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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.

Specials

LIVE MUSIC!

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Happy Hour!!!!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

BLACKHAWK FANS!!

Special valid Oct 9, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

LIVE MUSIC!

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Italian music by the band La Tosca. Band start playing at 7:00pm. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 9, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Happy Hour!!!!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

1/2 Price SELECT Appetizers & Rose Bottles. 3-6pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (See Server for Special menu). Excludes Tax and Tip. (can not be combined with any other offer). Special valid Oct 10, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

BLACKHAWK FANS!!

Special valid Oct 9, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

WILL BE OPEN FOR FOLLOWING MONDAY GAMES THIS SEASON: Nov 27, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 26. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 9, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Casual (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Romantic (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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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food5
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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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 (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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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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always great food. Fish cooked in burning oven is remarkable

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good value, great wood fired pizzas and entrees, excellent servixe

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great, authentic Italian good. Must take something.home.from the demo as well. Good wine selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good place to go before United Center. Very festive! Pizza tasty but a bit soggy :( The roasted chicken was wonderful and the braciole was very good as well. The pasta dish with the swiss chard was disappointing in that the red sauce was very bland. So, mixed feelings about Macello. Perhaps we'll give it another try.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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food3
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent food wine and service. We were a group of six and everyone love their dinner and wine!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Phenomenal experience. Super laid back, non pretentious and awesome food.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This is my third visit to Macello. I first came here for restaurant week and loved it. I just moved to Chicago so I know I will be here regularly. This time I took 3 friends visiting from Michigan and they really enjoyed the food and ambience. Service was excellent! 2 of us had the lamb chop casserole and it was amazing. 4 double cut lamb chops on a bed of perfect risotto and baked in a wood oven YUM. Other guests had the salmon special of the day and the oven roasted 1/2 chicken and both pronounced their meals excellent. This is a great little restaurant, the patio is very nice too. Valet parking $8.00 but there is lots of street parking available.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Owner is friendly and waiter was very attentive and food was delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The service here is so fabulous! My family can be pretty picky and particular and our waiter was more than accommodating and friendly !! They truly go above and beyond to give a great experience and I definitely recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was amazing. Our server was from Milan Italy and he made the experience feel as if you were at a restaurant in Italy. I highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Really enjoyed our meals! One thing though - the servers/staff really need to learn how to not pour and serve in front of the guests face. The entire time, the servers and pouring water kept serving through people as people faced one another in conversation. The glass should be picked up from the table and pour water instead of having this huge jug right on peoples face. Also, go around the guests to serve their food, don't go across one person to get to the other end of the table - it is so rude. other than this, the food was very good - once the the staff is trained properly i think my experience would have been a 5 star.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We have been to Macello's before and have been delighted with the food and attentive service. However, service was very poor on this visit, which was on a Thursday night. Plenty of staff available but we had to flag down various people to get our waiter to notice us. Food was great though.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

My family and I really enjoyed our experience here. The decor in the restaurant is very colorful and so fun (mosaics in the tile, etc.)! Our server was very attentive and provided helpful answers when asked about various dishes. We even got a free pizza with our tickets to Luzia (right around the corner). The flavor in some of the pasta dishes was not as strong as I would have liked, but overall, the food was great quality.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A true favorite--wonderful atmosphere and service--food is always delicious. Never disappoints

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Decided to try Macello before an event at the United Center. Sat outside on the patio. Ambience was beautiful and our service was outstanding. Our meal was delicious and very authentic. Prices were very reasonable. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Macello is a great place to go prior to events at United Center. The food is great and the service is attentive. Highly recommended!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

From start to end our meal was fabulous! We had the Chilean Sea Bass and the Pork Chop meals, along with a bottle of wine and two desserts. We would highly recommend an evening here!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great cozy outdoor seating available. Food was delicious. Generous wine list. Would recommend this place for great Italian food.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, very authentic. 1 out of the 3 entrees was good. The pizza was undercooked and soogy. The roasted chicken very dry, but the truffle pasta was amazing. Drinks were very good. Next time I would go with specialty dishes and drinks or wine. Staff was very delightful and receptive of our dissatisfaction of our meals. Give it a try!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Overall wonderful experience!! The server was lovely and helpful in our decisions. Food, drinks, and atmosphere were all perfect for some friends to meet up for a meal. Whether it be a casual night out, a first date, or whatever else you might have in store, Macello is the place to go!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Macello is fine. The is good, but not great. Typical Chicago-meh pizza, but excellent Tartufata. Service was OK. Wine list has a few decent bottles for very reasonable prices. Patio (in the back so not on street) was nice. I won't be rushing back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

New favorite restaurant - can't wait to go back and try more!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food and service, made everything to order.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

In Chicago for our anniversary and wanted an Italian experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant and the service was exceptional. We were seated on the patio which was comfortable and quiet. Would go back and recommend to anyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This wasn't our first time at Macello, but I love it every time I visit. To start, we got a margherita pizza to split at the table and an order of cheese-stuffed artichoke hearts. All of them were delicious. There was some hidden basil in each bite of the pizza which made it taste so fresh. Every one of us enjoyed our entrees too. The ambiance is great - sit inside even if the weather is nice, because the interior really is something special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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