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6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
+1 630-968-8899
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (61 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“primavera” (8 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were told to try Clara's by several people and it does not disappoint - we both went with the salmon dishes (there are 2) and they were delicious! The inside is very nicely decorated - cozy, yet spacious with romantic lighting. But don't let...More

Thank mk032689
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The service at Clara's is excellent. The pasta is fresh, the portions are very generous and the prices are quite reasonable. It's a great place to dine as a couple, a family, or a large group. Clara's is warm, friendly and flat out delicious!

Thank daviddH3075KO
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We dined there on many occasions before the move. The new location is nice. (I think I enjoyed it more at the old location) The food is good ,service and staff are all very attentive. The only reason I gave it a 3 is ,I...More

Thank Mxitup68
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This was our first time at Clara's and it won't be the last. The service was excellent and the Italian food was fantastic. Fresh pasta and sauces, made in house. Nice portions and excellent in taste and freshness. Very busy so make reservations.

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Grate surroundings not over done makes you feel at home. Food is great at a fair price. A good place to take out of town guest or to just and enjoy a great meal any time.

Thank V7645RQpeterr
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Went with family and friends for dinner. Ate outside on the patio, which was very relaxing. Nice wine selection and impressive food choices. Service was outstanding and food did not disappoint. It's a bit pricey, but worth it for the finer quality of the food.

Thank Abenture
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I keep trying this restaurant and can never figure out what attracts people. The Italian food is mediocre at best. I'm Italian and I know good Italian cooking. This leaves much to be desired.

Thank Barbara W
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Barbara W, While we are disappointed you have not enjoyed your visits with us, we appreciate you giving us a try. We wish you all the best!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Huge menu. Incredible flexibility --- you can mix and match a dozen or so pastas (including gluten free), multiple sauces, and diverse ingredients to build your own dish. A nice list of Specials and Specialties. Don't miss the Rudy Junior's Shrimp pasta. I asked the...More

Thank David V
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

David V, Wow, what a great review, thank you! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and hope we will see you back in soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I've had a few things on their menu. You can tell the pasta is fresh out of the squeezer thingy. Lots of sauce! How can there be too much? Other placed barely even give you a ladle. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff very...More

Thank jujubee2015
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Jujubee2015, We are delighted you've enjoyed your visits with us, even after the veal suprise! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you back in soon.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner at Clara's and had about 45 guests. The function room was very inviting and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding. This is Italian comfort food made onsite and each dish was so well...More

Thank MTR14
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

MTR14, Thank you for your kind words and for letting us be part of such a special event! We are delighted you all enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you back in real soon.

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Questions & Answers
Kathy Y
24 June 2017|
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Response from JennMartyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Kathy - I live close to Clara's and go there frequently. The menu has a wide range of prices. As I am recalling, the range is from about $13.99 on up to the $20's for items with seafood and steak. There is also a... More
6 January 2017|
Response from Dawn M | Property representative |
Hello Zocko, unfortunately we can't as part of the sauce is premade. We do have other sauces that are made to order and can be made without garlic.
Caitlyn M
28 March 2016|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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: +1 630-968-8899
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