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About Via Carducci - Wicker Park

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.

1928 W Division
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:


Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Just East of Damen Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 252-2244

Website:
http://www.viacarduccichicago.com/

Via Carducci - Wicker Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
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Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fun (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were great, the only exception being we did have to request our check at the end which slowed our departure but only briefly. When we did request it, he had it ready right away.

Only real complaint was that we prefer not to have TVs during dinner, and there were three in the small dining room. Some people may prefer that but we did not.

Overall a great lunch and a good value.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Authentic; good food and excellent service. The tables are too close and can get uncomfortable if the place is full.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Very delicious food. Very small and intimate but not too fancy. Perfect for casual get-together with family or a semi-casual date.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

What a great restaurant. Well-balanced in terms of menu, quality, service, ambiance, and price. I definite keeper in my list of favourites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Terrible service this time around. Still a good go to spot in wicker park!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was fresh and delicious! Our party of 8 ordered different entrees and no one was disappointed! Great service!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place to eat. We sat outside and people watched. Server was new, but did well.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Via Carducci was a very nice restaurant! Loved the food and loved the pairing with the wine. Our waiter was very nice and attentive, and was helpful in finding vegetarian options for all of us (we were a party of three, all vegetarians). I will definitely be back to Via Carducci!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always love coming to this restaurant! Great quality food, excellent service and always delighted.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always perfect!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Second time there and it was nice out so we sat outdoors. Food was just amazing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place with amazing food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food. Great service. Reasonably priced. Will be back again very soon!

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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food never disappoints. Great Pasta..Santa Lucia and Carbonara are among our favorites.
Stuffed peppers are fabulous!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We came here before a House Theatre show, at the Chopin Theatre a few blocks east.
Excellent food!! And great service! My husband likes spicy and our waiter brought him some special hot peppers from the kitchen for the pizza. Food Highlights: Brussels sprouts perfectly cooked, classic chicken Parmesan. Very generous portions! We ordered a pizza for an appetizer, excellent crust but a little too much cheese. And my spinach salad had a bit too much dressing. Plus the house chianti wine was room temp/slightly warm but this is my consistent issue at neighborhood Italian restaurants. Red wine should be served at cellar temperature, slightly cool.
Overall, I recommend coming here and we will be coming back!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of my favorite places from the old good. Best dish on the specials menu is the lobster ravioli on the weekends. Never disappoints

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian spot. Food is always on point - authentic, filling, and simply delicious.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing service and fantastic food. Love the outdoor patio!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Via Carducci has long been one of my favorite neighborhood spots for Italian food. They are consistent and delicious! The outdoor seating is great (indoors can be a bit crowded but cozy). Of the dozens of times I've been here, I have never been disappointed, nor have my dining companions.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The white pizza with prosciutto and arugula was a standout! Highly recommended! If you love garlic, try the linguini and clams - fresh and large portion. Great neighborhood spot and patio area. Only complaint was patio service was very slow - our waiter forgot about us at end.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our evening was lovely; good food, fun street music, and an adept Wait staff. I was a little put off due to a situation that arose. A patron sitting at a table near us suffered a medical event. My friend a nursing student immediately went over to offer assistance until an ambulance arrived. She and one of the waitstaff provided support and also moved chairs and tables for the paramedics. I was disappointed that no one from the restaurant thanked or acknowledged her help. Maybe I am wrong but someone should have. Especially as there appeared to be a manager on site.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Fantastic place to be outside in the summer; food and wine were great

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

That food was delicious. Kind and friendly staff. Cozy atmosphere. Will definitely recommend to others.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our meal was fantastic, and the service was warm and welcoming. Only negative aspect was having a few too many drinks next door afterward and forgetting my leftovers :(

Overall, a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We love eating on the patio in the summer and Via Carducci never disappoints! The service is great, we love the ambiance with the lights and the people ( and pet ) watching on the patio. Of course the real star of the night is the consistently excellent food! So good!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

IN our continuing sampling of Italian restaurants, this restaurant certainly fit the bill. The menu had a wide variety of pasta selections and certainly enough options for other Italian food not pasta -centric. we ordered the Antipasto for two, a selection of Italian meat and cheese. Although it was a little pricey, the selection on the plate were certainly interesting, with a more exotic variety than on the stand antipasto place. I had wall eye pike in clear sauce and my wife had rotini with vegetables and ground sausage. Both dishes were well prepared and enjoyable. We ate inside but the do have sidewalk dining, I will definitely return to this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fabulous Food!! The waiter suggested the Risotto and I was pleasantly Surprised! Appetizers Great! Can't wait To go there again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great night at via carducci !
Friendly atmosphere , great food !

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Celebrated my daughter's birthday. The waiter made her feel special. Good food and very appreciative of the gluten free options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2017

First, the good...the food was very good. We had a variety of items...eggplant parm was sliced thin, melted in your mouth and had the right amount of sauce. The pasta bolognese was delicious. The special of the night was pasta with a lemon sauce, sun-dried tomatoes and homemade pasta. I was told it was very good but would have been better if they had actually put in the sun-dried tomatoes. The special appetizer was delicious with cheese and fresh fig.
The desserts were very good.
Now for some of the hiccups in the evening....when the server brought the wine he couldn't tell the difference between the Riesling and Sauv Blanc so had us taste them and then trade glasses when we discovered we each had the wrong one (luckily we are best friends and didn't mind sharing a glass!). One of our party ordered a salad and he forgot to bring that. When asked if the cannoli had chocolate chips he said yes but it didn't have any. And, as I mentioned before, the special pasta dish was supposed to have sun-dried tomatoes and both of the orders didn't have any. Coffee was ordered and he didn't come around and ask if refills were needed.
I would try the restaurant again because the food was good but service needs some work.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This was my third time at Via Carducci's. Would recommend it to anyone. Great atmosphere, excellent authentic Italian servers, and great food. In the summer they have an area for outdoor street seating for good people watching.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great neighborhood place with better than average food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

From the minute we sat down - it was a great experience and the food delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Always good food and service. Nabil is a great waiter and always makes us feel at home. Live music too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food, great service and even better wine list. Will visit again!

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

A good menu, well prepared.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Simply incredible. Great food, great service--this is what an Italian restaurant should be.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Via Carducci never disappoints! The food is always delicious and the service is always great. One of my favorite Italian spots in the city! I highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great experience. We ordered 4 different entrees and every one was delicious. Excellent service, good wine list and substantial portion size. Thumbs up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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