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.
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We love Macello! It’s our “go to” place for dinner! We always know we will get great food and wonderful service!
Great food. Wonderful Italian restaurant.
Fantastic Strawberry Bellini!
Macello never disappoints! Our group of 10, celebrating a special evening, received a warm welcome, excellent recommendations from servers for both food and wine selection. Attentive service, delicious foods and wine made for yet another memorable evening at Macello!
A very nice place. Food was average Italian fare. A little too heavy on sauce and cheese. I had a dish with mussels and beans and pasta. Two of the mussels were not opened. Lack of quality control?. Wine was excellent and service was outstanding.
We have been going to Macello for many years and have been recommending it to just about everyone we know. I have never had a bad experience here. The food is great, the wine selection is very good and the service is fantastic. We highly recommend Macello!! Our favorite things to order. - Cavatelli al forno - Orrechiette with Brasciole - Burrata flatbread - Chocolate Lava cake - Margarita Pizza Buon Apetito!
Second time dining at Macello. Wonderful meal and experience. I love the trendy, beautiful unique decor and ambiance. Intimate but lively. Hot, fresh, delicious food with great daily specials, which I took advantage of this time and was not disappointed! Cannot wait to return! I’ve already referred two people!
The host was very accommodating, and came back to check on us regularly. The lamb shank special was ordered by myself and my companion, and we both enjoyed it very much!
Having music on Wednesday nights makes this a special dining experience. It reminded me of a restaurant I went to in Italy with music. Food selection was very good allowing for full dinner to pasta to pizza. I will be back
Excellent experience! Great atmosphere, good music, good food, cozy and inviting on a rainy day! Service was outstanding!
Taking out of town guests out for dinner. We sat outside on the patio. Very nice
We went here for our anniversary and were so happy that we did. The service provided was outstanding and personable and the food was great. The portion sizes are very good and our server was exemplary and all his recommendations were excellent.
We started with the grilled Octopus, Calamari and Shrimp appetizer which was very good. We had the pizza macello which was good and the pasta Tartufata which was a great creamy dish that had plenty of mushrooms and sausage. We finished the evening with limoncello and tiramisu and it was the perfect way to end the evening.
We will definitely come back to enjoy the excellent food, laid back atmosphere and warm and welcoming employees.
We were very excited to go to Macello but, unfortunately, our expectations were not met. We (four of us) stayed at the pasta/pizza side of the menu. The pizza was ok and the pasta dishes were borderline ok.
The waiter sold us a Brunelllo wine but after we got the bottle it was a Rosso di Montalcino (good but NOT THE SAME THING). Also, we all agreed that the waiter was incredibly arrogant. First, I don’t know why they have to pretend to have an Italian accent. And... One of us was actually Italian and he started to lecture her about the food and the dishes.
The place do have potential but some stuff needs to be adjusted. Also, the noise level is quite high.
always a joy to eat there- the food is fantastic and our waiters are always friendly... and their olives!!!!!
Went with kids got an early dinner. Great food and got it within an hour. Dinner was a success!
The most amazing meal I’ve had lately— we celebrated my birthday and it could not be more perfect. The staff was amazing and made sure we were properly celebrated— the food was incredible and literally not one complaint. We lov Macello!!!!
The food was delicious! That’s the point right?
Lovely food. A little rushed service but everyone was wonderful!
My huband and I stopped in prior to a City Winery concert. We had a great scallop appetizer. We also has the Marcelo pizza...sausage was delicious. Wonderful wine selection at fair prices. We would return.
Very positive overall experience while dining at Macello! Good food and atmosphere at reasonable prices!
A nice Italian restaurant if you want made from scratch taste but nothing too fancy. But you can always go fancy if you want. Tvs on eating dinner is always a deterrent for me.
We were exceptionally pleased with the service, food, and ambiance. You must try this joint when you’re in the area. Hands down one of the best meals ever had. Go and enjoy without a doubt.
Amazing place to be for any occasion, the feeling is always welcoming and generous.. food ,staff is always perfect. That’s why we keep going back after all these years .
This spot is an amazing hidden gem. My boyfriend and I stumbled upon it and I’m so glad we did. Food and service were amazing! We ordered the truffle pasta and a pizza and both were superb! They did half price bottles of wine and live music on Wednesday— such a great treat! Everything about it was authentic Italian. Will be making this a regular spot!
A real nice establishment with excellent food! Went for a business lunch and was impressed.
The food wasn't great - just average. And the service was very poor - we didn't receive great recommendations and rarely saw our waiter.
Great food. Beautifully decorated. Will definitely be going back.
Mother’s birthday, though the restaurant seems to have forgotten that note from the reservation. Service was pretty good and the food was very good. The table was a bit small for three people, but the crew did their best to keep plates moving so it didn’t get too unwieldy.
Macello's has become my new most favorite resto - i've travelled the world and this place is damn good. I just had first date with an italian girl and she loved it, delicioso! i've been there several times and wednesday nights they have amazing musicians...why go anywhere else...really....bravo, Macello!
It was okay, but I expected better food for the price.
This was our first time at Macello and let me tell you "we'll be back". The food was outstanding. We had a shrimp with spinach appetizer that was outstanding. Our service by Gustavo was phenomenal. He made us feel like a "regular". It's a bonus that there is free street parking. Highly recommend!
Great fun. Had a live band. Food was tasty and authentic.
The food was excellent. The place was not busy when we arrived but became busy. We wanted to enjoy desert but the waiter was over taxed with too many tables and we had a concert to attend. I will try again but arrive with more than 1 hour and 15 minutes to dine. He waiter was cordial and entertaining just too busy for one guy.
Lovely meal and great service! Will be back.
The homemade pastas are outstanding. Fabulous selection of Italian wines.
from the time you walk into this wonderful restaurant you can a smile on your face. the decor is charming and casual, the staff couldn't be any more polite, helpful, or knowledgeable. the quality of all of our dishes, from appetizers to other small plates to entre's was exceptional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The food was delicious and our server was great. The table bussers were a bit aggressive and took my plate just as I was taking the last bite. I strongly dislike being rushed at any meal, but especially an Italian place. The music was really loud inside, it was hard to hear our server over the conversations, kitchen noise, and music. Overall good experience and I would go back, but maybe sit on the patio.
Good and service were both awesome! A little pricey but worth it
Pre-concert dinner for a group. We arrived early, but server somewhat distracted which pushed us timewise. Food and drinks were good, but pricey. Would recommend based on United Center proximity only.