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Bar Cargo

4.7
4.7
419 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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Pizza Bar, Pizzeria, Sports Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 929-0065
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit barcargo.com/events
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Ohio St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Blue Line stop: Clark/Lake Brown Line stop: Chicago OR Merchandise Mart CTA Bus Line: 156 to LaSalle & Ontario
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Good for groups

  • Chicago

    Great for outdoor dining

419 Reviews
  1. AnnaG

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    We love Bar Cargo. Our first time eating there was right after their opening. We bring out of town friends to eat there because it’s a favorite of ours. Last night, pretty good. Food on point as always. Service could have been better. And at the risk of sounding like an oldie, the music could be a lil bit less loud. We will be back cuz we love it.

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  2. AbbyR

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was VERY loud. Also, the salad was loaded with dressing- way too much to eat. Pizza was delicious!

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  3. REHA

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is awesome. Better than any ‘bar’. Great service. Easily could there for food without drinks even being ordered.

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  4. Gianna727

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. 10/10 would recommend. Thank you so much !

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  5. AdamH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and the food and service was amazing brought kids not super kid friendly

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time attending bar cargo and the food came so fast I was genuinely shocked. The drinks were good and the service was good as well.

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  7. SooY

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best pizzas I've had in Chicago. My friend and I ordered a half of The Chicago and Pepperoni with a glass of IPA. I loved their crust and my mouth is still watering from the pizza. I would highly recommend this place if you're not a big fan of deep dish. I plan on coming back to try their white sauce pizzas. Overall very good service and staff. We sat in their back patio area, which was well decorated! I plan on coming back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Very nice atmosphere, service and food

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  9. BHDorsey

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bsr Cargo! It’s always our go-to for a quick bite and a few drinks. Great neighborhood gem!

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  10. Blue

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I was expecting more from the pizza. I almost ordered a large but glad I ordered a small because I literally only at 2 pieces just to satisfy my hunger. The pizza was very dry and the crust was just blah. J was so excited all day for this pizza but was highly disappointed. I ended up eating more carrots and hummus. If it was not for the hummus and the outdoor seating on the front I would have left more dissatisfied than I already was.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. Food was amazing. Atmosphere was the best!!

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  12. Jenners

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    First time there. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves but it was a bit loud and we had difficulty hearing each other speak. I will go back again though.

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  13. Taylor

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great brunch buffet with good food selections. Would have liked more different kinds of pizza but still enjoyed it

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  14. SPR1272

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great!! We loved the vibe & food! The music was just the kind I like! And by the time we left…the place was packed with fun people! Our server was very patient & kind, too! We will definitely be back with friends!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    we arrived on time and were seated right away but the server didn’t come to our table for 15 minutes. she didn’t introduce herself or apologize for the wait. she brought my friend the wrong drink and was very slow to attend to our table despite being attentive to the other tables near us.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the pizza here. The service is always great. Ambiance is relaxed. My go to pizza place.

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  17. EllePae

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Bar Cargo is our go-to for group dinners! The pizza is fantastic as are the drinks. There are well-placed TVs throughout. Conveniently located, & usually pretty easy to get a res!

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  18. Mayweez

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious!

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  19. HanniS

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Cargo is a great place for meeting friends, catching a game, and AMAZING Pizza!! It has a ton of TVs to watch sports, which I love. The apps and drinks are awesome too. I love this neighborhood gem.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just need the sound on the games more consistently

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  21. Adnan

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good pizza. good service. would visit again for sure.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!! The service 100% attentive definitely a recommendation.

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  23. Simony

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s all about the dough well done with love Heads up large pizza is enough for 4 /5 We were 3 we ordered small and large we end up taking half home

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  24. JimJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to watch sports

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  25. jimmyd233

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty pizza! Fun casual atmosphere.

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  26. BHDorsey

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Day brunch - buffet was great and love the usual bottomless drink specials! Always a blast at Bar Cargo!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    All and all the brunch buffet was good. I was charged for getting a domestic beer when bottomless drinks included domestic beers. When I brought this up I was told the beer I got was not one of them specified on the menu, the menu did not specify which beers were included. Frustrating experience.

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  28. dysbaby

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I typically don’t like to leave bad reviews but this place was not what I expected. I get we were at a bar but I don’t recommend the nachos with beef. The red pizza was good and the white pizza was not what I expected. I must have missed it, but thought white pizza would have some kind of white sauce on it. This was just pizza bread, fresh, mozzarella cheese and arugula. Oh, and our server just wasn’t pleasant.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza was terrific!

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  30. sarahr

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for my friend's birthday, and they were all so nice to her! Everyone wished her a happy birthday! The waitress was literally the nicest! We got the pizza with chicken, tomatoes, avocados, and ranch and it was so good! My other friend's birthday is next month, and we will definitely be going back!

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  31. Steve

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pizza was excellent. Really nice to be able to take out dog and sit in the courtyard. Heaters kept temp spot on

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  32. DaniD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Great value for your money. Jessica was very sweet and checked on us often. Highly recommend

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in town to see Harry Styles in concert and stayed at the Found hotel next door! It was perfect for getting some food in our system beforehand! My friend and I shared a small “The Julianna” and it was the perfect size for the two of us! Was absolutely delicious and was something that was fun to try! Vibe was fun and intimate but you can see how the place could come alive with a more rowdy occasion or time of year! Staff was attentive and super kind!

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  34. Keek

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wasn’t impressed. The nachos felt so dry. The pizza was ok. The drinks were AMAZING though. Shout out to the bartender. I won’t be returning. Cute place though.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    I would not recommend going on a Saturday, it was like being at a frat house

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Ordered bottomless mimosas, got one mimosa then did not get waited on again for 50 minutes.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible, watched waitress text on her phone for several minutes while trying to get her attention to order

    1 person found this helpful

  38. wwwFootBumperDOTCom

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to clients

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  39. wilmettediner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks and our server was very attentive. We had a great meal and a fun night out!

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  40. psadels

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, and great vibes on Saturday afternoon for brunch.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar Cargo

605 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ohio St
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Pizza Bar, Pizzeria, Sports Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Blue Line stop: Clark/Lake Brown Line stop: Chicago OR Merchandise Mart CTA Bus Line: 156 to LaSalle & Ontario
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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