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Macello

4.8
1633 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 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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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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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM
Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM

What 1633 people are saying
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vipArizona
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I read the reviews online and thought this would be a great place to try pre-United Center. Hi he inside was super quaint. The menu looked nice. However, the food was “meh.” Didn’t have a lot of flavor. We had a salad, some pizzas, and two different pastas. I would say the salad had the most flavor. The pizza crust was very nice, just wish the sauce was more balanced and flavorful. The pasta didn’t have any flavor. It looked pretty, but didn’t satisfy the palette like the eye.
The service was FABULOUS! The hostess, waiters, and bus staff were incredibly attentive. They made the experience so lovely.

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vipMela526
Chicago
395 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Like eating Sunday dinner with your family. Gustavo our server made us feel welcome from his first hello. A great server indeed!!! The pasta with the shrimp was very good. Large shrimp with a wonder sauce. My husband had the baked pasta dish which he enjoyed. Both dishes were piping hot and tasty for sure. Would love to return to try the wood fired pizzas which looked great. A bit off the beaten path but worth looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!!!!

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vipErich
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from start to finish!!

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vipEllenM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! Has the best gluten free options, so much fresh deli and seafood appetizers, will definitely be back. Took a little long getting to our table, but we were hangry, and after that the service was amazing! Even got a free limoncello dessert shot!

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vipSusie
Naples
62 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit. Rating of 4.8 is accurate. Delicious food. Artichoke appetizer, arugula salad and grilled calamari were great. Pizzas were amazing. Will return. Service was fantastic. Above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. Slow service when not a busy time. A little expensive. Pleasant atmosphere.

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vipAnderson
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fine food, and a vibrant atmosphere.

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vipBBunch
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding ...great Italian food. Highly recommend. Cool setting and fun vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome - great food, good value, fantastic waiter (Gustavo)

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Amanda
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner last night. Husband was delightedly surprised at how big the shrimp were in the appetizer. He had the pizza, and I had a the tartufata and loved it. We both enjoyed our meals and the ambience of the place. Service was top notch.

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vipReeP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Macello was amazing! The filet was oustanding and the Chilean Sea Bass was delicious. We will be back!

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BebeH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything is perfect except AC is quiet strong to blow on my shoulder ..

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Server brought a dessert with candle. Nice touch. Server very attentive.

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vipLindsayS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

More vegetarian options would be lovely

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service & awesome food! Will definitely be going back!

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sandy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink with attentive service. It was quite noisy at this visit

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AngelaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of my new faves. This is a great place to catch up with friends or to go on a nice intimate date. All the wait staff are friendly all the staff are friendly. The food is delicious I recommend the calamari as a starter. They even have a cute outdoor area very nice for pics. Cocktails are tasty and the wait staff are very knowledgeable about the menu to be helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo was excellent 🙏🏻. 100% recommended

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Carlosn
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant give mom and pop shop kind of vibes but everyone there was extremely friendly. The waiter was well educated on the menu and had excellent recommendations. The food did not disappoint and neither did the wine.

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vipDarrenL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing, food TOP QUALITY and the staff are the best. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great service

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vipRRSSFF
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Macello! Ambiance, service and cuisine make this a perfect spot for special occasion or everyday dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience!

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vipKinaG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better food! The drinks were also great. Will definitely be making a trip back to visit. Loved the outdoor dining too.

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Chitowndrummer
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood and have not dined at Macello for over a year, since COVID shut everything down. We had an outstanding meal last night and are so happy to have returned! Our entire experience was outstanding from start to finish — great atmosphere, terrific service, and wonderful food.

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vipRich
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good.

Pizza was great
Laganelle pasta was great.

Cavatelli wasn’t that good.
Calamari and eggplant were good.

Renee was great. Wish he came a little sooner with the check, but I found him and took care of it.

Overall great.

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Alyssa
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Fabulous food!! Authentic and fresh. Waitress was a little sassy and I did not appreciate that. I have a garlic and onion allergy and she made it like I couldn’t get anything without it. Otherwise food was 10/10!

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vipClaudiaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Food is amazing and staff is very friendly!

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vipeddieras
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Marcello! Sat outside on patio, was lovely. I had Adriatic (seafood risotto) which was delicious. My wife has pasta San Giuseppe which was also very good. We had mixed grilled seafood (shrimp, octopus and calamari) served over rapini, for an app which is more than enough to share, which was fantastic! Our server, Martha was super friendly and knowledge.

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vipAmend
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Gustavo is AMAZING!!!

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

It was great.

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JoeG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipRRSSFF
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcello is Chicago’s hidden secret. It is an incredible restaurant for authentic Italian delights in a gorgeous setting. I highly recommend our server Rene. He took great care of us. The atmosphere, service and cuisine make this a definite yes!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food

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CarrieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance. We enjoyed our dinner.

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vipRobi
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to this gem of an Italian restaurant. The service and food was wonderful. I highly recommend the pasta and the lambchop casserole. Great wine list and don't without the tiramusu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Sadly, despite Macello's great reputation, this time we ran into a hurricane supplied from the rear door overhang that when bustled by the wind dropped hundreds of gallons of water on patrons across the patio and on my date. Sadly NO ONE told us they "were sorry" or "can we help you dry off?" or "here's a glass of wine for your trouble". Sorry, as there are many choices in Chicago we'll have to think carefully about coming back until the management figures out how to not have movie set rainfall during meals.

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vipJoannaG
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, not fancy or fussy but many delicious traditional choices and atmosphere.

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DEIDRE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday day. The food was excellent. We sat on the patio and the weather was nice. This is a hidden gem.

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 4.8 stars by 1633 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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