Since opening its doors in 1984, Carlucci has become a local favorite for restaurant patrons throughout Chicagoland, racking up dozens of awards and is frequently recognized by the restaurant industry... and local press. Carlucci is listed among the top 50 restaurants to visit in Chicago.
Carlucci is the perfect fit for any occasion lunch or dinner. Be it a romantic date, a business meeting, a quick bite before the show or an evening out, we have your table set with great food and wine. Guests that visit Carlucci can hear live music every weekend in the lounge or on the patio by The Band Sundance, Brill Babies, This End Up and more.
Our Tuscan inspired menu features selections from our wood-burning oven, grill and rotisserie. Quality ingredients bring out the big bold flavors in each of our creations. At the same time our innovative preparations are the same as those you would find at any important restaurant in Italy, where a dedication to simplicity is surpassed only by the pure enjoyment of love of food and life that is so important to the Italian culture.
The bar is a lively, intimate space that frequently has entertainment along with daily appetizer and drink specials. The “neighborhood” atmosphere and hospitality of our friendly, knowledgeable bartenders make
Carlucci a very active after-work gathering spot and a comfortable place to catch up with friends to sip wine and enjoy martinis from our unique, ever changing martini list.
Our Expansive Patio
The patio at CARLUCCI is like being at an outdoor café in any Italian city. Our large fountain is the centerpiece of activity for dining, hosting large groups, cozying up to the bar, or listening to a variety of music. The layout makes it convenient for a romantic alfresco dinner, getting together for private parties or just a special night out.
Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian produces superb Italian cuisine that distinguishes our restaurant as a Chicagoland favorite. With his first memories of food revolving around his family kitchen and home cooking, Chicago native, Harootunian has a driving passion for serving up a unique experience through his refined Italian menu and top-notch seasonal ingredients.