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About Club Lucky

Club Lucky features the hearty pastas, fresh seafood and classic dishes of Southern Italy, and Sicily; not to mention Chicago classics such as Chicken Vesuvio. House specialties range from daily hand-made stuffed pastas to perfectly grilled steaks & chops. A mainstay in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area for over 23 years, upon entering you find brick walls, formica tables, and oversized Naugahyde booths that provide a genuine design element to complement “grandmother's recipes” on the Italian menu. All sauces & pastas are made on-site, and each recipe is made with what the Owners call “a little bit of love.” Some of the most sought-after dishes are the Lamb Chops, Antipasti Platters and Spinach Lasagna. Desserts are all housemade as well, with the profiteroles being the most popular. Minutes from downtown hotels, theaters, and the United Center. Hotel Concierge and/or their guests enjoy VIP reservations. Our atmosphere is casual, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable.

1824 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen is open: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30pm - 11:00pm: Saturday: 4:30pm-11:00pm: Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm. Cocktail Lounge open later each evening.

Cross Street:
Honore St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 227-2300

Website:
http://www.clubluckychicago.com/

Entertainment:
New Years Eve and other Special Occasions.

Catering:
The entire menu is available for catering, delivery, or carry out.

Parking Details:
Valet parking at dinner. Street Parking is also available on surrounding streets (no permit required)
For Lunch our side lot just east of the restaurant is available free of charge.

Public Transit:
Damen stop on the CTA Blue Line.
Clybourn stop on Metra.
Buses: 72 North Ave, 9 Ashland Ave, & 50 Damen Ave.

Executive Chef:
Carlos Contreras

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
To book your Private Party, contact: Jim Higgins at 773-227-2300

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Club Lucky's quaint backdrop will set the perfect mood for an evening
of Valentine’s Day surprises and romance. To further emphasize the romantic mood, all of our tables will be specially dressed in white linen, and adorned with vases of of roses and soft candlelight. Love is in the Air!

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Club Lucky Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Comfort Food (36)
Good for a Date (35)
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Casual (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Bar Seating (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Authentic (28)
Fun (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Kid-friendly (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Romantic (15)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great neighborhood place. The baked clams were great. Very fresh ingredients. Try the chicken vesuvio. All dishes were tasty.
Service was friendly and attentive.
Crowded but worth the wait

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always love Club Lucky -- food was great -- but wish they had better dining options for a table of 2. The 2 tops seem to either be scrunched against a wall that is an aisle or next to a table with a lot of kids -- or sidelined in the back room which is just not all that pretty. They should add more ambiance to the back room and make it adults only or do something else so that smaller groups can feel more cozy and comfortable. Note that they did have booths and even though we came early and a few of the booths were open, they said they were "reserved," which was disappointing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I was very impressed by this place. The food was delicious. The fried calamari was extremely tender and not at all overbreaded. The chicken parm was also really tender and flavorful. I would definitely go here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious meal with some solid portions. The cocktails were also delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This was our 1st visit. The kitchen couldn't have been more accommodating, with mixing, matching, and adding ingredients. My pasta with arribiata was some of the best I've EVER eaten, and my husband was thrilled with his chicken parmesan. The other 2 entrees (salmon and a filled pasta) were also well received. Service could have been better, as our drinks took an eternity, though the martinis were delightful. And the 2 year old that was with us got something other than what was ordered for her. Even the Italian cookies we had for dessert were really good. We can't wait to return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a terrific time and great meal on New Years Eve this year! Thanks for having us and can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always an awesome experience at Club Lucky. We had a reservation for 12 at 7:45. They were so accommodating and efficient with our group on a Saturday night during a holiday weekend. Food has been delicious and consistent for years. Our service was wonderful (thanks Jana) and we never had empty wine glasses. They replenished our bread, filled waters and cleared the tables seamlessly. So appreciative of a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service and good food! Our family thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to Club Lucky for the first time. The ambiance, service, drinks and food were phenomenal. The food was tasty, melt in your mouth and not too rich.
Drinks were great; strong. This restaurant is a far drive for us, but I can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always love this place. Amazing service from the beginning to end and the food never disappoints. It’s a lot of food too! Worth all the money! Love the Christmas decorations as well

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Altho a bit late for reservations [extremely bad driving weather] Thomas was amiable and was able to seat us timely.
Appetizers and entrees tasty..cocktails well made..'bussers' very attentive, server a bit less but accomodating

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vegan, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Perfect place for a holiday get-together with friends and family! Great food, drinks and atmosphere!

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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Stopped in for dinner before going to a musical downtown! We were running late thanks to traffic, but i was able to call the restaurant and they easily adjusted our reservation time.

The food was delicious all around and the service was great. It’s a lovely restaurant, we only wished we could stay longer and order more!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Club Lucky has been an all-time favorite for years and years! I've lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, and have been dining at CL for at least that long - bringing my young daughter there, my friends and family. My Mom requests that we go there every year for our Christmas Eve, Eve dinner [the 23rd]. She loves the vibrant atmosphere, the decorations and of course, the martinis!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best Italian place in the city! The vibe is lively and the food is exceptional.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This is (was) our go-to place for fantastic Italian food and a great neighborhood location. We’ve been to Club Lucky probably a dozen times. However, this last time, our opinion of the place has changed. Our server couldn’t care less about the speed nor quality of her job. Her lack of concern for her customer was openly evident. The food was simply so-so and this is a marked difference from the usual tasty and very filling dishes. Finally, the noise level in the dining room was quite simply overwhelming. Our party of four in a booth found we could only converse with the person next to us, as it was futile to attempt a conversation across the table. All in all, this is no longer on our short list and sadly feels like it’s in decline.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good but very noisy music should be turned down some

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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Longtime fan ! I keep going back for the festive surroundings and FANTASTIC food and service. A definite fave!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Thank you again Club Lucky! We’ve been coming to this restaurant for nearly 20 years. I asked to switch tables on a crowded night and the staff went ABOVE and BEYOND to accommodate but more importantly make us happy. This is why I love this place, it’s like family. Happy Holidays!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very retro cool bar. Nicely decorated for the holidays. Food mediocre at best.

Red sauce was watered down with no flavor

Manager had an attitude!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal
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food2
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We go to Club Lucky a few times a year especially during the holidays. Their décor and martini's were spot on but this time the food was sub par. I had the veal marsala and it was over cooked. I was disappointed to say the least but I will still come back for the atmosphere, martinis, and the meatball salad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Cold in there!!!

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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was amazing and the ambiance for the holiday season was awesome!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Club Lucky always delights and allowed me to enjoy Italian although I have gluten allergies. The food, service and drinks were on point and as expected, fantastic. My Spaghetti Carbonara was delicious with a nice cream sauce, with thick chunks of bacon and enough for lunch the next day. The bar is nice and cozy, though I didn't spend much time in there as we had a reservation.
The waitress was great, responsive and helpful. Always pleased and will be heading back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Bad waiter. Argued with us about a drink and didn’t apologize when the bartender proved him wrong. So much for customer service.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Club Lucky is a long-running restaurant in Wicker Park. Great Place with consistent Italian food.
I have been going since 1988.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, People Watching, Fun, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was my second time and boy I should have quit while I was ahead. We started with caprese salads, which were very fresh and tasty despite it being past local tomato season. However, we then waited about 45 minutes for our entrees, such that we had been there over an hour before we got the main meal even though we arrived at 4:30 before things got too busy. Then, the worst happened. The waitress blew the gluten free order, so my guest, who is medically unable to eat gluten, was unable to eat her meal until they brought another dish. So three people had dinner and one did not. The worst. Then, the replacement came faster than seemed possible to properly prepare new gluten free pasta, making my guest so nervous about it that she was unable to eat much at all. On top of this, the waitress first tried to claim it was not her fault, and then barely offered an "i'm sorry." We did not ask and were not accommodated in any way for this major faux pas, as I would expect in a top notch restaurant.

My spaghetti scallopini and my wife's chicken marsala both were very good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been going to Club Lucky for 20 years. We love the atmosphere. The food is rock solid Italian. I always get the Eggplant Parmigiana. Just a really fun place that my entire family loves.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service always great. My friends and I go every year as an annual tradition for martinis, good food and beautifully decorated for Christmas!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We LOVE Club Lucky. But were not super impressed this time around. The food was good. But not great. Our server was okay. We had to ask for the specials. But we did hear him chatting up bigger tables. And in the end we spent $150 plus tip on dinner and left there not being super impressed. We'll be back. But we hope that their popularity hasn't let them slip in their quality on a long term basis.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have been going to Club Lucky for quiet some time and it is never disappointing, their food and service is great! You should check it out if you are in the area!, I definitely will be going back again soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awful table near us. Food was initially cold when we got it.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I used to dine here when I worked Downtown but haven't been there for awhile. I decided to take family there before a show. It was great. I like the neighborhood setting, great food, super service! During the Holidays it's decorated great also.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was excellent. Server was awful: server forgot the chicken in the fettuccini Alfredo and then just brought us a bowl of chicken to plop on top. Then tried serving us an extra drink which we didn’t order. He also gave us a hard time about splitting the check 3 ways for 6 people.. we love this place and it’s a neighborhood favorite but for the price, this was saddening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This place is awesome. Great atmosphere, staff is wonderful and the food great. I love going here for any occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great old traditional Italian spot. Such a cool atmosphere! The portions are large! Caesar salad feeds at least two!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Throw back decor with an ambience of great comfort food.
Exceptionally clean restaurant with a wait staff of great people from the neighborhood.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was not my first time here and previously had a good experience. In short, it was extremely rushed. We went for an early dinner and although included we we're celebrating a birthday there was no acknowledgement so why ask? We were done within 35 mins and everything was brought out all at once which made for a crowded table. The restaurant was not full so not sure why the server didn't wait to bring entrees until we had eaten apps. Better luck next time.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our family celebrates birthdays and other special occasions at Club Lucky. It's very child-friendly. A bit noisy but that's probably because of all the other families who enjoy this restaurant. Food is great, as is the service. Very friendly and accommodating!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It’s a great family option

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great as always, always a great spot with consistent food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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