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Macello

#397 of 7,789 Restaurants in Chicago
#434 of 8,551 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
West Loop
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1235 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (Racine)
Green Line - Ashland/Grand Stop
+1 312-850-9870
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner

We loved this restaurant! From the minute we walked in, smelled the smokey wood aroma, and felt the energetic vibe of the place, along with waitstaff carrying dishes to be put into the wood burning oven, we knew we were going to have a great dinner. The service was wonderful- everyone was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Shampeu
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Northbrook, Illinois
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English first
Northbrook, Illinois
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194 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We loved this restaurant! From the minute we walked in, smelled the smokey wood aroma, and felt the energetic vibe of the place, along with waitstaff carrying dishes to be put into the wood burning oven, we knew we were going to have a great dinner. The service was wonderful- everyone was very attentive without being pesky, dirty dishes were... More 

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Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We never get tired, hearing about our wonderful dishes and pizza. The SeaBass is my personal favorite. The Macello Staff hopes to see you soon! Don't forget our patio is open. More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Everything about Macello was enjoyable. The service was excellent. The atmosphere, sort of converted warehouse space, was pleasant without removing the ability to hold a conversation. But the food was the real attraction! We started with the pizza bread appetizer which was delicious but not overly filling. This was important because the four of us each ordered a different pasta... More 

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Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Tim - I am love that you chose Macello as a restaurant choice while you were in town. It's a one of a kind place. Next time try out Troffiette Crudiola. It's refreshing and filling. See you soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The baby clams au gratin and the gamberino are out of this world. Best italian I've had in years--maybe since my trip to Italy. Great and prompt service.

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Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

You are a long away from home. We will take the compliment, considering you are from a foodie town and surrounded by great restaurants. Next time try a cocktail from our seasonal list. See you soon! More 

yorkshire
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

party of around 16 dined as part of a conference. The atmosphere and food are excellent as I have come to expect in Chicago. Very good seafood offering very well executed. Wine selection (by a colleague) superb accompaniment to a tasty meal. Will visit again if chance arises.

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Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Macello is great for business meeting, it's different then the rest of Chicago's cookie cutter restaurants. Next time you are in town bring the fam. Pizza will blow them away. See you soon! More 

Coatzacoalcos
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a great restaurant to visit before we went to the Black Hawks game. We had a great dinner with great service! I highly recommend it for leisure or business. Great people and food.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Been underwhelmed with Italian restaurants of late, but this one has renewed my faith that a decently priced place serving exceptional food can exist! The sea bass was the best prepared in our experience. The Al Forno (Umberto's suggestion for me) vastly exceeded my expectations in both quality and quantity. Loved the atmosphere--the rumbling of the El was a fun... More 

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Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Paul, I'm very happy to hear you had a pleasant dining experience with us. I too like the rumbling of the train, I think it gives us character. The next time you're in, ask for the catch of the day, the chef never disappoints! See you soon. More 

Vandalia, Michigan
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Pizza was good. The al Forno was good but had to wait to eat it as it was too hot when served. Pork was served a bit too rare and took forever to cook to temp. Service was very slow. Not sure if I would go back.

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Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Tom, I'm very sorry to hear the service was not up to par. We take this very seriously and would be happy to speak about your experience further, you can contact me at info@macellochicago.com That being said, It seems like you enjoyed a couple of the items you tried, the Al Forno and our pizza. So I do hope that... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This restaurant is a bit off the beaten path for us, but we were going to an event in the neighborhood and were looking for someplace new to try for dinner beforehand. Glad we checked it out! Beautiful décor, decent prices considering the huge portion sizes, great service, and an interesting historical building (a former slaughterhouse in the meatpacking district).... More 

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Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

I happy to hear you you enjoyed your first dining experience with us. Please note we have 1/2 priced select bottles of wine every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We hope to see you soon! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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213 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went for a business dinner and had a great time. We had never been and were a little taken back by the front entrance, but as we progressed into the main restaurant, the space opens up with high ceilings and a great warehouse (slaughter house) vibe. We started with several appetizers: stuffed mussels, stuffed eggplant, and speck. 2/3 were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

So much quicker and easier to get to from Chicago than a trip to Puglia in the heel of Italy. Two wood burning ovens are the basis of many of the items on the menu. If you are intimidated by the location under the L in a warehouse district, don't be. A block away from all the restaurants on Randolph... More 

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Additional Information about Macello

Address: 1235 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone Number: +1 312-850-9870
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 55
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1235 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607
    (Racine)
  • Public Transportation: Green Line - Ashland/Grand Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-850-9870

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 55
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.