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Dinner Menu

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Burrata and Prosciutto

Grilled garlic crostini topped with a seasoned fresh ricotta spread and thinly sliced prosciutto accompanied by a burrata cheese garnished with a balsamic glaze.

Anthony’s Calamari

Served fried or grilled, with Clara’s fresh marinara sauce for dipping.

Insalata Caprese 

Fresh tomato slices, fior di latte mozzarella and fresh basil dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar served atop toasted “Old World” bread.

Mussels Marinara

Fresh mussels simmered in Clara’s marinara sauce.

Shrimp Scampi

Tail-on shrimp baked in a delicate white wine sauce topped with herb seasoned bread crumbs.


Fresh Italian bread oven toasted with tomato sauce.  In the 1950’s, this was Mom’s gravy sandwich!
with melted mozzarella at additional cost

Eggplant Parmigiana

Fresh baked eggplant brushed with garlic olive oil, coated in herb seasoned bread crumbs and layered with Clara’s homemade marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of fontinella cheese.

Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

Fresh button mushrooms stuffed with seasoned bread crumbs, drizzled with garlic olive oil and baked to perfection.

Bruschetta di Roma  

Toasted Old World bread topped with a blend of diced tomatoes, fontinella cheese and pesto.

Pesto Bruschetta

Toasted Old World bread spread with pesto and topped with fresh tomatoes, onions and goat cheese.

Garlic Bread

Fresh Italian bread oven toasted with chopped garlic, olive oil and a sprinkle of parmesan.
with melted Mozzarella at additional cost


Side Salads

Clara’s Garden Salad 

Iceberg lettuce with julienne of carrots, zucchini, cucumbers and tomato.

Caesar Classico 

Crisp Romaine lettuce tossed with Clara’s own Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and oven toasted croutons.

Fresh Pasta Salad 

Clara’s fresh homemade pasta tossed with primavera vegetables and Clara’s own Italian dressing.

Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Salad 

Fresh red peppers and gorgonzola cheese mixed with crisp Romaine lettuce, house made croutons and parmesan cheese. 

Mesclun Salad 

A garden blend of arugula, baby bibb, baby oak, friselle, lolorosa and radicchio with julienne of carrots, zucchini, tomato, cucumbers and croutons with your choice of dressing.

Entree Salads

Clara’s Garden Salad

For additional charge:
Add Grilled Chicken
Add Grilled Salmon
Add Anchovies
Add Fontinella Cheese
Add Gorgonzola Cheese
Add Grilled Shrimp - half order or full order

Caesar Classico  

For additional charge:
Add Grilled Chicken
Add Grilled Salmon
Add Anchovies
Add Grilled Shrimp - half order or full order

Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Salad

For additional charge:
Add Grilled Chicken
Add Grilled Salmon
Add Anchovies
Add Fontinella Cheese
Add Grilled Shrimp - half order or full order

Mesclun Salad

For additional charge:
Add Grilled Chicken
Add Grilled Salmon
Add Anchovies
Add Fontinella Cheese
Add Gorgonzola Cheese
Add Grilled Shrimp - half order or full order

Handmade Stone Oven Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Our fresh pesto topped with goat cheese and tomatoes. 

Five Cheese Pizza

Mozzarella, fontinella, asiago,  parmesan and romano cheeses topped with diced tomatoes. 

Pizza Margherita

Olive oil, sliced tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. 

Salsiccia e Funghi  

Home made Italian sausage with portabella, shitake and button mushrooms. 


Portabella, shitake and button mushrooms. 

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Mushroom, broccoli, zucchini, green and red pepper, onion and spinach.  
Add prosciutto at additional cost

Call Your Own

Our traditional hand made pizza dough, topped with  fresh pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.


Homemade Italian Sausage
Green Pepper
Button Mushrooms
Wild Mushrooms

Fresh Homemade Pasta

Select your favorite fresh pasta and combine it with your choice of homemade sauces.

The Pasta

Spaghetti * Fettuccine * Spinach Fettuccine * Linguini * Fresh Herb Linguini * Radiatore * Rigatini * Rotini * Spinach Rotini * Angel Hair * Spinach and Egg Angel Hair * Multi-Grain Angel Hair * Cholesterol-Free Angel Hair * Gluten Free Penne Pasta * Zucchini Pasta - Fresh zucchini made into “angel hair” pasta and lightly tossed in garlic and oil * Miracle “angel hair” Pasta - Made from a natural dietary fiber called glucomannan. Contains zero net carboydrates, zero calories, no gluten and no soy.

