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6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
+1 630-968-8899
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Italian food! All pasta and sauces are homemade. The Limoncello Mascarpone cake is to die for.

Thank FloridaHop
Lemont, Illinois
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

With their extended menu, you should be able to find something to please everyone's palette, including Gluten Free Dishes. From huge salads, over-flowing pasta plates to very tender chicken parm and tasty salmon dishes, no one was disappointed with their meals. A nice little fact- we were offered/told to take the bread from the bread basket, as they throw out... More 

Thank 2016maryG
Woodridge, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant. I haven't had anything bad yet. This time I had the salmon and it was delicious! They relocated to a new building within the past 4 years and it is really nice and much better.

Thank Denise K
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Denise, Thank you for your kind words and for being a long time customer! We hope to see you back in soon. More 

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270 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been to the new location and decided to try it again. We found the location to be very nice with lots of room. We were seated quickly. The menu has nice options and a full bar. I found the food menu to be economical but the bar menu was overpriced. Our server was pleasant and knew his... More 

Thank Batholemew
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Batholemew, Thank you for your feedback and recent visit. We are disappointed to hear we didn't quite strike a cord and hope you will be back to give us another try! More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are visiting Chicago and can take the time venture out to the Western Suburbs to this family-owned gem, do so! I did and, Man, was it worth it. For those of us who were around in the 1970s and remember Mama Celeste Pizza commercials, Clara's was founded by Mama Celeste's daughter (yes, she was a real person, and... More 

Thank Roz H
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Roz H, Wow, we are blown away by this review! Thank you for taking the time out to let us know how much you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope the next time you are in the Chicago area you are able to stop in and see us again! More 

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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

After a great day with friends, we stopped here for dinner. Great place. Clean and great service. Large selection on the menu. Something for everyone. Will go back.

Thank James J
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

James J, What a great review, thank you! We're happy you stopped in and visited us and hope to see you back in soon. More 

Woodridge, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great local family Italian Restaurant. They moved and redesigned another building closer to the cinemas a couple years ago. The food quality is still outstanding, the ambiance is good, however the bar/waiting area is small and they have not found the balance as to how many servers/wait-staff to handle their busy times. The new place is larger so more tables... More 

Thank Christopher C
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Christopher C, Thank you for your feedback, we will bring up the issues you discussed with our management and waitstaff. Hope we see you back in soon! More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Heard about claras and decided to go in. Wow ..me and wife found a new italian restaurant. Started with a a nice complimentary breads and olive oil dip..then we went for a pizza ...then parm chicken for me and fettecini broccolli for the wife..loved both dishes. Good bar selection and service was good.....we will be back!

Thank David A
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

David A, We are glad to have you and your wife as new customers! Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you back in soon. More 

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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I'll admit upfront that I'm allergic to dairy - milk, cheese, butter, cream - so eating at ANY Italian restaurant is challenging. But I didn't pick the restaurant, somebody else did and I didn't want to embarrass them. Generally I can make do with rigatoni and the meat sauce and I'm good. However this restaurant uses cheese in everything -... More 

Thank DogRocket
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

DogRocket, We are sorry you did not enjoy your recent visit with us, we try to accommodate everyone to the best of our abilities. Thank you for giving us a try. More 

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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Clara's for over 30 years. Now that they built a new place it has much more seating a nicer bar and now a nice patio. Traditional Italian, Great Lasagna, great drinks. Never had a bad meal or a bad experience in the hundreds of times we have been there.

Thank jjmg4423
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Jjmg4423, Thank you for the kind review and your continued patronage! We hope to see you back in soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodridge
  • Phone Number: +1 630-968-8899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?