Club Lago Restaurant
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!
Great Italian in an iconic bar
Club Lago is a Chicago treasure pure and simple.
One of my favorite neighborhood staples! Great food, welcoming staff, real Chicago ambiance. Good for a work lunch or a romantic evening.
Great veggie pasta and veal Marsala. Great service. Cool neighborhood joint - locals not touristy.
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.
Great restaurant and friendly service. Chicken, eggplant and veal parm are all fantastic.
The waiter was Juan Carlos and he was great. The food exceeded our expectations.
Really great food and service!!!
The food was amazing, flavors, portion size and menu options
Walked by a million times and finally had dinner it was delicious! I’ll be back!
Always a treat. Fabulous fried calamari and veal dishes. Great service in a classic I Taoism setting.
One of our favorites. We visit every time we come to Chicago!
Love the casual but nostalgic atmosphere. Best bolognese in forever. Love the Lago!!!
Great old school Italian restaurant/bar! Would definitely come back.
Had a family dinner
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.
Good food, but restaurant needs renovated! Service so so.
Friendly service. Good food. Very pleasant experience.
Great old-school Italian for lunch or dinner; very friendly staff!
Great neighborhood spot for old-school Italian food. Everything was fantastic, including the service.
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!
Food was cold, decent at most, we were the only ones there so really no reason for our food to come out cold..
Great atmosphere, delicious Italian food and wine, very friendly staff providing excellent service.
Delicious authentic Italian!!!!! So good!! We will be back!
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.
The BEST VEAL in the city!!! Cannoli's are great too, great owners and great prices! love this spot
The food was absolutely incredible. However, our server was not very friendly or personable. Overall, we’ll still be returning for the incredible food.
Great food and prices. Bread was way too stale.
Best Italian food I've had in Chicago. Loved the Veal Limone. Good mid-week date night.
We were welcomed warmly and had a great meal. The food, the service, and the wine selection was fantastic!
Wonderful dining with great staff interaction . Willing to alter menu
In terms of their strategy, I guess I just don’t “get it”... Its rather expensive, but has like a low end diner vibe. Feels like their pricing model is disconnected from their in-store experience. Maybe it’s the long history that makes it relevant, in terms of actual food or value, felt like I was missing something. Won’t need to head back, but hope the family does well there.
I have been coming to lago for 30 years. My favorite restaurant in chicago.
WOW- favorite place in the city! You must try the veal rusticana. Great family who owns this place! good for business lunches, dinner dates, or just a casual drink at the bar!
We were there for over an hour and no waiter ever came over. The owner sat us, someone brought us water and bread. No one ever brought menus or took our order. Three times we went inside to ask to have a waiter sent over. We left after more than an hour and a half still never being served. And the owner just said sorry very flippantly—no offer to quickly take our orders and give us food to go, no business card for next time, NOTHING. I’ve been here a few times and am now so disappointed. Will not be going back.
Good food, well-priced, most welcoming and friendly staff!
Staff ate very friendly, but most menu items are fried, not fresh. Nothing spectacular.
We were in a greenhouse which was lovely! The food and the service were great!
It was GREAT to be back at Club Lago. Food and atmosphere as great as always. Great food at a good price.
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 4.7 stars by 377 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.