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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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Chilean Sea Bass
burrata, cerignola olive, & barese sausage
arugula, cherry tomatoes, basil served with balsamic syrup & extra virgin olive oil with shaved pecorino cheese
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Sun 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue - Thu 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri - Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM
Was in Chicago for a long weekend. Had the beat Italian food I’ve ever had here! Alex our server and his father were amazing! This will be our go to whenever we are back!
Some of the best homemade pasta I’ve ever eaten. Great atmosphere and service.
Food was very good. So loud hard to hear the waiter.
Excellent food, cool atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again. Good for date night or large parties. Cocktails were very good as well!
Wonderful food great waiter however made mistake on drink order and substituted a Gin Martini for Gin and Tonic for two of us at the table
We loved this restaurant! It is absolutely adorable inside and the food was delicious! We had the friendliest waiter, Alex. They have an outdoor patio, as well.
We always get Gustavo as our server and love him! He has great wine recommendations and always makes sure we have a great evening!! Food is amazing too !!
Such an awesome neighborhood gem.
Food and waiter were great. Kitchen seemed to be a bit under staffed. We waited an hour for our food. But it was worth the wait.
Most of the food we ordered was delicious, the halibut was over cooked.
Food was very good! Service was slow but the waiter was nice. Ambiance was nice!
The seafood pasta and special were very delicious!!
Great lively atmosphere, excellent food and service. Macello is always consistent!!
Went to celebrate a birthday. We sat outside, it was cozy and perfect weather. Gustavo was so attentive and friendly. The Happy Hour specials and drinks were great. The food was amazing too! Definitely will be back!
Outstanding fresh high quality dishes every time!
Food always good.
Love the wood burning oven cooking
My wife looks forward to the
Ciccio every time we go to’ macello’s
Authentic Italian food from the Southern region of Italy.
Great service. Love the ambiance and space. Drinks could be a little more generous for the price. Food was excellent! Will definitely be going back!
One word... Amazing
Great food; excellent service. We were seated near the front, by the deli, waiters’ station, and hostess stand. Not great. Nevertheless, the food and service are worth a return. We’ll be more specific w/r/t seating.
I really enjoyed my meal it was very good
90% of the dinner was very good: nice menu, good food, reasonable price, "festive ambiance." Then the waiter brought us a dessert menu. When he came back, we were ready to order dessert, but he then just plopped down our check and said that we had 10 minutes left. Apparently our time-limit was 90 minutes; we were never told this in advance nor can I recall it being identified as such in the OpenTable app.
He wouldn't take our dessert order and just walked away. He never came back again and someone else finished the "transaction." I couldn't decide whether it felt like we were a car and the parking meter just expired, or a juke box and the song finished and the light went out.
While I understand business transactions and need to pay the bills, but this was handled exceedingly poorly and left a very bad taste on an otherwise nice dinner. There are plenty of other great restaurants where the time doesn't run out in 90 minutes.
10/10 great food, great service, and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Wonderful, Italian market environment, wonderful servers, and a great meal, and wine, and dessert.
Overpriced for what you get.
Staff was accommodating. The lamb “casserole” was delicious, and the cannoli very good as well. Would definitely like to revisit.
I randomly picked this restaurant as a place to eat before my son and I flew home from Chicago. We both agreed eating at Macello felt like we were back in Italy. The food was absolutely amazing, service great and we were able to sit outside on the back patio which was wonderful as well. When we are back in the area we will definitely visit again.
Wonderful service and food. Very knowledgeable waitstaff. We were celebrating a graduation and they made sure to acknowledge the graduate. We were there for late lunch/early dinner and we were seated in the small but cute patio area. Everything we had was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back.
Dependably good. Food is wonderful. And ambience is great.
Macello always does a wonderful job! From the experience in interacting with the wait staff to the quality of food, this is a place that is always sure to be a consistent crowd pleaser.
Gustavo takes care of you like you are family! The food is phenomenal there from pizza to pasta dishes. The seafood is outstanding! i haven’t had a meal there that i did t love!
Mother’s Day Lunch. Phenomenal service! Very family friendly and accommodating
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.
The food was great and service was excellent!
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.
Delicious food. Plenty to choose from on the menu. Food arrived hot. Some of the best Italian I have had. Will definitely return.
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.
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!
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.
Our waitress was awesome. Made great recommendations and service timing was in point.
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 4.7 stars by 1573 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.