Coco Pazzo Café

4.5
2088 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 2088 people are saying
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Snowbirds
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic excellent food outside dining

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Trlv8r
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new location is open and welcoming. Food is excellent and fairly priced. A modest wine list and appropriate to the restaurant. Outstanding service. Casual and good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious every time! Highly recommend the spaghetti AOP!

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Luvtoeat
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good service but the mussels were average at best. Food was a drop off from our last visit.

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Bugsy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family getting together. Pleasant evening to sit outside

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Ochy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything was just “okay”. Nothing bad but also nothing that makes us want to return.

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EReneM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice meal and reasonable for the area. Kind and efficient service.

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RudyS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo Cafe is a great value. Quality Italian food at moderate price (for
chicago :)

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vipSouthloopgirl
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and good were great!

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ZeL7
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice location. Great service. Highly recommend the octopus starter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco was a wonderful server and the risotto was magnificent. If it wasn’t closed today we would be back for more.

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MichaelM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service prompt. A tad expensive but in the post Covid era with inflation and being so close to Michigan Avenue probably commensurate with other restaurants.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased with all dishes and service. We enjoyed the night at Coco Pazzo Cafe.

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vipjenniferj
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely. We were seated in a corner by the kitchen and it was uncomfortably warm.

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vipDrDave
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service from a great local restaurant!

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vipLeenie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Although we ate outside on a summer night, the interior is one of the most elegant and interesting in Chicago.

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vipBabs
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This has been one of our favorite restaurants for many many years. They moved from their St. Clair location to E. Ohio St. about four years ago. I’m sure Covid hit them hard, but they are open, although with a more limited menu. The pasta is great, the salads are great, the drinks are great, you really can’t go wrong. Marco, the manager, is so warm and welcoming. I’m hoping that business will pick up and the menu will expand again but we will continue to support it no matter what.

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vipaparrawallis
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente, buena atencion y comida

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chereve50
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Salads were fresh. Very good but the veal was tough. The salmon was pretty good. Had to ask the waitstaff for Parmesan to go on the pasta entree and in general, they seemed a little put out or overwhelmed. Just not too friendly. They did let us sit a very long time and were kind to take our photos. In all, it was decent but from entree to enter, it was inconsistent.

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Talk
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and really enjoyed it. Very close to our hotel in a nice part of downtown Chicago.

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Awesome
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! food and service was A+. Loved it.

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Miyato
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Coco Pazzo main restaurant but love this cafe, too. Food is good, service is nice and the price is more affordable. It is another attractiveness that it's close to Michigan Avenue.

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Siri
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choose Marco. Choose Coco Pazzo Cafe. Choose neighborhood community. Phenomenal option after all these years.

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vipRunner
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a consistently good restaurant- food and service.

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Toom
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice waiters. Ate on patio so felt safer! So it was a bit noisy and the music they play is more energetic then my tastes but when asked to turn it down they happily complied. Calamari is the best I have had!!!

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vipgraz
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was very good

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vipCharlieW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College Girl Friends visit in Chicago. Love to bring friends and family to my favorite restaurant! Amazing food, wonderful service and beautiful restaurant! A must to eat at when you are in the city or have guests visiting!

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vipTomB
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Coco Pazzo on a busy Friday night. You cannot go wrong with any of the salads as a starter. I highly recommend the Swordfish Special, grilled swordfish on a bed of lentils, spinach and cherry tomatoes. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Gelato or the Fruit Crostata make for a fine ending. William provided attentive service and patiently answered all of our questions about the menu.

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vipJohnnaG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco and William took excellent care of us. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and it was lovely. The Food is always amazing. And the outdoor seating is so nice. We really love this restaurant and all the people there. I always have the eggplant Parmesan and spaghetti aop. My husband has the mussels. I’ve also had the beet salad which was delicious. Consistently great food and service. You have to try it!!

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SharonS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The reason I did not give it 5 stars is their choice of desserts - limited and expensive for what you get. $12 for cannoli??

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Brussels sprouts, meatballs and tomato basil bruscetta were excellent, over- the- too good!

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vipTatyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, the homemade gnocchi with the tomato sauce were very tasty! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Decent food. Good service. Below average overall.

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vipOakParkRiverForester
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this gem of a place. Great food, interesting specials, kind and responsive staff, lovely neighborhood spot. So glad all has reopened.

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LizC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. The eggplant parm was a standout, plus the Brussels sprout salad.

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FrankF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipMICHAELP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We hadn’t been here in years, but our food and service were very good. We will return.

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vipHedy
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always superb food snd gracious reception . highly recommended

FAQs

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

Coco Pazzo Café is rated 4.5 stars by 2088 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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