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Coco Pazzo Café
Coco Pazzo Café

Coco Pazzo Café Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocopazzocafe.com
  • Phone: (312) 664-2777
  • Hours of Operation: Open All Day. Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Eric Hammond
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ontario
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $12.00 for lunch & dinner. Street parking & public lots are also available
A word from Coco Pazzo Café
Experience Tuscan cuisine at vibrant and lively Coco Pazzo Café, sister restaurant of the more formal Coco Pazzo. Just steps away from Magnificent Mile shopping, Northwestern Hospital, Prentice Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute, the Café offers a casual atmosphere with a sophisticated menu and multiple wines by the glass. Enjoy the warmth of the Modigliani inspired murals, theatrical flower arrangements and the copper topped bar which is available for dining. And, when the weather allows, choose a seat on the comfortable patio. Coco Pazzo Café has been voted by Chicago Zagat readers as one of the finest alfresco restaurants in townContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband has been at Northwestern hospital for the past five days, and I have been staying with him. During this time, I have been interested in finding a culinary respite nearby. This particular day I was looking for something expedient, affordable, enjoyable, and delicious. I found that in Coco Pazzo, as I sat on the patio under an umbrella, enjoying a delicious ham and cheese panini and a glass of chardonnay for lunch. Friends wanted to meet for dinner and because of the situation at the hospital, I was looking for something with the same criteria. I suggested that we go there for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the friendly service."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Met a family member there (she was in from the suburbs) and had early reservations. Although the dining room was empty at that time, they gave us a table squeezed next to a cashier station and the antipasto buffet. Designed to maximize foot traffic past us. Didn't object (that's on me) but it tells a lot about a restaurant when its default setting is to give two women the worst in the house when they had so many other choices to offer. Yuck."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This Chicago neighborhood gem has wonderful Tuscan food. The patio is outstanding. Great for both lunch and dinner!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We love Coco Pazzo Cafe. The food is fabulous and the service is always outstanding as well. Sometimes we bring our school-age kids and they love to come here too."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "On Friday my friend from Toromto and me, from San Francisco Bay Area, had dinner at Coco Pazzo. We were able to sit outside as the night was beautiful. We had good food and great service."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It is our favorite Italian restaurant using truly fresh ingredients and proper Italian cooking (not the fake southing Italian stuff you find everywhere else)!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was my fourth visit, in the past my experience was very positive. This time the service was very slow and food was just okay, meaning the flavor was off, food temperature was cool."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love this place, and service is usually great, but for this escapade: My friend wanted chopped chicken added to her salad....you'd have thought this required brain surgery? Waiter told her she'd have to order the grilled chicken entree SEPARATELY and combine them herself?! Finally got him to agree to do it our way (shades of "Five Easy Pieces"). He only charged an extra $7 for the added chicken but it was very difficult to get his cooperation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is what a restaurant is supposed to be. Excellent, authentic food at a reasonable price. The service is friendly and professional. The setting is perfect! Indoor and outdoor space. The yellow canopy creates a mystical effect inside the restaurant that is bright and elegant. The chef is one of the best fish chefs in the country. The fish is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, never dry! The Rigatoni is legendary and their spaghetti AOP is the tastiest vegetarian dish I have ever had. The bechamel sauce creates lasagna that rich with some zing. The wait staff are all Italian, well trained and friendly, but never lose their purpose. When the bill comes, it is a nice surprise especially at lunch and brunch. Open all afternoon."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "You will not find pasta that is prepared as well as the pasta at Coco Pazzo. A great old world feel, that leaves you feeling you are enjoying an outdoor cafe in the middle of Rome."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant as it was near our hotel, sight unseen. We were seated promptly, the service was fantastic (we had one picky eater), and the pasta outstanding. Would absolutely try again!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "service has deteriorated in this restaurant in last several years"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "And my wife loved her prosciutto & Melon app, and the duck entree. My octopus appetizer was great- broiled and glazed w/ an interesting finish. The swordfish was a little bit of disappointment- pretty bland, although the sauce was excellent. I asked about their seafood source--North Carolina--and suggested they may want to get more robust fish from colder waters. Big points- although all the tables were full, & yet it was quiet. They put a lot of effort (and it looks like money) into sound dampening materials. You could have conversations with your dining partner without being disturbed or disturbing others."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Good menu selections & great people watching from the outdoor seating area."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was excellent--fresh and delicious. Service was attentive and good. Can't wait to visit again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "food and service are always outstanding. For a late lunch, there is a real treasure!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is not fine dining but served our needs and service was quick"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "nice atmosphere and outdoor seating area, except for occasional loud ambulances driving by. most of the food was excellent including the rainbow trout special and the squid ink pasta, but the seven vegetable salad was underwhelming."