Macello

4.7
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1363 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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JADEP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service! We always enjoy our time at Macellos!

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vipJohnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal and friendly Attentive service At Marcello.

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vipPamB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good ....rich flavors...tempting aromas....great service

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viprlern
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

we had a fantastic waiter who helped to make the evening really fun, but, the food was just okay and a bit pricey and we wouldn't rush back.

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mshah
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for Family outings or Friends- good service and food

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WhitIV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent. My pasta with octopus was al dente pasta and very tasty. My wife had pizza. We felt like we were in Napoli with that one. Our server was excellent, and very enthusiastic. We would go to Macello again, anytime.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!!

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vipAshleighP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Within steps of my office and it's a great place to step away for lunch. Dinner is also a great time to come. Love the atmosphere and the smell coming from the woodfired grill. This hidden gem is a must if you haven't experienced it yet.

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TRuss
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service is exactly what you would expect of a nice west loop eatery. However, I went on a date and it was way too bright and there was absolutely no music or ambiance whatsoever. I would recommend this place for a group or family but not a good date spot. Wine selection is nice.

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Jayrev
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was excellent. We ordered the grilled calamari, Macello salad, lamb casserole, and African prawns. Each dish was great and large enough to be shared. I also enjoyed the nice romantic ambiance.

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vipFrankD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall a very good value and enjoyable place to eat.

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vipDanny
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best undiscovered restaurants in all Chicagoland is now becoming a Chicago Hot Spot. We have enjoyed eating there for several years. The quality remains exceptional and the wait staff is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times and always have a great experience! Fun ambiance and delicious food!

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vipAnthonyM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific authentic Italian food.. the Chippolina fresh seafood was AMAZING!. Great flavor, and just the right combination of shellfish. The baby lamb chops were incredible. The atmosphere is friendly and not overwhelming.. clearly the focus is on the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and delicious food

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vipChefer22
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and as alway it was fantastic, food ,service , and the space is amazing...best Italian restaurant in chicago!

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EmilyS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively, friendly atmosphere. Interesting and fun decor. Food is always so fresh and flavorful. You feel like one of the family there.

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vipYurek
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed

JJ
vipJandJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Macello!!

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vipGEORGEM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo our server was fantastic. Everything was exceptional.always good food and a fun place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was efficient, and we had a great time!

MD
vipMauriceD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Chicago. Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great overall experience. Awesome food and drinks!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian. Loved the building, ambiance, everything very enjoyable.

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fabp
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very nice ambiance but expensive for what we got, and the service could really use an improvement.

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NathanC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. I ordered a $44 steak that was a bit overcooked and lacked flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very impressed and would come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved back to Chicago after several years the place is still consistent and beautiful glad to have had a wonderful experience as we once remembered

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JaneL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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vipjulie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night with excellent food great service Italian e music you love every bit of it!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in the area.

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EMJer
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipWineLover
London
126 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent pizza from wood fired oven. Restaurant week menu was good and service was superb.

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TedK81
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to Macello to try their restaurant week menu and we were quite pleased with our meal. The restaurant is located in a an old warehouse/factory building. The focal point of this restaurant is the wood fired oven and it is a pity that a pizza was not on the restaurant week menu.

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our server, Ivan, was very attentive and friendly. All of the dishes were tasty and the wine we selected of the restaurant week menu was very good. I would have given them 5 stars but I noticed that we did not get a shot of Lemoncello at the end of dinner. I have a feeling that was not part of the restaurant week promotion.

My wife and I are already making plans to take our son to Macello when he comes home on spring break from college. I have a feeling he will enjoy this restaurant as much as we did.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The bar staff was very friendly. It was a nice, comfortable evening out just us two.

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LauraT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Gustavo, is amazing. We keep returning because of the excellent food, friendly atmosphere, and service.

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Solaralady
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was not great unfortunately. Didn’t have much flavor. Majority of people in our party did not like it and wouldn’t return.

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tonydatiger
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macello's is the best Italian cuisine on the planet. The surf and turf I ate was out of this world. This included massive prawns and rack of lamb. The meal was paired with Papale primitivo. I highly recommend Macello's.

Tony

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience with Gustavo when I came here for my girlfriend’s birthday and ordered off the Chicago Restaurant Week menu.

FAQs

Macello does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Macello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-9870.

Macello is rated 4.7 stars by 1363 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.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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