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Macello

4.7
1464 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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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 1464 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDannyM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. First time going and we loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service.

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vipJanS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Very nice looking restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waiter was amazing I love this place

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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!

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vipDannyM
Chicago
21 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
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmonia
Chicago
12 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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Roberta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food!

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AMP7
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the moment I stepped into Macello. The toasty Patio was a delight. It did not feel like I was sitting outside. The service was great as always, food phenomenal, exactly the Pugliese way. I will for sure be back soon!

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vipFoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never thought I’d be eating outside in Chicago in December, but Macello’s outside dining area feels so warm, charming, and safe! I’ll definitely come back!

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vipmonia
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my visit at macello restaurant.
Great wine selection and food was delicious. Giuseppe the owner was fantastic and made me feel home.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Restaurant completely ignores all Covid restrictions - only offering indoor dining and sitting tables directly on top of each other. They sat a table so close to me that a member of the other party was literally touching my chair. I felt very unsafe and uncomfortable.

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BrianM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always great. Gustavo is a great waiter, we love coming to eat here.

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vipMurgatroy
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt for just an evening I had left Chicago and was in Italy. This place is charming and the food and wine authentic. Try the giant prawns if they are on the menu. Amazing!

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vipTheWindyCity
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want authentic "Italy Italian", and not "Chicago Italian", this is the place for you. The dishes are prepared as if you were eating in Italy, in Puglia.
Felt safe dining in the tent outside, and with the Covid practices by the employees.
Go and enjoy!

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Gugineal
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Macello! The food was absolutely amazing- some of the best Italian food I've had. And the service was spectacular. I had the filetto di manzo and it was delicious. I would definitely go back to Macello again!

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vipWGSB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an overall pleasant dining experience. Food was phenomenal with great variety of a menu.

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CristiP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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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SofiaV
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macello is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. The food is phenomenal, the staff is incredibly professional and kind, and the ambiance is great. The restaurant is decorated beautifully and has the personal touch and charm of a small restaurant. Definitely has a light romantic vibe, and would recommend as a first date spot.

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Renee
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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
27 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!

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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!!

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vipEricaK
Chicago
32 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

FAQs

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

Macello is rated 4.7 stars by 1464 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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