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Macello

4.7
1599 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Weekly Specials
Tues: Happy Hour 3-8p 1/2 Price (select) Apps & Libations
Wed: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine | Happy Hour 3-8p 1/2 Price (select) Apps & Libations
Thurs: $15.00 Pizza & Beer | Happy Hour 3-8p 1/2 Price (select) Apps & Libations

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.
**Macello was recently rated #2 "BEST PIZZA" in Chicago by Chicago Magazine (November 2015)**



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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1599 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoannaG
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, not fancy or fussy but many delicious traditional choices and atmosphere.

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DEIDRE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday day. The food was excellent. We sat on the patio and the weather was nice. This is a hidden gem.

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Fishnchips
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice dinner. I had the pounded pork chop with risotto and my husband had a beef roll on orichetta, sorry for the spelling, both were excellent. We were going to a concert at city winery at 8:00 but didn’t want to eat there. This restaurant is super close and I’m so glad we came here for dinner and then headed over. Service was very friendly and knowledgeable. I like the building too. We drove, not sure sure about public transportation. Uber would be easy. Street parking was okay but we didn’t want to go too far, the neighborhood gets industrial within a few blocks. We’ll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun. Delicious food. Phenomenal service

TJ
TJM1647
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the city and craving Italian, my search led to Macello. And it did not disappoint. From the colorful, inviting space with the lanterns and low lighting to the engaging staff, I’m glad I decided to venture there. Last but not least, the food was amazing. I appreciated the diverse offerings (food the calamari was fried to perfection, my friend enjoyed her octopus, and the brick-oven pizza was an ooey gooey good time. I’ll definitely be back!

BJ
BJ16
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The intense smell of the deli in the front of the restaurant kind of killed the ambience right as you walked in. The food was ok. I thought the staff was inconsiderate because we still had 30 minutes left of our table (90 minute dine in limit) and we wanted to get dessert but our waiter told us we were out of time. I would not recommend this restaurant or go back.

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CathyA
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming Italian restaurant. Food is delicious! Love the wood burning pizza oven. We had pizza as our appetizer and it was light and like the pizza we had in Naples Italy. We had pasta for our entrees and it was fabulous. The cappuccino and desserts were also delicious. Great ambiance and service. Highly recommend.

MN
vipMsNiya
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

2nd time visiting. The good was great but the service was sub par. Our server had a large party before us and it definitely showed. I had a guest w me so it was embarrassing to say the least. The other servers had to grab his attention to get back to us. We had to go to the bar to check out. Not very happy about the service at all

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ElizabethS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places for Italian! Would highly recommend to anyone. Great service, friendly staff, good food options and specials.

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vipepiCHIrious
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macello is a little gem in a still underdeveloped part of Fulton Market that deserves greater recognition. The restaurant is lively, breezy and comforting with a nice outdoor space and a spacious interior. The food was fresh and delicious, from the prosciutto e melone to the carciofi ripieni to the catch of the day (halibut with asparagus & baby clam risotto). The service was also excellent, checking in on our needs with attention but not nuisance. Highly recommended!

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vipGaryS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food always good. Perfect martinis to start the night with a “wow” desert special to end the night. Well done!

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vipLemlemco
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We need somewhere to eat on Friday evening and we selected Marcello.

We had the opportunity to eat outside in a nice space. The small tables were like cabarets/cocktails mixed with rectangular tables. The eating restate was wanting.

The cocktails table, a bit small for dining, we did endure the experience.

The shrimps on the bed of over salted spinach was one of appetizer. The second was very will present Calamari with an excellent sauce on the side. The calamari was without salt (what was wIse decision no salt).

The wine was favored by Rochelle, it was a riesling .

The main course continue to wanting experience.
The conversation describe was over the top. The halibut with a Lemon butter white wine caper sauce was the fish special. The The risotto was substitute with a linguine and clam sauce pasta which became the star of the dish along with the well prepared asparagus worth returning for.
The octopus made its appearance with red onion white wines with linguine. The texture was liken to rubber when ask how was yhe meal. The reply by the waiter was some on the order, the polpo was fresh…. The pasta was eatable.

