About Coco Pazzo

With wood beam ceilings, large bay windows, theatrical lighting & blue velvet drapes, Coco Pazzo is sophisticated dining in a modern, warm and inviting atmosphere. Located in the fashionable River North neighborhood, Coco Pazzo offers a Tuscan inspired seasonal menu and a Wine Spectator award-winning, all Italian wine list. A fifty-foot antique bar is available for dining and perfect for viewing the open kitchen & wood-burning oven.

300 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Franklin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 836-0900

Website:
http://www.cocopazzochicago.com/

Catering:
Coco Pazzo can cater a wide range of events from small dinners to large gatherings.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $14.00 for lunch & dinner. Street parking & public lots are also available.

Public Transit:
CTA Brown Line Train - Merchandise Mart stop

Executive Chef:
Federico Comacchio

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Coco Pazzo's warm loft setting adds a level of welcome comfort to any occasion. Beautiful velvet drapes can be partitioned to accommodate privacy for up to 50 guests. We're happy to arrange exclusive use of the restaurant for up to 150 guests.

Coco Pazzo Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Authentic (46)
Business Meals (44)
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Special Occasion (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Romantic (37)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Cozy (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Bar Seating (11)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Made a last minute reservation on Open Table and they were very accommodating. Had a wonderful meal. Stuck with he specials as we typically do and were not disappointed. Wines by the glass were also quite good although they have a wonderful wine list. Told our server we needed to make a show and he was accommodating but a bit slow at the very end.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and excellent service. It’s an Italian institution in Chicago for good reason. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always consistently excellent! Branzino is amazing!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Not just another Italian restaurant. The service and atmosphere was very nice, but the star is the food. The rigatoni with ground sausage was the BEST I have ever had. The flavors were rich and intense without being over spiced. The pasta was cooked perfectly. Can't say enough about the quality of the food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The ambience and service never fail to be truly outstanding. It is a wonderful place for an important business discussion as well as for a lovely evening with a loved one

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nothing special - do not know what all the rave is about.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was perfect as always. Veal chop was out of this world.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was outstanding and service was great! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Coco Pazzo is terrific! The food was scrumptious and the service second to none. A visit from "Sergio" made our night. Authentic Italian, fresh and delicious. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service and food are wonderful for our first trip in Chicago.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our food was wonderful, but service was disappointing. We arrived ten minutes early, but were asked to either go to the bar (too crowded) or wait on a bench. Many others entered after us and were seated at their tables right away. Five minutes after our reservation, we were seated at a table that was open when we first arrived. Many other tables were also open when we arrived and were still open when we were seated. Our waitress completely forgot two drink orders at the table. We can find good food anywhere, but when we are ignored by the staff we never return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fullfilled our expectations.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We loved it.
Havent been in a long time.
Recently we went to the Cafe and it too was delightful.
We had friends from NYC in and decided to try the original
It did not disappoint. The food was great
and the service was better
Sergio hovered over us and made the night for us.
What a wonderful man, and a good artist as well
Will definitely be back
The ambiance was great for conversation and we talked and talked
with our friends. We closed the place

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Still one of the finest Italian dining experiences in Chicago! Great authentic upscale Italian dining, with excellent service to match! Comfortable and warm atmosphere. Outstanding selection of fine Italian wines. Tables are spaced nicely for good conversation as well.
Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We travel to Chicago infrequently, but always enjoy a great meal in a pleasant atmosphere. Service was, as always, superb.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had a very good meal this week. Really appreciated the wait staff pitching in to help one another out as the evening rush seemed to overwhelm our waiter, but it worked out well. The sea bass is awesome and expertly plated table side. Will definitely keep this restaurant on our list to re-visit when back in Chicago.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

One of my all time Chicago favorites! I am always impressed by the food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

never fails to live up to its well deserved reputation sad to leave and cannot wait to return especially during truffle season!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always great food and service

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our experience here was exceptional in all respects.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was amazing and our food was delicious. We had the beet salad, eggplant parmesan and pumpkin ravioli. Each dish was perfect and the service was impeccable. Very pleased. It was my birthday and they brought out a piece of tiramisu which was the perfect end to the meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a lovely meal; shared a buratta appetizer and primi mushroom risotto from the specials menu and a secondi of the sea bass from the regular menu along with a crisp Soave. Great service and knowledgeable wait staff. Valet parking a plus!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fantastic!!! Great night and especially great service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was recommended by a Chicagoan as their favorite neighborhood restaurant. We understand why. We enjoyed it all- From the cozy wood trimmed-velvet curtain decor to great conversation with Brittany at the bar. The food was very good and service highly professional. We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Coco Pazzo is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Chicago - it is a bit expensive, it is fine dining, but really worth it for a special night out.
Lunch is also a good option. It is a beautiful restaurant and the staff is friendly and competent.
If you can, sit by the window, its perfection!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful menu and warm and inviting ambience. The service was so attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was top notch. When I'm in the city again, I will definitely make another reservation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

good food, attentive staff and the value of a good Italian restaurant is there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Highly recommend....great food, tho' the selection is limited. Nice atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Coco Pazzo never disappoints. I come back time and again for the excellent food and superb service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A favorite for us anytime in Chicago. Dinner midweek was relatively busy, but Hanna, our server was very attentive and a wonderful personality. A house Chianti was more than satisfying as were two different salads to start.. The entrees were good, but not quite to the standards we look for here...my pasta a bit over cooked. Wonderful dessert menu...we shared a chocolate cake that was terrific. Love this place for being able to have a comfortable conversation. Will return!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always outstanding!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner. He started with the Pate' which he loved. I had their pear and blue cheese salad which was also delicious. My fish, the striped sea bass, with fresh vegetables was great - and he thoroughly enjoyed the breaded pork. We closed with the Panne Cotta, perfectly done with huckleberry sauce. Service was attentive and easy. Everything was fresh. Not overly sauced. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

AMAZING place! Jack and team are the best. Cuisine is absolutely amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have dined here several times and loved it. Appetizers were outstanding as were desserts. My veal chop was perfect but my wife’s quite dry and over cooked. Ownership comped her $35 veal chop and both desserts. We will certainly return, but we were partially very disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely food and excellent atmosphere. Our waiter was having a hard time keeping up. He might have been training other people but he forgot things and took a long time to come back with the bill. This is my second time at Coco Pazzo. I will go back. The food is delicious and so well done.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Authentic and generous italian food and awesome service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our server was great and everything was really good until it came time to get the bill squared away. We were treating a friend for her birthday and there were four of us and we were splitting the bill three ways. Our server must have been done as he disappeared and some gentleman came over to run our credit card and he messed it up and he charged two of us for the whole bill and then tried to cancel that so then he could charge three of Us instead and proceeded to talk about the amounts out loud in front of our friend who we were treating for her birthday which while he was clueless about was insensitive and candidly in really bad form. Cast a pall on an otherwise very nice evening. He was really awkward and in appropriate

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

3 women getting together for dinner and drinks. Service was awful. We ordered a bottle of wine, which was warm. We commented to the waiter, Nico, and brought a cup of ice to put in our glasses. He continued to be condescending and ignored us. Never mentioned the specials or desserts. Just placed menu on the table without saying anything. I don't believe men would be treated this way. We will not be going back.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a big 12 top dinner. Waiter helped pull a prank on the host which earned big points with all! Service was superb, food was delicious. Atmosphere was warm and inviting. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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