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About Macello

**Macello was recently rated #2 "BEST PIZZA" in Chicago by Chicago Magazine (November 2015)**

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.



1235 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

**COMPLIMENTARY VALET DURING LUNCH ONLY**
**Valet Nightly starting at 4:30pm**

Cross Street:
Racine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 850-9870

Website:
http://macellochicago.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking during lunch hours 11am - 4pm.

$8 Valet Nightly starting at 4:30pm

Street Parking.

There is no longer a parking lot available.

Public Transit:
Green & Pink Line - Ashland/Lake, Morgan/Lake

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Accommodate 100 people for a sit down dinner, 25 people in our private dining area.
Three different menu choices for "family style" dining, "elegant dining" and or "salad and pizza" party. Also, facilitate "buffet" style dining.

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Private Dining

2 Rooms: 1) Holds 25 people comfortably 2) Main Dining Area - holds 100 seated. 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.

Macello Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (23)
Good for a Date (21)
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Special Occasion (17)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Macello's food is outstanding and the prices are very value oriented.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic Service, food and environment! Everyone loved their food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding ambiance. Impressive wine selection. Easy parking. Food overall is on par with most other Italian restaurants in the city. With the exception of their wood fire pizza/calzone/panzarotti, which are outstanding, nothing too special. Seafood was good, but slightly over done. Lacked depth of flavor.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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food3
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was fabulous! Was easy to catch up with old friends noise level just right.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our second visit. What a delightful experience before a Hawks game. There were a lot of other fans there. Good food and wine,

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Pleasant surprise. Food was excellent as was the service. Unique, comfortable setting. Hidden away gem on West Lake Street.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our 3rd visit. The food is excellent and the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We want to try the pizza on our next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I always recommend Macellos. Great pasta and pizza. It’s one of my favorites in Chicago.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent experience. Food and staff was terrific. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this restaurant. Have been eating there for years. Great food, wine and nice people

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love Macello and have been many times. Every time we come down to the City Winery for a show we have dinner at Macello! Have recommended to many friends.
Love the pizzas especially ❤️

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I was really put off when the host told me to sit at any table I’d like and then chastised me for picking a 6 person table in the back (we were a group of 4 but the restaurant had multiple other 6 and 8 person tables available and I’ve sat there before when I was in a group of 4). The way it was handled was just uncomfortable. He was very condescending in his tone of and when I pointed out that there were other 6 person tables available he said “those are by the door and no one wants to sit there”, well guess where the 4 person tables were...yup.

I ultimately sat at a 4 person table as instructed.

It made for an uncomfortable start to the evening. I will give it 4 of 5 for service anyway because our servers were friendly and good about checking up on us.

Food wise...we ordered:

fried calamari - I found it to be rubbery, likely over cooked.

Spinach salad with goat cheese - it was fine. Not remarkable but produce was fresh. Goat cheese comes in one chunk, so break up if you’re sharing.

Pizzas - I forget the names of the pizzas but the margharita style one topped with arugula was good. It tasted very fresh. We also ordered one with some different sliced meats on it and it wasn’t as good. If I recall they have a brick oven there so the pizza does get a good crust if you like it that way.

I believe the prices are very good for what we got.

I would maybe come back for lunch. I don’t know, that initial reaction still rubs me the wrong way.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Animated place with tasty Italian style pizza. We also had the salmon special of the day which was delicious. The restaurant serves toasted bread and oil to start the meal right.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Gustavo is the best waiter

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

best customer service!! most places don't act very interested in you or your order. this place acted super friendly.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

A diamond in the rough. Obscure little bar and restuant minutes away from the United Center. The food, drink and atmosphere are outstanding ! Service was impeccable . Go and enjoy, and say hi to Joe the owner! He runs a great place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I had the swordfish with puttanesca sauce which was excellent and my son had the braised lamb shank which was also excellent, both were specials that evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Went to Macello’s with customers before a BlackHawks game. Service was good. Waiter asked if we were attending game and we got served promptly. Menu had ample choices and variety. Possibly due to the crush of Hawks fans, 3 of our 4 meat entrees were over cooked. That did not happen on our previous visit. Nice Fulton Market vibe.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We have been there before and it is my husband's favorite Italian food. We went this time for his birthday.
Also we changed our reservation from 5:30 to 7:30 and there was no problem

