Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Chicago / Illinois
  4. Chicago
  5. River North (Chicago)
Club Lago Restaurant, Chicago, IL
Club Lago Restaurant, Chicago, IL
Club Lago Restaurant, Chicago, IL
Club Lago Restaurant, Chicago, IL
Club Lago Restaurant, Chicago, IL

Club Lago Restaurant

4.8
4.8
460 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Opening its doors in 1952, Club Lago has anchored the corner of Superior and Orleans since before the neighborhood River North grew up around it. Serving classic Northern Italian specialties from the Garfagnana Valley in Tuscany to steaks, chops and signature sandwiches too, the Lago's staff will recommend the perfect entree for whatever mood you're in.

Third generation owners GianCarlo and Guido are pouring the wine or serving the veal--it's a family affair. Time warp back to the fifties with a glass of chianti in a plush booth in the bar or hold court at one of the tables in the back; Club Lago's ideal for the first date, a meal before the theater or a game, or whenever you're looking to relax to great food and be a regular in a family joint.

Some call it "retro," we call it home. Benvenuti, come on in!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 951-2849
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Your next office meal can be at Club Lago or Club Lago can be in your office for your next meal.
  • Private party facilities
    Club Lago can accommodate special events for groups up to 180 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Guido: (312) 951-2849
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Orleans
  • Parking details
    All sorts of street parking and lots just south of us.
  • Public transit
    Club Lago is one block west of the Chicago/Franklin stop on the CTA Brown line
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 460 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

460 Reviews
  1. ArthurW

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ! Great old school place, we love coming

    Is this helpful?

  2. JenniferV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Club Lago offers a delightful dining experience with its charming ‘old school’ ambiance and classic Italian cuisine. The warm, welcoming atmosphere of this family-owned establishment since 1952 is not to be missed! The pasta, chicken parm and veal were outstanding. Club Lago is a Chicago gem for those seeking a genuine Italian dining experience.

    Is this helpful?

  3. JeffM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great classic Chicago Italian restaurant. Great owners, service and outstanding food at a great value.

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Club Lago is one of our favorite easy restaurants in the city. We actually just recently decided we are going to have our rehearsal dinner there this year!

    Is this helpful?

  5. NeighborDowntheBlock

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful generational family owned non-pretentious neighborhood Italian restaurant with a welcoming friendly staff and great food!

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a larger group for a business dinner and the staff was great. If you want a low key diner sort of environment for a fun group, this is perfect.

    Is this helpful?

  7. AnthonyC

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Please do something about the urinal cake smell emanating from the bathrooms. I brought friends in from out of state for dinner. I have always ate dinner at the bar, so I never noticed the smell. The night I was there, it was strong. I made the comment about it because I could tell everyone else was being kind not to mention it to me. They all loved the food. Service was great. Just the smell!

    Is this helpful?

  8. Korky

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly bar and great service. I keep coming back for their green noodles. Delicious!

    Is this helpful?

  9. JedW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You like Italian? You’ll love everything about Club Lago. I went 2 weeks ago and will return twice in January. Can’t wait.

    Is this helpful?

  10. cookie5148

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good meal when we come here. Still one of the few places that still provides free bread post-COVID. Pasta dishes are of a nice size and tasty. I usually get the baked Mostaccioli with meat sauce and a side of meatballs. This easily is a solid meal with leftovers for the next day. Veal parmesan is tender and flavorful. I am also a big fan of the pizza bread with sausage as starter...that is usually the reason why I can't finish an entrée at this joint because I fill on that starter, it is that good.

    Is this helpful?

  11. MadelineD

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and a cozy atmosphere! Great place!

    Is this helpful?

  12. Amanda

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Older restaurant ambience but reflects what the restaurant upholds. Great food, cooked fresh. I recommend the chicken parm or fettuccine alfredo.

    Is this helpful?

  13. BANDL

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Club Lago was terrific! The people there are so friendly and helpful. We brought two friends who had never been there. They loved it and said they will definitely go back. My favorite is the veal rustacana. I describe it as eggplant parmesan topped with veal parmesan. Our friend ordered it based on my recommendation. He loved it! My husband ordered the veal parmesan. It was a huge piece, tender and delicious, with a side of mostoccoli. The spaghetti and meatballs were perfect. Our server was friendly and fun. We will go back again soon. Club Lago is a warm, comfortable place with great food

    Is this helpful?

  14. JohnM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at Club Lago took care of us like we were family. The kind of family you actually like.

    Is this helpful?

  15. AngelsLame

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went back to Lago after 20 years to find the same owner doing rounds, the same food on the menu and the same, warm, family-like welcoming atmosphere. Was and is always good!

    Is this helpful?

  16. toml

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and place was great. Wine prices were a bit high especially compared to what was listed on their website.

    Is this helpful?

