Macello

4.7
1439 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Weekly Specials
Tues: $15.00 Pizza and Beer | 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: 10% Off Cocktails To-Go | 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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  • Taste of Macello

    Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2020
    $48.00 per person 4-Course Tasting Menu Course 1: (choose one) Insalata Pugliese, Insalata Macello, Insalata Della Casa Course 2: (choose one) Risotto con Porcini Trofiette Crudiaola Cavatelli Forno Course 3: (choose one) Lamb Chop Stuffed Chicken Grilled Salmon Course 4: (choose one) Tiramisu Cannoli Pannacotta [ Dining-In & Carry-out ]
  • $15.00 Pizza & Beer!!!

    Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2020
    Choose any pizza from our daily menu and pair it with any beer domestic or import for $15.00.

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Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2020 · Wed - Thu 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Happy Hour 3-8pm Tues | Wed | Thurs 1/2 Price (select) Appetizers & Libations

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What 1439 people are saying
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CristiP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the crazy times we are in and all the restrictions, the service was wonderful and the wait staff was great! We did feel a bit rushed through dinner given the 1.5 hour time limit, but not their fault. We were the last reservation of the evening so by the end we all realized we had time to enjoy a little more so it was perfect. All was wonderful!

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Renee
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fabulous. The staff interactions were all fabulous! The food prices were a bit high for what you get, but the food was very good.

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vipAndreab
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. Everything tastes so homemade and homey. Feels like I’m back in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome, super knowledgeable wait staff and free lemon cello ☺️

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vipfoodie787
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambiance was great, and the menu had a nice selection of pasta and other food, but my food was very bland. The pasta sauce had no flavor, which was shocking especially with the price being on the high end.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space, energetic server and tasty food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Zuppa de Pesce I’ve ever had! Everything was delish!

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vipGEORGEM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo is always an excellent waiter. He knows our taste and recommends great food and wine. Simply the best!

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vipJustinL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

If you want to have dinner at 9pm make an 8pm reservation. They overbook and are 45 mi late.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Why are you making people with a reservation sit outside in sub 50 weather? Also no space heater?

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vipjlfio
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macello is our go-to place on our way home from work. The food is excellent and they have a very nice selection of wines at a reasonable price. I highly recommend it!

JC
vipJohnnyChicago
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly forgot how truly wonderful the food and service are at Macello - they have survived many moons and now I know why - excellent authentic REAL Italian food and servers that actually know what they are doing as servers. The host, the servers and the owner are always so welcoming and gracious. I have said many times - we can eat at many places - in fact - I can "eat" at home ... I go to dinner not just for the food but to be treated nicely. Macello hits it out of the park on all levels. I had a seriously delicious farro with fungi and my friend had the most awesome and plentiful zuppa di pesce. This is real ITALIAN food - not American-Italian. I am glad I rediscovered Macello ... I will go back. Plus the space truly works in this Covid world of ours - lots of open space. Other than the masks, you will not remember what is going on outside!!! Escape for a little while to Puglia, Italy!!

EK
vipEricaK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, diverse menu and perfect ambiance.

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vipNancyD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very laid-back place. The patio is very friendly. The food is amazing!!

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LauraT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macello is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food, restaurant team, location, and atmosphere is consistently exceptional.

We will back again soon!

Laura & Jim

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal experience. We got the stuffed calamari to start and it was some of the best calamari I've ever had. Both my date and I got two different types of orechette pasta (looks kind of like ears) and they were delicious. The pasta was very fresh and flavorful, some of the best I've ever had. We came in with our bottle of wine and utilized the $20 corkage fee.

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Bill200
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed this restaurant, when you enter there is a small deli, I noticed the prosciutto and how fresh it looked. The appetizer was a small pizza with prosciutto. It was delicious. We also enjoyed their steak medallions,
The waiter was helpful with a wine and drink recommendations. The service was great.
the prices were reasonable, I will definitely return.

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vipKlaasneus
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, friendly and inviting as always! The music was great - mellow and in the background.

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vipChefer22
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our favorite place to eat and be! Have spent many a memorable times there....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience. It was delicious food, amazing cocktails and great ambiance. Service is excellent. It’s an awesome restaurant!

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vipSoniaF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you the service was amazing!!!! Outdoor seating is nice.

