Bar Cargo

4.8
276 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 276 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChicFoodie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing… wish there were more food options.

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vipKyleM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Pizza was really great, Roman style so different from Chicago style but so good. Location is great for people watching, and convenient location. The large size pizza is huge! Highly recommend this place.

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Jasmine
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Management & good food! Definitely will continue to visit.

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ChristopherJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has a welcoming and exciting atmosphere. The energy there is fantastic.

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AndrewG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I really loved Bar Cargo. It had a very open air concept and most if not all places had nice breeze and airflow. I'd highly recommend it. Their happy hour was pretty good as well with $5 tito wells that you can get pretty drunk on.

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Mikev
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pizza was good! They allow you to slit 2 different pizza types into one! Drinks are a little overly priced, but they are pretty good! Friendly staff

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SullivanM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good pizza and cheese curds. Decent beer selection. Fun vibes

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TashonC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very Nice vibe and setup outside.
Drinks could be better

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vipwjmr
Chicago
181 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pizza was very good. Service was terrific!

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Rosie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. The food was delicious and the bottomless mimosas were great. The music selection could have been better and louder. Overall, I would definitely come again!

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vipMeghanF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and super fun vibe

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Food was great- very loud so keep that in mind. Really strong bar atmosphere

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vipjbhrn
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for happy hour and there are very few drink specials and no food specials for happy hour at all. That was vey surprising. Though the waitress was nice; she didn’t know anything about the menu.
We’ll likely go back to try the pizza for for takeout but not for happy hour.

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food. We got the Hey Pepe pizza and it was bomb. Unlimited mimosas for $30 it’s pretty good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan is the best bartender around! The whole place has amazing service and the food speaks for itself. Highly recommend

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GeoMan
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and food! Definitely go back there to other foods! The pizza was awesome!

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SheilaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A late Mother’s Day celebration. The pizza was phenomenal. The crust was so light and buttery. The small pizza was more than enough for four people. The toppings were delicious. We loved the high top tables. And our server was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza - one of my favorite in the city. Servers very friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Every time I book a table here they sit me in a corner inside even if I put outside on the request. Would be nice to sit outside at least once.

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vipJCA1
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place!! Such a cute spot to hang with friends. You get nice servings for the price.

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vipMartiF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Cargo is always a favorite! You can't beat their pizza on the back patio. Everyone is so friendly and attentive, you really can't have a bad time here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time good food. Great to share pizza with a date or group of friends.

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JanJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The pizza was very good. Tasted fresh with fresh ingredients. It's a sports bar geared towards a young crowd. We are older so felt out of place.

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Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was excited about trying a new pizza; especially with the wonderful toppings Bar Cargo has. However, there was so much charcoal from the crust bottom in my first bite that I could barely taste anything else the whole meal. I brushed my teeth as soon as I entered my apartment to try to get rid of the flavor. There were lots of left overs, (because I only ate one more slice of a different pizza), but it all went in the trash.

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MadliV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great 'za for a great price. Service was friendly af and deserved the phat tip. Cute selecsh of brews and vino. Will be back yo!

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vipMindiE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delish!!

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vipGabby
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and atmosphere! highly recommend to anyone new to Chicago.

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Jazz
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice lowkey spot, very cute inside and the back patio is cute. Will come back

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DanielaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, great service, and overall an excellent time. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !!

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vipAnnieH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great dinner! Lots of drinks, great food, and the service was wonderful.

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SelmaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place had so much fun! Nothing too fancy great place to grab a bite to eat and drink

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This place has a spacious and artsy outdoor patio. Their wings are amazing but the pizza is mediocre. They have very heavy champagne pours, which I love. This is a great mid week local spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a fun atmosphere! I went with brunch with my friend and the bottomless mimosas are a must! The food is really good and the people working there are so nice!!! 10/10 you need to visit!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Definitely do the bottomless. They give you your own little personal bottle of champagne per person. Food was good as well

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YinanG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav pizza in Chicago, best wings too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great and the bar bites are excellent. No pizza this time, and the weekend brunch deal is a great value.

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DaushayC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I loved Bar Cargo! Even for a brunch Sunday there weren’t too many people(Because COVID) but even so it was nicely spread out. The food was great! I suggest the pizza with their house Mariana sauce. And the bottomless mimosas were also a hit at our table lol. Also our server Jenny was the best!

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vipNicholaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza on Chicago!

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Shakira
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing & fresh & came out really quick. Our server was great as well

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 4.8 stars by 276 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.