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Macello

4.8
1490 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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Safety precautions

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Sun 3:00PM - 6:30PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 3:00PM - 6:30PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 3:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1490 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipUpgraded
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. We will be back!

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pleasant2dine
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Since the pandemic, restaurants have had strict dining restrictions. Now that the restrictions have lifted a little bit, my husband and I decided to dine in at a restaurant that we had never been to - Macello. Our reservation was in the afternoon and was at a time where they had just opened. So, we were their first table of the day. Everything was great. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. We will definitely dine in at Macello again and will recommend to family and friends 😊

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ThomasN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, Unfortunately hardly anyone there, but; for a Sunday afternoon, can't say it bothered my too much. Great wine selection and overall great value. I highly recommend.

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RobA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience - prompt service and delicious food.

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vipOkay
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was good. Nothing was great, but nothing was terrible either. Our requests and preferences were ignored, but we figured it out.

We didn't get the table we wanted. We ended up sitting at a small table pretty close to a large group. The hostess sat another couple shortly after us, at the table we wanted. It was a larger table and next to smaller groups with more distance between their chairs and what would have been our chairs. We found it odd, but we didn't let it ruin our opinion of the rest of the experience.

We had to keep reminding our server about our dietary restrictions, which is ultimately our responsibility anyway. We provided this information with the reservation. We aren't used to those restrictions not being shared with the server, but that's okay - we notified the server ourselves. The constant need to remind our server of the dietary restrictions was weird, but at least our server was friendly.

I'm not in a hurry to go there again.

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vipjknott
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Italian food. Delicious stuffed mussels, filet a la caprese, and snapper. The cannolis and chocolate lava cake were equally delicious. Very comfortable atmosphere and the wood burning oven is a great focal point. The house made limoncello is very good too.

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vipNatalie
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great airy restaurant with a large woodburning oven in the middle. Everything is prepared to perfection especially items in the woodburning oven. Food is true to its origin Puglia. Excellent selection of Puglia wines which are exceptional and reasonably priced. We had grilliada mista, pizza and lamb caserole. Finished with mascarpone semifreddo. All excellent.

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MCKonForestLake
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt welcomed, unrushed and food was delicious. Had the octopus spaghetti and rissoto. So good

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AnthonyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great Valentine’s Day experience. This is becoming one of my favorite places in the city and hasn’t disappointed yet.

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GaryR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty good restaurant we’ve been a few times. Best times to go when the patio is open in the weather permits. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We absolutely loved it!! - Wish the bread was a little warmer though, not a complaint just a suggestion :)

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KajalC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were originally seated in the back and it was very chilly but we asked our server to be moved and they were very accommodating!! Pizza was fantastic- so thin and crispy! We also got pasta which was good too. The surprising star of the night was the cannolis! Delicious and paired with gelato!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I selected the outdoor patio option when making the reservation, but was told when we arrived that the heaters were not working and we would need to sit indoors. Tables and chairs incredibly close together, and they kept moving things around to fit even more people. Very uncomfortable. The server seemed tense/annoyed, and I can’t blame him given these working conditions during a pandemic. Most diners were not observing the rule of masking while interacting with restaurant staff. The food was okay but honestly I just wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was glad to get a reservation once indoor dinning opened back up in the City. Macello, as usual, did not disappoint. The food was exceptional, the ambiance was great, the staff was courteous as always.. you can’t ask for anything else after the year we have all had. I was happy to find proper precautions being taken with staff wearing masks and tables being spaced properly.

I look forward to visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With 10 month old daughter, a great night.

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viphaveyouben
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely going into the heavy rotation for Italian restaurants in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The restaurant is fun and cozy. We sat more than 6 feet away from another table. The food was incredible. We will be back soon!

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vipStephanieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is so charming, and the food was very good. Will definitely be back time and time again - new neighborhood favorite!

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Etienne
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to cheer up on a cold night. Comfort food with twist supported by interesting specials

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SabriinaM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing.
Pasta with shrimp was so delicious.
Amazing cannolis.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great wine list!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent cocktails.

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DDSTL
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations knowing that dine-in eating in Chicago was very limited. We were seated in a tent in the back (with heater). I called ahead to ask about how comfortable the seating was. It was a bit chilly (it was 30 degrees and wet outside), but simply eating a wonderful meal with wonderful service was such a treat. The food was fantastic! The service was excellent. Great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. First time going and we loved it.

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vipDannyM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. It was a friends first time experience and he loved it. We will be back soon with more friends. Thank you !!

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AbhiChopra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Macello is a nice place to go for a casual italian meal. Their food is good, but nothing that will knock you out of the park. I'd recommend trying once as they have a nice selection of wines and a menu one wouldn't typically find at an Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service.

JS
vipJanS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic!! I had wedding soup and mushroom risotto which was fab as was the pinot noir that went with it. Service was outstanding. It was quite a cold night and we were chilly in the tented area but did not want to sit inside. We will definitely be back. Thank you!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Very nice looking restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waiter was amazing I love this place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

increíble atención y la comida deliciosa muy recomendable lugar citadino de Chicago

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Mamamia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Macello since moving to Chicago 8 years ago. Neither the food nor the service ever disappoint!

DM
vipDannyM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We love This restaurant!! Cannot wait for live music Wednesday again !! Thank you and all the best in 2021.

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vipGEORGEM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo is the best waiter I have ever met!!!!!

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vipmonia
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended!
Great food and wine.
Authentic Italian food

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NickT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. I would highly recommend Macello to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was delicious, drinks were unique and great as well. Our waiter was professional and kind. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best food and service!!! A must for Italian food fans!!!!!

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Roberta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and even better food. We enjoyed the warm service the most.

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 1490 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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