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About Coco Pazzo Café

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

212 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Open All Day. Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
St. Clair

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 664-0212

Website:
http://www.cocopazzocafe.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $14.00 for lunch & dinner. Street parking & public lots are also available

Executive Chef:
Jose Ovalle

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Coco Pazzo Cafe offers private and semi-private dining experiences for groups of 10-120 guests. Along with Chef we will work with you to create a special menu for your event including wine pairings from our award winning Wine List. Personalized menus will be printed for each place setting.

Coco Pazzo Café Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Casual (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Authentic (24)
Cozy (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We live in Streeterville and this is our go to restaurant. I have my favorites but everything I’ve tried is delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Always excellent! One of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a delicious meal. Ever since Coco Pazzo Cafe moved to the new spot, the food has been great. I’m loving it again and will go back often. We had a salad and 2 pasta dishes. All were so good it would be hard to pick a favorite. Nice and lively or good for conversation too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

THE FOOD AT COCO PAZZO CAFE IS TOP NOTCH THE SERVICE IS WONDERFUL IT IS MY GO TO PLACE FOR WONDERFUL ITALIAN FOOD.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The server polite and attentive. The muscles appetizer was delicious and the entree portions were perfectly portioned. The desert was absolutely scrumptious. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and will most definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was delicious. Outstanding gnocchi and pulled beef ragu. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I eat here often and love it. Went for Valentine's Day with my husband. We both had the scallops which were meaty and delicious. The service is always very attentive. Great wine selection. Panna Cotta for dessert is yummy and not so rich you feel over full after dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is a favorite in Chicago. Wonderful homemade pasta, great service and hospitality. One of our must-dos when we are in town!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My spouse is from Italy and has been in Chicago for 1 1/2 years and says this is authentic Italian from the supli to the pastas! I have know this for years! Delicious! One if the best Italian restaurants in Chicago.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, service and food. Perfect dining experience

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I found this place on Open Table. The distance from the Art Museum & it's ratings, along with my husband wanting Italian, made our decision. Since it's Chicago restaurants week, I ordered the special menu which consisted of 3 courses = $33. I opted for the Baked Eggplant Parmesan, which I must say was excellent! It was a large portion, considering it was an appetizer. My husband, who doesn't care for eggplant, even thought it was good! He go the Cesare (their spelling) salad for an opener. It had "just enough" dressing that tasted homemade. It was delicious! For entrees, I chose the SPAGHETTI ‘AOP - Tomato, Garlic, Olive Oil, Spicy Red Chili Pepper. It was spicy, but just what I was hoping for. Excellent! My husband opted for the PAPPARDELLE - House Made Pasta, Wild Boar Ragù, which he liked very much! Both pastas came out al dente. My meal included a dessert of which we chose the tiramisu. That was a disappointment. It had an extra squishy base and not enough sweetness to it. We don't like super sweet things, but this really was not sweet enough, in our opinion. One of the owners approached us upon leaving and apologized and asked the problem. We honestly told him. He was super apologetic and very concerned with our being satisfied. We told him overall, it was excellent. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere enjoyable. My husband did note that a quite music in the background would've been, also, enjoyable.
We will definitely recommend and return. Thank you!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

One of my all time favorite restaurants in the city. However I miss the more cozy atmosphere and neighborhood feel of the last location. Now on a busy thoroughfare without a quaint outdoor seating area. Great Italian authentic fare - meal has always been delightful.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The manager always makes sure that we have a superior experience each & every time. He is cognizant of our time restrictions and makes sure the staff tends to our needs by providing us with a frefreshing, jam packed lunch hour! Thank you...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cocco Pazzo Cafe is a neighborhood gem serving delicious food in a warm ambience. I particularly am fond of the complimentary warm bread served with olive oil - nice touch that makes this restaurant more special than others.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Not as good as on previous occasions. They took my favorite dish-pasta carbonara-off the menu for Restaurant Week. White bean soup and side of spinach very good. Lasagna just OK

