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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
Lamb empanada, roasted mushrooms, baby carrots, chestnut mole. Recommended Wine Pairings: De Martino Carménère
45 day dry aged linz heritage ribeye 16 oz, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chimichurri. Recommended wine pairings: catena 'San Carlos' cabernet franc.
Cotton Candy Martini
Vodka, lime, grapefruit, cotton candy
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Sun 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Sat 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Food was just ok. But the ambiance definitely helps.
I have gone many times, but this time I was so full after eating out delicious appetizers, I asked to have our food to go before we even received it. I assumed the taste would have been the same but it seemed to be under cooked and the flavor was a bit off.
Made a reservation showed up 15 minutes early like said to do still wait 20 minutes for a table okay that is to be expected, but to wait just for a table right next to where everyone is standing waiting no. 2 hr reservation when it took over 3 hours just to serve food took over 45 min just to get a actual drink. You know it is winter in Chicago you have a curtain you can close so u guest are freezing every time someone opens the door. Overly priced for nothing extremely disappointed. Would not recommend overly excited for nothing. The atmosphere more safari then carnival. Staff must not be happy because everyone that came to our table had attitude. Service was not something id come back for neither is the food.
Celebrating my fiancé birthday. Beautiful atmosphere excellent food and service. $$$$ doesn’t come cheap. Worth a one time special occasion.
Was celebrating my birthday. Appetizers came out quickly but I waited a hour for my entree. Then when it came out it was burnt. Spent $140 and time for a disappointing dinner
Dylan was horrible.
The server was excellent. The problem was that the restaurant was overbooked you can tell the employees were running around like crazy. Our reservation was at 7:30 pm and we sat down right on time. We were a party of 4 we ate our appetizer and we each had 4 drinks and we were still waiting for our food. Finally, around 9:45 pm we got our entrées. I understand the pandemic affected the restaurant business. But I felt for being such a high-end restaurant they should have tried to compensate us for such a long wait. We ended up leaving almost at midnight for a simple dinner that should have been an hour and a half tops.
Great food, fabulous service My favorite spot in Chicago!
Food is fabulous and love the atmosphere - it is one of my favorites in Chicago. Service was a bit slow, but I think they are operating on a small staff so during Covid it is understandable. Highly recommend.
Fun and vibrant setting with excellent service. The coconut shrimp appetizer was spectacular, as was the steak special. It is very well staffed and I very much appreciated that they emphasized that guests were expected to mask up when staff were at their table. I appreciate a business being as focused on their staff well being as they are on their customer satisfaction. The two are linked!
Highly recommended loved everything from the decor to the food presentation.
It was great! Our waiter was very nice and helpful, and because it was our anniversary we got a couple of free perks! The food was delicious and came out almost as fast as we could order it. Great!
Great service by our server. Food is great. Only down side was today’s special wagyu sirloin wasn’t tender and born marrow was nothing to eat.
Not only is the food beyond amazing, I am a mother of a high functioning Autistic 4 year old and after walking in and informing the host of our Son their was not one hesitant action. She immediately made sure my family was seated in a low sensory area which made my son comfortable and allowed us an amazing experience tailored more to our food than our son cause he was not overwhelmed. This place caters to special needs families this is officially one of our sons New Favorite Safe place to eat. Thank you Carnivale.
Great food, staff and ambiance! Luis was awesome ( our server). Will definitely be back soon
Food,drink, and service were great. Menu was limited, not able to enjoy my favorite dish. Service was great,needed to mention that again.
Carnivale is a long-standing staple in the Chicago Restuarant industry and it continues to surprise with an eclectic menu. Ambiance and service continues to shine through all of these years.
Beautiful and lively decor. The waitstaff was very friendly and the manager walked around as well. Food was delicious. We had the Arrachera and Lamb Chops and they were so tender!!
Had a great time ..food was amazing
Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for the incredible review and thank you for choosing Carnivale to dine at. We will definitely share this review with our staff. Hope to see you soon. Humbly Your, Ozzie Godoy GM~ Carnivale
I ordered the BRAZILIAN CHURRASCO, and this was the best steak I have ever had in my life, cooked to absolute perfection, I would go there again tomorrow if someone invited me. The waitress was great and understanding, and overall I had a great time.
Aminl, We are so happy you had an amazing time here at Carnivale. The Brazilian Churrasco is one of my favorite dishes as well. Thank you for your review which I shared with our Chef and our entire team. Thank you for dining with us and we can't wait to host you again. Tomorrow is ok with us too! :) Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
My experience was great. Our server did an amazing job answering our questions about the drinks as well as the food.