The Sauce

Delicious Homemade Tomato & Meat Sauce

Prepared fresh every day is our family recipe handed down from generation to generation …
Mama Celeste Lizio’s Homemade Tomato Sauce or Meat Sauce

Marinara Sauce

Filetto of peeled tomatoes, white wine and a special blend of herbs compliment this classic light Italian sauce.

Primavera Sauce

Fresh vegetables… broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, peapods, and zucchini…sautéed with herbs, fresh garlic, olive oil, butter and parmigiana.

Alfredo Sauce

Clara’s classic rich parmigiana cream sauce.

Aglio e Olio

An abundance of chopped garlic and fresh parsley sautéed in olive oil.
Add anchovies at additional cost

Vodka Cream Sauce

Clara’s fresh Tomato sauce blended with vodka, cream and parmesan cheese.

Arrabbiata Marinara Sauce

Clara’s marinara sauce spiced up with crushed red peppers, Tabasco and chopped garlic.

Vegetable Marinara Sauce

A healthy blend of fresh vegetables simmered in Clara’s classic marinara sauce.

Pesto Sauce

Fresh pesto made from fresh basil, garlic and olive oil. Tossed with pine nuts.

Red Clam Sauce

Chopped clams simmered in a specially seasoned white wine tomato sauce.
Add ½ dozen Littleneck Clams at additional cost

White Clam Sauce

Chopped clams simmered in a specially seasoned white wine clear clam sauce.
Add ½ dozen Littleneck Clams at additional cost

Customize Your Own Pasta Dish by Adding these items for an additional charge:

Littleneck Clams (12)
Littleneck Clams (6)
Grilled Chicken
Grilled Salmon
Fresh Mussels
Baked Mozzarella Cheese
Chopped Italian Sausage
Portobello Mushrooms
Primavera Veggies
Sauteed Spinach
Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Gorgonzola Cheese
Fontinella Cheese

Any fresh pasta entrée totaling 15.00 or more will include soup or a garden salad to start.

Filled Pasta

Your choice of large Old World Cheese Ravioli, Meat Ravioli, or Cheese Tortellini in…

Tomato Sauce
Meat Sauce
Marinara Sauce
Arribiatta Marinara Sauce
Vodka Cream Sauce
Fresh Vegetable Marinara Sauce
Primavera Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
Al Forno . . .
Baked with Mozzarella at additional cost
with Gorgonzola at additional cost

Baked Pasta


Our most popular dish . . . Layers of seasoned ground beef, cheeses and fresh pasta topped with mozzarella baked in a traditional tomato sauce. Homemade lasagna at its very finest!!!

Eggplant Lasagna Teramo

Layers of fresh spinach pasta, baked eggplant, tomatoes, fresh basil and Fior di Latte mozzarella baked in Clara’s homemade marinara sauce.

Stuffed Shells

Three large pasta shells filled with seasoned ricotta cheese topped with mozzarella baked in Clara’s homemade tomato sauce.

Lasagna Florentine

Layers of fresh homemade spinach pasta, fresh spinach and seasoned ricotta cheese topped with mozzarella baked in Clara’s white wine béchamel and tomato sauces.

Manicotti Sant’ Angelo  

Clara’s fresh spinach pasta filled with a special blend of three cheeses seasoned with fresh herbs baked in Clara’s marinara sauce topped with freshly sauteed spinach.

Pasta Al Fresco

Fresh cooked herb linguini tossed at room temperature with fresh chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, crumbled of fontinella cheese and a splash of olive oil. 

Side Orders

Sausage & Peppers .......... half order or full order

A classic Italian favorite. Italian sausage sauteed with sweet green peppers in a garlic olive oil.

Homemade Meatballs

Primavera Veggies

Fresh Broccoli

Italian Sausage

Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed Wild Mushrooms

Petite Portion of Radiatore with Marinara

House Specialties

All specialties are served with a choice of soup or Clara’s Garden Salad. You can choose a Mesclun or Caesar Salad at additional cost.

Veal Chop Florentine

A 14 oz bone-in veal chop grilled to medium served over bechamel and marinara sauce, with fresh spinach and prosciutto.  Radiatore pasta and tomato sauce are served on the side. 