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I was so disappointed when I learned that Coco Pazzo on St. Clair had closed since I had been frequenting it for years. So, I was curious about the new location when it opened and was pleased to experience the same great pasta and ambience that I enjoyed often over the years.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner was incredible, as was the service. I was reconnecting with old friends and I was concerned that the dinner would be rushed. Far from it, the service was impeccable and we were never rushed the entire evening. My friends loved the food and atmosphere and will no doubt become loyal customers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great pasta dishes.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A warm welcome and very attentive service plus delicious food including excellent bread rounded out a totally pleasant evening out. The linguine with clams featured small clams and great flavor. The grilled vegetable entree was also attractive and appealing. Recommended wine was perfect. A great neighborhood place. My husband adores their lasagna.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

great ambience excellent food very good service
their pasta carbonara is the best but everything is very good

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

New location is perfect. Food was exceptional. Service is friendly and efficient. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very very nice to be back at an old favorite - so glad to have rediscovered your
new place.

David & Alexandra Earle

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was delicious and creative. Estevan was a delight.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I took my family here before seeing a performance at the Cadillac Theater. Everyone enjoyed the warmed bread and thin toasted bread slices. In addition to five entrees, we ordered fries as an appetizer. The entrees were all delicious and seemed like just the right size -- no leftovers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We’ve been going to Coco Pazzo Cafe for years and have always enjoyed the great food, service and ambience. It took us a little while to get used to the new location but now we like it very much as well. In fact, now we have the benefits of both Coco Pazzo Cafe’s and Tres Soldi’s wonderful food - the best of both. The service stands out - attentive wait staff who give you space and don’t rush you. It’s still a great place to meet friends for a long lunch. Special thanks and appreciation go also to maitre’d/manager Marco, who never fails to greet us by name and make us feel welcome.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. Great location! Even for a busy New Year’s Eve we got in on reservation straight away. I had the sea bass which was wonderful but my husband’s steak was just okay. He wished he had ordered the fish as well. Kids loved the spaghetti!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've been here 4-5 times and never had a bad experience - food is delicious, wait staff are friendly and attentive while not obtrusive, ambience is very nice with cute decor and low noise that enables friends to talk comfortably. Plus they serve gluten-free...special thanks for this! Will return & highly recommend to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great ambiance, food was really good. In town from Michigan, would definitely recommend it. Pizza was unique and very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

All around great food at a good value for the neighborhood and quality of the food. Knowledgeable waiter too. Highly recommend if you are in the mood for northern Italian food with a Tuscan bent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, great service and probably the best Calimari I’ve ever had delish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyable meal with grandma and her adult grandchildren. Great environment and food was tasty. Portions varied so some of us left overly stuffed, while others were not yet full. The initial wine pairing suggestion from the waiter was not great, but was not a big issue. Overall, it was enjoyable and would recommend to someone who wanted Italian food.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This restaurant had been a favorite for years, it never fails to meet expectations. I highly recommend it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We took our family out for dinner on Christmas Eve. The atmosphere was cozy, and lively at the same time. The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, excellent service and good atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very good dinner. I had the fish special and it was outstanding. Dined with another couple and all had good meals. Definitely come back.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My pasta was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Been there often. New location great

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Loved the pappardelle with wild boar sauce & the risotto. Unfortunately, the noise level was unpleasant. As we understand the restaurant is working on ways to reduce noise, we'll try again. Coco Pazzo Cafe had been one of
our favorite restaurants for several years so we hope they are able to address the noise.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Coco Pazzo is the best Italian restaurant in Chicago! The food is fantastic, and the service was great, too. We went there to celebrate my parents anniversary, and our server was attentive and very helpful. The pasta was perfectly done and we ordered a few and tasted all of them. We ended the meal with the flourless chocolate cake, and it was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. I highly recommend Coco Pazzo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Really enjoyed food and atmosphere. Servers were very attentive.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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