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

4.6
4.6
436 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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Popular dishes

What 436 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    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.
  2. JF

    JoeF

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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
  3. c

    cookie5148

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  4. RC

    RoshaniC

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good and service was great
  5. CP

    CamilleP

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  6. BG

    BarryG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  7. JD

    JohnD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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.
  8. K

    Korky

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love their food. Green Noodles with meat sauce are the best! The wait staff is fabulous!
  9. JB

    JulieB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been dining at Lago for almost 22 years now (first meal there was a December birthday celebration with coworkers back in 2000). Not being in the neighborhood for work anymore means I don’t get there as often as I like, but we still try to get there at least a couple of times a year. While they were very busy last night and the service took a teensy bit longer than normal, the food was as fantastic as ever and I got to introduce a friend who’d never been there before to my favorite restaurant in the city.
  10. AV

    AlexV

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The best chicken Marsala ever! Thank you!
  11. P

    Patch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great. Friendly neighborhood place with great personal service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! I would definitely come back!
  13. JM

    JulieM

    Dallas

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks again Giancarlo! Wonderful everything!
  14. MS

    MarkS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience. High quantity and delicious food, excellent service, and all in a clean environment. I’ve gone on dates, taken clients here, had friends dinners, and even dinner with my family. Versatile restaurant.
  15. c

    cclark

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food! Service is excellent. It's Chicago Marathon weekend, glad we got a reservation.
  16. JA

    JoAnneL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very energetic and authentic Italian restaurant. Good experience and food was delicious. Best carbonara ever!!
  17. MK

    MarianneK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Classic old-school Italian restaurant - neighborhood staple since 1952. Lot of regulars - food is always good. Nothing fancy or elaborate. Easy street parking.
  18. FL

    FLPJ

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    This is a great bar with a local vibe but the food quality is very poor. Everything looked and tasted like it came out of a can. Very friendly owner.
  19. AB

    AlanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was really pretty good overall. Not many specials or variety . Needs better music and more of an ambience , it’s like a dull diner versus cozy Italian , it’s ok for money and if you’re in area but not worth a journey for .
  20. K

    Kiri

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This iconic Chicago restaurant never disappoints
  21. CD

    CindyD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always loved Club Lago Restaurant! Should go there more often than I do, walking distance from my house. All there food is fabulous, casual atmosphere and employee's are very nice. A+ all around. THANK YOU!!!
  22. N

    Nancypirri

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Love these two guys. And their food. And their martinis. We were treated like royalty. Thank you.
  23. JH

    JaneH

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great Italian restaurant. 3rd generation family owned. The grandson was nice and staff very attentive. All the food homemade. Menu had nice selection. There was outside dining which we would have done, but it was a hot evening. We would definitely return our next trip to Chicago.
  24. DT

    DanT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It doesn't get better than Lago for old-school ambiance and delicious Italian eats. Super friendly, super tasty and a great value. Don't miss this Chicago treasure!
  25. AP

    AprilP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Club lago is one of my favorite go to spots. The Chicken Marsala is my favorite! Love having this gem in the neighborhood
  26. H

    Haywire

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been many years since we were last in to Lago. We would go every week after going to the galleries in the neighborhood. Everyone stopped in and the food and drink was outstanding. Glad to see that the quality is still there
  27. MJ

    MJS1955

    West Palm Beach

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We ordered about 10 dishes and sides to share family style. Every dish was great including the white clam over pasta, saltimboca, spicy chicken, eggplant parm, meatballs and sausage and several pastas with meat sauce. Cocktails and service was great too. Good locals place. We seemed to be the only out-of-towners!
  28. J

    Julie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great option for classic Chicago Italian food! Great, personable service and awesome food!
  29. LC

    LivinintheCity

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    This was our first time back since Covid. Like many restaurants, to survive, they’ve had to raise prices and cut portions. I get it, but there are better values elsewhere. Taste of everything was excellent, but portions were just too small.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Told they were closed after accepting reservation
  31. t

    traveler

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Ambiance and food top notch!
  32. RV

    ReneeV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I love this place. There aren’t many places that serve the true, authentic Italian dishes that they do. It feels like stepping back in time. Delicious.
  33. TT

    TonyT

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal with family…loved the old school feel and excellent food! Just a really great Italian restaurant…
  34. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calamari was larger rings which I love because it’s more squid and less batter - really get to enjoy the flavor of the squid. I had a lovely eggplant Parmesan - thinly sliced lengthwise and nicely battered - properly prepared so there was no bitterness. I love the ambience and family feel of the restaurant.
  35. t

    tbnews

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best homestyle Italian in city. Authentic from the minute you walk in, food portions are generous and puts more expensive places to shame on service and value.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great food!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down this is the best, most intimate and authentic Chicago-Italian restaurant experience—everytime! Homemade, personalized and old school! Go now!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outing for friends, it was fantastic start to finish! Food, drinks, apps, bread, gelato… all outstanding! Support this charming family run Italian restaurant, we need more places like this!!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu is worth sampling! Service was excellent. A favorite place to go in the city!
  40. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my go to restaurants for great Italian food for a reasonable price. Lago is a neighborhood staple.

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 4.6 stars by 436 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


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

  • 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

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo