Coco Pazzo Café

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Experience Tuscan & Roman cuisine at vibrant and lively Coco Pazzo Café, sister restaurant of the more formal Coco Pazzo. Just steps away from Magnificent Mile shopping, Northwestern Hospital, Prentice Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute, the Café offers a casual atmosphere with a sophisticated menu and multiple wines by the glass. Enjoy the warmth of the Modigliani inspired murals, theatrical flower arrangements and the elegant bar which is available for dining. When the weather allows, choose a seat on the comfortable patio. Coco Pazzo Café has been voted by Chicago Zagat readers as one of the finest alfresco restaurants in town

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LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The octopus was simply delicious! Our entrees were more than acceptable. Nice spot convenient to Navy Pier and Mag Mile.

JB
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a regular at Coco Pazzo Cafe since it opened in Streeterville, first on North St. Clair Street and now on East Ohio Street. The management, wait- and kitchen-staff have not only met but most often exceeded my expectations for good quality and well prepared food and service. They go the extra mile to meet my dietary meeds and most often are agreeable to the substitutions or other modifications to my food preparations and selections. The P.E.I. Mussels, Organic Beet Salad and Tagiolni Nere ( Squid Ink Pasta with Mixed Seafood) are my favorites.

FD
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was exceptional!

SC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It was my third time there and it never disappoints. The spaghetti AOP is the best pasta in the city.

JI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The quality of the food and service is always reliably good. My wife and I have eaten there many times over the years. We've never had a disappointing meal.

CO
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous, service excellent. The risotto with scallops was terrific. Always the perfect place for dinner for any reason.

SB
Miami
137 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

went there for the 1st time for lunch.
Ha the vegetable salad for lunch. Very fresh, refreshing and different.
Thoroughly enjoyed it
Entrees were two pasta dishes, rigatoni and a fettuccini dish.
Both excellent and authentic.
For dessert had a cannoli. It was good, not the best I ever had, but a nice presentation
with two cannoli and fresh strawberry slices and strawberry sauce.
Good food, good service. Would definitely go back again

F
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is always so amazing. Started with that seven vegetable salad and the octopus appetizer. Both were amazing, but the octopus stood out. really tender and so tasty. we had the veal and also the special of the night - scallops. Both were great - liked the veal just a little better.

LF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always consistent and know how to take care of customers.

B
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hadn't been to Coco Pazzo Cafe in many years. I was hoping it would be as good as I remembered and it was as good or better.

NJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Probably the worst service and dining experience I’ve had in a while. We waited over 30 minutes for our waitress to come to the table, and when she did, we placed our order immediately. We all ordered drinks, which took another 20 minutes to receive. After she finally brought me my cocktail (that she clearly had forgotten about), she said our appetizers would be out “ any minute.” Well, that was actually another 25 minutes.... by this time we just wanted to leave. Since we were celebrating a birthday, we just tried to make the best of things. Our entrees came out, and were just average. Our waitress never came back to check on us. After waiting quite some time, we actually had to ask someone to find her and have her bring us our check. Such a disappointment.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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r
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Menu has changed. They have taken off pizza which was one of the main reasons to go there. They had the best pizza in the neighborhood.

They have also removed other favorite items from the menu like Cauliflower pesto and Shrimp bruschetta and Polpo. They do have Octopus on the menu but it is an extremely poor preparation. Meat was stinky and rubbery. I had to spit it out.

Mussels had lot of grain/ dirt in them. Broth was extremely oily.

Not going back again EVER until they bring back the pizza. I also spread the word in my friend circle not to go there.

Very disappointing experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricotta gnocchi was very good!

DC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Coco Pazzo Cafe was perfect for our team lunch! A highly recommend!

JL
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The eggplant parmasan was fresh and delicious. The sauce was just right .

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and it was great menu for a great price. I went with the beet salad, linguine and clams, and tiramisu which did not disappoint!

AA
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delialcous food; nice service !

EH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. This is one of our favorite places. Just a minor complaint that the lights above us were flickering and thus a bit distracting.

OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Went after the movies and wished I could have eaten more, but everything we ordered was delicious and the service was on point! Barley soup and trout special we’re both wonderful! We will return:)

AR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Too expensive for the experience (food, ambiance and service). At the same price point, it is worth considering Coco Pazzo on Hubbard which is a truly authentic Italian restaurant with Italian staff, awesome food, great service and a very nice and elegant location.

BB
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. My family truly enjoyed the experience. I was unable to attend however all of my pre-visit requested were spot on. Wine on the table and dessert for my daughters 21st birthday. Thank you staff.

L
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overall an average experience. Service was inconsistent. The sausage pizza we ordered had globs of chili paste and no sausage. When we mentioned it the server just looked at the pizza but didn’t offer anything. In our reservation we put that we were celebrating a birthday. They never acknowledged it. When we ordered dessert there was no candle we had to ask for one —very disappointing overall.

b
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area -- and a good location for dinner before attending events in the Loop. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent.

BM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a very pleasant dining experience. Professional wait staff, excellent food and pleasing ambiance.

S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great local joint, with great food, and service. Highly recommend!

DH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Coco Pazzo Cafe !!!! It was a great place to celebrate New Years Eve with our kids !!!! We will definitely go back again !!!! 😊👍❤️

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

RL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

i had not been to new location (which is 3 years old now!) and found this to a nice place to have a simple quiet meal. Very good Pizza and Minestrone soup.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with the family. Our waiter Luis was attentive friendly and made some fantastic dish recommendations. Ragu, gnocchi and clam linguine were really good.

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Adequate neighborhood place. Not as good as old site Acceptable Italian place but much to recommend it

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fettuccini Carbonara very well made
Nice welcoming staff
Good choice for Family dinning.

c
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

For a quick Italian meal off the magmile it is fine.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo Cafe is my go to restaurant to meet friends when I’m in the Gold Coast. It is one of my favorite places yo dine!

L
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants! Always incredible and service is great. Never disappoints. We eat here at least twice on our long weekend trips to Chicago. First lunch after flying in and find another time to go again.

S
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a fabulous Italian meal (Boar Ragu, lasagna); Good Italian wine selection (Good Prices); Good bartenders, fabulous staff and excellent manager (Marco). A neighborhood Gem.

CL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above and beyond to serve and accommodate! All of the dishes were excellent and did not disappoint in any way. Great hidden gem for a more casual business dinner. Thank you, for a great night Coco Pazzo!

ES
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was delicious. Kind attentive staff, and very satisfied with experience.

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