Fun night out
Me and few friends went out before our Saturday late night and had a great dinner. Being from Puglia, Italy, I was excited to see our cuisine play a shining role in the city of Chicago. I hope more people try it out because its the best Italian style cooking there is. Overall a welcoming and fun dinner.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our second time at Macello~it's great before concerts at United Center~the decor is interesting, staff attentive and the food is terrific, what more can you ask for in a restaurant?
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood gem!
My fiance and I stumbled upon this amazing restaurant after we left our dance lesson at the Fred Astaire dance studio located next door. How have we never been here before?! We live in the neighborhood and typically enjoy dining just east on Randolph. However, I must say... this is my new favorite restaurant! The food and wine are fresh and authentic; you feel as if you are actually in Italy. Friendly service and a beautiful space. I wish I had found this restaurant years ago! Thank you, Macello! You are just right.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner
We had a wonderful dinner and fantastic service. The place was a little noisy, because a large group was in the bar area, but that just made it more vibrant.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the atmosphere and look of this restaurant. The food is delicious.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service and surrounding
Great food, service and surroundings. You should go to this restaurant!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time dining
This was our second time dining at Macello and again we were impressed by what we ate. My wife had the sea bass which had been cooked in the wood burning oven. Excellent. I had the scampi which were also delicious. we dined early since we go pre-theater which is why I rated the noise level as quiet. In any event, we will be back.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME, VERY ACCOMMODATING
AWESOME, VERY ACCOMMODATING AND FOOD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
1,000 point place!
I'd never heard of Macello's before & truly tried it to for the first time because Open Table was offering it as a 1,000 point dining experience. The ambience was great - an old meat packing building decorated with creative touches of it - and brick walls & dark woods. The service was excellent, it was very obvious they were happy we were there. I think it's one of the places overshadowed by all the restaurants on Randolph's Foodie Row, which is too bad, because this place was worth the visit.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
You would never think to go
You would never think to go to Macello because of its unique location. This is some of the best home made Italian food I have ever expereinced. Definitely worth seeking this place out!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise!
Loved how easy this restaurant was to find and parking was right in front. Bartender made some good wine recommendations. Great atmosphere. Wait staff were friendly, professional and exactly where they needed to be for service. The food we ordered was amazing!!! Really some of the best pasta dishes we have eaten. The special of salmon in a vodka sauce was still bubbling when it arrived at the table. The flavors were great. All three people in our party raved about the entree. Not huge portions but definitely more than enough to eat at one setting. Will return often and tell friends.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, authentic Italian food.
We come to Chicago from West Michigan several times a year and we rely on Open Table when looking for a great yet reasonably priced place to eat. The reviews for Macello were excellent, so we thought we would give it a try. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable meal, other than the large table next to us that appeared to be having a party and was celebrating quite loudly. Our waiter was very friendly and informative, giving us great suggestions for our food and wine selections. All our courses were wonderful, dlelicious and authentic, from the appetizers to the desserts. My wife, daughter and I highly recommend Marcello.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Macello is our new favorite spot, and feel it will be yours, too, after you go! Hidden on Lake Street, it's inviting, unique and nothing less than delicious. We had pastas and pizzas, all which were fantastic. The pastas were homemade and the fact that the pizzas were made in the wood-burning oven made our appetites crave even more. The decor in the restaurant is funky and the noise level never gets too loud, which is always a good thing when you're dining with a group like we were. We will be back for sure! In fact, we've gone two weekends in a row.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find right from my Open Table App. Friendly and helpful staff combined with fresh and meticulously prepared food will bring us back. Restaurant was clean and decorated nicely.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here before and
We have been here before and we will return! Love it.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's Macello's , not Marcello's
The neighborhood is starting to come around and right down the street from City Winery. Took a chance coming here and was very pleasantly surprised. The food was perfectly prepared and original. Great chef and the owner comes over to your table and talks about the restaurant for a few minutes. The service was very knowledgeable and prompt. This is my new favorite restaurant in West Loop.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Pizza I had was outstanding and it was authentic Italian. The Service was Outstanding.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've driven/walked by Macello
I've driven/walked by Macello dozens of times, so we finally decided to try it out. We weren't disappointed! The service was great and the food was some of the better Italian that I've had in the city. A great little neighborhood spot!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great spot for a
This is a great spot for a casual business dinner; the food is terrific, the noise level moderate to quiet and the service was very attentive.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've lived in the neighborhood for several years and never knew this place existed until a friend asked me if I wanted to try it. It has a nice atmosphere - good for dates, business dinners or dinner with friends - and a small but solid menu. Wednesday is half price wine night (bottles), so definitely recommend going and getting a bottle and eating it with the sea bass. Delicious! (Skip the chicken though - it's relatively flavorless.)
