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Pelago

4.7
1274 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Mauro Mafrici is a Michelin starred Italian chef who has worked in some of the greatest international kitchens and luxury resort hotels of the world. His long resume of prestigious experiences in revered establishments culminated in the opening of his own critically acclaimed restaurant, Lo Scalco, in New York City which earned a coveted Michelin star in its first year open. Mauro has now brought his talents to Chicago with PELAGO.

The basis of Mauro’s cuisine is “sapori veri’: true, honest, genuine flavors used masterfully to create new sensations, forms and colors. Fresh seasonal ingredients from Italian and local sources will tantalize every taste bud as Mauro allows each bite to speak for itself in a clean, straightforward flavorful vocabulary. With each endeavor Mauro continues to look for new ways to incorporate regional Italian ingredients as he redefines Italian cooking.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Meat
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: Monday thru Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner Everyday: Monday thru Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm.
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Phone number
(312) 280-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mauro Mafrici
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Catering
Please contact us at info@pelagorestaurant.com for detailed information on how we can assist with your semi-private or private dining needs.
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Cross street
Mies van der Rohe
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Parking details
Discounted valet price for 3 hours for guests dining at Pelago.
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Public transit
#151, #146, #148, #135,#3
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Please contact us at info@pelagorestaurant.com for detailed information on how we can assist with your semi-private or private dining needs.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1274 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.8
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marion 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service by owner and staff.
Somewhat pricey for drinks and daily special.

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ChakaDad 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The chef, Mauro Mafrici, is amazing. And such a generous warm person as well. How his staff could be so cold and condescending is beyond me. At one point, one of my dinner companions had gotten warm and put her sweater over the back of the chair. A hostess came over and asked if she could put the sweater on the side stool provided. I know they want to create an aesthetic that is pleasing to all patrons, but they made this particular patron very uncomfortable. The used-car-salesman up-sell tactics used by our server were beyond annoying. We aren't poor. It's not that we couldn't afford a 4 or 5 course meal....we just weren't that hungry. This was the line: "Ah! Wonderful choice. But may I suggest you order 2 as one is not enough for the table?" It was slick and frankly beneath the establishment.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our second time there. The food is fantastic and the service is very good and very professional. Both times were long evenings so do not plan a one hour dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of the BEST family meals we've ever had! Our waiter, Alfredo, made us feel so comfortable and was the BEST EVER!!!

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vipPFG55 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful cooking in service, always a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

AMAZING SERVICE & food

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great spot. Please note: the only reason I rated the "noise level" as energetic is because they had a woman playing the harp for entertainment, which was actually very nice. How ever, we where seated right next to the harp player and it was a little to loud for us, kind of hard to carry on with our conversation. I'm sure that had we been seated a little further away from the harp player we would not have had this issue.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The chef offered to create a menu for us and It was like he read our minds. An amazing experience!

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vipABdiningout (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great Valentines Day dinner! Excellent food!!:)
Prices a bit high-$14 for soup...kinda high:(

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This is without any doubt the best Italian restaurant in Chicago. A mix of authenticity, great ingredients and originality. I am an extremely critical Italian-born costumer and Pelago simply went over my expectations!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Another awesome experience. The chef made us branzino although it wasn’t on the menu. In my opinion it’s the 1st or second best upscale Italian restaurant in the city. Riccardo would be the only other restaurant in my opinion in the same league.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Every meal I’ve had at Pelago has been amazing! Their black truffle pasta is the best I’ve ever had and their fish is always superb. The ambiance is elegant but comfortable. It’s the perfect date spot!

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vipjerry (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Elegant spot with great service.
Quite the place that celebrate a birthday

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Phxflo (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Business meal with a customer. Our party ended up going from a 4 top to a deuce due to the flu. Service started out great but staff directed their attention to larger parties that came in after us. Even though i opened with a very nice bottle of wine and would have spent more on a second bottle we had to wait over 30 minutes after asking for the wine list again before anyone came back to ask if we found anything. Food was good but not over the top but the service made us expendable. Tried it once but will not be back for a second visit.

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vipMarkF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food and outstanding service in a beautiful environment.

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OpenTable Diner (Toledo)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Amazing food and service! Would definitely go back!!

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DanielW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

They were very attentive to our special requests for vegetarian options. Service was top notch. We ordered a truffle dish that was expensive, but it was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious - both great taste and great presentation. Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu options and made some good recommendations (without being too pushy). We made reservation on short notice - it was close to our hotel. My only comment was that the open table price target of ‘$’ was a bit off base - this is a pricey restaurant and should be rated at least ‘$$’. All-in-all a great dining experience but definitely on the upper end of the price scale for a good Italian restaurant. Would certainly go again.

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GKB118 (London)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding meal! The chef is genius. Best Italian in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Pelago was a quiet, romantic setting. The fireplace was burning and only a few other tables were seated in the restaurant. The food was freshly made in house which took a bit longer to make but the wait was definitely worth it. Definitely the place to go for an anniversary or other special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent pasta. We asked for a wine recommendation, and the waiter suggested an off the menu Chef reserve wine. Turns out this special wine that they suggested at $97 is sold a Binney’s for $13. We also made it clear from the beginning that we had 8:00 theater tickets. We asked for coffee and our check at 7:30. After multiple requests we paid the bill and ran out of the place at 7:55.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

A lovely quiet dinner in beautiful surroundings. We had a tasting of four pastas and then Dover sole and lamb chops. The only negative is the $50 corkage to bring a bottle of wine.

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vipAntonia (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Pelago is lovely, the food is delicious, and the service is highly attentive, if perhaps too formal. Be prepared: this is an expensive restaurant and I thought overpriced.

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vipDwpLjp (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Exceptionally high level gourmet service and dishes. Fantastic experience for myself and my 5 guests.

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vipBartG (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing authentic 5 star Italian restaurant!! It is pricey? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes. My wife and I went during a special weekend to Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wait staff was incredibly attentive. Loved it that our waiter spoke Italian - just added to the experience. Bravo!!

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Robert (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Simply one of our finest dining experiences ever. Pelago is Michelin star caliber by any standard. Chef Mauro is a true talent and very kind. The staff is professional and the overall experience is nothing short of world class dining. This is now a regular Chicago stop. Amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Best Italian food in the city

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vipPres (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Be clear about parking costs if you stay beyond 3 hours (for shopping, play, etc.).
Never a more attentive staff! Good choices for. Huge wine list.

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TonyaT (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend Pelago. Almost everyone working there has a strong Italian accent, which I think is awesome when you want authentic Italian food. The staff was so attentive. Fresh homemade pasta was delicious. I just cannot stop thinking about this warm salad with radicchio lettuce and thick shaved prosciutto - the best!! Will definitely be back with my husband for a quiet and fabulous dinner. Oh, almost forgot - for the ladies, Pelago has a special touch at the tables with a little stool for your purse. Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Fuimos a comer a las dos de la tarde en domingo y no había nadi en el lugar. Fuimos la única mesa.

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