Coco Pazzo Café

4.7
2043 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2043 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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livvyfaye
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most authentic and delicious Italian cuisine I have had to date. I ordered the lasagna and I was blown away by the flavor profiles. The cherry spritzer was my drink of choice and it was perfect. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipPAMELAB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious, relaxing dinner at Coco Pazzo Cafe. So happy to be back there recently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Tables NOT 6 feet apart

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Jane
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent great food and drinks - one of our favorites.

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vipVespagal10
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu with a nice variety and a very generous cocktail. The food was hot and delicious. My guest asked to remove an item and add a protein into her risotto and he said no problem.Our waiter Bebe was so nice and very attentive. I pulled up to valet and they said it’s only on the weekends so he allowed me to park right in front,so kind I really appreciated that extra service.

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PatinChicago
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo never disappoints. Earlier this year, when I received an email that the restaurant was 25 years old, I realized I'd been dining there since the beginning. I have introduced so many people--particularly out-of-towners--to Coco Pazzo, and all of them now have a new favorite. Here's to another 25 years! I had always wanted to go to the Cafe--so this time I did. To be honest, the original Coco Pazzo is right where I can get off the brown line, but this time I walked to Ohio.

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viplove2eat
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional meal and service.

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vipChicagoFrequentDiner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable and the food is incredibly delicious. Marco, the host insures all have a first class experience. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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leslies
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed such an amazing dinner. My husband said it was the best risotto he had ever eaten and would be back again and again.

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vipTRC1643
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood spot! Wonderful Italian food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice little Italian restaurant.

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vipgoldcoaster
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outside and it was just wonderful

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GenT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh octopus with soft texture, fresh clams, al dente pasta, good smell of mushroom and truffle risotto...… Every food was so delicious!! Panna Cotta was also very good!!

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vipHedy
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Coco Pazzo Cafe. The host manager always makes you feel at home and comfortable. Always enjoy the food and the wines.

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LauraH
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
vipJohnBC
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.

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vipFrequentDiner
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was exceptional!

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SophieC
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.

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vipJImL
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.

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vipCriticalOne
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.

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vipSpartyBoiler
Miami
144 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

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Fatchick
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.

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vipGnoccheriaOutdoorDate
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBluesky2450
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.

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vipNikkiJ
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine's Day

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vipreachbgk
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricotta gnocchi was very good!

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vipDebbieC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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vipJoyL
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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vipAmyA
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delialcous food; nice service !

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vipEricH
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 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:)

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vipARG1
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.

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BudB
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.

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vipLauren
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipblueiris
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.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Coco Pazzo Café using the Order Online button. Coco Pazzo Café also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Coco Pazzo Café also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 664-0212.

Coco Pazzo Café is rated 4.7 stars by 2043 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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