Bar Cargo

4.7
323 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
*Please note that all outdoor seating is first-come, first-served*
Bar Cargo is a Roman pizza bar concept brought to you by Anthony Stefani, the son of notable Chicago restaurateur Phil Stefani. It was on a family trip to Italy that Anthony Stefani first fell in love with Roman-style pizza and where the concept for Bar Cargo came to life. After months of working with local chefs, pizzaiolos, and even a world pizza champion, the dough recipe and 96-hour rise process was perfected. The result is a thicker crust that is both light and airy. Topped with fresh & fun ingredients and baked in the Castelli ovens imported from Italy, the perfect Roman-style pizza is achieved.
Outside of the Roman pizzas, the menu includes a wide variety of bar bites, sandwiches, and salads. The name Bar Cargo is a nod to the shipping containers used throughout the concept’s structure and the many authentic Italian ingredients that are being shipped via cargo containers for their famous Roman-style pizza.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 323 people are saying
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StuartM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service and good value. A winner all around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food & the manager Cesar was awesome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing time, got bottomless mimosas and were very well taken care of by all staff! Great atmosphere and amazing food and drinks! 10/10 made my birthday great!

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NicoleH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Drinks were a little small for the price. Atmosphere is fun and lively. Very short wait time for the food to arrive.

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LAVinCHI
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipTimS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Bar Cargo. The staff always takes care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came in at 12pm on a Sunday for there bottomless mimosas and were told they were running low on champagne and couldn’t do bottomless mimosas we had to purchase individually . Then we ordered drinks and food and our food came about 30 minutes after ordering but we still only had water to drink with our meal . We eventually spoke to a manager 10 minutes later after finding our food to be cold and very bland and still no drinks after speaking with him and just saying we would rather leave and forget this dining experience on our way out the drinks finally arrived . We still left . Would not go back or recommend .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We were sitting by the window and the bees were terrible. We planned on staying longer but decided to leave because of the bees.

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DaniB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The portions were huge and the food was pretty good for what it cost. The drinks were noticeably weak though. Service was fine, our waitress was friendly and came back a normal amount of times to check up on us. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s a good spot to go out for drinks and pizza. I prefer their style of pizza to a happy camper/paradise park, but it’s really personal preference. I highly recommend their Moscow Mule on tap..

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vipBrunchSoHard
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food was fantastic as always. Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We went for my friends birthday and Cesar was kind enough to bring us shots. You guys really made it special!

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ElenaU
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing as my son said;) manger was very attentive and checking on guests, my son was so happy to get free delicious dessert from him and keeps saying it’s the best place with great people and best pizza

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much fun and delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Very casual vibe

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitress barely came to check in on us. The food was dry and unseasoned. Not a place a would want to come back to any time soon.

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foodiefun
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

way too loud, food and service was decent but i couldn’t even hear myself think because of the music

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heavy drinks, great happy hour prices!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Super loud restaurant! Poor waitresses can’t even do their job because we couldn’t hear them. Everyone was nice and food was good. Best thing they could do is lower the music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Out nachos were extremely salty like it was the bottom of the pile. Could not really eat them. Pizza amazing. Service slow and disorganized.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor area was beautiful. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were awesome! Bottomless brunch was amazing!

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SandraC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing service was outstanding however the temperature was unbearable. If it was cooler inside it would have been perfect

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RickT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff who allowed us to sit outside when we asked. Restaurant wasn’t too busy yet. Our server was very friendly and helpful. There was a downpour starting but we were protected from the rain, however, several members of the staff continued to check on us to see if we were OK. The food was amazing. Both pizzas (THE JULIANNA and THE CHICAGO) we ordered we outstanding and the PEAR & ARUGULA salad was one of the best salads I ever had. I can’t wait to go back!

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WeekendBruncher
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was excited to try this place, but it did not live up to any expectations. I did go there for brunch so the menu was limited without pizza. The service was not very good and the food was only okay. I will try again for the pizza, but otherwise I wouldn't go back.

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Lexi
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the place and food! Service was great we were able to sit where we wanted by the outside window. Server was very pleasant and kind. The pizza was delicious hands down yum! Will be coming back again.

MB
vipMadelynnB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Good atmosphere & decent service. Pizza was NOT good. Extremely mediocre cocktails.

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Ashunti
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and we loved the vibe of the restaurant. We had reservations and were seated right away when we checked in.

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KellyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pizza here. It's amazing! The atmosphere is cool and the staff were all friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks were too expensive for how they tasted. Do not recommend margarita. Pizza was good nothing spectacular though. Good to go with groups but won't be going back individually again.

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the great service! Our group loved our experience and can't wait to plan our next event.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went here to watch the EURO cup finals between Italy and England. Such a huge mistake. They had no idea what they were doing. Let’s start with the ambience, none of the televisions was working well. They kept switching between a Cubs game from 1990 every two minutes. The speakers were so bad! At last they started playing music over the game.
The drinks were equally bad. I had to send back my drink to atleast be able to drink it. We left the game in halftime because of the worst service ever

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have great service at Bar Cargo. The pizza is the way to go if you love hearing that crunch when you take a bite. It is so crispy while being fluffy at the same time and i never regret going.

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madisons
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overall experience wasn’t great - the pizza we got (Buffalo Bill) was so spicy that it was borderline inedible (and not the good spice the type that just burns and lacks any type of flavor). We were then charged when we asked for a side of ranch to help with some of the spice levels.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Usually love it here! But service was horrible last night took 15-20 minutes just to get a drink.

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vipRobynR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Dan at the bar truly cares about his customers and always has top service. In addition everyone from the host stand, waitstaff, food runners and managers are great.

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vipMeghanF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place for casual Sunday night pizza. Low key but the food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Chicago Pizza is a must!
Servers are friendly and ambience is upbeat and enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went on a Friday night (of 4th of July weekend) with five girlfriends. Food and drinks were great. Service was good…our server was also bartending so that caused some delays but overall it didn’t hinder our experience too much. Music volume made it hard for one end of the table to talk to the other but again, it was a Friday night in River North so we knew what we were in for.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar Cargo using the Order Online button. Bar Cargo also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bar Cargo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 929-0065.

Bar Cargo is rated 4.7 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.