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Clara's Pasta Di Casa

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

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Clara's is #1

I usually do not leave reviews for restaurants but after reading the last review from My Lionlog I had to write something about this restaurant.. I respect his opinion but I have been at this place MANY TIMES, and I can honestly tell you I never had a bad experience at this place; staff is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Haciel C
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I usually do not leave reviews for restaurants but after reading the last review from My Lionlog I had to write something about this restaurant.. I respect his opinion but I have been at this place MANY TIMES, and I can honestly tell you I never had a bad experience at this place; staff is always friendly, food is always... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Chicago and the suburbs are loaded with good Italian food. Clara's is is not one of those places! I eat a lot of Italian food with a lot of real Italian's, and I can tell you that this is some of the worst Italian food I've had in the Chicago metro area. I was excited at first, in that the... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Clara's. We are sad to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations especially since Chicken Parmigiana is one of our more popular dishes. Since we opened in 1987, we strive to make everyone's visit a special one by using nothing but the freshest ingredients just like our grandparents did... More 

Chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

First, we absolutely loved the booths! They were generously sized for 6 people and quite tall so you had privacy which we loved! Ambiance is very nice and parking isn't an issue. We were excited to go here because a close friend said Clara's has the best Italian food in the Chicago suburbs. That being said, the food was okay/good... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit but it seems we have dropped the ball a bit. The goal of our wine list is to give our customers wines they might not find anywhere else with the hope they find a new love! That being said we seemed to have dropped the ball on training with our staff. I apologize and... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tried this place on a suggestion from a friend while visiting Chicago. Ordered the Chicken Parm with a side of pasta. It was the worst Chicken Parm I have ever had, and the pasta came swimming in water! They took the pasta back after I complained and brought me more, and it was in even more water! My friend ordered... More 

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

We are so sorry to hear we did not live up to your expectations. I will be following up with our staff to investigate why your dishes did not meet our high quality standards we strive for with every dish. I hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in the area. More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant has great Italian food. We haven't had a bad meal here and it is truly the traditional Italian food that we have grown up with in Chicago. The family atmosphere and the owners are genuine and we are so glad to have this premium establishment in our town.

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

Thank you so much for your high praise. Our family has enjoyed serving our great customers for the past 28 years. I will pass along your comments to our staff. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Since they moved to this new location I think the food has gotten even better! It was already very good. This place is even busier with more people and food quality is the best. You can't go wrong on any day for a outing at Clara's!

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

Hi Tom. Thank for visiting Clara's. We are happy you are enjoying our new location. I will pass along your praise to our hardworking staff. More 

Woodridge, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Clara's never disappoints. The food is always top notch. The pasta us very light and doesn't weigh heavy on you... great so you can eat more!

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Clara's and your kind word. I will pass along the praise of our fresh homemade pasta to Silvia. Silvia has been making our pasta everyday for the last 15 years and love to hear that people enjoy it. Till next time! More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Excellent food, great service. Will be back! Pasta with pesto, kids pasta with meat and my husband had a shrimp dish. All food, drinks and dessert was delicious!

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

Angie. Thank you for your glowing review. We are happy you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to Clara's. I will pass along your praise to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very popular local place, keeps expanding. Always good food and service. We have been there several times. Good for falmilies, couples or just date night.

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Clara's. I will pass along your praise to our great staff many of whom have been with us at 10 or more years. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clara's has always done phenomenal business which is why they recently moved to a new larger location to accommodate all their customers. While that certainly puts a star on their report, I feel like their food quality has gone down since. New cooks? I had my daughter's baby shower there on a Saturday evening and appetizers, especially the bruschetta were... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Clara's. We are sad to hear that we did not live up to your expectations; we will be discussing with our kitchen staff. We take pride in serving nothing but the freshest ingredients using the recipes our family has used for the last 90 years. We are also fortunate in that our entire... 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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