The desserts were a step up for the meal. Vanilla gelato strawberries on the side fresh cut along with a sweet balsamic vinegar with whip cream and top with black pepper.
The other dessert was spumoni with a very decorative edge on the plate, the spumoni was reasonable.

The conversation with another patron after coming out of the bathroom was excellent. He also question his meal, spoke well of having great pizza in the pass. I indicated as a rule we don’t eat pizza for dinner, so maybe we’ll try again for pizza in the afternoon.

This maybe the post COVID-19 breakout.
Next tome was begin another food journey.

💎💎

Shalom

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vipLAVinCHI
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

LC
LaurenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food wasn’t as good quality as we expected, especially for the price we paid. Ambience was great: we sat outside. Service wasn’t the best. It took over 20m for us to get a drink. Waiter was very friendly but not as consistent with checking in on us.

JR
JulieR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it❣️❣️❣️
Gustavo was fabulous and made our 30th wedding anniversary celebration special and memorable! The food was off the charts good. Thank you for a special night.

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vipSharon
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food that took time to prepare-you could tell only the finest ingredients were used. We felt transported to a charming restaurant in Puglia. The service was warm and attentive. It was the perfect experience.

JV
JenV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks with a fun ambiance. Cocktails were delicious!

IH
IrynaH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian place with a great wine selection. Definitely will be back!

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vipRadadada
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The family celebrated Father's Day. The service was outstanding and the food was even better!

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Maria
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at Macello’s with family and friends and the experience was just as wonderful as the first time. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. The food is to die for!! True Italian recipes that taste just like my Nona’s from Italy. I would 10/10 recommend this place to anyone who wants to impress out of town visitors.

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Kevin
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meals I’ve had since moving to Chicago 3 years ago. I can’t believe it was my first time trying Macello. I will definitely be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Father’s Day.
Rene always gives a phenomenal service. Always so attentive and friendly. Food is delicious, I always comeback here with my family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, wine, and delicious pasta

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viptmbr
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!! We went all out this night, it was the first time seeing these friends since before Covid the server was excellent and helped us order excellent bottles of wine, apps, main courses, dessert… the works. Super energetic, festive spot and I can’t believe we hadn’t been there before! We will be back.

CT
CherrylT93
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I have bee there prior and really enjoyed it. This time It was difficult getting service

KB
KathyB
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal very much. This was our first visit to this restaurant as we were visiting Chicago overnight on our way back to Kentucky. Our server was friendly and enthusiastic about all the food and made great suggestions.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in Chicago for a long weekend. Had the beat Italian food I’ve ever had here! Alex our server and his father were amazing! This will be our go to whenever we are back!

KB
vipKellyB
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best homemade pasta I’ve ever eaten. Great atmosphere and service.

JB
vipJBA1952
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. So loud hard to hear the waiter.

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cool atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again. Good for date night or large parties. Cocktails were very good as well!

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vipChefsmate
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food great waiter however made mistake on drink order and substituted a Gin Martini for Gin and Tonic for two of us at the table

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vipMurph
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant! It is absolutely adorable inside and the food was delicious! We had the friendliest waiter, Alex. They have an outdoor patio, as well.

KS
KaitlinS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always get Gustavo as our server and love him! He has great wine recommendations and always makes sure we have a great evening!! Food is amazing too !!

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vipDerekL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome neighborhood gem.

LJ
LauraJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and waiter were great. Kitchen seemed to be a bit under staffed. We waited an hour for our food. But it was worth the wait.

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Toya23
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of the food we ordered was delicious, the halibut was over cooked.

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vippauln
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was very good! Service was slow but the waiter was nice. Ambiance was nice!

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Giuseppe
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood pasta and special were very delicious!!
Great lively atmosphere, excellent food and service. Macello is always consistent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday. We sat outside, it was cozy and perfect weather. Gustavo was so attentive and friendly. The Happy Hour specials and drinks were great. The food was amazing too! Definitely will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fresh high quality dishes every time!

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You can order delivery directly from Macello using the Order Online button. Macello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-9870.

Macello is rated 4.7 stars by 1599 OpenTable diners.

Macello does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/macello-cugina-di-puglia-1235-w-lake-street/giftcards.

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.

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