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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (42)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Romantic (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Authentic (34)
Business Meals (32)
Notable Wine List (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Cozy (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (9)
Fun (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Seasonal (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Coco Pazzo never disappoints. I have been dining here both with clients and close friends for years; and the food just gets better and better. The staff is outstanding and the ambience is superb. It's great for a discreet business lunch or a celebratory dinner with foodies and close friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

In Chicago for convention. Lucky enough to have this restaurant recommended. Friendly and attentive service. Amazing pasta dish and interesting, reasonably priced menu. Quiet and comfortable atmosphere. Will return if in Chicago again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

CoCo Pazzo is my favorite Chicago restaurant. It has a classic “big city” ambience and reliably wonderful food. I have been a regular customer for 20 years and have sampled a variety of dishes from the fresh pastas to the wonderful meat and fish entrees . Coco Pazzo is my go to place for any celebration or any time I want a special meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Food was delicious. Service was great. I’d recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It took forever to get our waiter to come to us. Drinks took forever and food came late. Overall the night took an hour longer than it should have and our plates were empty and our cups were dry for way too long.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is a wonderful, old-school type, restaurant. We were here for our anniversary (and post-Hamilton) dinner. The octopus appetizer is delicious. Nice house salad. I had a special, house made cavatappi with clams and hub had the short ribs with polenta. They were both fantastic. The pecan pie dessert was good, but not really my thing. Great wine list. Our only complaint was the initial timing of our food was too fast. We would have liked to have enjoyed our cocktails and app a little more leisurely. But, it’s a great place.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were at Coco Pazzo for an early pre Opera dinner and the food was lovely. Service was very friendly and attentive. They totally understood we didn’t have much time and did everything to speed things up. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We dine at Coco Pazzo at least a couple times per year before the opera. We also take business clients here. Even those who have Italian heritage say it is some of the best, most authentic food, they have ever had at a restaurant. It truly is one of our favorite places to dine in Chicago.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week. We love this restaurant the rest of the year, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was restaurant week. The staff was delightful. The food was delicious. Great dining experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Coco Pazzo is my go to place for a business lunch or dinner. The noise level is very manageable and the food and service are fantastic! Everyone loved it

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal during restaurant week at Coco Pazzo. I had the short ribs and my friends had the cod. The soups and salads were really good as was the dessert. I had the panna cotta and my husband loved the flourless chocolate cake. All was very good and the service was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything was absolutely excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant felt cold, no ambiance music, felt like a library not a good vibe for a Saturday night for friends to gather who hadn't seen each other in months. Picked it from the Restaurant Week recommendation. We left as the salad was bland, took a while to get drinks. ...we went to another restaurant. The staff was great!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We took a business associate here who was visiting for a few days and the service and fare couldn’t have been better. The chef came to our table and explained a few of the dishes we were interested in and made recommendations of his own and informed us of the various locations of Italy where some ingredients came from. The management and service staff made sure we were always taken care of and had everything we needed. The food was extremely good with obvious authenticity. The pasta was cooked perfect al dente. Great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Easy, decent service

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing food and service. Beautiful room. A wonderful experience, every visit.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Nice place for a business lunch as the tables are not on top of each other. Food was standard fare but tasty with timely food service. This place is a pro for getting the business crowd in and out and well fed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Enjoyed the entire experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Beautiful decor and dining area with top-notch customer service from the front of the house to the servers. The food was excellent and thoughtfully prepared. Highlights included creamy, delicious polenta, fresh, flavorful cod, perfectly prepared, flavorful braised short rib, and wonderful panna cotta. The wine list is expansive and they also make excellent cocktails. The chef here, Chef Commachio, is truly exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant is lovely and the service was fine - not great. Perhaps because it was packed as it was Restaurant Week. We had to wait for long between courses, the waiter brought me soup without a spoon, resulting in more wait. What was most disappointing, however, was our entrees (restaurant week menu picks). The cod was salty and the sauce with the beef short ribs was too thick and bland.

