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Clara's

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6550 South Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
+1 630-968-8899
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Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and large portions

This has become my mother's new favorite restaurant. She love the tomato cream vodka sauce with pasta and shrimp. I consistently enjoyed their salmon entrée. The service is friendly and very efficient. Location is much larger and more modern than their old one. A great family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Caymuscat
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has become my mother's new favorite restaurant. She love the tomato cream vodka sauce with pasta and shrimp. I consistently enjoyed their salmon entrée. The service is friendly and very efficient. Location is much larger and more modern than their old one. A great family restaurant.

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Thank Caymuscat
Naperville, Illinois
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in a couple years, so we decided to visit while out shopping. All I can say is this place still rocks after all these years. Big portions, traditional favorites, and great service makes this place a must visit. Can't go wrong with any of the pasta dishes or specialty dishes.

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Thank Jon D
Naperville, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to have a nice dinner, turns out to be a great choice. Started with Calamari, made just right. The other app, tomato, mozzarella, & balsamic. They served us with a variety of breads in a basket. Dinner choices for all were good. Expect the two salads that served, one had shrimp the other steak on top. The... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was good and Excellent was Service . The waitress was very friendly and suggested some good entries and gave us a very good service.

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Thank LKSno12
Elgin, Illinois
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I haven't been here for maybe 5 years but what a step up from there previous location! I certainly enjoy bringing my business here than the lettuce chain restaurants or bucca. The food, service and atmosphere did not disappoint for our family post Christmas gathering. We had reservations for Saturday...which I highly recommend and were seated promptly. Melissa was our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is our go to restaurant. Food is top quality, service is very attentive and the atmosphere is like home. All dining rooms feel like you are in a family home. The staff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu, quick to offer suggestions. The pasta is all freshly made to order and the desserts are fabulous.

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Thank Beth S
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

First time we've eaten here since they moved to their new location. We went on a Saturday night and since they don't take reservations for couples (I think 6 or higher?) we had a bit of a wait so we grabbed a glass of wine from their bar. Nice wine menu, I love that you can order a half carafe... More 

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Thank cruisin*tigger
Rockwall, Texas
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Looked like we were in for a long wait coming in the door, as the room was full and others were waiting, but we got seated in 5 minutes flat... turns out they have adopted space next door that probably triples the space you first see. Waitress was friendly and solicitous, and recommended a house special wine that was reasonably... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife had eaten here several times with her girlfriends and I recently ate there for the first time with my wife and son on a Friday night. The menu offers a lot to choose from so it can take some time to figure out what you want. My wife and son had the eggplant parmesan and a pizza while... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your meals. I too love the pizza. Clara spent time with a chef in Naples to get our pizza recipe just right; she will be happy to hear you enjoyed. More 

Frankfort, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent fresh pasta!! My husband and I stopped in for dinner on a Wednesday evening. We were seated within five minutes. I love there fresh pasta. I ordered vegetable primavera with fresh herb linguine. The pasta was the best I have had!!

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

Thank you for your recent visit. We have happy to hear you enjoyed your visit especially the fresh pasta. Sylvia makes all of our fresh pasta 5 days a week and has for the last 20 years. I will let her know you enjoyed her work. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6550 South Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodridge
  • Phone Number: +1 630-968-8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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