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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, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am
Dinner: Tuesday - 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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Special Occasion (18)
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Casual (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service! Wonderful waiter! I would like to say, thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for a Valentines’s dinner. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious food, great wine, excellent service, just the right size.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food; loved the ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Octopus was like rubber rest of the food was good but nothing special

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent meal tonight. Restaurant week offerings were delicious and quite a good bargain. Everything was good, the salad, the risotto, the lamb chops and dessert. Excellent value tonight. Pizza and the griglia mista were excellent too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We chose Macello because of its proximity to Revel Fulton Market, where we were headed for a charity event. Macello is a great place to go for really delicious Italian food, especially the pizza. We went with my parents who have visited Italy many times, and they said it was the best pizza they had eaten in a long time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Atmosphere, service, & food is exceptional. The food cooked in the wood oven is just so good. The pizza is off the chart.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food and nice Ambience. All of our meals were outstanding! Friendly staff and great location.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

If it’s not on the menu, ask the waiter to zuppa di pesce. The chef always complies and it is a phenomenal dish. I’ve been there on multiple occasions and never been disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I keep going back for the wood oven grilled sea bass. I have travelled extensively and have never found a sea bass prepared so well. It is a generous piece of well-seasoned fish that from the moment your fork touches it you know it is going to be tender and juicy. I am also very choosy about marinara sauces and recently tried a pasta that I am still raving about. Add to that, the warmth and convivial feel that the wood oven provides for the room and you have a great winter dining spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food. Very loud

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for restaurant week and had a reservation, took over 30 minutes to get a table.
The Hostess said that they were overbooked. Others waiting seemed to have to go back up to her to check in on their tables as she would forget about them (her words).
Food was good, service was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a reservation for four and we were seated without any delay. Service, food and atmosphere were great. Have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Perfectly portioned entrees and ample appetizers. Perfect place for a friends' get together. Interesting decor.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago!!!!! The pastas and pizza are amazing. Can’t go wrong with any of the menu items. Highly highly recommend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was my second time there and I love it. Great place to eat before a game or concert at the United Center. I love the patio in the summer time!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was amazing. Bar tender was great. Overall a great place especially before a Blackhawks game

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 23, 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 19, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 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 13, 2017

Gustavo is the best waiter

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 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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 (Chicago)·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 8, 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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 (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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 (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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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 November 30, 2017

The best wood fired pizza in Chicagoland

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 (Chicago)·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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