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About Pelago

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.

201 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Meat

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: Monday thru Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner Everyday: Monday thru Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm.

Cross Street:
Mies van der Rohe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 280-0700

Website:
http://www.pelagorestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact us at info@pelagorestaurant.com for detailed information on how we can assist with your semi-private or private dining needs.

Parking Details:
Discounted valet price for 3 hours for guests dining at Pelago.

Public Transit:
#151, #146, #148, #135,#3

Executive Chef:
Mauro Mafrici

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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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Daily 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Pelago Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
Romantic (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
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Good for a Date (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 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!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful cooking in service, always a great experience

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

AMAZING SERVICE & food

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·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food and outstanding service in a beautiful environment.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Toledo)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Amazing food and service! Would definitely go back!!

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 (Chicago)·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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 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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 (Miami)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Naples)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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 (Cincinnati)·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!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best Italian food in the city

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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went to Pelago last Saturday night for our annual Christmas dinner with my college roommate and had a perfect evening. They were a little late in seating us for our 8:30 reservation, but were very apologetic and kept us updated on how long until they could get us seated. Once we sat down I remembered why I booked Pelago for this special evening. The waiter was very helpful, even recommending substitutions to the pasta flight we ordered for our first course. The main courses were perfectly sized and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Outstanding as usual. We only dine once a year but it seems to get better each year. The ravioli with pistachios was so delicious. The risotto with shaved white truffles was to die for and the veal chop was perfectly prepared rare + Sergio our waiter recommended an excellent wine.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We have eaten here on a number of occasions while visiting Chicago. The first was merely for convenience, as it was only a few blocks from our hotel. We have returned several times, as the quality of food and service is excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Just wonderful experience the food was great pasta was amazing and the wine selection was the best ever

I have to go back every time I am in Chicago

Don’t miss the wonderful experience
Just go!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding Italian Cuisine
Expert wait staff
Lovely decor
Homemade fettuccini with truffles was incredible!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As usual, outstanding everything. Chef owned, tremendous Italian food with perfect portions, great wines and service like it was meant to be. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Pelago for fine dining. That’s the beauty of it. The menu is divided into appetizers, pasta, salads, and entrées. Great idea to get a pastor sampler, super salad, and then an entrée. Very pleasant

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great restaurant on the Magnificent Mile next to the Raffaello Hotel. Intimate without being stuffy. Great service, great food, great location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Best meal and service in some time. I remember it was good from my last visit a few years back. Left knowing that I cant wait years to return. The Risotto could have me retuning once a month!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very disappointed in the overall experience. Extremely expensive for what you get. There are many ITALIAN cuisine restaurants in Chicago of equal quality for half the cost.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been coming here now for years and always it gets better and better!
This is always the best place to have a business dinner in Chicago
A must go!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Truly delightful and delicious!

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