Coco Pazzo Café
My favorite place to go before a Shakespeare Theater show. I especially love the decor. The food and wine was delicious. Service was great, too!
It’s been around for quite a while. We were there for lunch. It’s no fault of the place but it looks out on a bunch of sandwich shops, a barber. Taco Bell.
The lighting is too bright, the din too loud.
The butternut squash soup. Exceptional. A huge $7 portion. Beet Salad? I hate beets. This was nice. Light.
Risotto? Spectacular. Pushed the limit of salt, but I loved it.
There is a bread issue. It is dry each time.
Service is attentive. Value is good.
I’ll be back
Very good restaurant. I just wish that we didn’t feel that the restaurant was closing early on Saturday night, as every member of their staff was acting as if they couldn’t wait to get out of there. For much friendlier service, go to Carmine’s.
Good choice near Northwestern Hospitals and Michigan Avenue. Portion size for the squash filled ravioli is small.
Came here at the recommendation of two of our friends in Streeterville for an anniversary dinner. Put in system that it was a special occasion yet nothing was mentioned during our visit. Ordered two glasses of wine to start - the Barbera smelled like peanut butter and the Montepulciano was very tart. We were not offered bread during the meal at all. Additionally, we were not offered grated cheese over the pasta dishes we ordered. Seemed weird because all the other tables in the restaurant seemed to have both bread and cheese on their pasta. This will be our last time back to this restaurant. Would recommend Volare around the corner, Siena Tavern in River North or Monteverde in the West Loop for great Italian food and good service.
The food was tasteless and the presentation was awful. My pasta looked like it had been dumped from a can. The bread was stale. Three of us dined there and all were disappointed. Their menu was pedestrian and limited.
The place, food, and service were phenomenal! Great ambiance and welcoming staff. Definitely will be coming back again with family and friends.
Great food and service as always
Manned into a table on top, of 6 others. Other conversations drowned out ours.
Servers rushed to take an order, obvious they were in a hurry to turn tables.
Server put bread on the table, was stale, and no olive oil or butter.
Entres were OK, not remarkable. Prices too high for quality of service and food.
Old CocoPazzo Cafe on St. Clair was much better.
Would not repeat........ever.
Great service and food was really good
Food is always good, server’s are very attentive, and atmosphere is cozy. Its our place to go when we want a good italian meal.
Our experience was great. Haven’t been to this location before but it was convenient for us before going to a play. Couldn’t have worked out more perfectly and the food was quite good. We’llcbe back soon.
Would love to give this restaurant 5 stars but the polenta dish was so salty it was inedible....the Milanese was also over salted....but our other dishes, squash ravioli, salad, were excellent.
Coco Pazza was a good spot for a pasta dinner before the Chicago Marathon. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was ok - they seems a bit confused about food going to which table and if we've already received food. Also took a while to get our bill at the end.
Great menu. All the dishes were great except the polenta which was really salty
Nice people great food.
The food and service are outstanding. I am not from Chicago, but usually make a stop here when in town. There were three in our party and we all loved everything we ordered. One of the absolute best Italian restaurants in Chicago.
Marco and his staff were amazing. The food was great and it was one of the best dinner experiences we have had in awhile.
Waitstaff was very attentive. Food was great. Enjoyed the caprese salad, It was done with yellow tomato and fresh mozzarella, excellent! Ambience was very boisterous. Will definitely come back again.
Great food, good service, good value
Seeing a friend who was visiting from out of town.
The serving size was very small and they didn’t bring out our dishes at the same time. Our son actually finished his meal (5 small raviolis) before my husband even received his dinner. The food is very good just to small of portions for the price.
I had the best birthday and experience here! I've been coming here since it was Tre Soldi but the transition to Coco Pazzo Cafe was seamless!! The waiter was so attentive and answered all my questions about wine availability and changes I could make to my dish. He even brought out a cute little dessert at the end for me to celebrate! I absolutely adore this place and will of course be back!
One of the best if not the best Italian restaurant I’ve been to. The food is absolutely delicious. Will definitely come back when in Chicago.
In Chicago for wkend
Go here every time I go to Chicago! The spaghetti is delicious! It is not your typical spaghetti because It is spicy! So good!
Outstanding food and service!!
Service was very slow and charcuterie was very small for price
We went to Italy earlier in the year and were missing the food. Coco Pazzo is the closest we have found to satisfying that craving. Recommend the grilled octopus and rigatoni buttera. My husband had the seafood pasta and said it was the best pasta he had ever eaten.
Waiters and staff were very nice. Food was very “eh”, especially for the price. Won’t be going back anytime soon
This is a terrific neighbourhood spot. The calamari are excellent, and I love the rigatoni 'Buttera'. My husband always has the linguine vongole and usually raves about it, though on this occasion he found it a bit heavy on the garlic. My only complaint is the noise level which I find high.
yummy food good service so happy to eat outside
happy repeat diner
Always a good experience.
Love this restaurant!! One of our favorites! The margherita pizza is incredible as well as the antipasti misti. The rigatoni butera is delicious!! Those are my favorites!!
Just celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary w a date night here & loved it!! Highly recommend!
I discovered this restaurant years ago as a visitor. Every time I come to Chicago I want to eat here. I always recommend it when I know someone is going to Chicago!! Love it, even with a changed menu
Host staff were great. They took note of my request for a quiet corner table and not out in the open. Perfect seating for a date.
Food was delicious as usual.
Coco Pazzo Cafe is a consistently satisfying experience--always fresh, delicious food and wine, and nice service. On this visit, a couple of those in our party needed to avoid stairs, and though we had been there many times previously, we were not aware that they have a mechanical lift, which can easily transport guests (w/ or w/o wheelchairs) to their 2nd floor location--where we also enjoyed the window table we requested. (It's also perfectly comfortable in the rear, adjoining the kitchen, as their attractive wall murals can be seen from pretty much anywhere in the restaurant.) Highly recommended!
I use to frequent this restaurant before they moved; it’s now a different experience entirely. My initial cocktail was wrong and my dinner and my friend’s dinner were cold. The pasta portions were also small for the price. The restaurant was not crowded, so it is inexcusable that the drink was wrong, the food was cold and the service was lacking. Overall, an unpleasant dining experience I likely will not repeat.