**Macello was recently rated #2 "BEST PIZZA" in Chicago by Chicago Magazine (November 2015)**
Italian cuisine from the Puglia region of Italy, Steaks & Chops. Macello, a rustic Italian restaurant and market/deli located in the Warehouse District (West Loop), offers an airy dining room with wood beams, exposed brick, and two wood-burning ovens. The menu features plenty of thin crust pizza; linguine with mixed seafood in a spicy cherry tomato sauce. The butcher shop inspired market located in the front of Macello stocks cured meats, cheese and food from the Puglia region- the "boot heel" of Italy. Macello appropriately translates to "slaughterhouse"-- the building housed a slaughterhouse in the 1920s.
Chicago, IL 60607
Italian, Steak, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
**COMPLIMENTARY VALET DURING LUNCH ONLY**
**Valet Nightly starting at 4:30pm**
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking during lunch hours 11am - 4pm.
$8 Valet Nightly starting at 4:30pm
There is no longer a parking lot available.
Green & Pink Line - Ashland/Lake, Morgan/Lake
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Accommodate 100 people for a sit down dinner, 25 people in our private dining area.
Three different menu choices for "family style" dining, "elegant dining" and or "salad and pizza" party. Also, facilitate "buffet" style dining.
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2 Rooms: 1) Holds 25 people comfortably 2) Main Dining Area - holds 100 seated. Macello, a rustic Italian restaurant and market/deli located in the Warehouse District (West Loop), offers an airy dining room with wood beams, exposed brick, and two wood-burning ovens.
Macello Ratings and Reviews
Another couple and myself were here on an early Sunday evening. It was relatively quiet probably because there wasn't a hockey game. One person had the Italian wedding soup, the
other two of us had the spinach salad and we all shared a pizza. We all shared the Tiramisu to finish. The others had beer and I had a glass of wine. They have a good list for wines by the glass and the waiter offered me tastes of the two wines I was interested in and wasn't familiar with. That always gets a lot of points with me. We all enjoyed the food, the service and the ambience and this is a go-to place for us to get together and catch up. We can be equally casual as we were on this occasion or have a party as we did for two of our birthdays.
We chose Macello because of its proximity to Revel Fulton Market, where we were headed for a charity event. Macello is a great place to go for really delicious Italian food, especially the pizza. We went with my parents who have visited Italy many times, and they said it was the best pizza they had eaten in a long time.
I keep going back for the wood oven grilled sea bass. I have travelled extensively and have never found a sea bass prepared so well. It is a generous piece of well-seasoned fish that from the moment your fork touches it you know it is going to be tender and juicy. I am also very choosy about marinara sauces and recently tried a pasta that I am still raving about. Add to that, the warmth and convivial feel that the wood oven provides for the room and you have a great winter dining spot.
We went for restaurant week and had a reservation, took over 30 minutes to get a table.
The Hostess said that they were overbooked. Others waiting seemed to have to go back up to her to check in on their tables as she would forget about them (her words).
Food was good, service was great.
Outstanding ambiance. Impressive wine selection. Easy parking. Food overall is on par with most other Italian restaurants in the city. With the exception of their wood fire pizza/calzone/panzarotti, which are outstanding, nothing too special. Seafood was good, but slightly over done. Lacked depth of flavor.
I was really put off when the host told me to sit at any table I’d like and then chastised me for picking a 6 person table in the back (we were a group of 4 but the restaurant had multiple other 6 and 8 person tables available and I’ve sat there before when I was in a group of 4). The way it was handled was just uncomfortable. He was very condescending in his tone of and when I pointed out that there were other 6 person tables available he said “those are by the door and no one wants to sit there”, well guess where the 4 person tables were...yup.
I ultimately sat at a 4 person table as instructed.
It made for an uncomfortable start to the evening. I will give it 4 of 5 for service anyway because our servers were friendly and good about checking up on us.
Food wise...we ordered:
fried calamari - I found it to be rubbery, likely over cooked.
Spinach salad with goat cheese - it was fine. Not remarkable but produce was fresh. Goat cheese comes in one chunk, so break up if you’re sharing.
Pizzas - I forget the names of the pizzas but the margharita style one topped with arugula was good. It tasted very fresh. We also ordered one with some different sliced meats on it and it wasn’t as good. If I recall they have a brick oven there so the pizza does get a good crust if you like it that way.
I believe the prices are very good for what we got.
I would maybe come back for lunch. I don’t know, that initial reaction still rubs me the wrong way.
Went to Macello’s with customers before a BlackHawks game. Service was good. Waiter asked if we were attending game and we got served promptly. Menu had ample choices and variety. Possibly due to the crush of Hawks fans, 3 of our 4 meat entrees were over cooked. That did not happen on our previous visit. Nice Fulton Market vibe.
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