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.
Chicago, IL 60622
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Just East of Damen Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Via Carducci - Wicker Park Ratings and Reviews
The tables are a bit tight, but they make use of every inch of space they have which is nice. We were able to get a table right away, again nice because they don't have standing room to wait. The place is cozy with a very nice date-night feel. Exposed brick walls in the back seating area are beautiful. The food was very good. The staff were wonderful. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves and would recommend visiting if you're in the area!
Love it the minute you walk in. They have their act together. The owner in a tux and present on NY eve. Knows his menu as do all wait staff. Generous and attentive. Shrimp app spinach salad meatballs raviolis and veal. Great red wine. Great martinis and that was ALL for two of us.
One of my favorite restaurants, especially nice to sit outside on the patio in the summer. The food is consistently excellent and the staff is very nice. Everybody in our family group of 7 had an excellent Italian meal inside at a large table! Great food! Wait staff is great too.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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