Given the reputation of this place we will go one more to try dishes on the regular memu but we were looking for a "wow" experience and came away underwhelmed.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding food and impeccable service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This restaurant has no regard for food allergies. I not only told them when I made the reservation but mentioned it to the waiter right away. We waited 45 min for our food and when it came I was given food with the item I am allergic to, only for me to uncover it myself and send it back. Then had to wait another 20 more min to get a dish with no sauce or flavor. They didn’t care either and tried to hurry us up to get us out of the restaurant. Very disappointing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Absolutely amazing! I will definitely go there again. We made a special request and they were more than willing to help us out.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Coco Pazzo is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. However i noticed that it has raised its prices significantly. Maybe they are in line with other top Italian restaurants but it seems overpriced now.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was great. The only problem I had was with the manager. He was wearing a suit and was a little bit rude. Other than that, good experience.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The real Italian thang

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Basically the food was ok. I had a veal dish, and the veal was tough. My daughter did love her gnocchi. They mad me a ceasar even though it wasn’t on the menu. The wine pretty good, but not worth 22 dollars a glass. If this was a 75 dollar meal,I would give it 5 stars , it was 175. Just my daughter and I. For the price I can not recommend this place. It was mostly empty. We arrived at 5:30 on a Friday and left at 7. Tons of empty tables. This was my experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Coco Pazzo is one of those rare restaurants that remains at the top of its game year after year. The branzino is always a great bet. The vegetables in any dish are delicious. (The only item I’d skip is the bread, although my husband loves the breadsticks for some reason.)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

we have been here a half dozen times, always had great food and service...not last night. our waiter was slow and non- present. there are too many great restaurants in chicago to choose this one. train ur staff.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant has been consistently good for decades… I love the rigatoni, the chocolate flourless cake, and the antipasto. The best part of the meal however is the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The was the best meal I had since my trip to Tuscany. Everything was amazing, the service was wonderful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb Italian cuisine. Excellent wine selection. Elegant setting, attentive waitstaff. List of options not huge, but more than adequate, and will accommodate gluten-free eaters (who loose big not having excellent ciabatta, or squid ink pasta.) Pricy, but worth it. On the small list of authentic Italian spots (Spacca Napoli, Riccardo Trattoria, Piccolo Sogno) that I go to, more old-fashionadly elegant than those. Spiaggia is even fancier, but even pricier...

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was fantastic, food was mediocre. Ordered steak medium, and it arrived well done. Pappardelle had a great texture, but sauce was nothing to write home about. Lastly, at most Italian restaurants, a basket of bread is brought to the table along with olive oil. Here, a server brings around a big basket of bread and asks you which of 4 types of bread you want, gives each person a single piece (literally) and then pours oil for you. If you want another piece of bread you have to flag that person down. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very best North Italian cuisine in Chicago with impeccable service and the very knowledgeable Sergio as the chief resident sommelier.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our NYE dinner for three family members was defined by delicious courses prepared with fresh ingredients and beautiful sauces. Excellent food, as we were told by friends. Superb presentation, precision and craft everywhere around us. The single and obvious failing was our inexperienced waiter, who was inattentive to bread requests, wine refills, and whether or not our meals were satisfactory. Lavish attention given to larger more extravagant groups nearby, while our trio was left to fend for ourselves. He recommended a delicious wine, then was gone from the scene for 15 minutes. Opening and serving of wine fell to a waiter from another table. Who was that? We will surely return for the fine food and the chef, believing the rest of the waiters are top notch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful dining room. We particularly liked the lamb chops and panna cotta dessert. Service was perfect. All food was very good but we felt it was over priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Whole environment was incredible. Place was a little cold, but understandingly— it was 3 degrees that night. While we were there to celebrate my girlfriends birthday, and they treated us accordingly, I feel like we would have received the same experience had it been a casual meal. Well done!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always outstanding! Coco Pazzo is a firm favorite of ours.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

They went beyond their service to help coordinate a surprise for my in laws. Really excellent service, food and ambiance!

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