Via Carducci - Lincoln Park

Via Carducci - Lincoln Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.viacarduccichicago.com/
  • Phone: (773) 665-1981
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Via Carducci - Lincoln Park
Rustic Southern Italian Cuisine features plenty of natural ingredients from the four basic food groups. Here at Via Carducci we use only fresh ingredients to insure the best possible quality. We feature regional Italian wines that best complement the cuisine of Southern Italy. Since we cannot take you back to Calabria, we have brought a little of Calabria to you.
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Via Carducci - Lincoln Park reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)romantic (9)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (3)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Always delicious
    spicygarlicVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Via Carducci is one of my favorite italian spots in the city, both the LP and Wicker locations. I only detracted a star for ambiance because it was so ambient that it was too dark to read the menu in the back room so be careful if taking older companions. Also, if you don't get the Rotini Santa Lucia you are making a big mistake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    Deano91
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We had a group of 10 people, which ended up actually being 3 of us to show up. They made it a point multiple times to say how our group shrank and they were not very accommodating because of it. The only redeemable point of this establishment is that the food is good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    emvllcVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Excellent food and service...appetizers plentiful and fresh. daily specials on the board is the way to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Good Italian
    Ella
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Nice little place. It's on the smaller side. Good service. We've never had a problem; they're very friendly and helpful explaining the menu items. A good selection of dishes without being overwhelming. Tasty pasta dishes, and a respectable selection of wines. Prices very reasonable. There are many small Italian restaurants in Chicago. This is one of the better ones for simply good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Wendy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was very impressed by Via Carducci. It was very busy when we got there at 7pm on Saturday night, yet the service was excellent. I had a chicken special that I enjoyed thoroughly; chicken breast with artichokes, onions and mushrooms in a light wine sauce (which I had them prepare gluten free with no problem). My companions all enjoyed their dishes as well: filet mignon, pizza and pasta dishes. Can't forget the spinach salad with beets and almonds that I started with. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian food on the north side
    GregVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    we've been eating here since it opened, probably 15 years ago (or more) and it continues to turn out delicious food at every visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    FoodieChick
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I like going here very nice family atmosphere. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Via Carducci - Lincoln Park reviews archive.
  • katie
    katie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love this neighbor spot. Great for friends and family meals. Our server was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Via Carducci
    heartviacarducci
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great place. Great food. Great staff. The dinner specials are excellent. Don't get a menu, just order the special.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for pre play dinner
    Depaul
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Family of 4 had a marvelous dinner prior to a play. Will bring our friends here next time
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alilincolnpark
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was much better then I remember. I havent been here in a while and the quality and taste of the the food has improved dramatically. Veal was very tender and flavorful. Salmon pasta dish very tast. Portions were generous and bread excellent! It was late so restaurant was quiet and very romantic.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Get the pasta!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My fish was drowning in butter sauce. I knew I should've gotten the pasta… Still love this little neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal but a tv?
    Judy
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Delicious food and attentive service, but the tv in the bar was on throughout dinner. It was distracting to have the sound of the evening news playing loudly in the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta Delight
    AndiVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    It's hard to find a place that can do Spaghetti Carbonara right and this place does it. It's made in a very authentic way . We had a wonderful meal at affordable prices which is saying a lot in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta Choices are outstanding
    Scatchie
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    My daughter wanted to have her birthday dinner here! The food and service was outstanding. LOVED their marinara sauce and meatballs. Service was great! We will be back and I have recommended to 3 friends already!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Neighborhood Italian
    KyleVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I used to live down the street, but only discovered it once I moved a few miles away. So unfortunate. My wife and I (both young and like all sorts of foods) would have come here all the time....probably will still make the drive. It's just great italian food and the proprietor and his team are very nice. We went on a Monday evening and it was quiet. If you want a relaxed good plate of Italian food with friendly service, this is a great spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went on Valentines DAY
    Jumbo1111
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great and came out extra fast...they were out of rolls due to being packed all night. Our 930 reservation turned into a 940 because they over sat all night. Server wanted to get off of work while waiting on us...Overall food was good just too crowded for Valentines Day
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines mistake
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I made last minute reservations for valentines day. That was our first red flag. There were open slots every 15 min two days before valentines day- unheard of. We got sat 1 hour after our reservation time. They were out of table tread. Eggplant appetizer was cold. They ran out of clams for the clam pasta. Not sure if we will be back. Maybe for take out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vday
    Couple
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good traditional Italian food. Service was a bit slow but it was to be expected as they were very busy with valentines day
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably my favorite Italian
    XXXXXVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Probably my favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago for consistent quality at reasonable prices. The food is execellent. They also have a very reasonably priced list of Italian wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pasta dishes, near Facets
    CarlaEdgewater
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Watch a film at Facets then head to Via Carducci= great night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian spot - food is amazin
    LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    It's our Italian go-to. They upped their prices a bit, which kind of bugs, since it's just chicken/pasta for $15-20? But it is delicious, and the portions are pretty big. Nothing we have ever had has not been delicious. Service is good - the bussers are on top of everything. The waiters we have had could be a little more warm/friendly, but they've been there for like 5-10 years, so I doubt that will be changing. Nothing bad, but not like we are walking out with new server friends. All in all, we like it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday visit.
    Momisntcooking
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Via carducci is one of my sons favorite places. Always a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Free street parking a bonus. Like flavor of the olive oil
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Food
    BobC
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    It was okay. One of the windows was covered with a huge poster. The heat from the ceiling was blowing too hot towards the seating area. Maybe the vents should be going up, not down. I order the bowtie pasta with Salmon and vodka sauce and I got 3 small bites of fish. Not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet