Via Carducci - Wicker Park

4.8
405 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 405 people are saying
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MARKB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Good food

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viprlern
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the food was all excellent in this very small and cozy restaurant, but, i did not appreciate them taking away my drink that was still half full and then they asked us to leave at 10pm because....why???? not a good way to end the evening....

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SuzyS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate atmosphere. Delicious food. Great service. Go!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience here - great atmosphere and food and even better price!

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vipLily
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It gets very cramped if there are a lot of people, but the food is excellent and the servers are attentive!

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vipGeeDee
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service pair well for a great night out. They have a nice wine list (I drank a $49 super tuscan that was great). The appetizer was delicious, hot and crisp fried calamari. I had veal which was in an excellent sauce. The service was spot on, which is unusual these days. Loved it and would definetely go back. On a busy street and parking is hard.

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vipCamiT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Food was yummy, portions were large and it was all around a great time.

JL
JLPolk
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails...enjoyed it a ton!

JO
vipJackeO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Via Carducci! Great food, great staff and excellent service

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CraigM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy yet vibrant neighborhood joint. I can’t think of any downside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid Italian dining!

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Alp60614
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always very good here as well as service. A good go to staple.

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LisaR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant I’ve visited. We each had one of the specials and they were both delicious.

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RestaurantGuest
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed the food and the service! our server was attentive and kind. despite being quite busy, we were well taken care of and our food arrived timely and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience, great staff

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vipHuskerjuice
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! The service is truly outstanding, the food so delicious, the portions generous and the ambiance beautiful. We absolutely loved it, would highly recommend it!

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Clara
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Via Carducci in Wicker Park is the perfect small Italian spot to grab a delicious meal. They had amazing and unique specials and the buratta, pasta and fish were all amazing. I highly recommend!

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vipNicole
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. Food, service, atmosphere. It’s a neighborhood gem.

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vipBobF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic

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KarlB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall service, outside patio, and food quality was excellent.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be the best wait-staff I've experienced since the old days at the Berghoff. Everything coordinated like a ballet. We got there early and got seated right away.
Food lived up to its description. Wine is reasonably priced. Al fresco was charming, if you can that about anything on Division street in Ukrainian Village Shhh...don't tell anybody!

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vipToshJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Renegade Fair and then had dinner. It was crowded but we were able to get a table outside. We love this restaurant. We have always had delicious meals and great service! I would definitely recommended this restaurant!!

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vipKimS
Naples
129 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! We will return soon!

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is literally my favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Great service, super great food and an authentic atmosphere. I had my birthday dinner here, I've ordered online and I’ve taken plenty of friends. Nothing but wonderful things to say about this location!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good one of my go tos in the neighborhood

JR
JannaR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Very consistent and the Bolognese is the BEST!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed. Only two things:
1. Needed more spread on the Bruschetta Di ‘Nduja. There was barely any sausage spread on it. Definitely dry/ needed it.
The salmon carpaccio was amazing.

2. They did not space out the appetizers to the meal. We were still eating our apps when our dinners came. That was a little overwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everywhere is short workers so I factored that into my rating. There were some items that ran out just for our table and they adjusting the price. I had a reservation, but the owner acted like I was putting him out because he hadn't checked the computer. He asked if I had made it a few minutes before, but I made it at least ten hours earlier. He found us a table quickly though. There was also a tv playing tennis that ruined the ambience a bit. The food was well done and the portions were huge. Everyone was happy except for my friend who ordered a pasta dish with clams and they had run out, forcing her to get a different dish entirely.

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AlexC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago! Everything is delicious and homemade. I love coming here :)

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited a while ago and sat outside, loved our server and how well he accommodated us! Food was phenomenal and the wine selection was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

The food and the service were exemplarily and our waiter was very friendly and attentive. However, when I presented a discrepancy on the check to the waiter, he summoned the owner who proceeded to lecture me on increasing food costs due to Covid and that he could not be reasonably expected to keep up with rising food prices on his menu. We were overcharged by $6 and we just asked to have the bill corrected as per the menu, and instead of correcting the check he made excuses as to why his menu was inaccurate. The owner does not understand the basic principles of customer service, and due to his ignorance and arrogance, I will never go back to his restaurant regardless of how good the food is. He lost a future customer over six dollars that was his mistake, not mine, and when I pointed it out to him, he became very defensive.

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vipGraves
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

enjoyed the food. good serving sizes. enjoyed sitting outside. would eat here again.

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vipStephanieG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasant atmosphere and the staff is so friendly and helpful.
The food you can never go wrong with what you order always delish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, everything tasted homemade and from scratch. Some unique items on the menu as well. If you're up for dessert I recommend for the caramel cheesecake.

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vipcarlyastremski
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right through the pandemic they have managed to maintain excellent food quality and a great environment with with a nice mix of people. Food was EXCELLENT, what a gem of a restaurant!

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blkcat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service as excellent. At our table was a superbly fresh cod special, ravioli with marinara, and pasta/salmon/vodka sauce- everything was great and nothing left on the plates! Also a wonderful bottle of wine recommended by our server.

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vipworldtraveler
London
32 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

very good southern Italia food. Healthy portions, (we usually split entree) good helpful service.

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vipDannyM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , food is great!! Thank you so much for being the best restaurant in Chicago !!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot. We sat outside which is right on Division, so can get kind of noisy with the cars driving by.

The host (may or may not have been the owner) gave us the best spot under a tree even though we were running late.

Food and drinks were pretty cheap too, relative to their quality.

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RachelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best arrabbiata sauce that I've had in the city

FAQs

Via Carducci - Wicker Park does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Via Carducci - Wicker Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 252-2244.

Via Carducci - Wicker Park is rated 4.8 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.