Veal Chop Parmigiana

A 14 oz bone-in veal chop grilled to medium served over marinara sauce topped with golden brown mozzarella, fontinella, romano and parmesan cheeses. Served with side of Radiatore pasta and tomato sauce. 

Chicken Parmigiana 

Tender breast of chicken filled with our special blend of four cheeses baked in Clara’s fresh marinara sauce. Served with a side of homemade pasta with marinara sauce.

Baked Chicken with Portobello Mushrooms

Sliced breast of chicken baked in your choice of alfredo or marinara sauce with sliced Portobello mushrooms, mozzarella and gorgonzola cheeses served over linguini. 

Cream of Chicken Pesto

Sliced breast of chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted pine nuts sautéed in Clara’s fresh pesto sauce with a hint of cream served over fresh angel hair. 

Clara’s Seafood Special 

Fresh mussels, littleneck clams, calamari and shrimp simmered in Clara’s classic marinara sauce served over fresh angel hair.  

Shrimp Primavera

Shrimp and fresh primavera vegetables (broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, peapods, and zucchini) sautéed with herbs, fresh garlic, olive oil, butter, and parmigiana served over spinach and egg angel hair.

Shrimp Ersilia  

Shrimp, fresh portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach sautéed in a four cheese cream sauce served over fresh angel hair. 

Rudy Jr. Shrimp Special

An abundance of shrimp sautéed in garlic, olive oil and parmigiana with a splash of white wine. Served over spinach and egg angel hair.                                      can be served spicy upon request.  

Fillet of Salmon

North Atlantic salmon sautéed to perfection in our lemon butter cream sauce served with angel hair pasta and a side of primavera veggies dressed with our homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. 

Mark’s Salmon Florentine

Fresh, North Atlantic salmon fillet and tail-on shrimp topped with freshly sautéed spinach baked in Clara’s scampi sauce served with a side of homemade pasta with marinara sauce. 

Seafood Marinara

An abundance of fresh seafood simmered in Clara’s marinara sauce served over fresh linguini…
with fresh littleneck clams
with calamari
with fresh mussels


Clara's Wine on Tap:

Red Wine

Clara's House Red Wine, California  
Enjoy our own specially blended house red wine from the Glunz Family Winery.  Lighter bodied with berry flavors with a hint of spice.

Richer Pour Sangiovese – Italy
Medium bodied with notes of strawberry, black cherry and hints of chocolate and vanilla. 
Richer Pour Cabernet Sauvignon – North Coast, California
Medium bodied with rich plum, black currant and cherry flavors.  
Rickshaw Pinot Noir –  Sonoma, California
Classic light Pinot Noir with notes of dried cherry and a palate of wild strawberry and red plum.
Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley, California
Aromas of black cherry, plum and violets; firm yet supple tannins.
Boneshaker Zinfandel – Lodi, California
Full bodied with big and bold aromas and full flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and vanilla.
Truth or Consequences Merlot Red Blend, Columbia Valley , California 
A blend of 86% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Syrah, Medium bodied.
Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec, Santa Barbara, California (2012)
A Rhone-like blend. Medium to full bodied with supple tannins and flavors of red and black cherries, black currants and pepper.

White Wine

Richer Pour Chardonnay – Central Coast, California
Aromas of lemon peel and flavors of quince and pear wih a clean lingering finish.

Richer Pour Prosecco – Veneto, Italy
Sparkling wine. Slightly sweet and balanced wine with moderate acidity and light bubbles.

Soft Drinks

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Dr. Pepper, Tropicana Lemonade, Freshly Brewed Iced Tea, European Roast Coffee (Free Refills)

Shangri-La Organic Hot Tea

Milk, Chocolate Milk, Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice

San Pellegrino

Clara’s is the perfect location for your next celebration…. Corporate Meetings, Receptions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Bridal & Baby Showers, Fund Raisers, Retirements, Memorials or ANY reason…Come home to Clara’s! 

Smoking is not permitted in the restaurant, bar or restrooms.   Please inform your server of any allergies or ingredient dislikes you make have.  Clara’s Restaurant, its management and staff are NOT responsible for lost or misplaced articles and / or guest personal items.  Menu prices are subject to change without notification.




Woodridge // 6550 S. Route 53.