Coco Pazzo Café

4.7
2105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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 and menu with 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

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2105 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The service for food was quick, for drinks it was slow. The Tuscan fries are okay, I wouldn’t get them again. We got 2 pasta dishes ans we liked both of them!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a very loud party near us but that’s not the restaurant’s fault. The restaurant was perfect, highly recommend the octopus!

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AmyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate here NYE. Good service, not a long time for food or service with reservation. Tried the Arrancini appetizer and found it an odd mix of warm Arrancini over a cold sauce. Rice in it didn’t have the best flavor but not bad. Loved the eggplant parm, , came served with a side of salad vs pasta. Also tried the seared scallop risotto special that was good. Beet salad was delicious. Server was please.

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vipbodidley
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server had very little table awareness. There was no check back. I finished my glass of wine and he walked by twice, looking directly at the table and didn’t offer another glass. On his third trip passing, I had to stop him and ask. The food was very good. The Capponata and Arancini excellent. Mussels were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good, casual experience for my family Christmas dinner. Pasta cooked to Al dente perfection.

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HRSnaps
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service and great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time at Coco Pazzo Cafe. There were 7 of us and we had a very attentive wait staff. Food was good. Something for everyone. Nice wine selection.

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JimG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian restaurant. Great pasta dinners in a really great location. The service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group (family and friends) had dinner as part of our holiday outing. We had a great time and the food was wonderful. The service was excellent. Thank you for making our experience so nice!

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vipjulia
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recommend this place for a nice meal with goid service!

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PaulM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

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vipmdillon41
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Wonderful Italian food, drinks, and great service

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viprivadiva
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious food

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AngelLady
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First, our drinks and Spaghetti AOP were excellent! If you like a little heat in your spaghetti, I definitely recommend the AOP and add meatballs.
In terms of noise level, the restaurant was louder and busier than I expected. (We were sitting near a really large party of more than 20 young folks. They probably needed a private room.) Service was a little disjointed. (I got my entre' way before my salad.) Don't get me wrong, the servers were hustling and everyone was pleasant. Just our experience was a little disjointed. But hey, it's the holidays, and every restaurant is having staffing challenges. I'll still go back. I recommend that you do too.

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KOB66
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner and appreciated early seating before a show at the United Center!

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MarciM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from Chicago, I love to eat and Chicago has some of the finest restaurants. Coco Pazzo is a delightful dining experience. Not only is the food good the ambiance is wonderful. Both of us had pasta dishes that were amazing. The bread was also amazing. It was a little loud but there might have been a company holiday party going on. Highly recommend this spot on Ohio!

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vipAmheis1130
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s in my neighborhood and I haven’t been since it moved from St. Clair. It will now be a regular of mine. I loved it all. Food. Service. The look. And one is able to have a conversation.

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vipLeZrac
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the GO-FOR restaurant in the neighborhood.
Lively, classic Ilatian ristorante, with fair price.
Definetely a cossy, relaxed choice for dinner in weekdays with families and close friends.

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KellyG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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FernA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Seated right away. Small bar so it's difficult to wait if you had to. Caponata was salty but the remainder of the food was great.

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Indiana
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were good portion-mussels, octopus. I wonder if they use food enhancer? My wife thought she was having some skin reactions later in the evening. Despite of her body reaction, we both felt it is a good place for meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the weekend and made a reservation for my wife’s birthday.
You would have thought we were family ! Almost everyone wished her a happy birthday and made her feel very special.
And the food was absolutely outstanding.
Will be a required stop whenever we are in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The bone marrow appetizer was a delightful surprise. 6 of us had everything from Lasagne to veal to risotto. It all came out hot. Thanks for a great night

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vipMakakilo
Chicago
196 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Coco Pazzo Cafe was wonderful as always and our server William helped us celebrate a perfect anniversary dinner.

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Diningtrees
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places prior to the Pandemic.
Good to have a great place back on our list.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special Thanksgiving menu was perfection but you have to get their homemade gnocchi, too. I could eat their gnocchi everyday of my life. Get the gnocchi. Always get the gnocchi. Also the service here is phenomenal. Love Coco Pazzo Café! xo

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Sylv
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great last minute booking available after the mag mile parade. Food was great - the pasta was so fresh!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I came here with my parents for my birthday dinner, and I had a wonderful experience! I’ve been to the other Coco Pazzo so I wanted to give the café a try, and I’m glad I did. The ambiance and lighting is spectacular, and it felt so cozy and comfortable. I loved all of the dishes we had—my dad’s bruschetta could have been toasted a bit more, and my mom said the cavatappi could have had a bit more salt, but overall we really enjoyed it. Our server was very polite and didn’t rush us at all. She even brought a delicious dessert to the table with a candle for my birthday free of charge. Will definitely come back! :)

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ScottH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very very attentive
Food was outstanding

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vipMicheleL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was disappointing. Definitely far away from being a decent Italian…
Service and Ambient were fine.

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vipRuby1114
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It doesn’t matter what you order. Everything comes out smoking hot and delicious! The entire staff is so friendly you actually feel like family. This is one of the best of Chicago!

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vipnickname
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been since the onset of covid restrictions-- and was very happy to find that Coco Pazzo Cafe is just as good as ever, with authentic Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be back soon.

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was looking forward to relaxing and having dinner and cocktails. I had two Bud Light and then they ran out and had no other light beer to offer me as a substitute. Also both mine and my husband’s noodles were hard.

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AngelLady
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a really good meal at Coco Pazzo Cafe on Sweetest Day. The spaghetti with the spicy sauce (plus meatballs) was really good. The hostess was kind to reseat us when the first table was did not work for me. (it was right under a vent and the cool air was freezing me) The servers attitude was a bit lackluster. Had it not been for that, I would have been a higher rating because we really enjoyed our food

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vipJeff
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful comfortable place. Nice atmosphere and people.

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vipLINAB
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great place to go for some tasty food and a good drink! Pasta and salads were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and service were amazing!

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TarjaB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was my first time here in a Friday night, and the restaurant was full. The service was attentive and friendly, as it always was also pre-Covid. Although our waiter forgot to tell us about the specials upfront, he brought the fish special to our attention as we were ordering and my guest wanted seafood. Both the salmon and the white fish were good. I particularly enjoyed the farro with my salmon.

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vipInga
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy eating here; service is good, food excellent, you don’t feel rushed.

FAQs

Coco Pazzo Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 664-0212.

Coco Pazzo Café is rated 4.7 stars by 2105 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.

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