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Loved this place! Their pizza was authentic Italian pizza that brought back memories of our trip to Italy. We also ordered the fillet, which was outstanding. Desserts are made in-house and were delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The best wood fired pizza in Chicagoland

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was amazing, our waiter was amazing, and restaurant was very cool. The front door staff was average and a little cold. Valet was reasonably priced, and the volume in the restaurant was good and we were able to carry on a conversation, yet didn't have to whisper.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

First time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back. The service was attentive and spot on with descriptions and suggestions from the menu. The pasta was prepared perfectly al dente and the amount of jumbo shrimp in the dish was impressive. I had the fish special with seafood risotto which had an abundance of fresh seafood and was very creamy and flavorful. The menu selections were plentiful and can't wait to go back and try one of the many pizzas they offered!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

All good. Decent menu selections, reasonable wine prices, very good service. Not pretentious. Cozy, comfortable. Only area for improvement is to cook the pasta al dente. Was on the soft side.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent Italian food. Very authentic cooking from Puglia region

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My whole family loves this place! Never a bad meal in all the times I have come here.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our evening at Macello was wonderful. While our table reservation was delayed a bit, the Macello staff was warm and accommodating, going so far as to offer us a round of drinks and complimentary Margherita pizza while waiting. The manager and bartender were both conversational and friendly, and made our wait quite enjoyable. I personally recommend The Pub and the Truffle Lasagna (not sure what it’s actually called). The ambience was fabulous, loved the inviting, family vibe. Will definitely return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything about this place is great --- except for the noise. Don't expect to engage in quiet conversation because it won't happen. But the food and service are great. Best tiramisu I've ever had!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Super nice little place in the West Loop, go an check it out ;-)

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Consistently one of the best Italian restaurants we've been to in Chicago. Great food and great ambiance!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Loved the live music. All the TV’s were distracting and at one point in the evening, highly inappropriate for children. Desserts were great and so was the pizza.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very good but not exceptional by any means.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We met friends here after Hawks game. Game went into overtime so some arrived late. They graciously held the kitchen open for us. We were their last customers and we never felt rushed. Service was great and the food .... terrific. We ordered a salmon, filet, chicken, pasta and apps to share. Everyone in group kept talking what a find this place was. Good ambiance, good food and great service. Will keep coming back. Great place to come before or after any event at the United Center. Short Uber ride over to UC.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great dinner, good service, the crowd was jumping pre Hawks game. Macelo's always a good meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful. They feature food from the Puglia region in Italy. Having just returned from my vacation in Bari, I needed a Pugliese food fix. First of all, the crunchy bread with olive oil and fresh parmesan cheese was the best I've had in Chicago.The stuffed calamari was as good as my mother's, they seasoned the stuffing with fresh herbs. and the calamari was tender and not rubbery. And, the lamb casserole was delicious. Lamb chops on a bed of rice, potatoes and olives EXACTLY like my mother's. The lamb was succulent. I couldn't pass up the dessert ... light and fluffy tiramisu.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent Italian food. Stuffed artichoke dish and grilled seafood appetizer were fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Cannot say enough how much we love Macello! Excellent service, menu, wine list, ambiance. Handled our group of 6 with great hospitality. Everyone loved their food and wine. Wood fired oven makes for awesome food. So highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The server was not well informed. I have been there 4--5 times before and had much better servers.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great casual food, service,and ambiance .lookng forward to going back with friends real soon

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was tasty & delicious . I had the special which was Halibut and I think it was the best fish I ever had. It came with asparagus which was cooked perfectly. I also had a Moscow mule which was made perfect! We were going to the Blackhawks game and didn't have a ton of time but really enjoyed the experience ! I'd like to dine here again but at a slower pace so I can really enjoy all the flavors. Very impressed ! Mmmm!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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