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very good find off the beaten
A very good find off the beaten path in the West Loop. We enjoyed sitting on the patio on a beautiful summer evening. The food was good AND plentiful! My favorites were the Stuffed Eggplant appetizer and the Farro with Porcini Mushrooms. The rest of our group had another pasta dish and had Pizzas Vegetariana. This place is worth more visits when we are in the City.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found Macello 3 years ago,
We found Macello 3 years ago, while searching for a restaurant open on Christmas Eve, and have been going back ever since. Great Pugliese (Southern Italian) food, in a former slaughterhouse....Macello, in Italian. Warm, spacious and inviting. We've introduced lots of friends to this restaurant and they have also returned, with other friends. A small Italian specialty store in the front of the restaurant also carries lots of items you would not find in your local supermarket. Never had a bad meal or experience there!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Memories of our trip to Italy
My husband and I sought out a restaurant that served food and wine from the Puglia region of Italy. Macello's does a great job in re-kindling our food moments from our trip!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food! Great date place or place to take your parents. Not too loud so you can talk to one another as the slight smell of pasta/pizza cooking in the brick oven spreads throughout the resaturant.
Bonus is they have lots of Gluten Free options.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding tucked away gem!
Macello is located in an area you would not expect to find a restaurant. But it is defintely worth the hunt. Once there you will dine on outstanding homemade like itallian food.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal at Macello's!
Always a great meal at Macello's! Great food and a great staff!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious as usual
Excellent Puglia region Italian food at great prices. This place is always a hit.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yet another delicious meal
This is our third time dining at Macello's, but first time experiencing the full menu. Previous visits we couldn't stray from the amazing pizzas! Had a larger group (7 people) this time, and the experience was just as amazing. The food was fantastic (as always) and the service was spot-on. Quickly becoming our go-to restaurant for Italian food, and perfect wood fired pizzas.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place for lunch - the Pizza Macello with red and green Cerignola olives, barese sausage and burrata was excellent; super thin crust, and those olives! Oh, my Goodness, they are a new taste memory. The Penne Al Forno with Bolognese sauce was also delicious - perfectly al dente and a meaty, well balanced sauce. Here's a tip - there is a parking lot behind the restaurant with 6 spaces reserved for Macello's; this knowledge will save you many trips around the block looking for a space at lunch time in this busy neighborhood. I plan to return for dinner sometime very soon to try some of the other menu choices, and there will be plenty of on-street parking available then, too.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on Lake
The staff is very friendly. The restaurant has a very nice smell from the open flame pizza oven. Pork chop was cooked perfectly as was the veal special. The room is very open with high ceiling so it is a bit noisy. This is certainly worth your trip. I will come back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was absolutely wonderful.
This was absolutely wonderful. The place was very cute and the food fantasic.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful first visit
The eclectic choices of pizza were inviting, as well as the wine list. We enjoyed two appetizers. The oregano shrimp were wonderful. Our entree (pizza barese and pizza macello) were delicious and not the typical pizza fare one usually finds these days. Above all, our waiter was attentive and thorough. It was a pleasure dining at Macellos.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only does Macello have
Not only does Macello have some of the best pizza in Chicago ...thin, crispy crust and just enough toppings so that each ingredient can be enjoyed .... it has great pasta, a nice ambiance and friendly, knowledgeable servers. Have eaten there since it opened and have not had a bad experience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner here before the
Had dinner here before the Dave Mason show at City Winery. Everything was excellent and we'll be back to try the rest of the menu.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoy Macello - every time that I go, the service is wonderful, the wine is great, and the food is delicious. I also appreciate the 1/2 off bottles of wine Monday - Wednesday. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great gluten free pasta!
