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Club Lago

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
River North, Chicago
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7.9/10
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  • Tom A.
    "Ask for Giancarlo (the co-owner, with his bro Guido)."(3 Tips)
    Scott B.
    "then thank GianCarlo and Guido Nardini"(2 Tips)
    Scott H.
    "Best pizza bread in Chicago."(2 Tips)
    Baked M.
    "Chicken Parm rocks!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Sam W.
    Sam WakimApril 21, 2015
    This is Old School Italiano. Family style platters, checkerboard covers, run by the same family since 1952. Grab an Old Style and enjoy the Chicken Parm or Chicken Piccata. Nice wine selection, too!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 5, 2013
    There aren't many restaurants that can boast a great Monday lunch crowd, but with simple Italian favorites and a lively atmosphere, I can see why Club Lago has always been a neighborhood favorite.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 6, 2012
    Despite new paint and new beer taps, the place looks exactly the same, so it’s easy to regress to old habits: massive portions of lasagna, watery carafes of Chianti and pasta with Lago’s meat sauce Read more
  • Jean M.
    Jean MayDecember 14, 2012
    Great old school Italian atmosphere. Guido was a fantastic host. Pulled out an old photo album when my guest brought up an old waitress from 20years ago. Eggplant parm and sautéed broccoli a must
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    Despite a renovation, it's still the same. Regress to old habits: massive portions of lasagna, soft roast beef, carafes of watery Chianti and—this is crucial—some pasta with Lago’s meat sauce. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    Despite a renovation, it's still the same. Regress to old habits: massive portions of lasagna, soft roast beef, carafes of watery Chianti and—this is crucial—some pasta with Lago’s meat sauce.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BurnsOctober 26, 2009
    Go to Club Lago and start with the pizza bread & an Old Style, then order up some vino and the Chicken Piccante, then thank GianCarlo and Guido Nardini for being excellent hosts... Read more
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DressMay 8, 2014
    Despite the old school facade, the food is beyond phenomenal and cheap for the city. Great service and a cute patio for lunch.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PalkovicNovember 9, 2014
    SOO GOOD. I recommend the Pasta Galassini for the vegetarian pasta dish and the Chicken Parmigiana. #nomnomnom
  • Antonio R.
    Antonio RiveraJanuary 16, 2012
    Has the house lasagna mmmmm their house meat sauce is delish! Also, if u ask for seltzer they may bring Club
  • Tom A.
    Tom AlexanderFebruary 8, 2010
    Have the eggplant parm. Ask for Giancarlo (the co-owner, with his bro Guido). But, seriously, the eggplant parm.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SinclairDecember 1, 2010
    awesome old school italian! super welcoming staff. loved it. fast & cozy for lunch.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MillerJune 17, 2010
    If you want classic, old school Italian, this is the perfect spot.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CoppensOctober 25, 2012
    More than a spot for food. The bar is possibly the best in the area.
  • Christine G.
    Christine GoshgarianJanuary 8, 2012
    Must eat!! HUGE portions, great atmosphere, awesome cannoli! We loves it here... Me and 4 kids!
  • 4sq Ninja
    4sq NinjaMarch 1, 2012
    If you're lucky, you may get the Betty Boop waitress
  • Scott S.
    Scott SachnoffSeptember 1, 2010
    Wednesday's straciatella soup special is excellent!
  • Zach W.
    Zach WrightSeptember 14, 2011
    The fried shrimp is amazing and giant!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WeymerApril 3, 2011
    They make a killer cappuccino .
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroNovember 26, 2010
    Just an cool joint. Go there.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HindenAugust 1, 2013
    Best pizza bread in Chicago.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WoolfJuly 20, 2013
    Their meat sauce is insane.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BrowerMarch 30, 2010
    You can't go wrong with ANYTHING here.
  • Nitesh
    NiteshFebruary 5, 2013
    Great service. Great food
  • Michael M.
    Michael MinaMay 2, 2014
    Always get the meat sauce
  • John I.
    John IvesDecember 5, 2013
    Great lunch with a large group!
  • Baked M.
    Baked McBrideAugust 7, 2014
    Chicken Parm rocks!!
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MyersJanuary 1, 2011
    leah is awesome. for real.
  • Ekaterina N.
    Ekaterina NMarch 28
    Northern italian food
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZFebruary 25, 2012
    Home sweet home
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