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6550 South Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
+1 630-968-8899
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting the Chicago area we had a birthday dinner at Clara's and it was outstanding. We had a party of nine, we made reservations and everything was ready for us when we arrived. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had lasagna and it was excellent, classic Chicago style tomato sauce with lasagna layered with cheese, meat, and pasta. I would... More 

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Thank durango64
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Durango64, Thank you for visiting us! We are happy to hear you had a great experience and hope you will come back soon. Till next time More 

Elmwood Park, Illinois
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253 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time at Clara's and both have been excellent. Tried the house red wine and it was very tasty. Food is plentiful and very high quality. Service also exceptional. Must go.

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

Abenture, We love this review! Thank you so much for your visit and we hope to see you soon! More 

DuPage County, Illinois
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit this restaurant for the first time in many years. First visit to the new location. A very different setting than the "old building". Quite large, yet comfortable. We had a variety of dishes in our party of five, including appetizers. From the veal chop, to seafood pasta, all were tasty and fresh. As expected, portions... More 

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Thank naper22
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Naper22, Thank you for your recent visit. We are happy to hear you had an overall pleasant experience and hope to see you again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

As residents of Southeast Naperville, we frequent the Seven Bridges restaurant corridor and have becoming increasingly frustrated with the quality and attentiveness of Claras food and customer service. We discovered Claras nearly a decade ago and I wish I could click my heels and the family would return to the old location south of their converted Krispy Kreme space. Food... More 

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

NaperNewsie, Thank you for your recent visit and long patronage. We can assure you that nothing besides our space has changed in the last 28 years. We continue to use the same recipes and portion sizes that we always have, and strive to give each and every guest the best experience possible. Till next time. More 

Burr Ridge, Illinois
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Waited several months to get into try this restaurant on a weekend. After eating there it was very disappointing. The best part was our appetizer which was calamari. It was well cooked, light and very tasty. There wasn't near enough marinara served with it though. I had the Las Teramo which was very small in size. It was a eggplant... More 

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Thank John T
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

John T, We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit. Hopefully you will give us another try! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always busy and the parking lots are almost full on Friday evening so my family decided to try since we love a good Italian homemade pasta. We ordered Eggplant Parmesan, Ravioli and Seafood Pastas. A salad was a part of meals we had and their version of Balsamic Vinaigrette was extremely sour and watery. Normally, a restaurant... More 

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

Discovery2015, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. 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 in their restaurant in the 1930's. As hard as we might try, we know that our family recipes might not strike the... More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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111 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Clara's has been around for awhile and recently moved to a new much much bigger location. Fortunately, they haven't lost their original charm. The portions are still generous and the food still home-cooked delicious. They still make their own pasta. There were eight of us, we had the Clara's Seafood special, the Ray Jr. Shrimp special, and the chicken vesuvio.... More 

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

S_Chen0720, We appreciate your long time patronage! Hope to see you soon! More 

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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The food was outstanding! Loved the service, it was quick and the atmosphere is relaxing. Went during dinner, so the place was packed but the wait was quick and worth it!

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

Leslie S, Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you soon! More 

Shorewood, IL
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Tried Clara's over the weekend, looking forward to some good homemade pastas! I suggested it on date night to my husband, so it was just the two of us. The place is really big! And we only waited about 10 minutes for a table. That gave us a chance to check out the bar, good selection of wines-on tap-ordered a... More 

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

Tanline1, It's great to hear you enjoyed our covered patio. We are sorry though that our service and food did not live up to your expectations. We hope you will give us another try! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The new Clara's is beautiful inside. It is huge especially compared to their old strip mall location. However, the staff leaves something to be desired. We came just at opening time at 4p.m. so not crowded at all on a weekday. We asked the hostess for a booth and she gave us a booth but let us know that "it... More 

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

Mar, We are sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience at our new location, and thank you for the feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and determine how we can improve. We hope you will give us another chance to earn your business. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6550 South Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodridge
  • Phone Number: +1 630-968-8899

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?