Club Lago Restaurant

4.6
387 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!
What 387 people are saying
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vipRichardT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service. If you are looking for authentic Italian, would highly recommend

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LorraineA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the wonderful food in the warmth of a traditional Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this local Italian restaurant I have to say it was delicious their homemade meat sauce is a must try.

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vipFairandhonest
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After living in Chicago 45 years I finally dined at Club Lago. No need to go back; pretty average Italian food that I thought was overpriced. Maybe it has sentimental something for others. Not me.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was decent for the price. Staff were friendly. Ambiance was lacking a little and crowded space. Women’s bathroom had issue with sink.

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vipChrisB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! The food is wonderful, the service is great, and such a terrific atmosphere. Perfect.

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vipLizzyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation but they were not serving food at the time so did not get to eat there.

Club Lago Restaurant
Responded on November 23, 2021

We love trying to accommodate late arrivals, but by the time you arrived, our kitchen had closed. Next time, we'd love to seat you at your reservation time!

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BebeBinx
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good. Our server was nice. There weren’t that many cocktail options, although they did have a good list of wines. It was perfect for a get together to chat among family or friends.

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JulieG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Veal parmigiana excellent! Green noodles and sausage had lukewarm sausage, flavorless with very mushy noodles. Server was great. Busman was very attentive. The manager took it off the bill so great customer service. They forgot it was fir my husband’s birthday. Delicious cannolis!

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viploneagle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Had the Veal Parm and Chicken Marsala. They were delicious. Juan Carlos, the server, was professional, charming, and efficient. Club Lago is the quintessential neighborhood bar/restaurant. Owners Guido and Giancarlo know how to operate a warm, friendly, and wonderful establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, friendly service. Looking forward to returning!

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GaryE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Warm atmosphere. Service was excellent. Six people ordered, three liked their meals. I would go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian in an iconic bar

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RobertZ
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Club Lago is a Chicago treasure pure and simple.

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BradK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite neighborhood staples! Great food, welcoming staff, real Chicago ambiance. Good for a work lunch or a romantic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great veggie pasta and veal Marsala. Great service. Cool neighborhood joint - locals not touristy.

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ShelbyC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing says family more than a night at Club Lago. The atmosphere is wonderful and makes you feel at home as soon as you walk in. The food was amazing and the service was even better.

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JoeD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and friendly service. Chicken, eggplant and veal parm are all fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was Juan Carlos and he was great. The food exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service!!!

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AbbyJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, flavors, portion size and menu options

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DanaDane
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Walked by a million times and finally had dinner it was delicious! I’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Fabulous fried calamari and veal dishes. Great service in a classic I Taoism setting.

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BobbieS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. We visit every time we come to Chicago!

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vipLizVT
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the casual but nostalgic atmosphere. Best bolognese in forever. Love the Lago!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipDianeM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great old school Italian restaurant/bar! Would definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a family dinner

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DominickM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Club Lago is my go to Italian restaurant. It has checkerboard tablecloths and owners name Guido and GianCarlo! If you live in Chicago....check out this restaurant today.

Intimate dining in an relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful outdoor dining too.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food, but restaurant needs renovated! Service so so.

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RonR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Good food. Very pleasant experience.

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Neighborhoodfoodie
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old-school Italian for lunch or dinner; very friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot for old-school Italian food. Everything was fantastic, including the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food that was worth the price. Quaint little Italian restaurant off the beaten path of tourist-focused dinning near Michigan Avenue. Loved this local joint!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Food was cold, decent at most, we were the only ones there so really no reason for our food to come out cold..

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious Italian food and wine, very friendly staff providing excellent service.

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TaraR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Italian!!!!! So good!! We will be back!

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vipStCharlesDiner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful summer night to sit on their outdoor patio. The food was delicious, especially the baked clams, and our server Julia was great! Street parking was available across the street which was inexpensive and convenient.

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vipNicolina
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST VEAL in the city!!! Cannoli's are great too, great owners and great prices! love this spot

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was absolutely incredible. However, our server was not very friendly or personable. Overall, we’ll still be returning for the incredible food.

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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 4.6 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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