Coco Pazzo

4.7
3074 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Outdoor patio is open! Sunday Brunch 10 to 3 pm Dinner Tues-Saturaday Tuscan-inspired long-time favorite you will find the wood-burning oven at the heart of the restaurant viewed through the open kitchen. As close to Italy as you can get, you will enjoy dining in this former warehouse. Soaring ceilings with theatrical lighting , blue velvet drapes surround the dining room. Located in the fashionable River North neighborhood. Feel the welcoming and warm hospitality of this Gambero Rosso Top Italian Restaurant and Best Italian Wine List recipient & Wine Spectator award winner. Grab a seat at the bar for a bowl of pasta or plan your next special occasion.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Coco Pazzo will be offering a three course Thanksgiving menu for $60 in addition to the regular ala carte menu.

What 3074 people are saying
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vipChrisL
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I haven't been to Coco in almost a year and it is still fabulous after almost 20 years of dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the absolute best dining experience we ever have. I would go there every night if I could do so!

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viptommyD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Governor/mayor doing their best to put them out of business, as well as everybody else in the restaurant biz. SUPPORT THE RESTAURANTS!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo never disappoints! Jack Weiss and the whole team ensure that you feel as special as the dining room is elegant and warm. A wonderful special occasion restaurant but also reasonable for regular dining. The food is wonderful and the Branzino is the best I’ve ever had! In these crazy times, this is a restaurant that deserves to be supported.

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vipHeleneM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo never fails to exceed my expectations! During these uncertain and unprecedented times I felt safe and comfortable with complete distance from other tables with the utmost service. I will return there as soon as possible.

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vipThomasG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant the food, service and ambience is superb. We had the Salumi as a starter followed by Branzino, rapini and a side of pasta Caccio e Pepe that they made special for us!! Top that off with Espresso and an Affogato!! We can say it all in one word Bravissimo!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Birthday dinner! Food is incredible. Service was even better.

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Viktor
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was very slow; we were there for two hours and each course we waited longer than ever would have thought. There seemed to be confusion as to what waiter was assigned to our table, and at one point we asked a waiter to figure out the salt shaker and he nor two others could, so they gave us a small simple one instead.

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viplsm1
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service is always outstanding. The wine recommendation was excellent. The ambience is welcoming and very comfortable.

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vipKennethM
Columbus
59 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to a perennial fave of ours for our anniversary dinner. Dependably excellent all the way around. Servers are knowledgeable and attentive without being over bearing. Frito misto, pasta and branzino were fresh and flavorful.

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MauriceC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very informative, courteous, professional service as all of my visits.

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DonnaH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Service and food was excellent. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible great service and perfect spot for birthday

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Initially service started out great but the servers became more and more distracted and service ended up being bad. The food was moderate at best. The restaurant is tired and needs an update. Noise was high as there is not much separation from other tables.

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as the food and service are -- and each is superb -- the care to the diners' safety and security during these covid-dominated times is spectacular. No fears dining here. Highly recommended.

AJ
AndrewJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are excellent. In town for business and went there two nights in a row because I was so impressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. They really do treat you like VIPs. Will be coming back very soon

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vipClarissaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and staff

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PatinChicago
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for a special (no occasion) dinner with my 13-year old granddaughter, who has all the makings of a sophisticated foody. We sat outside on a beautiful night, and the food--as always--was superb. Service was amazing, and we enjoyed every minute, including the spectacular sunset.

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AlexT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! It has become a weekly date night spot since we moved to the River North neighborhood. They treat you like a VIP guest every time and the food is always wonderful. We've been trying everything on the menu and have yet to find something we don't love. The prices are very reasonable, especially since the portions are large. Every single employee we've encountered there is so kind, helpful, and genuine. Such a neighborhood gem!

