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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Always good!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love love love this place! Always so welcoming and excellent food and service! You can't go wrong.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great Italian restaurant! Enjoyed an evening meal with friends and had a great experience from start to finish. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, fantastic Italian meal.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice ambience and the food was good but not exceptional. Great for a drink and aperitivo on the patio during summertime.

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food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came for New Year’s Eve and sat at the bar. The service was fantastic - the girl managing the bar was flawless. Our food was absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to return soon.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We love Via it is always great for a group or just 2 people. The food is really good and the wait staff are great. From pasta to fish to steak it’s all amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our meal was great! I ate there twice this week and had the octopus salad. So good the first time, I had to go back. They should put that on the menu full-time! Everything else was very tasty. Service was great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Daughter’s birthday

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! Service is top notch, everyone is friendly, and the food is amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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food5
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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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vip
 (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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