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1235 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (West Town)
+1 312-850-9870
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Ranked #600 of 8,418 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $55
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
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: West Town
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Racine
Transit: Green Line - Ashland/Grand Stop
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Winter Haven, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a family gathering of 19 from all over the country. Food was very good based upon everyone's comments. I had Cavatelli IL Forno and it was outstanding. Server could not have been more helpful or accommodating especially so when there were 6 children under the age of 10.

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

Thomas - I am so glad you had a great time. My favorite is the cavatelli al forno myself. The wait staff loves great praise from customers. We hope to see you soon at Macello. Try our chefs specials next time, they are amazing. More 

Aurora, Illinois
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. The decor is very welcoming and the smell from the wood burning stove just delicious. We tried a variety of foods and everything was delicious. Very few restaurants actually take the time to make a true risotto, but they do here. Great place to eat prior to any event at the United... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We love hearing great things about our food. Next time you are here, please try the saffron risotto. Hope to see you soon! ~AP~ More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I hosted a Holiday party at Macello's last evening. We were 14 women and really enjoyed the seating in the back room. We had a wide range of options for food and beverage. We selected the simplest which featured delicious fried calamari, one of Macello's house salads (with the lightest and freshest dressings), a choice of pizzas and a gelato... More 

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

We were delighted to you have on November 20th. It seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves. I hope to see more of you in the new year. ~AP~ More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I'm so sad I did not like this restaurant! My friend from Italy said this was closest to Italian pizza I could find so I decided to bring some friends try it out. We got there for an early dinner on a Wednesday so the crowd was light when we sat down. The server was attentive. We ordered a bottle... More 

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

I am very sorry if the service was not up to par, we do take things matters very seriously. If you would like to talk further about this please contact me at info@macellochicago.com. However, an American margherita pizza is different then an Italian margherita. Different regions of Italy have different styles of pizza. For instance the pizza at "Spacca Napoli"... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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222 reviews 222 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite with business associate before grabbing drinks. Ate at the bar and had the carpaccio which was delicious. Each of us ordered a pizza. The margarita was good but it only had one piece of basil and one slice of tomato. Was still good but seemed like it really wasn't a margarita pizza. Would definitely... More 

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

I think you definitely should come back and enjoy all the other wonderful dishes that we serve. Please note that American's version of the Margherita Pizza is different then the real authentic Italian margherita pizza. Different regions of Italy have different "styles" of pizza. Pizza in Naples, Italy has a thicker crust and heavier toppers while southern Italy has thinner... More 

Beavercreek, Ohio
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went here as part of a Chicago Pizza Tour, and it was clearly in a class all of its own. This is not a 45-min wait deep dish pizza. It is a thin crust with incredible ingredients. Recommend the Pizza Macello...you will be wowed by the burrata cheese and tri-colored olives. The decor is super fun, and rest of... More 

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

We love the pizza tours....It gives us the opportunity to turn on new customers about the amazing food at Macello. Hope to see you soon! More 

philadelphia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The salad was very fresh and the dressing lite. Our pizza was the best I've had in a very long time and I"m from the Philadelphia area.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visiting Chicago for the week and decided to eat here with some friends based on the reviews. It was just outside downtown and wasn't a busy area which worried me at first but it was a great experience. Our waiter was extremely helpful and friendly. Although the menu isn't too big I think they have a good variety of dishes.... More 

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Chicago
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The service was knowledgeable and courteous. Food was outstanding! Felt like I was in a quaint Italian village restaurant that also happened to have its own deli. If you are looking for something off the beaten path, I highly suggest making the trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This unique, urban neighborhood spot is a must-visit for our suburban family. The front of the space has a white-tile butcher shop appearance and the dining area has rich wood tones and interesting lighting throughout, but what draws you in is the scent of the wood-burning oven that is set in the center of the rear of the space. All... 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 Town
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

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