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Carlucci Downers Grove

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1801 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1371 (Butterfield and I355)
+1 630-512-0990
16:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a nice table and it took the waiter several times to get our order. Food was just ok for the price. Took waiter 25 minutes to get the credit card after the check was presented. Was there from out of town and visiting with a relative and was quite disappointed with the quality and service.

Thank Reefcat
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is near the office so it's a regular lunch spot. Not a huge menu, but something for everyone. Beware - I've seen reviews on other sites about dinner hours. I have no experience after hours - but there's a couple of hotels nearby so I expect it could get crowded. Lunch is great though - service is quick, friendly,... More 

Thank Leona Z
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great dinner! Joe Carlucci runs a great restaurant. His happy hour specials are great but check out my dinner tonight...and yes I had to share. Brandon was our server and has been many times. He's attentive and anticipates our needs whenever we come in.

Thank Barbara T
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

20+ of us attended a private dining dinner at Carlucci. Service was excellent - the food plentiful and delicious.

Thank ymbam
Willowbrook, Illinois
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here before going to "The Mac" in Glen Ellen. Good service but a limited menu. We shared the Caesar Salad - okay but nothing great. My wife had the ravioli - tasty. I had the Veal Milanese. Expecting medallions, I was surprised when I got a veal chop. That said. It was good. It... More 

Thank TPK53
Chicago, Illinois
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had tried it some years ago and found it disappointing. Tried it again, after many years, and found it better. Nice atmosphere. Good service. I was a little critical of my veal dish, having had such good Wiener Schnitzels in Vienna recently, but others loved their meals, especially the salmon . Would consider coming back

Thank delmd2015
Geneva, Illinois
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570 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went to my 40th high school reunion at Carlucci's. What a fun time! The service was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food for this venue was a heavy appetizer buffet. Everything was delicious. The wine was high quality, also. The most fun was sitting outside with the beautiful lights & live music. The band was fun and engaging. I... More 

Thank larryd6578
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a family dinner with 4 persons. We all ordered Linguini, based on the great food at their sister restaurant in Rosemont, ILL. The Pasta tasted like it had not yet been boiled to the right temperature and felt like cardboard. We were truly disappointed. The ambiance inside this restaurant is very nice and the service was also very... More 

Thank heitmann
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

That is to say, nothing real memorable, but that doesn't make it bad. It's good - maybe a little dated, but I have to say, that the layout is nice - not a box, but mostly booths with little cutouts in the room. But...does seem familiar/a little old school (but not like the little Italian neighborhood restaurants). Good for families,... More 

Thank Mike16Chicago
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Always an enjoyable meal here; this is comfort food Italian style. Although the menu here has been severely pared down in the last couple of years, plenty remains to fill you up. For appetizers, mussels in white wine sauce did not disappoint, and the aroncini balls are a good choice. Three of us ordered the linguini with basil prepared tableside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1371
    (Butterfield and I355)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-512-0990
For nearly 25 years, Carlucci Restaurants have been known for great food, wine, and exceptional service. All served in a stylish, yet casual atmosphere.At Carlucci we are committed to giving our customers a truly unique Italian dining experience that is inspired from our many visits to Italy.Whether it's a business meeting, family dinner or any special occasion we have a variety of banquet menus and private party rooms that will meet all of your needs and expectations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?