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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very very good food! Attentive service! Worth the price for sure."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "1st visit...not the last. enjoyed everything about it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Had a one-on-one business lunch that ran long. Service was excellent and they allowed us to talk without hurrying us. Food was very good and we had a quiet table as requested."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "quite good and authentic Italian food. Nice service and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went back to Cafe Cocco Pazzo becuase of the outdoor seating. Food and service were solid. Prices somewhat expensive for lunch. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great food, limited but adequate wine selection. The waiter had all the personality of an old shoe but certainly provided adequate service."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Met a friend for a "catching up" dinner here and had a very relaxed 2-hour meal. Food was good, the space was quiet, and the service unobtrusive. A good spot to duck out of the noisy street for a while and have a good bite to eat. The menu is somewhat limited, but it's a cafe menu so not a problem. Cuts down on indecision! The bruschettas were unmemorable, but the pasta was good and the gelato was excellent."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We are big fans of Coco Pazzo and the Coco Pazzo Cafe. We just returned to Chicago after an absence of a few months and we are happy to see that the Cafe is in top form! I had an absolutely delicious chip pea soup, followed by a very high quality pounded pork chop prepared milanese style. My wife had her favorite seven vegetable salad and a very fresh and delicious salmon. We shared a half order of pasta that was also quite good. Even the biscotti were special! Nice generously poured cocktails as well as an impressive selection of Italian wines!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Repeat diner, lunch and dinner, always enjoys the experience here! Warm weather brings special enjoyment to this venue! Wait staff are, however, a bit pushy - obvious they want to turn tables......."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My Italian husband and I had a wonderful dinner here while vacationing in our favorite city. The service was top notch, like in Europe they gave us time to order, time to eat and did not rush the check over after we ate. The food was classic Italian, not over engineered like some places tend to be. The pasta was homemade, just like my mother in law makes. Quality wine list by the bottle or by the glass. If you are in Chicago you will not be disappointed if you dine at this place. Thumbs up Coco Pazzo! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Visiting Chicago so of we had our "mandatory" visit to one of our favorites, Coco Pazzo Cafe. The pasta dishes are wonderfully fresh and pasta is made in house. My wife had her usual spaghetti AOP - perfectly cooked al dente with the hot red pepper perched on top. This time I had the Rigatoni with sausage, peas and cream sauce. The sausage was sweet rather than spicy, so I incorporated small chunks of the red pepper from the spaghetti AOP (very hot - a little goes a long way). Overall very good but I think I preferred the Tagliatelle from our last visit. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very good food, attentive and excellently paced service. Conversation friendly. Going back will be an easy decision."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have always had well prepared delicious meals here, and now that we live within walking distance, have made it a regular weekly experience. The homemade pasta is a standout, and the nightly fish specials are fresh and lightly seasoned. The Tuscan soup is a great starter, as is the 7 vegetable salad. We have enjoyed every dinner selection we have ever had here, and think it stands above most Italian spots in the city."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "There are a lot of Great Italian restaurants in Chicago...none better than this kettle gem. It's classy cute, genuine Tuscany feeling. The food is clean, not heavy Italian. Great ingredients, flavors and realistic portions! - (not a huge bowl of pasta that could feed six people like some other places). The service is friendly, efficient without rushing you. Make reservations because the place fills up at night. Order the seven vegetable salad (seven tiny chooser vegetables with light vinaigrette- great). The gnocchi is delicious and freshly made. The salmon is fantastic. Chicken, veal, pasta with pulled beef ( amazing). It's all good. Desserts are genuine Italian ( not "just" tiramisu). Lots of regulars. People come back. Try it. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends on Mother's Day. Restaurant was busy but we were seated quickly. Food was excellent. Server was very good, recommended antipasto special for table which was very good. The Pasta verde with beef was excellent as was the gnocchi."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The lasagna is th ebest I have ever had. The suace is a lighter cream sauce rather than a heavy meat-laden red sauce."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I chose this place because of its proximity to the hotel I was staying at. Turns out, it was a very nice atmosphere, with good food. I had the strip steak, & it was cooked exactly as I had requested. The roasted beet salad was delicious, too. The waiter was very attentive & served our food promptly. The panna cotta for dessert was light & very tasty. I would definitely come here again when visiting Chicago!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The restaurant is very small and if it is packed; it can be quite noisy. This was our second visit. The food is fresh and very good. I had the lasagne with a bechamel sauce which was excellent and my husband had a sea bass special. The service was average; and we had a difficult time determining who was actually our server. One person took our order, another filled our water glasses, another brought our food, a different person brought the dessert menu and an entirely different person brought the bill!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food. Amazing flavors with fresh vegetables. Portion size was perfect for lunch. Service was outstanding. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Bustling restaurant with fresh food and attentive service. Bustling. Daily special fush was flavorful and generously portioned."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "As my husband had work related dinner plans, I was on my own....which is not always completely comfortable. However, the minute I walked in, I was warmly greeted and given a nice choice of tables...The rest if the evening was enjoyable with attentive service and delicious dishes. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We love coming here for Lunch when visiting Chicago. We have been coming her for many years and our experience has been consistently excellent."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Don't bother with reservations. Waited for over 15 minutes past the reservation time while there were numerous empty tables. Other people were coming in and being seated in the mean time. Place is loud and the food is nothing special -- not bad just nothing to recommend."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "One of our favorites when visiting Chicago House made pasta is perfectly prepared. My wife LOVES the arrabiatta spaghetti AOP. This visit I tried the spinach tagliatelle with shredded roast beef ragu - it was amazing - the height of delicious comfort food. Also, the food (and soups in particular) have wonderful flavors and are never overly salty. The chef is really doing a great job here."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "the food at Coco Pazzo is dependable . Unfortunately our waiter spent more time hiding from our table than actually being present. There were long lapses after we were seated, another long lapse for him to take our order, again, a very long lapse to receive the food and finally, we actually had to fetch him via the manager to receive our bill. the manager ate brunch with his hostess, in full view of our table while we were still waiting for our food. On the other hand, the bus boys, servers who brought water and cleaned up worked very hard."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great evening. Fun time, good food. All my party thoroughly enjoyed themselves "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "great to find a restaurant in the neighbor hood that is really good. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Impeccable service, all waiters/waitress/hostess/etc. we're full of smiles & help. Food came out in timely manner & tasted delicious. Better experience than I expected for it being called a "cafe"...will definitely come back to this Italian gem!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014