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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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food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marion 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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ChakaDad 
3.0  Dined 6 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 6 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 on February 17, 2018

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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