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Macello, Chicago, IL
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Macello

4.8
4.8
1831 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The moment you walk through our door you know you are in for something special. The restaurant is filled with lively chatter and the delicious smell of pizza, freshly made for you in our wood-burning ovens. Colorful fiberglass orbs provide gentle light to dine by and our wine selection stretches from floor to ceiling against our longest wall, providing you with myriad options from which to choose. Macello is a place where you will feel like a regular from your very first visit. A family-friendly fine dining restaurant, coming here you will find all of the comforts of a home-cooked meal without any of the mess. Since October of 2007, Macello has transported diners to another place and time. We specialize in Pugliese cuisine, inspired by the nostalgic reflections of our two owners, both with strong ties to this southern Italian region. Our menu takes advantage of many of the coastal region’s unique seafood and pasta dishes. Always traditionally-inspired and fresh, we strive to capture the Old World charm and authenticity in our West Loop restaurant. From the two wood-burning ovens kept fired to the finest ingredients, at Macello you will find a taste of the Adriatic like no other. Customers have come to expect the highest quality of ingredients, the simplicity of a perfect meal, the cozy unhurried professional service and the feeling of being surrounded by family and friends and we are happy to welcome them time and again. Come and join us and see if you don’t become a regular, too.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 850-9870

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Main-Dining seats up to 60 guests Or Tasting-Room seats up to 25 guests. Combine both spaces for a full buy-out. Inquire about pricing & menu options!

  • Private party contact

    Angie Marie: (312) 850-9870

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Racine

  • Parking details

    $12 Valet Friday & Saturday's starting at 4:30pm OR 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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,831 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Italian

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  1. l

    lucyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious Service was great Love the restaurant look Casual but elegant
  2. ZB

    ZachB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, not too crowded, been before will go again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Macello is a hidden gem tucked away under the El and a few blocks away from the trendy hustle & bustle of Randolph & Fulton Market. The unassuming facade & entryway leads into a large, but intimate space that’s perfect for a date or dinner with close friends & family. The atmosphere is less about being seen, and more for those focused on enjoying each other’s company & conversation. You will not be disappointed by the food and the service is exceptional.
  4. CC

    ChipCamden

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, especially the Sea Bass. The server was very inexperienced and new very little about the menu. Pretty noisy and had a TV showing baseball.
  5. E

    Ewig

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was amazing, as was the atmosphere. The food however was just average. The pasta dish was kinda bland, the risotto was crunchy (seafood was amazing though); and the burrata pizza appetizer was just average. Chicago has so many wonderful restaurants, so skip this one!
  6. SE

    SandiEzB

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our first time at Macello’s— it was well worth the trip to the West Loop. We were seated in the lovely garden in the back and the service was attentive and friendly. We started out “lightly” with arugula salads, to save room for the entrees! The special fish — wild caught Salmon, prepared in their wood-burning oven then sautéed in saffron, was served with broccolini and a shrimp & vegetable risotto. It was mouthwatering! My husband enjoyed the savory & tender Lamb Chop Casserole, served over risotto, potatoes & capers. Our son had the Braciole pasta — beef sirloin rolled with pancetta in a pomodoro sauce….it was such a generous portion that he couldn’t finish it all! Although the tiramisu look awfully delicious, we were satisfied with our complementary lemoncellos and perfectly prepared entrees! Highly recommend this neighborhood gem — you can definitely trust the good reviews!
  7. m

    michaeld

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff and food, this place never disappoints and been consistently good for over a decade.
  8. m

    milwaukeebrian

    Milwaukee

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was perfect. The food was mostly good....the burrata appetizer was awesome, salads were very good. The pasta seemed to taste reheated as if it was made prior. On the seafood dish, the mussels were way overcooked.
  9. KE

    KathyE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service sat outdoors in the back beautiful patio specials for a Thursday evening we’re perfect and wine suggestion top choice
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal. Great wine selection, phenomenal food, good service and the back patio was a great environment
  11. SK

    StephenK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were exceptional. Joseph helped us out tremedously.
  12. KM

    KarenM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and had a lovely dinner with friends. The food, service and ambiance were amazing. I cannot wait to dine there again!
  13. S

    Sandman

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A Friend and I went for an early dinner, we had pasta she had orecchiette with sausage and rapini and I had pasta with fresh tomatoes burrata and arugula. Both were delicious. Our waiter was excellent. My only wish is that they would add some new items on the menu.
  14. AC

    ArmandoC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice Italian restaurant with good pizza, pasta and wine selection.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in Chicago. The best Italian food in the city, tucked behind an unassuming storefront lies a beautiful and vibrant interior. The food, service and wine selection are simply amazing. If you haven’t been, go, eat, enjoy. It’s my favorite spot in the city. You’re welcome. 😁
  16. M

    Mgpt

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I lived closer or in the city; I would be dining here weekly.
  17. SK

    StaceyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Macello - this place is never disappointing. It's one of the best kept secrets around. The food is always wonderful and the staff is always very attentive and good at recommending things if you can't make a decision yourself , and believe me it is tough to make a choice because it all sounds so good. I've been there a few times now. The room is so pleasant and if it's a nice day they have an outdoor patio too. On this occasion we had the Pizza Macello, the Cavatelli Al Forno and the Seafood Risotto - all were excellent. Great for a date, a special occasion or just a night of good food.
  18. R

    Rich

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet atmosphere. Great service. Half of the dishes are awesome, the other half is not good. So you have to be very selective about what you order. I like: 1. oregano shrimp 2. pizzas are mostly all good - pizza macello, pizza bianco with proscuitto 3. oregano shrimp 4. calamari 5. linguini Scoglio (mixed seafood) 6. pork saltimboca 7. burrata con caprese 8. stuffed artichokes 9. laganelle tartufata pasta 10. scoppiate (mussels and clams)
  19. GB

    GabbyBoeder

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant a great place to eat great Italian food. We stopped in before a concert at the United Center and the food was amazing and service was great thank you so much for an amazing evening
  20. a

    adamr

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Excellent food and service, ambiance too.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was great. Easy to find parking. Underrated Westloop Restaurant. I love this place
  22. b

    busygal

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lively atmosphere with a bit of whimsy and traditional decor. Authentic northern Italian dishes with top quality ingredients. Clean and simple presentation of a considerable variety of seafood. Perfect, paper-thin pizza crust and generous dollop of toppings. Dishes to share, or not! A high energy bistro vibe, actually quite noisy, don't plan on quiet conversation. Live music leads to spontaneous dancing, singing. Just enjoy the local non-tourist crowd.
  23. HB

    HeatherB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our best meal in Chicago was at Macello. From the moment we entered the restaurant until the minute we left, we were treated like VIP guests. We ate outside, which was much quieter than the indoor dining room. The food was excellent, especially the gluten free pasta (by far, the best I've had in a restaurant). I highly recommend this little gem.
  24. p

    pistolepeete

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great food and ambiance would definitely return service great rating from fellow paisan:8/10
  25. RB

    RhettB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    I’ve been here 4 times, the previous three were very good experiences, this last one was not. The food is amazing. I waited at host stand for 5 minutes without being greeted. We had a party of three. We took 10 minutes or so to order drinks and apps and the waiter seemed annoyed that we were taking so long. He didn’t come back to ask about more drinks or dinner for about 30 minutes. We asked another server to send him over and it got worse from there. I won’t go back anytime soon.
  26. s

    socalgirl

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group of four loved every thing we ordered appetizers, entrees. Our waiter made great recommendations and was also able to take into considerations things we wanted to add or delete: appetizers: vongole gradinate, salsiccia barese entrees; cime di rapa w/sauge added, saltimbocca ( my husband gets this everywhere and said it was the best he ever had), and two orders of langanelle san Giuseppe -- 1 with anchovies and 1 without. Portions were very generous and we all took home leftovers for lunch today. Delicious!!
  27. DR

    DRoth58

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian food. Closest thing to actually being in Italy I have found. High quality.
  28. DM

    DanM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the service fantastic. Our waiter checked in on us to ask how everything was and friendly. Definitely would go back. The sea bass was awesome!
  29. g

    gregw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Consistently good food and excellent wait staff. We recently went for live music (first Tuesday of the month) and enjoyed a vibrant and fun evening. Nice outdoor space as well.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great wine list, excellent service and food! My favorite neighborhood restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best dinning experience I’ve had in a while! The food was delicious and the waiter was so knowledgeable on wines and the food. This place can really customize your dish and theirs a lot of attention and love. Can’t say enough great things! My friend group and I we’re celebrating our one year of friendship and we mentioned that to the waiter and they gave us drinks to toast. That meant a lot. I can’t wait to go back!
  32. K

    Kathryn

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gluten free gnocchi is the best in Chicago
  33. S

    Sharon

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants with consistently fresh delicious and authentic Italian cuisine that reminds me of Puglia
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fine dinner at Macello. While very busy, Joe stayed close and served us well. Kudos to Joe and the whole crew!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an absolutely delicious dinner
  36. MT

    MartaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, wine was well paired, service was grate, drinks were tasty!!!! this place is grate had awesome time!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect treat for myself to have a mid-week dinner at the bar. Terrific staff (with off-menu suggestions that were exactly what I wanted!) and great wine / after dinner drink options. Will have to go back with more people next time- especially now I know Wednesdays offer half price wine bottles :-)
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently good and the prices are reasonable.
  39. AU

    AshUday03

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server had great recs for specific dietary restrictions and was very attentive of us. The overall ambiance was amazing and unique to some of the Italian places we’ve been to before!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoying everything there !!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1831 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Macello

1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Racine

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $12 Valet Friday & Saturday's starting at 4:30pm OR Street Parking. There is no longer a parking lot available.

  • Public transit

    Green & Pink Line - Ashland/Lake, Morgan/Lake

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 850-9870

  • Private party facilities

    Main-Dining seats up to 60 guests Or Tasting-Room seats up to 25 guests. Combine both spaces for a full buy-out. Inquire about pricing & menu options!

  • Private party contact

    Angie Marie: (312) 850-9870

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