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vipLydia
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible experience every time I come here. I met up with an old friend and split a pizza (Macello) and pasta (tartufata). Both were divine. The olives and cheese on the Macello pizza were so fresh, the dough was cooked to perfection in the traditional southern Italian style (thinner crust with just the right amount of crunch from their wood-fire pizza oven). They pre-split the pasta into separate bowls for us (didn’t even have to ask) and it was the perfect amount of each of us. They even topped us off with a bit of lemoncello before we left.

You can never go wrong here. Highly, highly recommend.

JJ
vipJandJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing dinner!! Service is always great as well! Forza Macello!!

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vipRachelK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a nice neighborhood place, with an old school Italian feel.

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vipFindingFavorites
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. The service was excellent as they paid attention to details and they were covid conscious to make you feel very comfortable there. The outdoor seating was very nice.

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vipCarol
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a gem of a spot! The outdoor back patio is outstanding! We loved our socially distant meal here.

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vipBruceN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very authentic and the staff very attentive without being in the way.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very good, food and service. Just a bit away from the west loop restaurant row... its the best italian in the area in my opinion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! The food was great, amazing service, and awesome wine. We also got to sit on the back patio and it was beautiful, really great ambiance. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macello overdelivered! Great ambiance, complete with a wood burning stove that gives the place a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you walk in. They set up a patio in the back for safer Covid-era dining. Menu was authentic and extensive, service was knowledgeable and friendly, got a round of limoncello on the house (great touch!), and loved my food. Highly recommend.

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vipAndrea
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Environment was very cool. We came in for a reservation and automatically asked if outside would work on a 90 degree day- um no, inside please. Why even ask when it’s that hot? The waiter started off strong but then faded away. Never asked how food was, never asked if we wanted another round of drinks (which we did but ended up closing and going elsewhere). Food was OK but better options available for quality of food in the area with much better service (Viaggio and Monteverde). We won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo was excellent really took care of us and made me feel quite at home. I had the sea bass and my friend had the chicken. The sea bass was wood grilled and let me tell you literally a amazing. The art and ambiance this place brings really set it off the rails for me I loved it. He allowed me to try some sweet wines of his favorite and I will actually be buying the bottle for at home

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep coming back. Food is fantastic. Quality ingredients, fresh, prepared properly. Service is excellent. A real gem.

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MistyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I was so excited to eat there the place it beautiful. The service was terrible. It took our waiter about 20 minutes before he acknowledged us. The waiter was nice, but slow the entire night. It took forever to get various dishes and he forgot a drink I ordered. Despite that I would be willing to give the restaurant a 2nd chance because everything else was great. It would have been nice to have some dinner music outside on the patio.

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vipDinar
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining at Macello is excellent. The food is absolutely wonderful, the service is great and sitting outside on the patio on a beautiful summer evening was great ambiance. They take safety precautions with servers in masks and gloves.

We have been here numerous times and every time it does not disappoint.

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vipKt999
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner and great service!

DS
DavidS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-time visit to Macello what an amazing visit fabulous service beautiful Decor excellent executed cocktails appetizers and entrees truly thumbs up what a great little Hidden Gem in the West Loop thank you so much for taking care of myself and my wife on a special day that we celebrated

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this hidden gem in west loop. West loop is filled with great restaurants, but this place takes the prize. The service was exceptional and all the food was so delicious. You truly get the most bang for your buck here. Try coming on Wednesday's. They do half off select wine bottles!!

MB
vipMaryB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on a Tuesday at 6pm. We were sat on the patio with just one other couple. As our dinner went on, other tables were sat. The waitstaff was attentive, helpful, efficient and engaging. Incredibly kind service all around. We overheard that they had to, unfortunately, eliminate some wait staff positions due to COVID. There were some fantastic appetizer and wine specials that we took advantage of. In addition, we ordered a pizza as well as the pork chop and risotto special, along with the lava cake dessert special. Our meal was gluttonous and delicious. We were incredibly surprised and pleased when our bill arrived; similar meals in the West Loop would cost considerably more. We highly recommend supporting and enjoying this restaurant.

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SusanK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Have been eating at Macellos for a long time and unfortunately the service has taken a nose dive. While the servers are friendly, during the past two visits its been hard to get waited on, to get drinks, to get our bill. Given that there is a time-limit on outside tables one would expect more attentive service.

FAQs

Macello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-9870.

Macello is rated 4.7 stars by 1439 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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