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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
45 day dry aged linz heritage ribeye 16 oz, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chimichurri. Recommended wine pairings: catena 'San Carlos' cabernet franc.
Acapulco style, onion, tomato, citrus, avocado
Lamb empanada, roasted mushrooms, baby carrots, chestnut mole. Recommended Wine Pairings: De Martino Carmnre
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The valet was rude but our server was outstanding and went above and beyond for us! Super personable and made up for the experience with the valet.
Delicious food, service was just a bit slow. Had to wait 20 min after dinner to get checked up on
We went for my sons birthday. Did not disappoint. The drinks, appetizers, main course and desserts were amazing. You have to get the cotton candy!
13 year anniversary dinner!. Drinks were my favorite! The food was full of flavor! We had an amazing time
Everything was great! I went with a few of my friends to celebrate my birthday. We missed our original reservation time and the staff was so nice and accommodating about it. Our server was nice and the food was delicious. It was my first time going, but I will definitely be back.
Everything was amazing!! Will go back again! Food was great and server was attentive!
Great place, food is delicious we had Brazilian churasco. Coming back soon.
My daughter enjoy her birthday celebration there,,, great evening
Had a great time! Our waiter was very nice. The food and drinks were great. Social distancing and safety measures were apparent. Loved the ambiance and would go again.
It’s always a great experience at Carnivale. The ambiance is very welcoming and unique. Amazing food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations!
Great restaurant for a hang out with friends. It has a lively atmosphere, and the food is great as well.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and evening on the patio.
My husband and I really enjoyed our visit. Everyone was polite, the food tasted great, and the setting was beautiful.
Decided to have a drink with a friend and was glad to score a reservation on a Saturday night. Then I remembered it was Covid-19. We arrived 20 min. before opening and manager was gracious and allowed us to sit and chat. Carnivale never disappoints.
Carnivale offers a unique atmosphere and menu. It's not the finest of fine dining, but the food is still very good, fully justifying four of five starts. The prices are well matched to what you get. You could easily spend much more for worse food in Chicago. We eat here several times per year and keep coming back for those reasons. There is a nice bar/lounge in front of the restaurant proper that often has live music, which is a nice place to go for an after dinner drink. The Fulton Market area has grown so much in the last several years. It's a short walk to a lot of other destinations, and a great way to start the night.
The place needs someone to be aware of the customers. First of all, the table that they gave us was super bad and in the corner (no lights) literally I was eating in the dark. Second, my reservation was for 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm and I didn't have any of my food. I literally have to ask the waiter if there was any problem with the food. Then, the paella was not completely cooked. I just asked for the bill and left no more. The environment is a show for the eyes, really nice decoration inside the building... no recommended at all.
Excelente servicio. Mi esposo comió cordero y yo paella, sencillamente exquisito. Sin olvidar el postre que estuvo fenomenal.
My nephew was in town and I took him to my favorite go to spot, from everyday to special occasion. Turned out it was his bday a couple of days ago so we got a chance to make it special with the bday cotton candy and popcorn treat!!
Excellent service and the food was amazing. Started out a bit slow with the service but the outdoor dining turned out perfect. The manager understands hospitality and fixed the service by simply doing the right thing. Talking to us and making us feel comfortable and welcome. Some unusual menu items but they were all very good. Cuban and Jamaican influences for sure. We’ll be back.
Food, cocktails and wine were all incredible. And, oh, that coconut cake! As for service, Oscar was fabulous!
Great time as usual. One of my favorite places to celebrate at.
As Always- Carnivale NEVER disappoints!
The staff is fantastic and very accommodating of any food allergies
The experience was great enjoyed the music and food was good.
Phenomenal food. Some of the best I have had in Chicago. Everything came out hot and fresh and the flavors were amazing. Cocktails were fun and delicious as well. Our waitress was kind, attentive, and wanted us to have an enjoyable experience. The atmosphere was electric and the music was wonderful. I have a wonderful time. Great spot for a date or a birthday. 1,000/10 recommend :)
Sarah, We can't express enough the gratitude we have for your review. Thank you for choosing Carnivale to dine. We will definitely celebrate this review with our Service, Culinary and Operations team. We look forward to serving you and your guests soon. Sincerely, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
I was there on a business dinner on Friday, and we just loved the place. Food is great and our server Luis was amazing. Hope to go back next time I'm in Chicago.
Service and food was great! It’s was a bit chilly in there temperature wise but we definitely enjoyed ourselves.
Great atmosphere, great food and a cool experience. Had to wait 30 mins despite a reservation so it was a good thing we had time.
The food here is amazing! One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.
Never disappoints. Amazing food, colorful atmosphere and staff that knows their stuff.
Zamlau, Thank you!!! Thank you!!! I am so happy you chose Carnivale and you had an amazing time. We will celebrate this review with our staff!!! I look forward to seeing and hosting you soon. Sincerely, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale
The arrechera was fantastic! Plantains are a must!
The place beautiful & colorful! The food was amazing & the service was outstanding! They have great drinks & desserts sounds crazy but try the cotton candy it was so good! Great place for a date or just a fun night out with friends. Latin music makes you want to dance. I would definitely recommend Carnivale & plan to return there again soon.
Love the food and the service
Thank you for the amazing review. WE LOVE serving you and your guests and making sure that you had an exceptional experience. See you Soon!!!!! Sincerely, Ozzie Godoy Gm~Carnivale
I was celebrating my birthday from the moment I step in the building the service was excellent!
Awesome ambiance and the food is delicious!!!! So many choices.
Everything was great would go back soon
Very good food service was fantastic
Beautiful restaurant the food is unique and very good. The quantities are good also.
The staff and food were incredible. Unfortunately the patrons next to us were incredibly rude to the staff and refused to wear masks while near staff. Please people keep the staff safe and WEAR YOUR MASKS!
Carnivale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-5005.
Carnivale is rated 4.6 stars by 7475 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.