Dear Valued Guest, I am so glad you had a wonderful experience here at Carnivale. Your review is so appreciated and will be shared and celebrated with our entre staff. Thank you for your support and patronage. We look forward to serving you and your guests soon. Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Absolutely amazing! Valet is not available due to Covid but there is a parking lot less than a block away from the restaurant. This is not our first time here and it will not be our last.
Venus, First of all, thank you for your support, patronage and amazing review. You have put such a smile on our entire staff!!!! We look forward to seeing you soon. Stay Safe and Healthy!! Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
The experience was great, we enjoyed how colorful and full of life the space was. My daughter loved having her birthday dinner here!
Janette, I am so happy you chose Carnivale to celebrate your daughter's birthday. Thank you for the review. We look forward to hosting you and your guests soon, here at Carnivale. Lastly, thank your support and patronage. Stay Safe and Healthy, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
I have frequented this place on many occasions and the experience is always good. Food is Great and staff and service are beyond accommodating. Highly recommend!!!!!
LeoV, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We appreciate your support and for you taking the time to write an amazing review. We will celebrate this with our entire staff. We can't wait to see and serve you and your guests soon at Carnivale. Humbly yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
This place was EXCELLENT. service and food were both 10/10. Fine here for any special occasion and you will be satisfied! I have have zero bad things to say about this establishment
First date was a great experience!
Celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary it was the best decision ever ! Our waiter was so nice and attentive he congratulated us many times welcomed us with complimentary champagne and ended with complimentary cotton candy dessert it was a great experience with even better ambiance and food def recommend steak and paella can’t wait to go back !!!
Wonderful restaurant amazing decor great food 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Dear Valued Guest, Looks like we delivered on your expectations on an excellent experience. I am so humbled by your incredible review which we don't take lightly. Thank you for your support and patronage. We look forward to serving you soon, here at Carnivale. Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Great place just didn’t like how they were practically rushing you out the door
We went there for Valentine’s Day and fell in love with the place. I am vegetarian while my husband is not, he had lot of options to choose from while I had limited options but they all tasted really good !! Would love to go back again to this restaurant. Banana Pecan cake dessert is soooo good !!
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your amazing review. I am so happy you fell in love with our restaurant. We love it too. Thank you for the feedback on the limited Vegetarian options which I will share with our Chef. We hope to see you back soon at Carnivale Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
The ceviche with sorbet blew my mind. I took one look and said no but my friends said yes and it was AMAZING! Everything else we ordered was fantastic. They sat us down promptly. Our waiter was great. 2 hr limit!
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for amazing review. We were also stunned and excited at the ceviche creation by Executive Chef Carlos Garza which looked and tasted incredible. Hopefully, I can convince him to put this on the menu. I will make sure to celebrate this fantastic review with our service and culinary staff. We hope to see you soon and look forward to serving you and your guests here at Carnivale. Humbly and Thankfully, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Great.. Our Server RICARDO was GREAT !!! Promote him..
Sagar H, Thank you for your review!!!!! We believe Ricardo is great too! We will definitely celebrate Ricardo's service and we look forward to seeing and serving you soon at Carnivale. Cheers!!! Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Great atmosphere, great place for a celebration or girls night. Good drinks, good food.
EatWithTee, Thank you for choosing Carnivale to celebrate your occasion this past weekend. Your review is so appreciated and it will be shared with our entire staff. We hope to see you soon for any occasion and look forward to serving you and your guests. Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Everything was wonderful!!!!! Very nice....
Went for Valentine’s Day and did the prix fixe menu. Food was great, just as the regular menu is. It’s an energetic place with loud music and painted garishly, but it is really fun and the ambiance fits the whole vibe. Love how they repainted the side of the building with a new mural.
Freddie T, First of all, thank you for your support and this wonderful review. I am so happy that you had a great time here and we a Carnivale look forward to seeing and serving you and your guests again soon. Lastly, thank you for noticing the new mural. Love Always Wins!!!! Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Food was bland and server disappeared for some time, I was only able to order one sangria which was actually really delicious. Didn’t order dessert to avoid another disappointment.
It was little cold inside there I wanted to take my jacket off but I kept it on but everything else was great service food awesome
MRZCHILLZ, Thank you for the incredible review. I am so sorry that we had a heat issue due to the sub degree weather last week. Thank you for understanding. Luckily, the technician that was on-site finally resolved our heat issue later that evening. I am so happy that you still had a great time and I will celebrate this review with our entire staff. We can't wait to host you and your guests again at Carnivale. Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Outstanding service. Food delicious. Restaurant clean.
Dulce M, Thank you for your spectacular review, support and patronage. I am so happy you had an exceptional experience here at Carnivale. We hope to see and serve you and your guests soon. Humbly Yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
Great service ! However , we were confused about the service charge and way over paid .
Carnivale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-5005.
Carnivale is rated 4.7 stars by 7557 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.