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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
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
Lamb empanada, roasted mushrooms, baby carrots, chestnut mole. Recommended Wine Pairings: De Martino Carménère
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Sun 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Sat 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Ambiance and service was great but the food missed the mark for me. I understand some of the old menu items were not available due to covid but I think another vegetarian dish would be awesome.
It was wonderful, the food was wonderful and the server was attentive but a little awkward. Nothing too bad, overall it was a great time.
Celebrating Father's Day. My Dad loved every bit of the restaurant . From the music, the atmosphere to the great servers. It was a memorable experience for my Dad. Will gladly come back again :)
Our waiter Jose was the best! He came and checked on us quite frequently and was a pleasure
The restaurant itself is beautiful and a very lively atmosphere. Drinks and food were good. For the price of everything I expected better service. Our server was very friendly but my party and I felt rushed during our time there. The wait staff came very quickly to try and remove/clean items off of our table that we weren’t even done with. This happened multiple of times. We sat through the entire meal without any water refills. Finally getting the attention of our waiter we asked for more water. Overall the experience was not bad but not the greatest.
Overall, the food and drinks were very good. Craft cocktails were unique and refreshing. I did feel at times that I was dining at a Disney World park. This restaurant is HUGE. Would definitely come back for the food, but it’s size is a little disappointing.
Love our experience last night at Carnivale, the food, service, ambiance and the decor is spot on. From the second you walk in your are immersed in the world make believe. The bright colors and beautiful artworks and the presentation of the dishes, makes your experience much more appealing. If you are looking to experiences something out of the world of make believe, then Carnivale is will worth the price of admission.
The food was great and the service was really good. The vibe, design and atmosphere was phenomenal!!
I loved it!!
Food was great. Service was a bit spotty but generally no complaints. It is expensive.
It was our first time, excellent service and food music 🎶 little bit too loud
Definitely will come back
The atmosphere matches great food and presentations. Carnivale is definitely back!
Post pandemic Carnivale is every bit as wonderful as it was before!
Horrible food quality. Worst then fast food.
Great service and atmosphere.
We came in early and was able to be seated right away but the staff checking us in was not friendly and felt uncomfortable with the way she was looking at us.
The food and atmosphere was amazing really made it feel like Carnivale. The service was great and quick. Definitely recommend.
Festive and colorful ambiance, nice menu selections, delicious food, and attenuative and friendly service.
Food, service, and ambiance were phenomenal. It was quite pricey post-pandemic. Great place for a celebration!
Our server Omar was absolutely awesome and the experience there was just amazing
Carnivale is on its way back post pandemic. Limited menu and I'm not a fan of using my phone to bar code read the menu, but I enjoyed the experience.
The food was delicious, we do wish that there were more menu options and choices. Servers were very nice and attentive.
Coconut shrimps were delicious. Excellent place . I’ll repeat it again.
Went for a friends birthday and everything about the service, ambiance, and food was excellent.
We had a great time, great mix of people. Service was phenomenal (Angel) our server was awesome. Food was good. Drinks were fabulous, could have ordered those cotton candy martinis all night. Carnivale is a must Do!!!!
We came on a Sunday night, and it was moderately busy. We ordered the dry aged steak and the paella. The steak was a bit undercooked and the paella was less than average. We never received new plates after we requested them and was not provided steak knives or a serving spoon for the paella initially with our food. It was very odd. We had to also ask for dessert. Definitely not what I expected from a staple restaurant in Chicago. The server was nice, but we did not feel like we were taken care of like other restaurants. Will not be coming back.
I really enjoyed the service. And the music playing in the background. The food was on point aswell.
Upon arrival the host sat us and reminded us we had a "time limit" of 2 hours. Not a great welcome to the restaurant.
friend visiting from texas
We had a great time! The food was incredible. The atmosphere was awesome. The service was impeccable.
We had a fantastic time at Carnivale. Angel was our waiter and he was wonderful. And the food was delicious.
I visited Carnivale about 4years ago and had a way better experience. Then, I ate red meat and pork, so the options were plentiful. This time, I felt I didn’t have many options. I chose the Lamb Chop and it was just okay. I’ll probably wait until the menu changes before I go back.
Carnivale is my go-to for entertaining guests that visit Chicago. It remains my favorite restaurant in my city and I'm so happy to see it survive the pandemic. Great service. Incredible menu. And a bright and bold aesthetic that raises the excitement level each time I walk through the doors.
We had a delicious meal and lovely celebration at Carnivale for my husband's birthday. All that we ordered was very tasty, and portions were large. Our food, once ordered, was very quick to arrive.
The service varied. At first, the process of seating us was not well handled, even though we had a reservation. We ate upstairs in the less celebratory space, but seats were very comfy, and tables spaced well apart.
Once we began to order, the service was excellent.
This was my first time at Carnivale and I was already impressed by the interior decor as I walked in. The service is excellent and very attentive. Last-minute changes had me change my reservation twice but the host was so accommodating. The cocktails are seriously amazing and the food, stellar! We will definitely be back again.
menu was very restricted (5 main (non-steak) entrees, one of which was a salad), not sure if that is a COVID thing or something.
seemed overpriced for the value, large guacamole and chips ($17) came with barely enough chips
The food was really good. I had the paella. I share dit with a friend; I recommend their mango mojito, it wa so good. There was no noise because we went early in the day. Our waiter wa amazing. It is a great restaurant overall!
Great atmosphere and food. Worth the time. A staple for date night
Went there for a graduation celebration. Service was amazing from Ricardo, food was delicious, drinks were strong and tasty. A great experience over all.
Great place overall! I loved the food and music. Will definitely return.
Went here for my husband’s, brother’s and cousin’s birthdays. Awesome food, ambiance and service!!
Carnivale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-5005.
Carnivale is rated 4.6 stars by 7737 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.