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Macello

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1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1601 (Racine)
+1 312-850-9870
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a place! It seemed to be way out from our hotel but was in fact in the old "meat packing district". Greeted with a wine tasting of new Italian wines the staff were friendly and helpful. The food is authentic Italian from the Veneto and Puglia areas complimented with little American touches. We experienced a great little band... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We visited for a group dinner (10 adults and 1 toddler) and had an absolute blast! The servers were friendly, the kitchen was fast, and the food was excellent. Three of us split a pasta dish and a pizza, and we had leftovers to take home. The entrance of the restaurant is past the deli, although I assume the deli... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Service was excellent, our waiter was very friendly, attentive and made great suggestions. We had special appetizer with pizza bread, fresh soft spreadable moz, prosciutto, arugula, with balsamic drizzle. Moz was exceptional. Had special filet with fig wine reduction sauce that was top notch. My wife had pasta with sausage and truffle sauce that was also very good. Another highlight... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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175 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Macello with our Chicagoan friends. It was great to try a restaurant off the tourist path. This West Loop restaurant is great for food/ambiance and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio. The service was warm and friendly as if we had been invited to someone's home for dinner. We enjoyed the pizza, seafood,... More 

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Thank JMH1986
Angie M, Guest Relations Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. It's customers like you that keep Macello what it is today. The burrata here is phenomenal, I wish I could eat it every day! Pizza's are of course great , it was a pleasure to be ranked #2 'best pizza' in chicago Magazine last fall. Let us know when you will be dining again. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Went to Macello for a family birthday, and we all enjoyed the experience. Friendly staff, quality food, robust menu, and two in our party were gluten free (great gluten free options). I would certainly go back to explore the menu further. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.

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

Thank you for dining at Macello. The gluten free pasta is great here. Love the four cheese ravioli with the Saffron Cream Sauce. Hope to see you soon at Macello. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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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Angie M, Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We always like to hear that we are doing something right! The great thing about Macello is that, it's authentic Italian. It sets us apart from the other Italian places in Chicago. We must have done something right to be ranked #2 best pizza. Stop in on Wednesday, Macello offers Half Price Select Bottles... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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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
Angie M, Manager at Macello, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a wide variety of food during your visit. Try the bianca pizza, add proscuitto and burrata. That's a special treat for at least once a week. If you like mushrooms and truffle try the Laganelle Tratufata. It's to die for. See you soon at Macello. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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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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Angie M, Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Sorry if it seemed chaotic during the pre-game dinner rush. Come on a non-game night and a Wednesday. Macello offers 1/2 price select bottles of wine you will sure love. More 

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
Angie M, Manager at Macello, responded to this review

What did you not like about the pizza? More 

St Charles,Missouri
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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
Angie M, Manager at Macello, responded to this review

Good news, that Pasta dish you had is now on Macello's dinner menu. You can enjoy that anytime. Hopefully we will see you soon at Macello. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $55
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1601
    (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

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  • 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.