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Carnivale’s unparalleled festive atmosphere is perfect for hosting corporate events, social events, and weddings. Our event specialists will customize and create a memorable experience for you and your guests from start to finish in one of our seven unique event spaces.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Cotton Candy Martini
Carnivale Vodka, Lime, Grapefruit, House-Made Cotton Candy
16 oz. Australian Grass-Fed Lamb Chops (Halal), Baby Carrots, Roasted Mushrooms, Lamb Empanada, Chestnut Mole
Saffron Bomba Rice, Shrimp, Mussels, Scallops, Clams, Octopus, Tomato Sofrito
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Sun 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Sat 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Whether for a special occasion, or just because you want a great mojito, I try to make it to Carnivale any chance I can. I love the food and the drinks! The service is also always top-notch.
Maybe it was an off night but the food was not up to par from my previous visits. My server was fine. She was personable but the flavor of the food wasn’t on point like I have experienced in the past. I enjoyed the 16 layer chocolate cake with the raspberries a lot. Ambience was perfect!
I had a birthday dinner for my boyfriend here and everything went so smoothly. The waitresses recommendations were great! From ambiance, service, drinks, and food was all great. Will be visiting again !
If you’re looking for some different flavors and flair this is the place to go. We have been to Chicago many times and we were looking at places for something different and out of the ordinary other than the normal that we can get anywhere. This place topped that chart. The Staff was friendly and attentive all the way from valet to paying the bill. The decor was great from the paintings to the neon lights everything just fit. The food was phenomenal we ordered the coconut shrimp for an appetizer, Charcoal Roasted Chicken and Lamb chops for dinner. The chicken was juicy and flavorful and the lamb chops were cooked to perfection. The drinks were spot on perfect and the wait staff didn’t miss a beat with the recommendations. This is definitely going to be our go to every time we’re in Chicago.
Good food. Has some good vegan and vegetarian options
Great place to enjoy an evening with friends. Fantastic atmosphere
Great food and service. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our service was great. We enjoyed our appetizer and dinner slections. The cotton candy martini was fun and the cigar cake presentation was great. I would visit again next time I am Chicago. Everyone in our party of 6 was pleased, especially our gluten free groupee. What a great was to end our trip and celebrate a birthday.
Restaurant interior was surprisingly much more appealing than the exterior. Staff was warm, attentive and helpful. Food was very good. Music and ambiance was lively, but not too loud. Would definitely dine here again.
It was a great experience! My boyfriend and I had the paella and island salmon, it was delicious. Also, I loved their coconut shrimp. The restaurant is colorful and beautiful. Our server Jehovanna delievered outstanding service.
One of the best dining experiences. Food was delicious, service excellent and restaurant is beautiful, colorful, perfectly decorated. Love! Love! Love!
I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. It was very busy but our server was very friendly, attentive and caring, the food was fast and the drinks were superb. Food presentation was great and bursting with flavor. Dessert (Chocolate cigar )was gorgeous and delicious. I will definitely return!
I don't like being tucked away in a back room. No ambiance, all you hear is bass. Food was average compared to usual but ambiance was bad.
Loved EVERYTHING about this place! The food, the drinks, the amazing service—Rick is awesome—was all phenomenal! I’ll definitely be back and will continue to forever recommend this place to others! Bravo, Carnivale!
Excellent cocktails, skirt steak and seafood paella are really good. Perfect to share multiple dishes with a large group
Ricardo was amazing great service and great food thank you Ricardo giving my husband an amazing birthday
Fantastic service and great food. So glad to be back!
Wow! Carnivale is so fun. We had the best server and support staff. We loved the cotton candy martini. Plenty of options for vegetarians. Beautiful art, fun carnival vibes, fun experience!
The ambiance and food were amazing! The server was good but she could have been a little more attentive. We had finished eating and were trying to see her for a while before she finally showed up at the table so we could get to-go boxes and the check. The bussers were very attentive.
Fun place with delicious food. Wonderful service!!
Carnivale is fully re-opened and a wonderful experience. the ambiance is deligghtful and colorful with many dining options. We ended up inside because of threatening weather. Food was really good and the service everything you would want.
It was wonderful as always
Everything was excellent!
Food was delicious, staff was very friendly and helpful.
Great food & atmosphere! The drinks were real good and had nice aesthetic as well. Would definitely recommend
We will be back food fabulous. Service needs to get back to where is should be but it will
Vibrant welcome at the door with a mesmerizing and delectable dining experience.
Service was awful. was seated 45 minutes after my reservation time. Hostess stand was extremely disrespectful. I will never be going back.
Great service from our server. Forgot his name but he had a comb over. Definitely an experience that’s worth the money. Can’t wait for the live music
Delightful as always. Creative offerings and gorgeous colorful surroundings.
Our waiter Omar was very attentive, cheerful, and polite. Gave us the best recommendations to try. My first time having octopus and it turned out to be my favorite of the night.
Lovely ambiance that makes for a nice date or great first stop for a night on the town. Highly recommend the paella!
I don’t have much to say but the food was overpriced here. Good drinks tho.
This restaurant always gives me joy — ambiance, service and food are all fabulous!!
Food was great staff was great I can’t wait to go back !
This is by far one of my favorites restaurants on our first try we will definitely be back good food and service
Our server Noel was outstanding. He was really kind, very polite, made recommendations and would check in on us not too often, not too far apart. The food was amazingggg and it came out fairly quick. The ambiance is so cool and everywhere you look there’s something else to see. Everyone was so kind and it made a wonderful birthday experience.
Thank you for the feedback! We will be sure to share it with Noel!
My wife and I had an excellent time. Our server Rick was great he provided good input on food and drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Thank you for your review and we be sure to share it with Rick!
We had such a great time! Beautiful, unique, funky set up- it was unlike most restaurants we’ve been to. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We even got a complimentary dessert because we were there celebrating our anniversary. Would absolutely recommend!
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I got the Brazilian Churasco. A $54 plate for 7 cube size pieces of unseasoned grilled steak and 4”steak” fries - with a row of sautéed mushrooms. Over priced. You pay for the ambiance and service (they checked in with us about 10 times!). You will need to go out for tacos afterwards! :)
Good Day MariMar, Thank you for visiting Carnivale and we appreciated your feedback. I am sorry to hear how disappointed you were with your meal. We strive to ensure our food quality & service meets expectations. Our Brazilian Churrasco is a 10 ounce, USDA prime tenderloin of beef. Currently, many industries have been affected by higher meat prices, restaurants included. It is something we are having to review more frequently. Hope you will revisit us again!
Great food options and drink specials. Great see service and love the views in main dining room.
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Carnivale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-5005.
Carnivale is rated 4.6 stars by 7796 OpenTable diners.
Carnivale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://carnivalechicago.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.