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Coco Pazzo

4.7
3138 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Coco Pazzo is a Tuscan-inspired long-time favorite. Enjoy the wood-burning oven while you sit and eat at the bar. As close to Italy as you can get, you will enjoy dining in this 1905 former warehouse loft space. Soaring ceilings with theatrical lighting , blue velvet drapes surround the dining room. Sit near an open window and enjoy passersby in this vibrant River North neighborhood. Steps from the Merchandise Mart and a short walk over the river from the Loop. Feel the welcoming and warm hospitality of this Gambero Rosso Top Italian Restaurant & Best Italian Wine List recipient, and Wine Spectator award winner.
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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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3138 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Another nice evening at Coco Pazzo. A little slow on service, but great overall.

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vipMelody
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great and the service as well! I am going back for sure.

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GaryC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love going to Coco. Great service and excellent food.
I was disappointed this visit however. Ordered the bolognese which I have had before. This time around the salt level was extremely high. Made my lips burn like eating a salty pretzel. They took it back and tried to tone the salt down by mixing in some creme. That helped somewhat. The pasta noodles were perfect as always. My wife’s food was very good.
We will keep coming back.
Beware of the washrooms. The men’s/women’s door signs are changed to blanks. So gender neutral now? I guessed wrong and walked into the women’s washroom. I didn’t appreciate that.

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vipPFG55
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service as great as always. Full menu and good bartender and still great deserts

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vipandy773
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in a nice setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and wine. The chef prepared a dish not on the menu at our request, which was amazing.

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vipChicagoLisa
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing specials. Lovely service.

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vipSharonJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipRachaelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Very slow service. Waited for 20 mins for 3 bottles of wine after ordered drinks. Appetizers were pre-ordered and took one hour. Entrees arrived late. Server did not once check on table to see how everything was for the table. It was a bachelorette dinner and server was not attentive. Took forever for the check and even longer to cash out. Will not be back.

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JackB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible restaurant, a bit pricey but you should know that going in. Best part is the service, so accommodating and helpful - I really can’t recommend it enough!

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vipGianna
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade pasta is the best! We split a huge steak and herbed fries. Great wines by the glass.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, very accommodating. Service was attentive and food was great. Great Italian hospitality experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a really nice place for a casual dinner with friends and family. I’m really happy for the experience. Thank you!

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JoyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I so enjoy the setting of this restaurant with its very high ceilings and blue velvet drapes and sound barriers. The setting fits the exquisite nature of the food. The specials should not be missed. They are a treasure of delicacy and delight. A leisurely paced meal where one can talk and reflect upon the resumption of life in our city and the beauty of being waited on by knowledgeable and caring staff.

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Anonymous
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love the restaurant, but thought the fish in my seafood stew was not fresh. The kitchen reported back that it was, but I don't believe them. Appetizers and salad were worthy as was the steak entree. Otherwise, a good meal, great atmosphere, attentive service, and active but quiet patrons. Would return in a heartbeat.

JF
vipJimF
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well done homemade pasta paired very well with special lamb sugo.

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vipColoradoDon
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very good dinner at Coco Pazzo last Friday evening. The service was very attentive, the menu offered a broad selection, and the items we chose were very well prepared.

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vipMaryG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider ourselves to be discerning diners as we have enjoyed restaurants throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and other continents. We have been dining at Coco Pazzo for more than 20 years and we consider it to be the best "white tablecloth" restaurant in Chicago. The quality of our dining experience including the quality and preparation, all aspect of service, ambiance, and value have been consistently outstanding. Diners in Chicago are fortunate that Coco Pazzo has survived the pandemic. Every diner in Chicago should add Coco Pazzo the their "must dine there soon and often" list

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FulviaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I choose the restaurant week menu and it was not great. I had previous experience at Coco Pazzo and it was very good but not this time.

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vipbethu
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been here many times in the past & came to sample its Restaurant Week menu. The amuse bouche & desserts were terrific but the rest of the dishes we found so-so. Not worth the final tab once the drinks and service were added.
Also found our server lacking in warmth. Felt very hurried altho it took us a long 2 hours to get thru our dinner.

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vipDOOO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

To start very disappointing portion sizes for Gluten Free pastas and veal was over cooked. Also, the table location near the hostess stand was terrible especially for value and total experience. Finally, the server rushed us which is unfortunate. We have enjoyed Coco Pazzo for years so overall surprising.

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vipPhilipK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr.Padilla, General Manager was exceptional. Our sever was excellent as well.

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susanc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious staff members make the experience at this classic "white table cloth" restaurant exceptional. And of course the well prepared and presented food. In a City with many dining options this is a reliable place worthy of return visits.

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vipAnonymous
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Tuscan seafood stew. Nicely spicy, with lots of pulpo, shrimp and a piece of lobster tail. They are doing a great job distancing and separating tables. One of my favorite spots in Chicago.

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VickiS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and the wine choices are great.

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TatyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night to chill out in a very cozy and elegant atmosphere. Great food (one of the best Italian food in Chicago), wine and friendly stuff.
Highly recommended

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Katrina
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant with great food! I will definitely be back.

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vipTraveler
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I have been coming to Coco Pazzo for many years. They always try and seat me at the worst table - the same table by the bar. The pasta's were very good but the seafood was not up to par. Their continued seating me at the same table every time I dine there is getting old - it's like they don't know that I have ever eaten there and it's been over 10 years of dining - really disappointing.

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viphappyeater
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo has survived covid. The food is as excellent as ever and the service is attentive. I had a taste of the eggplant parmesan and I'm certainly having that the next time we're there.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back for sure.

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vipAnnetteA
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and service attentive. They have done a very good job of spacing tables to be in accordance with distancing but still make it feel comfortable and natural.

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BillK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. All pasta's are great and cooked perfectly.

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vipMaryE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here. The food and ambiance were amazing. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipDebK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Birthday celebration, I guess it’s not communicated to the host/server when reservation is made with OpenTable. We were rushed through dinner and plates were constantly being cleared when we weren’t finished. Host seemed to be surprised when asked for oil/cheese for our bread. In an Italian restaurant!
Valet says $15 but turns out it was $25.

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Ydaz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! I highly recommend it!

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vipErinH
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Coco Pazzo, the food and service are always excellent. Jack and his team are warm and friendly, they treat you like family. We've been going here for many years, trying to support them especially now during this pandemic.

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3friends
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I very much enjoyed by experience. The drinks and food were very good. Service was attentive. Atmosphere very lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Coco Pazzo is the best restaurant in the Midwest!

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PAM58
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staycation & to support Chicago businesses.

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You can order delivery directly from Coco Pazzo using the Order Online button. Coco Pazzo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 836-0900.

Coco Pazzo is rated 4.7 stars by 3138 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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