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Clara's

6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
+1 630-968-8899
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (53 reviews)
“primavera” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
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1 - 10 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I keep trying this restaurant and can never figure out what attracts people. The Italian food is mediocre at best. I'm Italian and I know good Italian cooking. This leaves much to be desired.

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge menu. Incredible flexibility --- you can mix and match a dozen or so pastas (including gluten free), multiple sauces, and diverse ingredients to build your own dish. A nice list of Specials and Specialties. Don't miss the Rudy Junior's Shrimp pasta. I asked the...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had a few things on their menu. You can tell the pasta is fresh out of the squeezer thingy. Lots of sauce! How can there be too much? Other placed barely even give you a ladle. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff very...More

Thank jujubee2015
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jujubee2015, We are delighted you've enjoyed your visits with us, even after the veal suprise! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you back in soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner at Clara's and had about 45 guests. The function room was very inviting and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding. This is Italian comfort food made onsite and each dish was so well...More

Thank MTR14
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

MTR14, Thank you for your kind words and for letting us be part of such a special event! We are delighted you all enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you back in real soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In spite of the place was packed , We were desapointed , basic italien/ american-way disses with too much tomato sauce.

Thank Bomomo46
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bomomo46, We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit with us. Thank you for giving us a try and we hope you will give us another chance.

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Clara's in Woodbridge was tried by a group of three for the evening meal last night (a Tuesday) and all went well. We wanted to be able to visit in addition to enjoying a meal together. When first entering the dining area I was overwhelmed...More

Thank ChiWind
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

ChiWind, We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable visit and that our front desk was able to properly accommodate your needs. Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you back in again real soon!

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the atmosphere at Clara's: open and bright. We ordered the Chicken Parmesan (3 solid stars) and Eggplant Lasagna (5 stars). The chicken parm seemed to be lacking breading and flavor. Disappointing because this dish is an Italian staple. As for service: I...More

Thank Jen M
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Jen, We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit with us. We do not bread our chicken parm at all, which might account for the difference in taste than what you were expecting. As far as the issue of service, we will...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank FloridaHop
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

FloridaHop, Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you back in soon.

Reviewed 19 May 2017

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-...More

Thank 2016maryG
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

2016maryG, Thank you for your recent visit and kind review. We hope to see you back in soon!

Reviewed 1 May 2017 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 reviewResponded 3 May 2017

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

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Kathy Y
24 June 2017|
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Response from JennMartyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Kathy - I live close to Clara's and go there frequently. The menu has a wide range of prices. As I am recalling, the range is from about $13.99 on up to the $20's for items with seafood and steak. There is also a... More
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zocko
7 January 2017|
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Response from Dawn M | Property representative |
Hello Zocko, unfortunately we can't as part of the sauce is premade. We do have other sauces that are made to order and can be made without garlic.
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Caitlyn M
29 March 2016|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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