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Clara's

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6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
6309688899
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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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 

Chicago area
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we moved to this area Clara's was in a strip mall next to an animal hospital. That's how I found it in the first place, now that they moved to a lovely large building to suit their vibrant personality. Great staff goes at the speed of light. Took super good care of my 1 year old and 3 year... More 

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

Sheppette, Thank you for your review and long time patronage - we're delighed to have customers like you! See you back in soon. More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there four times (twice for holiday work parties and twice for dinner with my boyfriend) and every time has been lovely. More of a fine dining establishment but reasonably priced and the food is worth it. The servers have been wonderful, seem to be very knowledgeable of their food/drink selections, and balance attentiveness with time to yourself.... More 

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Thank Aron347
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Aron347, We are delighted you've been enjoying your visits with us! Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you back in soon. More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a while since I visited and reviewed Clara's. This time it was for a carry out. We ordered pasta which was great - lasagna,ravioli, chicken parm. We also ordered appetizers - caprese, bruschetta. Ran into same issue as last time with appetizers. Pinkish tomatoes used. Green parsley? Did not look fresh. Bread was very soggy yet we picked... More 

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Thank vacationer185
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Vacationer185, Thank you for giving us another try, and we appreciate the feedback. We will discuss the appetizer consistency issues with our carry out staff. More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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219 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we want a good home cooked Italian meal - we visit Clara's. The food is fresh and really taste like home cooking! Coming from someone who is Italian should say allot. My only downfall is that sometimes they don't drain the pasta enough and that makes it into the bottom of the dish. I have just learned to ask... More 

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

Lisa2735, Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you soon! More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been a fan of Clara's for many years. In fact, I first started going to Clara's when it was in a much smaller location, down the street from where it is today. This has always been a family owned business, and I believe it remains as such. When the family decided to build the current location from the... More 

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

JennMartyn, We are delighted to have you as a long time customer and appreciate your continued support. We are indeed still family owned and operated - there's always a family member running around on the floor! We will have a meeting with our staff to discuss the issues you brought up about service. Hope to see you soon! More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Clara's has always been a favorite, but their food seems to get better and better each time we go! Staff are exceptional also!

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Thank Josie223
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Josie 223, Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are delighted to hear you continue to have great experiences with us. Hope to see you soon! More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Clara's has excellent Italian food. Ate there a couple of times and have been ordering/ picking up for almost 20 yrs. Can't think of a bad bite that I've had there. Lasagna is the favorite. The new location is down the block from the old place. We haven't dined in at the new location yet, but when picking up there,... More 

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

Chester L., Thank you for your kind review. We hope you come and dine in the new place soon! More 

Aurora
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252 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious entrees and so many selections on the menu, it's difficult to decide on one. The Chicken Marsala was phenomenal. Only downside, they offer one prosecco and it's "on tap"l. For such a great place, they really need to have a few prosecco bottle selections

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

Lisa C, Thank you for your recent visit, we're happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! We will be looking into adding more proseccos to our menu for the summer. Hope to see you soon. More 

Naperville, IL
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Drove by many times, finally got a chance to eat here. Nice decorations and good partitions of spaces. The service was really good. We ordered the Clara Seafood special and the eggplant lasagna. The Seafood special has lots of ingredients: calamari, shrimp, clam, mussels. I wish there is a choice of paste, but the dish only came with angel hair.... More 

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Thank CHC739
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

CHC739, We are happy you were able to finally come and visit us! So you know for next time, you can substitute any pasta you wish in any dish - not just the build your own. Hope to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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: 6309688899

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