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Coco Pazzo

4.7
3227 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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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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3227 people are saying
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swimr
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo always provides wonderful ambiance, excellent service and delicious well presented food. The wine list is excellent and the servers knowledgable and pleasant. It is always a special evening when you are dining at Coco Pazzo!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and the staff did not interrupt during customer conversation.

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MoBa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Menu limited and food average at best. Service a bit slow.

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vipJill
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience….had not been to coco Pazzo in quite some time and was thrilled to see that the food and service were as good as I remember if not better. Masking and social distancing were being enforced so I felt safe. Will definitely be going back soon….I highly recommend.

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ScottP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Coco Pazzo is always one of my very favorite restaurants.

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vipPFG55
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual with full menu back. One of the best white tablecloth fine dining places. Excellent special was an eggplant and olive sauce garganelli. 4 different thin crust pizza appetizer. Good bartender

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Adam
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had a dinner for two with my wife at this restaurant for her birthday. The food was okay, but the service was just a disappointment.

We got sat next to a table of 8+ and a table of 6 among other tables. Our waitress only checked on us once to place our order before we finished our dinner. This is compared to the kitchen staff which brought our appetizers, dinner, desert refilled water/wine, and asked us how every plate tasted. They took great care of us.

It took us 1 hour and 50 minutes to eat our food of which 50 minutes was waiting for dinner, dessert, and check from our waitress. It got to a point where we simply wanted to leave and it was so uncomfortable since didn’t have the opportunity to pay.

They’re too understaffed to cater to tables less than 4. Be careful about dining here if you’re a smaller party.

The only reason they are getting two stars, is for the great kitchen staff otherwise we would have walked out.

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KFIX
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffalo mozzarella was superb as well as the ragu!

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GregMS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Every entree was oversalted.
The roasted vegetables were served cold.
Servers seemed inexperienced and overwhelmed.
Still, I would return after a few months to give the servers a chanced.

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koolkatg
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good for thanksgiving dinner - on the expensive side but expected for an Italian white cloth restaurant in Chicago

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StevenG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner was fantastic. Great food and superb service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
255 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always great place

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BrianE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been visiting Coco Pazzo for 15 years. Most restaurants don't last that long, so that says something. Best and most consistent Italian food presentation in the City in IMO. The Branzino is always perfect. Rigatoni Butera, gnocchi and risotto have always delivered.

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vipShil
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Understanding that the pandemic has impacted businesses, I have never been to a restaurant so quick to rush a party of 11 through. Menus being snatched out of hands, demands to get orders in, and then slamming a $600 check onto the table. The food was on par with Maggiano's quality. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved Coco Pazzo and will continue to come!

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vipjbhrn
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome ambience, so cozy and lovely. Manuel waited on us at the bar and poured delicious cocktails, and had great energy. The food was fabulous! We loved our experience there and we will be back! Great employees serving all of the guests.

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LindaT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. I am never disappointed when I return there with family or new friends. The Branzino is flaky and light, the pastas are superb. You can't make a bad choice at Coco Pazzo.

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TaosFoodie
New Mexico
44 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo is one of our long standing favorites in Chicago. It never disappoints us.

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VSonia
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was what you would hope- a great variety of foods, mostly centered around classics done perfectly and great service. We were a large group and could not have had a better experience in this elegant, conveniently located space. Thank you!

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal medallions were DELICIOUS with mushrooms in a wine reduction, spinach and creamy polenta.

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MarkH
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Service was above average, food was outstanding!

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DavidW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guests from out of town? Coco Pazzo is the ideal place to take them. A wonderful atmosphere, outstanding cuisine and a fine wine list, friendly and discrete service. A special Chicago evening!

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything at Coco Pazzo! The food was fabulous. The atmosphere was perfect. There were large tables of young people and tables of older people as well. Everyone was dressed nicely, which I personally appreciate. The service was impeccable. We enjoyed everything from the breadsticks to the gelato.

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vipAlisonW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Lovely space, will definitely return!

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PsyW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favour restaurant in Chicago. Good Italian food!

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RiverNorthRez
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food as always. Service was a little rougher than usual. Did not feel quite as welcome as prior servers made me feel at Coco Pazzo.

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vipLaneB
Grand Rapids
88 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic upscale Italian and our favorite in the city. Some things should never change because it’s so good. This is it.

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vipDanielW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not sure what was going on on Saturday night but the service was absolutely terrible. Waiter disappeared constantly. Really unhappy about the experience.

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vipPFG55
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The full menu is back and outstandingly excellent. New is cacio e peppe, simple, paired with oven roasted branzino it was great. And the beet salad with goat cheese is back, i do love me some beets but had to get the artichoke salad too. Drinks and wine reasonably priced, I had a negroni asked for gin other than tanquerey and they gave me Hendricks! Delish. Just outstanding food snd service.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding.

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vipbones
Houston
143 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food comfortable environment. Service was professional. Enjoyed branzino veal, pasta special. Wide ranging Italian wine selections

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vipYamuna
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic as usual! The waitstaff were off the charts to match their food. We’re so happy to be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French waiter. Food exquisite

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vipPamR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine! Ordered the specials: Risotto, and swordfish so good!!

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vipNancy
Sacramento
52 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and personal service. Outstanding food. Lovely Italian wine list and signature cocktails

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JaneL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food & service
Restaurant was a bit chilly inside

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Italian I've had in Chicago city. Last time around we came here but our booking was in coco pazzo cafe. The cafe was good, so we wanted to try this place. We weren't let down, the food was amazing.

LM
vipLauraM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The grilled octopus antipasti on olives and tomato sauce was one of my favorite I’ve ever eaten. Then there was a buttery clam pasta and a wild boar ragu that were also excellent. A mystery dish, compliments of the chef, came out and was delicious too… my guess was it was some kind of tortilla with squash blossom and really fresh mozzarella or burrata?
The only thing my party didn’t enjoy was our Secondi - the seafood stew. It was extremely salty and the seafood in it was quite over cooked. Which was surprising because the previous seafood courses we’d ordered were so excellent…
Overall it was a great dinner and very satisfying.

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vipBonVivant
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great friend came into town for a visit and I wanted to take him to some of my favorite Chicago places. I’ve been going to Coco Pazzo since the early 90’s. They have never let me down. Always great, and very consistent… you can rely on them for a comfortable experience and delicious Tuscan style food. I once took 13 other friends there for my 50th birthday celebration, which is still very memorable for many of us. My friend was duly impressed and loved every bite (as did I). Thank you Coco Pazzo for another great night!

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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 3227 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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