  17. HeatherC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a team dinner at Club Lago and had a great time. Great service, great food. What’s not to love?

    Is this helpful?

  18. HollyA

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone at Club Lago was incredible! The food was impeccable. I couldn't recommend them more heartily.

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. Authentic, Italian, neighborhood restaurant. Best meal we had in Chicago.

    Is this helpful?

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Of all the Italian family restaurants in the world you gotta go to “Lago” (Club Lago)… The brothers (GianCarlo and Guido) have carried a tradition in food, hospitality, and service that doesn’t exist anymore. From the spaghetti with meat sauce, and meatballs, that warms your soul on a rainy day to the chicken parmigiana that will make you forget what day it is… this is the place. Come in and try it for the first time, I promise it won’t be your last. Cheers (Salute!)

    1 person found this helpful

  21. JonathanR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Italian restaurant in the city. The food is always outstanding and the onion rings are amazing. Everything is always tasty and the prices are more then reasonable.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Mike

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great smaller Italian place away from the bustle and hustle. Truly old school as the check comes written with pen on a note pad :-) inside and ambience is nothing special but the service and food were great. We had the spaghetti and tortellini and both were great. The cannoli desert was not as great, seemed small and a bit too crunchy. Wine is pricey and comes in a small water glass. Overall a good experience would definitely come back!

    Is this helpful?

  23. Korky

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our dinner last night was delicious. Green Noodles with Bernaise sauce. Yum!

    Is this helpful?

  24. HannaA

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 13 had a fabulois time. Lovely american-italian food, impressive Italian wine list. There are no words to describe, how nice, fun, efficient and lovely was the service. Those of us who live in Chicago already plan to be back!

    Is this helpful?

  25. JaimeT

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice homey old-style vibe. Great food though the amount of food is pretty uneven depending on what you order.

    Is this helpful?

  26. Loveu2

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here! Great service and great food! Allie was a fantastic server.

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. They are warm and welcoming. Best hidden gem in Chicago

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience, veal parmigiana was very heavy on sauce, meat Sauce on pasta was amazing. Really enjoyed the salad and clams. Cool place

    Is this helpful?

  29. DavidW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bang for your buck. Wonderful food and service.

    Is this helpful?

  30. ArtH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was thrilled to be back to Club Lago for an excellent dinner!

    Is this helpful?

  31. MichaelS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal in a warm and inviting environment

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service, waitress drinking on job. Waitress overcharged for drinks. Had 1 wine, 1 drink after dinner, was charged for 2 of each. Ordered 1/2 order of pasta which was $2 off the regular price for full order… portion was very small. My dinner was very good, my friends was ok. (bread was stale). Way over-priced…, an old time spot which people love but needs to get a handle on service.

    Is this helpful?

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quaint place old chicago Great food easy location go Enjoy take friends you will like Quiet unexpected atmosphere you will love the food Great Bar too

    Is this helpful?

  34. JoeF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for relaxed conversation with wonderful Italian home cooking vibe. Service is smart, quick, and very personable. If I lived in the area I’d be a regular at their cozy bar

    Is this helpful?

  35. cookie5148

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good solid neighborhood restaurant, no frills. Just good cooking. You will not leave hungry. Personal favorites are any pasta with meat sauce and a side of meatballs, the pizza bread and the chicken/veal parmesan.

    Is this helpful?

  36. RoshaniC

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and service was great

    Is this helpful?

  37. Camille

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation and attended some time ago and restaurant CANCELED it even though we showed up on time. We tried them again last night and made a reservation. When we walked over through treacherous weather, the restaurant was closed. While we really like the restaurant, I wouldn’t recommend booking reservations through Open Table for this place. They clearly are not communicating with Open Table.

    Is this helpful?

  38. BarryG

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Prompt and courteous service and loved the feel like I was at a neighborhood place somewhere in the city. It did not have that downtown snooty feel. Will definitely be back.

    Is this helpful?

  39. JohnD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Family outing before attending a play. Gave ourselves plenty of time and were allowed to sit comfortably without being rushed. Made reservation for 7 but were given a booth with a table added to end so not very conducive to talking with everyone in party. Larger party tables don't seem to be as available. Food was pretty good but not the best Italian cuisine we have had. Priced reasonably.

    Is this helpful?

  40. Korky

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love their food. Green Noodles with meat sauce are the best! The wait staff is fabulous!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Club Lago Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Club Lago Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 951-2849.

Club Lago Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 460 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Club Lago Restaurant

331 W. Superior, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Orleans
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    All sorts of street parking and lots just south of us.
  • Public transit
    Club Lago is one block west of the Chicago/Franklin stop on the CTA Brown line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 951-2849
  • Catering
    Your next office meal can be at Club Lago or Club Lago can be in your office for your next meal.
  • Private party facilities
    Club Lago can accommodate special events for groups up to 180 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Guido: (312) 951-2849
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo