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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

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Club Lucky Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (47)
Comfort Food (30)
Good for Groups (29)
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Casual (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (27)
Authentic (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
Cozy (20)
Fun (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Romantic (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The gluten-free pasta was exceptional!! I️ had the spaghettini with beef meatballs and it was delicious. The bread basket was fresh, as well as our grilled calamari appetizer. The ambiance was vibrant and the overall feel of the place was lively and lovely! Definitely coming back.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took my wife here for an early birthday. We had a great meal and awesome time. They rolled out the red carpet for us.
Always one of my favorite places to go when I come into Chicago.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a regular for us. Never had a bad experience. Service is wonderful. Food is even better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We have been coming here for 25 years and it's still authentic, wait staff amazing and food very good!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was celebrating a birthday, service was good and food was delivered very quickly (almost too quickly to be honest) didn't leave a lot of time to sit and enjoy company . The vibe of place was energetic and there were lots of other groups dining. I had made a note we were celebrating a birthday and the server brought us a tiramisu which was nice!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Club Lucky as always is a great choice for dinner. I brought my daughter and her two friends before seeing Hamilton. They loved the meal and the atmosphere. This was the place in Chicago my daughter wanted to bring her two friends. They had a fantastic time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The host here thinks he is the doorman at Studio 54 - but far from it. We stopped coming here years ago because of the host and will never return after this recent visit. Apparently if you come to this place with any age of child, you are treated like crap.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

My daughter and I visited Club Lucky on a recommendation. We are SO happy that we took the drive from downtown Chicago. We put our name on a wait-list before we left our hotel, and were seated immediately upon arrival. It was Halloween night and the place was very busy. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. He brought soft, homemade bread right away, along with our drinks. I had the Pomplemousse, which was one of their specialty drinks that night. It was fantastic! Happily, we did not wait long for our dinner either. I had the parmesan chicken, which was a very hearty meal for the price. The chicken was breaded and tender, and the sauce was perfect. The restaurant itself is adorable...1940's, retro, authentic. Very fun place. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great music, ambiance, food and service. You immediately feel at home when dining at Club Lucky.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food. Had ribs and lamb chops. Waitress was warm and efficient -- great Halloween costume! Main dining area and bar had high energy. We were happily tucked away in the smaller dining area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Still one of my favorite neighborhood Italian joints

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My in-laws came into town and are super foodies. They have traveled to Italy and Sicily many times. They even did a Rick Steves cooking class in Sicily. They loved it here. Great food and fun atmosphere. The calamari appetizer is to die for! I love the meatball salad. The pasta dishes are great as well. The chicken is very moist. DELIZIOSO!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Club Lucky never fails to deliver. The food is delicious and the vibe is awesome.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and ambiance, very friendly wait staff. Getting a drink at the bar is a must

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went there for a special occasion, as always the food & ambience was energetic and delightful. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Hands down my favorite restaurant in the city of Chicago. Smart staff, delicious cuisine and delightful ambiance. Yum yum yum

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice setting although they keep the lighting low. It’s not as if it’s particularly romantic. Service a little spotty but the food is good and the portions big.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food, great staff!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I made a reservation via Opentable. From the Opentable web site, there were lots of choices almost any time was available. No special event or notice was given that due to the Chicago Marathon the next day, their menu was limited. When we got there, we found out it was limited. I have been going to Club Lucky off and on since it opened in 1990. One of the reasons I wanted to go there was the stuffed artichoke. Of course, with the limited menu, that I was not aware of until we sat down, they refused to serve the stuffed artichoke. The other issue was the table they tried to seat us at was literally next to the kitchen and the serving window. On one side was constantly buffeted by the parade of wait staff picking up dishes, etc. on the other there was about 8 inches and clearly not enough room for an adult to sit without hitting the next table. Those issues combined with the heat coming from the kitchen made the table unacceptable. Before actually sitting down, we informed the hostess, and told sorry, this is the only table. I kindly asked for the manager, since there were several open tables not in this area, and also for a two top. She finally took us back to the host stand were we were told that was all they had, witch was clearly not true. After much consternation , we were seated at another one of the several open two tops. The food there is ok, but if the management is this bad, it makes the place not worth a repeat trip anytime soon.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great place with awesome food!

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