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed an exceptional (as always) meal for our anniversary last week. We started with cocktails - their martinis are generous and well-made - and the superb duck pate, which is exquisitely served in a little glass jar, and accompanied by toasts, onion marmelade and grapes. Since it was a special occasion, we shared the 40 oz porterhouse, which was cut tableside. This high-quality steak was expertly cooked and flavorful, reminding us that there is great steak in Chicago besides over-priced steakhouses! We had more than enough to take home, including some scraps and a bone that our dog devoured. French fries and brussels sprouts were perfect sides. Roberto, one of their excellent sommeliers, recommended a wonderful red wine. For dessert, their grapa cart is simply amazing. I should also mention that Coco Pazzo is vigilant about social distancing, and the tables are widely spaced apart in an enormous, loft-stlyle space, and all staff wear masks. Let's keep going out and supporting our favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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vipILoveTruffles
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job with social distancing and spectacular food!

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vipSteve52
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice experience outside the restaurant. As always food quality great

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Ravello
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place under covid circumstances. We have been there many times pre-covid and of course it is not the same. That being said, staff did an excellent effort to maintain ambience and quality while ensuring safety of all

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. One of my favorite authentic Italian restaurants in the City.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food! They now have outside tables

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, exceptional food combined with attentive service!

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vipPFG55
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty to choose from. Start with thin crust pizza Marguerita or really good pate which is hard to find. Had trout special and split a hand mixed caesar. Great service, great setting and service

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jewelgirl
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a girlfriend at Coco Pazzo for a good catch up over a tasty meal. We sat outside, which is new during COVID, but such a nice option! We started with the duck pate which was incredibly decadent. We split it which was good because it is a fairly large portion size, perfect for splitting. For our mains, she had the squid ink pasta with seafood and I had the trout special. Honestly the presentation on the trout, which was served butterfly-filleted, skin side up, was amazing! The fingerling potatoes were perfectly cooked and salted and the green beans a great balance
for a meal on a hot summer evening. The focaccia never disappoints and we each had a glass of rose, another wonderful summer treat. The service was so thoughtful, which is even more appreciated with the new COVID mask restrictions in place starting that night. Basically, every time the wait staff approached the table, we diners needed to have our masks on. Clearly we had them on when we initially ordered but as we were eating and he would come check on us, we had to put them back on. But he came near enough that we knew he was checking in but balanced that with staying far enough away so that we could eat. Such a delicate balance! I love love this spot and was delighted to spend an evening there again! Highly recommend!

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Sami
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is AMAZING--Coco Pazzo's chef is brilliant, and owner Jack could not be a nicer guy. We can't wait to come back!

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TatyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service friendly and excellent, we will go back in for sure.

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JessieO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, even better staff! Outdoor seating isn’t cramped.

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BillK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Chicago. A hidden gem with reliable quality and service. Also, easy in and out of the city - much less hassle than the Michigan Ave restaurants.

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vipDSchabes
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the city. So glad they open again.

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vipGreenalfa
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at one of our favorite restaurants!! Great staff, good wine selection, and my spaghetti Vongole was exceptional. My wife loved her veal!!

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vipWay2cool
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients in a very pleasant environment. High quality service. Excellent high quality value...the best place for authentic Italian fare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
252 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place go see them outside and inside open

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vipLinlu
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have loved Coco Pazzo Cafe for years. Had an impromptu dinner there last week. And as usual, it was perfect. So, decided to go to Coco Pazzo with my friend of 40 years for her last Chicago dinner as she is departing for Naples for forever sun. What a disappointment. Slower than slow service. They forgot our side dish, but charged us for it. Still eager to get us out on time.

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vipPFG55
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo continues to impress! The main room is even more pleasant now that tables are spaced far apart, the staff is still great, and so is the bartender. Slightly limited menu but something there for everyone, try the risotto quattri formaggi, 4 cheeses up together with the fritto misto appetizer and a nice Negroni. Nice outside seating also.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Coco Pazzo using the Order Online button. Coco Pazzo also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 3074 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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