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6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
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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250 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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

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 

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had a marvelous dinner with friends Sunday. Everyone just raved about the freshness of the food. Nothing frozen here. Everyone plans on going back soon. The lasagna was fresh,angel hair pasta with veggies & Alfredo sauce was best we ever had.The house salad dressing was stupendous. We all shared a couple orders of meatballs and bruschette. We all left stuffed... More 

Thank 3Harls
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

3Harls, We couldn't be happier about this review! And I must admit, our homemade alfredo sauce is my favorite item on our menu. We hope to see you and all your friends back real soon! More 

Willowbrook, Illinois
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Clara's recently and it was excellent. We do eat here often and my wife usually gets the chicken parmigiana. This time she went with the special - Shrimp Baci. It was outstanding, very flavorful cheese filled pasta in a simple light dill sauce. I had my usual mixed ravioli in vodka creme sauce... More 

Thank TPK53
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

TPK53 Wow, what a great review! We are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and will pass along the compliments to both our kitchen and Lou. Hope to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Just dined at Claras. Lou our waiter, was amazing. It was our first adventure out with our newborn. The hostess' all gushed over her, and immediately offered a booth that would easily accomodate a car seat. (We are new parents, and sometimes even the sinplest thing as remembering that we are now "3" is tough... so I appreciated the request.... More 

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

Kimberly O., We couldn't be happier about this review, thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us and will be sure to pass along all the great compliments to Lou and our staff. Congratulations on the new addition to your family, we hope to see all three of you in again real soon! More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We got all our kids and grandchildren together for a wonderful dinner, celebrating birthdays. The server was experienced and everyone got to choose their favorite meal, as we all love to go to Clara's. We've been going there for over 30 years, most in their old location in a strip mall, which was crowded and noisy, a fun old fashioned... More 

2 Thank Sherry W
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Sherry W, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to have you and your family as long time customers and hope to see you in again soon. More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Several friends saw a movie followed by dinner @ Clara's in their relatively new, larger location. The special for the evening was half price wine by the glass, so we took advantage, partaking of the house cab, which was lovely. We sat at a friendly round table, and our server was attentive. Three of us had lasagne, and it was... More 

2 Thank Jan R
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Jan R, Thank you for your recent visit and kind review. We do have a soup or salad option with all entrees over $15. Hope to see you soon! More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go to the movies and have dinner first. We went without reservations around 5:30pm and had no problem getting seated right away. We were even able to eat right next to the open windows. Too bad the scenery was the parking lot. But there was a nice breeze. I like that there is a... More 

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

Debbie L, Thank you for coming to visit us and for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My wife and I have been customers of Clara's since the week they opened 27 some years ago. We order carry out on average 2 times a month. But the last year has clearly seen Clara's slip drastically. Approximately 8 months ago, they screwed up an my wife's order of Spinach and Angel Hair pasta with Alfredo Sauce and Primavera... More 

1 Thank Vince F
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Vince F, We are sorry to hear your recent visits with us have been less than stellar. We appreciate the feedback and will have a discussion with our staff to address these issues. We do take the quality and accuracy of each order seriously, no matter dine-in or carry out. We would hate to lose you and your wife as... More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We dined here with friends. I had pizza and the others in our group had other Italian dishes. The food was excellent. I had pizza leftovers for two more meals.

3 Thank FloBear2013
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

FloBear2013, Thank you for your recent visit and kind words. We hope to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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: 6309688899

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