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "great antipasto, delicious pasta. So nice to sit outside on a beautiful evening and enjoy delicious food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent! Great service and wonderful ambiance. My mom and I had dinners here last Friday and were able to sit outside. We has pasta dishes which were homemade, from scratch."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Reasonable prices and nice outdoor spot for a summer get together. The ambulances and traffic kind of dull the experience but its a great neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had a long, leisurely lunch with old friends. Perfect spot, great food and unrushed service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Coco Pazzo Cafe always delivers - great food with warm service. The food is always very fresh and delicious...cannot recall ever having a disappointing meal here. If you are fortunate to be there in the summer time, sit near an open patio door or outside...there is a wonderful breeze coming off Lake Michigan that makes for a lovely dining experience (note: the indoor dining in the summertime can be uncomfortably warm). I have taken numerous visitors here and everyone loves it!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I ordered Linguini Vongole and it was the most delicious Vongole I've ever had....!! Highly recommend their Pasta menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food and service - loved that the doors were open to give a patio feel!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This somewhat small restaurant has very good Italian food, it is generally easy to find seats, and prices are reasonable. During the summer there are outdoor seats - -perhaps not such a good idea because of the ambulances that go by every 30 minutes."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Advertised as an italian restaurant. Service is good. The personnel were all mexican and latins. The food is more a fusion of italian with mexican flavors. It remainded me of the mexican restaurants, in Mexico, with "italian" food. I had the duck which was bland and half way cooked. It was just OK but the mustard salad does not go with it. However, it's a good place to sit 'al fresco' and enjoy watching people having a drink."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We wanted a nice spot to enjoy a some great pasta and a bottle of wine without over spending. This completely surpassed our expectations!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had not been to this restaurant in a while. The food was ok, but the service was quite slow. With a location close to a lot of competition they are probably loosing customers a little. We were also jammed into a corner & felt really crowded."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very nice place and authentic. Problem was that the tomatoes for caprese salad were as hard as rocks with no flavor. They shouldn't have even served them. The duch was excellent though."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Just across the street from the Hyatt. This Italian restaurant gets good reviews and they are not unreasonable. My pasta dinner of Pappardelle al Coniglio with Rabit Ragu was excellent. The pasta was al dente. There was ample meat in the ragu and the taste was excellent. Cant ask for more!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I took my mother here for lunch because I was confident in their service and food quality. We were seated for our reservation promptly, offered drinks shortly after that. The restaurant was abuzz with the lunch crowd but not so loud that we couldn't hear, which says a lot given that my mom is 83 and too much ambient noise is sometimes difficult. Every time I eat here I have difficulty deciding whether to have one of the daily specials or the classics from the menu because they all are tempting. My mother ordered two appetizers and I ordered a salad and a main. The waiter clarified which my mother would like first which is always so helpful. The waiter was attentive but not overly so. Dessert was delicious too! Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Good menu and fantastic chef specials. The wine, a white Sauvignon, was excellent. Our glasses were filled as needed without asking. We ordered bruschetta appetizer (4),,,, served promptly and delicious. I had the Blackened Sea Bass. It was prepared perfectly. My wife had the Lasagna from the regular menu. It was flavorful and well prepared. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. The wait staff cleared plates quickly and kept the table cleaned."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nice local Italian restrauant. Good service, good bread. I had an excellent beet, goat cheese salad to start and as a vegetarian I had the gnocchi which was excellent. My DH had a shrimp special he said it was good. I had the tiramisu for dessert which very good."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very very good food! Attentive service! Worth the price for sure."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We are local residents of Streeterville, and normally Coco is good. However, the other night it was as if both the chef and the Sous chef took the night off and gave responsibility to a prep person. Bruschetta was terrible, our pasta was marginal. We will give it another chance, maybe, because we live here, but it won't be for awhile."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our meal was very disappointing. I ordered the special of the day-- Risotto...was terrible. Very dry and had no flavor"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "1st visit...not the last. enjoyed everything about it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We sat at the outdoor tables on a beautiful day. Had seven vegetable salad with added chicken breast, a panini, and rigatoni buttera. Everything was quite good, although next time I would suggest they go lighter on the sauce for the rigatoni....it was very rich and swimming in it....still delicious though. Server had a difficult time understanding the concept of adding a chicken breast to the seven vegetable salad, but once we straightened that out it was fine. We have been here many times and always enjoy it!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Very nice as always. Food delicious and ambiance is terrific."
    Dined on 6/11/2014