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6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've gone to Clara's for a number of years, including her 'old' location. It's been a family favorite for years. This past Sunday we went again and the food and service left a lot to be desired. 7 at the table but one basket of bread, the same as was placed on tables for 2. Asked for another and only... More 

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Downers Grove, IL
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here on a recommendation from a friend. We were seated in the patio area, technically inside, but the windows are huge & slide open, so it's like being outside. I ordered mushrooms & caprese salad & my husband had the chicken parm. Portions are hug, even of the salad...which was by far the best caprese salad ever! Since that... More 

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Chicago, United States
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to Clara's since they moved from their last location. The old place felt a little depressing to me, but this place looks sharp. This is more upscale like their brief run in downtown Naperville when they took over Washington Square & made it Clara's at Washington Square. The food was good, solid Italian fare. I had... More 

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

Lou L., Thank you for your kind review, we are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My four year old son loves Clara's "Grilled Calamari". After eating the grilled calamari here, we are not fans of fried calamari. Clara's is one of the very few restaurants that makes delicious grilled calamari. We are tremendous fans of the oil and bread too. Another thing that I love about Clara's is that you will be given generous servings,... More 

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

ROB_DIANA_LEO12, We must admit, we love our grilled calamari too! Thank you for the kind review, hope to see you and your family soon! More 

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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we asked our teen daughter where she'd like to go for her birthday dinner, she picked Clara's. It's been a family favorite for years and the fresh pasta is just delicious. The sauces are great, too. My daughter loved the pesto, the arrabiata was spicy enough to please my husband and I really enjoyed the primavera which was nice... More 

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

Shannan Y, We are thrilled to have such longtime customers like you and your family. We hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday and that we will see you all soon! More 

bolingbrook,illinois USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We at at Clara's last night. Their pastas and sauces are delicious, of course. My only disappointment is that they tend to run out of gnocchi before weekends begin. That minor distraction is more than made up for by the service Clara’s provides. Our waiter, Michael,is a good example of that. He was a most affable, knowledgable and efficient young... More 

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

Jimkeating, Thank you for such a great review, we are delighted to hear you had a great visit! We take great pride in the work of our staff, and I am especially proud of Michael who happens to be my son and Clara's grandson. We make our gnocchi every Wednesday, and sadly are usually out of it by the weekend.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on an invitation from our brother in law and wife. Great service and food great, too. Known for their pasta. They even have 0 calorie pasta.

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

Peter P, Thank you for giving us a try and for your kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

wheaton IL
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319 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wednesday they make fresh Gnocchi which are potatoe dumpling type pasta which are amazing!!! You can have any sauce on it but I chose the special which is vodka sauce with spinach and goat cheese. Which comes with a salad. Could not finish so took the other half home... OMG it was even better if that was even possible the... More 

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

Zimrock, We love this review and couldn't agree more! We will pass along your kind words to the kitchen. Hope to see you next Wednesday! More 

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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant, when ever we can't decide where to go, this is our go to! I have tried many items on the menu and have never been disappointed. If you keep going back, join their rewards club. We had a baby shower here also. Great!

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

Julie M, We are so happy to hear about your continued patronage, and thank you for such a kind review! More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. This place has great Italian food at reasonable prices. Their "house" red wine is very good and a real bargain @ $6 a glass. They also have 1/2 off on bottles of wine every Wednesday. The service and atmosphere are very good and place was packed with... More 

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

Firetmldr, Happy 47th anniversary, we are honored you chose to celebrate your special occasion with us! In addition to 1/2 off bottles on Wednesdays we have 1/2 off glasses on Thursday. Hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?