion, every drink is a toast, and every guest is a cherished part of our story. We look forward to serving you and creating lasting memories together.