Via Carducci - Wicker Park

4.7
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303 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Rustic Southern Italian Cuisine features plenty of natural ingredients from the four basic food groups. Here at Via Carducci we use only fresh ingredients to insure the best possible quality. We feature regional Italian wines that best complement the cuisine of Southern Italy. Since we cannot take you back to Calabria, we have brought a little of Calabria to you.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipDannyM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my friends birthday. Everything was great other than one of the waiters tried to add an extra $100 to the bill.

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PatrickM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, this is the best Italian - southern or otherwise - restaurant in Chicago.

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Drew
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santa Lucia Rotini is on point.

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GeorgeR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good Italian cuisine in a very cozy room. I love this restaurant!

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spingal59
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love it here but generally go early in a Friday. They were doing a great Valentines wkd business We enjoyed our meal and all the friendly faces. There was one large party that took up most of the mid section of the restaurant. We had trouble navigating around them but staff did their best to make it all work.

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vipGreatTime
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!! So delighted with the overall experience. Food was wonderful, proportions were great, and very affordable. Get the bruschetta! Huge variety of food option to pick from. Will definitely go again!

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vipGigiC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Via Carducci is the best italian restaurant around. If you want real authentic italian, this is your best bet in the Wicker Park/West Town area. Quality visits and quality meals each and every time we are there. Thank you for your service! We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my fiancé and my favorite spot. Start with mussels and sausage/peppers and then the lobster ravioli. Oh and tiramisu for dessert. The staff is always friendly and we love the vibe. Feels very authentic. As if you strolled into a restaurant on the streets of Rome. Great for date night!

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vipDannyM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VC is my go to ! Excellent every time 2-3 times a week. Food and Service exemplary! I love this restaurant and bring my friends , family and colleagues all the time ! Thank you , Danny

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was amazing! Will be back soon and request him each time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall, the experience at this restaurant was alright. We made a reservation, but were still made to sit in the overflow seating, which was basically a closet. The service was fair, but not what you would expect for $50 bottles of wine and $25 entrées. If we were sat in the main seating area and the service were better, it would be four stars.

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Fredd
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You're always going to be pleased going here. The staff are friendly and helpful and the chef consistently hits a home run.

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vipTsaintT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner
Excellent choice
Eight of us
We ordered from every part of the menu
Ordered specials too -Lobster Risotto was superb
And leave it to my daughter to even ordered items not on menu or specials - it was best and we had some to take home.
The filet had a perfect char, tenderness and smooth as butter texture. Someone else did the meatball & eggplant sides - excellent choice.
Warm inviting atmosphere, very competent service.
Great spot on a special night with family & friends.

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vipDannyM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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Safis
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and excellent food and wine.

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vipGigiC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime is always a great experience. Every food choice is fresh and tastes delicious. Greatest Italian restaurant in town!

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vipDannyM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Date with my Lovely Wife ! Thank you

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vipSarahM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always really good. My only complaint is that the tables are very small so if you plan to order appetizers, there really is no space for everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual conversation spot with delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Went for dinner early on a Sunday night after the theater. It was two adults and two kids. We were placed at an of the way table that was shoved into a corner by the window. Server was nice but hostess was rude when told about washroom door not locking. She blew it off and acted like we didn’t know what we were talking about. Then I heard her and saw her tell someone who worked there and she was laughing about it and making fun of the situation. So terrible. They have zero portions for kids and are not family-friendly which is a shame. Everything tasted good but we were forced to order a 12in pizza for a six year old because no options for anything smaller. Not sure how this could be in a neighborhood that is family friendly. Anyway, it was embarrassing to be treated like that by the hostess and I will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Via Carducci. We randomly stumbled upon this hidden gem in Wicker Park looking for a place to eat or night and couldn’t resist the smells. So when I had to decide where to have my birthday dinner this year, this was my pick. Great ambiance, low key and amazing food. It’s authentic and portions are very generous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and top-quality. Service is always at the perfect pace.

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vipcarlyastremski
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The food was absolutely delicious - both my husband and I finished our whole plate! Everyone we encountered was so friendly and the environment was upbeat, authentic, and comfortable.

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vipfoodieover40
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been there several times. Eggplant parm was very tender and tasty. Portion size is generous. Smaller restaurant with very energetic vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Via Carducci for 13 yrs and never been disappointed. Food is very tasty , always fresh and flavorful - Calabrian style in Wicker Park!
Be prepare for pretty big portions!
Prices are very reasonable ...
Highly recommended for any occasion!!!
Enjoy !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent date spot. Great ambience, good food, and not at all too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My fiancé and I were looking for a local spot to go to with her parents. The food was classic homemade Italian. We were especially impressed with the two salads we ordered to share as starters. The tables are pretty close together but is pretty typical for a small local spot. I recommend this spot, especially if you live walking distance!

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troubletom
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

main dining area, lovely... food, delicious... SIDE dining area, a little tight (just a hallway)

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vipScottH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Via Carducci blends warm service, delicious food, and a comfortable, neighborhood vibe into something wonderful. A great place to become a “regular.”

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vipcarlyastremski
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very good restaurant with a wonderful ambience in a fantastic location with very nice people.

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vipJimo2l
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers, wine and dinner! Love this place and can’t wait to come back. The chicken saltimbocca is tremendous!

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vipDavidH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Wouldn’t return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Love the place. Service was bad this particular night. Both orders were wrong. He told me he could fix it but it would take another 25 minutes... for a side of pasta...

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vipsteph
Toledo
91 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All pastas are great..never had anything else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Via Carducci. Excellent service and food is consistently good and satisfying!

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staceyi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table was indoor/outdoor .Charming, authentic southern Italian. Enjoyed live music. Grilled calamari was delicious. My angel hair with bolognese very tasty. My husband eggplant parm also quite good. Great crusty bread. Waiter nice and very capable. Nice chat with owner.He sent us a free Italian sausage app and shots of lemoncello. First time. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Been coming here for years... Food and service was solid as usual... the live music was WAY TO LOUD.. the servers apologized about it before we even shared our thoughts. The tables on either side of us were joking about how ridiculously loud it was... I couldn’t really hear my server and even struggled to converse with my date...... when the owner stopped by asking if everything was ok we let him know it was much too loud.. he dismissed the feedback and explained to us the reasons he wanted it that loud and why we just didn’t understand..... my response— “you’re not listening..” his response to that— he told me I wasn’t listening... anyway- he is clearly drunk on his own success to the point that he lacks common sense that it’s a restaurant.. not a concert.. and that no one would ever willingly play music that loud over dinner... we will be back.. just not when Pavarrati is performing...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was full, so we sat inside. We were asked to change tables as the apps were brought out, but they comped us for a dessert and coffee. The food was all excellent, the service was very good and authentic. I would definitely go back.

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Via Carducci - Wicker Park is rated 4.7 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

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