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Macello

4.7
1573 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
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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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

What 1573 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipKellyB
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best homemade pasta I’ve ever eaten. Great atmosphere and service.

JB
vipJBA1952
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. So loud hard to hear the waiter.

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cool atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again. Good for date night or large parties. Cocktails were very good as well!

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vipChefsmate
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipMurph
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KaitlinS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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vipDerekL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome neighborhood gem.

LJ
LauraJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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Toya23
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of the food we ordered was delicious, the halibut was over cooked.

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vippauln
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was very good! Service was slow but the waiter was nice. Ambiance was nice!

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Giuseppe
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood pasta and special were very delicious!!
Great lively atmosphere, excellent food and service. Macello is always consistent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fresh high quality dishes every time!

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vipChris
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always good.
Love the wood burning oven cooking
And pizza.
My wife looks forward to the
Ciccio every time we go to’ macello’s

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vipARG1
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Italian food from the Southern region of Italy.

JB
JillB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word... Amazing

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vipscrwabash
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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LISAP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal it was very good

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vipBunny
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 great food, great service, and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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AmNo2
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, Italian market environment, wonderful servers, and a great meal, and wine, and dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Overpriced for what you get.

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vipNoWeightWatchersHere
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was accommodating. The lamb “casserole” was delicious, and the cannoli very good as well. Would definitely like to revisit.

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vipJillyW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SophiaA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipjeff
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dependably good. Food is wonderful. And ambience is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGeejio
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipPeels
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating friends

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Anisha
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Lunch. Phenomenal service! Very family friendly and accommodating

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epicurious
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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.

JM
vipJoseM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was excellent!

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Alex
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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.

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JonB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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.

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LaurenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
45 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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.

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