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6550 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517-1214
6309688899
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been a fan of Clara's for many years. In fact, I first started going to Clara's when it was in a much smaller location, down the street from where it is today. This has always been a family owned business, and I believe it remains as such. When the family decided to build the current location from the... More 

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

JennMartyn, We are delighted to have you as a long time customer and appreciate your continued support. We are indeed still family owned and operated - there's always a family member running around on the floor! We will have a meeting with our staff to discuss the issues you brought up about service. Hope to see you soon! More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Clara's has always been a favorite, but their food seems to get better and better each time we go! Staff are exceptional also!

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Thank Josie223
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Josie 223, Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are delighted to hear you continue to have great experiences with us. Hope to see you soon! More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Clara's has excellent Italian food. Ate there a couple of times and have been ordering/ picking up for almost 20 yrs. Can't think of a bad bite that I've had there. Lasagna is the favorite. The new location is down the block from the old place. We haven't dined in at the new location yet, but when picking up there,... More 

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

Chester L., Thank you for your kind review. We hope you come and dine in the new place soon! More 

Aurora
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250 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delicious entrees and so many selections on the menu, it's difficult to decide on one. The Chicken Marsala was phenomenal. Only downside, they offer one prosecco and it's "on tap"l. For such a great place, they really need to have a few prosecco bottle selections

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

Lisa C, Thank you for your recent visit, we're happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! We will be looking into adding more proseccos to our menu for the summer. Hope to see you soon. More 

Naperville, IL
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Drove by many times, finally got a chance to eat here. Nice decorations and good partitions of spaces. The service was really good. We ordered the Clara Seafood special and the eggplant lasagna. The Seafood special has lots of ingredients: calamari, shrimp, clam, mussels. I wish there is a choice of paste, but the dish only came with angel hair.... More 

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Thank CHC739
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

CHC739, We are happy you were able to finally come and visit us! So you know for next time, you can substitute any pasta you wish in any dish - not just the build your own. Hope to see you soon! More 

Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had a marvelous dinner with friends Sunday. Everyone just raved about the freshness of the food. Nothing frozen here. Everyone plans on going back soon. The lasagna was fresh,angel hair pasta with veggies & Alfredo sauce was best we ever had.The house salad dressing was stupendous. We all shared a couple orders of meatballs and bruschette. We all left stuffed... More 

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Thank 3Harls
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

3Harls, We couldn't be happier about this review! And I must admit, our homemade alfredo sauce is my favorite item on our menu. We hope to see you and all your friends back real soon! More 

Willowbrook, Illinois
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Clara's recently and it was excellent. We do eat here often and my wife usually gets the chicken parmigiana. This time she went with the special - Shrimp Baci. It was outstanding, very flavorful cheese filled pasta in a simple light dill sauce. I had my usual mixed ravioli in vodka creme sauce... More 

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Thank TPK53
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

TPK53 Wow, what a great review! We are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and will pass along the compliments to both our kitchen and Lou. Hope to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Just dined at Claras. Lou our waiter, was amazing. It was our first adventure out with our newborn. The hostess' all gushed over her, and immediately offered a booth that would easily accomodate a car seat. (We are new parents, and sometimes even the sinplest thing as remembering that we are now "3" is tough... so I appreciated the request.... More 

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

Kimberly O., We couldn't be happier about this review, thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us and will be sure to pass along all the great compliments to Lou and our staff. Congratulations on the new addition to your family, we hope to see all three of you in again real soon! More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We got all our kids and grandchildren together for a wonderful dinner, celebrating birthdays. The server was experienced and everyone got to choose their favorite meal, as we all love to go to Clara's. We've been going there for over 30 years, most in their old location in a strip mall, which was crowded and noisy, a fun old fashioned... More 

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

Sherry W, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to have you and your family as long time customers and hope to see you in again soon. More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Several friends saw a movie followed by dinner @ Clara's in their relatively new, larger location. The special for the evening was half price wine by the glass, so we took advantage, partaking of the house cab, which was lovely. We sat at a friendly round table, and our server was attentive. Three of us had lasagne, and it was... More 

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2 Thank Jan R
Dawn M, Owner at Clara's, responded to this review

Jan R, Thank you for your recent visit and kind review. We do have a soup or salad option with all entrees over $15. Hope to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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?