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Macello

4.8
1539 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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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
What 1539 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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epicurious
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, especially seafood prepared in the wood burning oven. Pastas were all sublime. The skylights bring in sunshine and the whole room has a stunningly positive energy. Reminds of actually being in Italy for dinner.

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vipJoseM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was excellent!

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Alex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Macello on a whim and it turned out to be honestly one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in Chicago. The portions were perfectly sized and was definitely quality over quantity. The flourless chocolate cake is a must try! The place is also quite reasonably priced. The staff were all kind.

JB
JonB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Plenty to choose from on the menu. Food arrived hot. Some of the best Italian I have had. Will definitely return.

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vipMagida21
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate our anniversay. Food was great, knowledgeable staff ( it was Alex 1st day! He did AMAZING!) And prices were good. We will definately go back.

LW
LaurenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We came here with a group of friends for a birthday dinner celebration on Saturday night and had the best waiter. He said it was his first night and he was so attentive, friendly, funny and overall great! Made our whole dining experience that much better. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipGrace
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious pasta and pizza. Friendly and appropriately attentive waitstaff. Beautiful and interesting decor. While there aren’t many vegetarian options on the menu, the kitchen can make some dishes vegetarian.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome. Made great recommendations and service timing was in point.

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viptrejopedia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Perfect for mom's birthday dinner.

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Bill
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice atmosphere, great food, reasonable prices, overall great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was fun and inviting! Great experience overall

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Loved every minute of being there!

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colleens
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Great meal and atmosphere.

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vipajw718
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food is always amazing and the service so friendly. My husband and I brought some friends for the first time and they said they will certainly be back.

YC
vipYCP1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't tend to write reviews. However, the food at Macello was amazing and the service impeccable. I felt transported back to Italy which was the place I last had fantastic Italian food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service (thank you Gustavo)! We had the stuffed mussels, pizza pugliese, and cavatelli al forno and it was all delicious!

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Abby
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had always been interested in visiting Macello since its exterior and interior décor is so interesting and lively. Food was fine but not outstanding, a bit expensive for what we received. I was not a fan of the cocktail I ordered, and the waiter was very kind to replace it for a glass of wine at no cost.

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AlexisY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

My boyfriend and I started at Gilt bar at 530 as we were restaurant hoping to hit a few spots. We had a reservation for Macello at 7. We were greeted promptly and seated. The waitress was knowledgeable of the specials however it was the atmosphere that really threw us off. Were we in an American sports bar, a Mexican restaurant with the decor, or a nice sit down Italian restaurant with the shelving units full of wine to one side? He ordered bourbon on the rocks (mind you $20 for one drink) and the first sign of poor quality was when they brought out sliced bread that was stale. I mean stale stale, as in it had been sitting out since the morning. We asked for our bill and politely excused ourselves. I’m not sure what the whole concept of this spot is supposed to tell a story of and that made the menu rather off putting. We aren’t interested in returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Waiter is without personality and very mechanical. Maybe a little passion will help

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vipBeth
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Very quiet for our elderly guests. Thank you

BR
vipBiancaR
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! He made great wine recommendations! He also put up with our loud birthday table!

TW
vipTheWindyCity
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so fortunate to have a regional Italian restaurant in our city. It seems like everything that comes out of the kitchen is perfect. We really like that they do a lot of cooking in the wood burning oven, & a second oven for the pizzas.
The knowledgeable service from Gustavo always makes our evening. We love the friendliness of the staff & the atmosphere, but the food itself is simply amazing, as it captures the true flavours of Italy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date, live music, great food

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vipAlevly
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and lovely atmosphere. Good for all occasions: there's enough variety on the menu to go all out and feast, or share light options and wine for a more casual meal.

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vipAmend
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo was EXCELLENT! Food was amazing, wine was great, the only thing we wished that the temperature of the wine was a little cooler. It seemed to be on the warmer side. Everything was absolutely wonderful and we enjoyed our whole experience

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BruceB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was dinning with my wife and daughter, who was visiting from Denver, We love this place. My daughter has memories of a tasty pizza and the outdoor dinning is very comfortable. The wine suggested by our server, a super Tuscan, went well with my delicious lamb chop casserole and the pastas were not smothered with sauce and very tasty. It did not disappoint

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Our new favorite restaurant in the city!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect! They have a large wine selection and we went during restaurant week.

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vipGloria
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very Italian authentic, my favorite dishes are the Sea Bass and Lamb chops, nice wine selection and delicious desserts., great for dates, family or any occasion, can't wait to go back

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Dinner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved absolutely everything about this place. Our meal was excellent and our service even better. The atmosphere is perfect too.

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gshenoy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. The food and staff were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second trip to Macello’s and both have been a great dinner. This recent trip was great - the food is always incredible and the ambiance and fun and real. And Gustavo was such a treat throughout the whole experience - such a friendly and knowledgeable boost to our evening

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vipRebeccag
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will return

DF
vipDreFlair
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and the service is always on point..I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was very pleasant.
Hidden gem, hence why I short on words.
Gustavo is a proper server. His table presence is a lost art. Very proper, very old world.
Our evening there was smooth as butter. Only complaint, if any & this is biased... i missed the touch of crushed red pepper. Something I would ask for on my next visit.

NJ
NJ28
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Nice atmosphere and food but the service/server was very rude and impolite.

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vipbplant13
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool spot. Food was really good, but we did restaurant week and it was expensive and also too much food. Seemed out of place to be more expensive then say, Capital Grille, which also offers a lot of food but at a higher quality and lower price during restaurant week. Value was certainly lower than expected. Maybe a regular meal outside of restaurant week would show better value, but that seems backwards to me.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine and food pairings

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a little lackluster, but the food and ambiance was amazing! We had the pugliese, delicious drinks, split a pasta dish and the rosemary potatoes. Plus the house social dessert!

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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 1539 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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