This is a cool space. Looks like deli from under the tracks, but a super cozy space inside. Super friendly and helpful waiter, he recommended a great wine.
They were helpful with accommodating me with gluten free options, the gluten-free pasta was AMAZING! I ordered fettuccine with veggies, a roasted veggie and olive appetizer.
They graciously offered us complimentary limincello following our meal as well.
Definitely going to become a regular here!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. Too bad not more people go here - a real gem. The decor is fun and interesting. The menu always has something special.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Macello!
Our group of six had a terrific evening at Macello. We were served a complimentary plate of antipasto which was delicious.We ordered the mussels, risotto, various types of pasta, sausage and peppers, house salad and Italian wedding soup. All were perfectly prepared. Our waiter, Michael, was terrific. He knew every item on the menu and had great recommendations. Two in the group were celebrating a birthday, Michael brought a beautiful complimentary dessert. On Mon., Tues., and Wed. select wines are half off a bottle. We shared a Chianti and a Pinot Grigio. The entire staff is efficient and friendly. Street parking is convenient at no cost on some of the surrounding streets. Macello is a great restaurant. Try it out and ask for Michael!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant, have been
Great restaurant, have been their a few times and would continue to do so. Have sent many family members and friends to dine out their. The restaurant staff should make an effort to recognize clients and acknowledge their support and business with a complimentary drink or desert etc., especially when the tab runs close to $100, $200 or more.
G. Reddy (10/28/13)
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Hawks game
Came before a Hawks game. Close to UC, but not crowded. Great food and atmosphere. Good service. Just tell them you're going to the game.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant.
This is a great restaurant. Especially before a Bulls or Hawks game. The service is great. You can pretty much order anything off the menu and will be happy. We have had the same waiter for several visits, Augustine, and he is great at helping with wine and food decisions.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
An unassuming place with an
An unassuming place with an authentic southern Italy menu. I wanted to try everything. The wine list has an extensive selection of regional wines from Puglia including at least 6 different bottles of Primativo. The space is an old warehouse beautifully converted with high ceilings that creates a comfortable feel and keeps down the din.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been many times and plan on many more. Wait staff is great and the food is even better. Love it!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time Diner
It was my first time here and it was for my bf's bday, and I wanted to find a new italian restaurant around my neighborhood so I tried Macello. Very Authentic and the smell of burning wood when you come in is amazing. My bf and I each got a different special and was blown away. It is on lake street so you can hear the train but it doesn't even matter because the food and ambiance is so intriguing. Will definitely become a local spot for me!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining before an event
Great dining before an event at the United Center. Large portions, quality food, prepared to individual tastes.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outperformed My Expectations
This is a restaurant that delivers food from the region of Italy, Puglia that my grandparents were from. I exceeded all my expectations. The red sauce was very similar to grams. The rolled flank steak was outstanding. Appetizers were great! Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will return. Parking was a little tricky.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Southern Italian Big and Boisterous
Got together with my oldest Italian girlfriend from high school on tuesday at Macello. The room was warm and cozy, the server was friendly and fun. No one complained at out Southern Italian noise levels. Get 2 ladies together who had about 25 years of catching up to do, and there will be some laughter. The most wonderful part was, there were other family groups as affectionate and as boisterous as us. Will be back as soon as we re~coop from all the fun we had. Saluti!!!! Another server took a really FB worthy I-Phone photo of us. A++++++++ Grazie mille.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place; it's the city's best combination of outstanding food, great service, and wonderful ambiance - always a great, fun meal.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem, feels like home
I tend to go to Macello at the same time people tend to like going home...for the holidays! Tucked away under the tracks, it's the perfect place to go when you actually want to focus on (i.e. hear) the people you're with. A decent selection of food, nice wine and great service keep me coming back time and again.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Totally In Love
Food is scrumptious, servers are very kind and professional, ambience is so cozy and warm. New favorite place!
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM