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Macello

#633 of 7,872 Restaurants in Chicago
#740 of 8,779 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Best Pizza in Chicago!

I have been coming here for years, but the experience only gets better and better every time I go in. I usually order whatever they have on special because it's always amazing! I can't go there without ordering a brick oven pizza! If you want an excellent seafood option, then going with the sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Annalisa F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here for years, but the experience only gets better and better every time I go in. I usually order whatever they have on special because it's always amazing! I can't go there without ordering a brick oven pizza! If you want an excellent seafood option, then going with the sea bass is a must! Just an... More 

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Thank Annalisa F
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Don't miss this West Loop Italian restaurant. You wouldn't expect the vast interior, high ceilings and wood burning oven inside Macello's unassuming store front facade on West Lake Street. The ceiling is adorned with pastel balloon fixtures and the east wall houses hundreds of wine bottles. It is a welcoming setting for the meal to come. The pizzas are outstanding;... More 

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Thank Tom C
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with 2 friends on a Friday night. The food was good, but the pizza was fantastic. Service at the bar and for dinner was very good. Nice variety on the menu and the wine list. There was a Blackhawks game so the restaurant was full early and filled up again as the evening progressed. Valet parking is... More 

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Thank on-the-go-300
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

i was there last week with some friends, i m very upsad. it was too expensive for the portion, i also had the worse pizza in chicago, u can spend less money wth better food.

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Thank sam b
St Charles,Missouri
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This authenticity of this restaurant begins with its tasteful entrance and market deli within. I was reminded of wonderful similar facilities visited in Minori or Almalfi as well as in Bari on the Adriatic coast if Italy. We were seated in front of the wood burning ovens and could watch the preparation of specialty pizzas. Crusty warm bread was served... More 

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Thank sattelite10
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have been there many times and always been great. The store front is small and is actually a deli, but go through the dividing doors and it 0pens up into a great restaurant. It is Italian but not just pizza. Pizzas are wonderful but so is the Burratta salad and I have had Sea Bass there 6 times and... More 

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Thank DOUGLAS A
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181 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Macello specializes in food from a special area of Italy: Puglia, located in the southeast of Italy (the heel-area of the country). Macello offers the sea-food of this area - in both appetizers and entrees. Outstanding shell fish and shell fish stews ! The service is friendly and welcoming - with the warmth and hospitality of Italy, Absolutely Italian -... More 

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Thank triptraveller
Northbrook, Illinois
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246 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 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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Thank Shampeu
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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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Tim S
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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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Thank Stxjunkie
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 

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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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.