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Wed, 1/17
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Pelago

4.7
1257 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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Cross street: Mies van der Rohe
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

LeAnne Bennion will be playing romantic harp strings and Chef Mauro Mafrici will prepare "una Cena Squisita" The rest is up to you to make this Valentine's Day unforgettable.
Choose from our regular menu or the specials for this day.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1257 People Are Saying
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4.7
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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 31, 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 28, 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 28, 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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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0
Dined on December 22, 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 15, 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 11, 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 10, 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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Mies van der Rohe
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(312) 280-0700
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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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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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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
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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.