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6550 S. Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
+1 630-968-8899
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
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  • 20
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
What's All The Fuss

I hate to say it but I was very disappointed with our dinner here the other night. First, I don't like the fact they don't accept reservations unless you have a party of 5. Usually, if this is the case and you tell the restaurant you have young kids they'll make an exception. They did not. We were... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Anthony D
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  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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DG
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I hate to say it but I was very disappointed with our dinner here the other night. First, I don't like the fact they don't accept reservations unless you have a party of 5. Usually, if this is the case and you tell the restaurant you have young kids they'll make an exception. They did not. We were a family... More 

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

Anthony- We are sorry to hear about your less than great experience. We are reviewing our reservation policy as soon as we are finished with construction and have all of our dining rooms open for guests. I know it can it frustrating to wait for a table with kids so I promise we will address soon. As for the food,... More 

Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Clara's is always packed out on weekends, and we finally decided to find out why. Now we know! Tasty food, excellent portions, home made salad dressings - fresh ingredients, and friendly and excellent service. The seafood primavera was very good, as was the chicken parmesan. Can't wait to go back.and try other things.

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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 appreciate your kind thoughts and I will share them with our great staff. Everyone here takes great pride in serving our customer with nothing but the freshest simple ingredients as our family has for the last 90 years. Until next time! More 

Southern Poland, Poland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A top Italian restaurant now in a new classy building at 7 Bridges near Edwards. The owners have always gone the extra mile for food and service to the community, but the new facility really makes the entire experience superb! The entire staff works exceptionally hard to deliver consistently outstanding flavorful dishes, and the portions tend to be huge! The... More 

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

Hi Thomas. Thanks so much for your recent visit. We are enjoying our new space and neighbors in the Seven Bridges Development. I will pass along your praise to our staff who we agree are great! More 

Naperville, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Large party of 14 and every one enjoyed their food, Service was a little slow as the facility was full with waiting dinners

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

Hi Frank. Thank yo for your recent visit. I am happy everyone enjoyed but will discuss with the slow service. More 

Ottawa il
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Clara's has sat in an aging strip mall in a valley hardly noticeable from Route 53 for years. It's most outstanding feature by far was the great food. I guess it played to the old adage " A rose by any other name...". A little more than a year ago, Clara's relocated less than a1/2 mile away in a brand... More 

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

Thanks so much for your recent visit. We are enjoying our new (well its been over a year now) digs. We have been very lucky to have retained all of our staff from our old location as well as have some great new people join our team such as your waitress Morgan. Sorry the cannoli's and lobster bisque did not... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The new location is beautiful! We are just as happy to pick up Clara's and bring it home to pass up the crowds now and then. It's one of those places where I can't seem to get past ordering my favorite dish, Chicken Pesto. Its what I always have, because it's ALWAYS good!

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

Thank you for the wonderful praise. I will be sure to pass it along to our staff. Creamy Chicken Pesto is one of my favorites as well as you can never have too much basil! Until next time, Dawn. More 

Yorkville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to the new Clara's with friends Friday night. What a lovely surprise, compared to the old Clara's, which we also hadn't been to for many years since we don't live in the area. The new Clara's is just beautiful - warm and welcoming and just lovely. The food and wine were outstanding. Personally, I had the eggplant lasagna.... More 

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

Sherry- Thanks so much for joining us at the "new" Clara's. It is hard to believe it has been a year since we moved. I will pass along your comments to the kitchen who take great pride and care to prepare everything from scratch as we have done since our we opened in 1987. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Lisle, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Being a fan of the lasagna at the old Claras I was nervous that the new claras would disappoint but I am very happy to say it is still fantastic. The new location is a big step up and is a nice place to have a great meal. my wife and I ate in the main bar area and this... More 

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

It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit at our new location. The Pizza Bar is a great place to have a "kitchen table" experience without being in the kitchen. I will pass along your compliments to Patrick. Till next time. More 

Woodridge, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've been to Clara's many times over the years, the new location, just down the street from the old, is a vast improvement. The decor is just lovely. The food is usually quite good with homemade sauces. The bread with oil and cheese is excellent. Service is always prompt.

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

Thanks for the kind words about our new location. It is hard to believe we have been in the space for almost a year! We hope you join us when our new 4 season room and lounge area opens in December. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

First time in the new location. Nice but too many bistro tables, few cozy booths. Yea, the pasta is fresh-made but the sauces are more like soup - even served in soup bowls. I'd rather have a tastier dish than the overly abundant serving sizes. The grilled calamari was good but the sauce was too chunky for dipping - we... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit. We are sad to hear that we did not live up to your expectations. I will pass along your comment to the kitchen staff concerning the lobster bisque soup. As for the menu, it is an ever evolving menu made up of items from our grandparents restaurant in Chicago from the 1930's -1963 as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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