Bar Cargo

4.8
241 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 241 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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

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vipAshleyD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bar Cargo is always a blast! Definitely more of a party scene for Sat/Sunday brunch as they have a bottomless drink deal. Their pizza is NEXT LEVEL it's huge - you can split the small between 2-3 people. Also love their brunch menu.

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vipAlyssa
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- perfect for dining right now. Their brunch deal is great! We got a bunch of appetizers and a pizza to share and everything was delicious plus the staff was attentive, friendly and I felt Very safe dining here!

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CaleighK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best pizza in Chicago, amazing crust!

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vipBHDorsey
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Bar Cargo! They take great care of us on Sundays!

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vipLizS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Happy hour is great! The deal is amazing and the service was great...and they gave us a free dessert for my birthday. We didn’t eat the food but I’ve heard the pizza is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience! I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bottomless brunch deal!

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LABCHI
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time here. Great food, atmosphere, location, and people.

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vipBHDorsey
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday football ! They have the NFL ticket and a great enclosed patio that meets COVID restrictions but is also warm and cozy. Check it out!

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vipAlyssa
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch to watch the Bears game and not only were they offering great deals but the service was great, the food was delicious, and atmosphere for the game was so fun!

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SouthC72
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Cargo knows how to make food and always a great experience.

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vipalexandrac
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved Bar Cargo. It is so cute and colorful inside and the food was amazing. I love that you can split the pizza and try two different flavors on. Highly recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good happy hour deals and our waitress was great :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing pizza and wonderful outdoor space with heaters.

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Rachel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the 2 hr bottomless mimosa/bloody mary/domestic beer deal and it did not disappoint! Service was great and we got to watch Red Zone the entire time.. can't complain. They also had apps for $8 which made it the perfect game day setup. We would definitely come here again for bottomless brunch -- the deal is totally worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to come with friends! Good ambiance, music, and food for sharing with larger groups!! We had a great waitress and service. Drinks also great!!

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vipGinaM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Management need to freshen up on the Ada laws and service dogs.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, bigger than I expected. Cute ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Plenty of seating on a Tuesday. We took our two kids and didn’t feel out of place at all. We had the option to sit outside or inside. Both felt pretty safe considering the pandemic. Tables were spaced, staff took safety measures seriously, and even the indoor area seemed well ventilated. Food and drinks were okay but there is really something for everyone on the menu which we liked. Nice portions too so we had lots to take home!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the margarita and the sausage & mushroom. The margarita was just a tad salty but the crust was excellent. The sausage mushroom was perfect. Even my foodie cousin from Italy was impressed.

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MeghanP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! Really nice outdoor space, good food and drinks!

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LayneR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for happy hour and outdoor seating with friends

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RosendoQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great good, great outdoor space!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pizzas are huge!!! The smaller one is 12 pieces and can easily feed 4 if you get a app or two.

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vipShawnb
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good TVs and open air!

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SylinaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Back patio is nice. Staff was pleasant, helpful and personable. I will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Chicago pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was nice.

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vipANAB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Muy buena comida y servicio, tener en cuenta que los platos son grandes, la pizza pequeña alcanza perfecto para 4 o 5 personas para personas que comen moderadamente.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza. Great service. Good selection of drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing!!!!

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Marie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are pricey, but the ambiance and food is amazing!

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JamalG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as well as the service. The whole experience was good

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MarisaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve found in the city! Fun atmosphere and great service. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

FAQs

Bar Cargo does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 241 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.