Restaurant in Chicago, IL
One restaurant. One family. Three generations. Our names are really GianCarlo and Guido. Are you searching for Real Chicago? This is it. We are close to the Loop, the El, and the Kennedy. If you ate here, you'd be home right now. We will talk theater before a show, sports before a game, and politics before the revolution. Tin ceiling, old back bars, terazzo floor. It does not get any more real than the Lago. Bring us your hungry, your thirsty, your suburbanites- we will take them all.
read moreIn 1952, Gus and Ida Lazzerini opened the doors of Club Lago for the first time. Their vision? To provide Northern Italian food to the printers and paper salesmen who worked in Smokey Hollow, the warehouse district around Superior and Orleans in Chicago. This is the time of Mayor Richard Daley the First and three-martini lunches; Club Lago quickly found its niche and developed a loyal following. In 1980, son-in-law Francesco Nardini took over. Photographers and art galleries turned the warehouses into lofts.
read moreWe went there for dinner for a Bachelorette party and had the best time. They were very accommodating since we did have a party of 11 but they made us feel very welcome. All of our food was delicious and I wish I remembered her name but our server was fantastic! She definitely made our experience and we will be back when we're back in the area!