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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Service was amazing… wish there were more food options.
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.
Great Management & good food! Definitely will continue to visit.
It has a welcoming and exciting atmosphere. The energy there is fantastic.
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.
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
Very good pizza and cheese curds. Decent beer selection. Fun vibes
Very Nice vibe and setup outside.
Drinks could be better
Pizza was very good. Service was terrific!
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!
Great pizza and super fun vibe
So fun! Food was great- very loud so keep that in mind. Really strong bar atmosphere
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.
Good service and good food. We got the Hey Pepe pizza and it was bomb. Unlimited mimosas for $30 it’s pretty good
Dan is the best bartender around! The whole place has amazing service and the food speaks for itself. Highly recommend
Great place for drinks and food! Definitely go back there to other foods! The pizza was awesome!
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.
Great pizza - one of my favorite in the city. Servers very friendly and attentive.
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.
Love this place!! Such a cute spot to hang with friends. You get nice servings for the price.
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.
Great time good food. Great to share pizza with a date or group of friends.
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.
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.
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!
It was delish!!
amazing food and atmosphere! highly recommend to anyone new to Chicago.
It was a very nice lowkey spot, very cute inside and the back patio is cute. Will come back
Really great atmosphere, great service, and overall an excellent time. Would definitely recommend!
Great service !!
We had a great dinner! Lots of drinks, great food, and the service was wonderful.
Great place had so much fun! Nothing too fancy great place to grab a bite to eat and drink
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.
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!!
Brunch was amazing! Definitely do the bottomless. They give you your own little personal bottle of champagne per person. Food was good as well
One of my fav pizza in Chicago, best wings too.
Service is always great and the bar bites are excellent. No pizza this time, and the weekend brunch deal is a great value.
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!
Best pizza on Chicago!
Food was amazing & fresh & came out really quick. Our server was great as well
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.