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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.
We are a Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice Winner. This award celebrates travelers’ favorite restaurants, hotels, and airlines around the world. Thank you everyone for your support and reviews, and for helping us rank within the top 10% of restaurants worldwide.
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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
45 day dry aged linz heritage ribeye 16 oz, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chimichurri. Recommended wine pairings: catena 'San Carlos' cabernet franc.
Lamb empanada, roasted mushrooms, baby carrots, chestnut mole. Recommended Wine Pairings: De Martino Carménère
Cotton Candy Martini
Vodka, lime, grapefruit, cotton candy
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Sun 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Sat 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
The service was excellent! The waiters came by to always ask if we needed anything or doing good.
Food was really yummy. Drinks were excellent. Service was also perfect. Downgrades are Noise and prices--definitely an increase from the "old days".
Everything was perfect start to finish! The waiter gave great recommendations on drinks and starters. My husband and I both had their mojitos which were delicious! Started off with the Ropa Vieja which I could not get over how delicious the taste was! My husband ordered the Brazilian Churrasco and I had the Gaucho Steak and WOW! Can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend!
It's always a great experience when I go to Carnivale. Their food is amazing, they have great cocktails, and I love the ambiance.
My first time there (been meaning to go since I moved to Chicago)
The place looks amazing! Awesome concept decoration overall. Food was amazing too! Server was super polite. The only thing I would "tweak" a little bit, is the volume of the music (kinda loud) for people to be able to talk and listen to each other better.
Everything was perfect! The food, the service, the atmosphere was unique and delicious!
We had a lovely meal, and our waiter, Rick was great!
Carnivale is a great place to go celebrate something special,to for date night, or celebrate a birthday!
My partner and I went to celebrate a special event and it was wonderful! The staff were super friendly and attentive and the food and drinks are phenom!
Can't wait to be back!
I made reservations for my mom’s 65th birthday, and we enjoyed everything! She was even pleasantly surprised with chocolate cake, cotton candy, and caramel for her birthday.
Wow absolutely blown away! the duck, octopus and empanadas appetizers were absolutely delicious and great portions. The steak was tasty, the carrot cake melted in your mouth and I am not a big dessert person. You have to have the cotton candy martini of course. Bussers were very attentive and our waitress notified us bar was backed up. And of course you can not get the ambience anywhere else. LOVE CARNIVALE, have to get back soon!
As always, great service, food and ambiance. The coconut shrimp appetizer is amazing! And so was the garlic mashed potatoes.
Everyone was amazing - Lucy was a great hostess and the hosts also. Great food and drinks and music, must visit in Chicago!
Ambiance and service was real goo. Our waiter Omar was amazing. Told the hostess it was my son's 21 first birthday since I could not make reference of it during my reservation (no option for comments or special requests??). By time we got check, I had to ask for the cotton candy for my son as it was never acknowledge. I did not want him to be left out because just about every group in the dining area this night was given one.
Very few choices on menu, I went specifically for my favorite salad which I had a few times before this year and Omar apologized for only having Cesar due to covid.
Everything was amazing, from the service, to the drinks, to the food. First restaurant I’ve been to since the pandemic started and it was worth it and i felt safe.
Our server was so rude! We witnessed her talking negatively about her customers in her section to the other servers. I’m almost 50 years old and there with my adult daughter and she’s carding me. She never once smiled. She looked completely miserable. I did complain to her manager and still tipped her. I don’t plan on ever going there again. So many businesses are suffering at this point in time. Rather than being bitter, be greatful we are supporting our local restaurants. Maybe this isn’t the job for her.
This is a fun place to go. Great vibe and cool decor throughout. Service was attentive but not rushed. Their cocktail offerings were a bright spot. Try the caipirinha, cotton candy martini or Mai Tai. Excellent! We enjoyed the lamb chops and skirt steak. Delicious
Carnivale is a unique Chicago dining experience. The ambiance is different from anything else in the city. The food is Central and South American inspired. The service is consistently good.
Great fun place!
We did the restaurant week menu. The food was not very good at all and to top it off it was lukewarm. The drinks also tasted watered down and weren’t anything I’d write home about. The waiter was pleasant but either had too many tables or was not very tentative. Overall a huge let down.
I went to Cardivale with friends during the restaurant week and tried the restaurant week menu. The food is decent. What I really liked about is the interior design and atmosphere.
My friends came in town and I HAD to take them to my absolute favorite restaurant!
The service was amazing (as always), food was AMAZING (as always) and I’m so glad they enjoyed their meals.
They loved the decor and vibe. I was so happy.
Thank you Danny for serving us. Everything was perfect.
Atmosphere, food, service and quality were excellent. Strongly recommend!
The food was very delicious and fast serving.
However, We got the impression of being rushed throughout in order to finish the meal and leave the premisses
Great server , great experience
Wonderful place to try out for restaurant week! The restaurant week menu was superb!
Food at Carnivale is always consistent, fresh, tasty, hot, good portions, and leaves you wanting more. Ozzie and his team are amazing! You always feel welcomed and safe due to the COVID restrictions. If you haven't tried this place, it's a must to put at the top of your list. Buen Provecho!!
Was okay kinda pricey for the food otherwise was good
You can never go wrong at Carnivale, The ambiance is unparalleled. Also in this covid era their safety protocols are really good and it still doesn’t take away from the experience. Love this place, service, food and especially the VIBE!
Overall, it was ok. Not bad but unfortunately not necessarily good. I don’t think the service was as good as I had hoped and the flavors of most of our dishes were mediocre. The value of dishes were disappointing. To summarize, our party of 5 cost me over $300 and didn’t feel as though I got my money’s worth.
Fun unique experience
Great place we loved it and have family wanting to go. The people where so great and kind
Really enjoyed our dinner - excellent service, great ambience. Appreciated all aspects of the social distancing and compliance enforced.
Great drinks/dessert and even better service!
Our dinner was perfect, our server was perfect our overall experience was perfect. Thank you!
Dined for my birthday and the service was spectacular! The food was amazing , the ambiance made the restaurant.
We tried the chicken, salmon, and lamb chops and everything was full of flavor and homemade.
Love everything about this place. Always enjoy coming back.
Always amazing food and ambiance. Such a fun place for a girl’s night.
Outstanding food and great atmosphere. Celebrating my sister and her husband’s 50th wedding anniversary.
Our second visit since last October, and that is saying a lot considering the shutdowns of the last 12 months.
A very lively, festive and colorful place with an upbeat vibe.
The food is very good, I had the 45 day dry aged ribeye with chimichurri sauce and silky smooth mashed potatoes. My bride had the filet mignon special, she gave it the thumbs up.
The drinks on the other hand, well not so much.
The mojito with the seasonal fruit for an extra $1.50 was a letdown. Not a fruit at all rather a syrup of some kind and not a good one at that. Stick to the regular mojito, my bride enjoyed it as well as the cotton candy martini.
The service was excellent, friendly and prompt, thank you Dylan for a job well done.
See you all soon
Please try this restaurant out as they have a really really good Ribeye!!! The cotton candy martini is also delicious!!!
Carnivale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-5005.
Carnivale is rated 4.7 stars by 7610 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.