Macello

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Italian
**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.



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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Macello! It’s our “go to” place for dinner! We always know we will get great food and wonderful service!

DO
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful Italian restaurant.

RR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Strawberry Bellini!
Margarita pizza-yum!

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LS
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Phenomenal

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JJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Great atmosphere, good music, good food, cozy and inviting on a rainy day! Service was outstanding!

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking out of town guests out for dinner. We sat outside on the patio. Very nice

V
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JA
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a joy to eat there- the food is fantastic and our waiters are always friendly... and their olives!!!!!

RS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with kids got an early dinner. Great food and got it within an hour. Dinner was a success!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!!

w
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! That’s the point right?

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely food. A little rushed service but everyone was wonderful!

PA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

FD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very positive overall experience while dining at Macello! Good food and atmosphere at reasonable prices!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

C
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

P
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A real nice establishment with excellent food! Went for a business lunch and was impressed.

BS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food wasn't great - just average. And the service was very poor - we didn't receive great recommendations and rarely saw our waiter.

BU
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Beautifully decorated. Will definitely be going back.

GG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

CG
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

DB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was okay, but I expected better food for the price.

f
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

P
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great fun. Had a live band. Food was tasty and authentic.

BN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and great service! Will be back.

K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The homemade pastas are outstanding. Fabulous selection of Italian wines.

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

EM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and service were both awesome! A little pricey but worth it

TP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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