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Coco Pazzo

4.6
2442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(312) 836-0900
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Federico Comacchio
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Catering
Coco Pazzo can cater a wide range of events from small dinners to large gatherings.
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Cross street
Franklin
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Parking details
Valet parking is $14.00 for lunch & dinner. Street parking & public lots are also available.
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Public transit
CTA Brown Line Train - Merchandise Mart stop
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 2442 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Never disappoints , Best Italian in the STATE!!!!

The wine list, the Branzino, i could go on and on.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I always enjoy going to Coco Pazzo. The staff is efficient and informed about the specials and recommendations and the wine selection is very good.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Coco Pazzo continues to delight. Even on a busy Saturday night, the room was conversation friendly. Service is attentive without being intrusive; food is consistently good and well prepared, menu items are dependable and vary with the season. It’s a neighborhood spot for us, and once again, we are reminded we just don’t get here often enough. BTW, prices are reasonable. We had salads and entrees, with wine, bill for two couples was about $125 including tip. For this kind of food and service in a comfortable, warm atmosphere, that’s a bargain.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

I've only been to Coco Pazzo once before and had a great experience. The food was fabulous and the staff very focused on our experience. However, I was just there this past weekend with two friends from out of town who had never been and we seemed to not have the same great experience. Our waitress was very nice, but we found that we couldn't find her when we needed something. She took our order, but never came back to offer bread, we had to wave down another waiter to ask for it, the same with cheese for our meal. We wanted to order a second round of drinks but by time she came back around, we were done with our meal and ready to leave. This won't keep me from going back, but I just wasn't as happy with the service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Coco Pazzo never disappoints. When I heard that the restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary, I did a mental countdown and realized I have been eating here since the early days. It was delightful then and even more so now. The food is wonderful, but the outstanding feature for me is that it is possible to have a conversation. Our server was just super. I made the reservation for co-workers coming in from out of town. They were thrilled with the food and the service. Here's to another 25 years!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It has been our favorite Chicago restaurant for many years.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This was my first trip to this restaurant - hopefully it won't be my last. The food was delicious and nicely presented. Great environment and not overly noisy in spite of the crowd.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Third time there in 2 yrs (live in Massachusetts). Chose it purposely after the first time. Good location. Great food, excellent service.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Entrees were slow to arrive. That can happen in a busy restaurant, but there was no acknowledgement while we waited or apology. This took away from what otherwise was a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great dinner with friends. Excellent service and food presentation. Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love the people We come here often. Good table. Elegant place.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Authentic Italian dining experience. Elegant setting. Excellent service, which included a visit by the owner. Delicious food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fifteenth time at Coco Pazzo - always the best Italian in Chicago!

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This restaurant needs to get some training for all the staff...I would not recommend.....

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Server was excellent. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great atmosphere, amazing service, delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Love Coco Pazzo -- always the finest ingredients and just superb. Beautiful space too

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food. We weren’t sure about what we wanted to drink when the waiter asked us so he said he’d give us a minute. He gave us more time than we needed. Other than that, service was very prompt in every way.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food is always good. Our server Wayne was not cordial or warm during the entire process. The table was next to the wait silverware section which was annoying . Our chair was nudged every time. Other seating will be asked for in the future .

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went for an early dinner before seeing a show. The service was efficient, but not rushed. Our dinners were perfect - served hot and delicious. The focaccia bread was soft and flavorful. The servers were attentive but yet, let us have our privacy. By the time we were ready to go, the tables were full and the restaurant was quite lively. Definitely will return in the near future.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I've been dining here for over 20 years -- client lunches, special occasion dinners, ladies' luncheons, family get togethers. Coco Pazzo never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best Italian food I’ve ever had and great service. You must try the mushroom and prosciutto pizza.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Never been disappointed,food is always great and service is always great.
The wine list is great and prices are reasonable.
Still after over 25 years on dining there Coco Pazzo still one of the best restaurant in Chicago,
if you wanna little more of a casual Dining Coco Pazzo Cafe’ is as good as Coco Pazzo.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

All was great here. Only issue was that the cabernet bottle that we ordered stated on the menu that it was 2013 but when it came out it was a 2015 bottle. It tasted fine but menu may need to be adjusted.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I hadn't been to Coco Pazzo in years but a friend staying at Mart Plaza asked what's a great spot to meet and we met here. She's married to an Italian and was blown away by the food. We found a wine we liked, unfortunately it was really expensive so we ended up spending a lot on our meal and wine, more than we wanted to. That said, the food was great. Rigatoni with fennel sausage is to die for. My lamb shank with polenta was perfection. A side of steamed spinach and that's an incredible meal. Highly recommended even though our server got very busy with a late night crowd. We didn't mind because we got to sit and chat at length in a wonderfully charming space.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delightful setting with terrific food.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Consistently some of the best Italian food in the City. Everything on the menu worth a try and always excellent specials.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Coco Pazzo is delicious! My picky daughter agrees as well! We had the gnochetti and the ravioli along with a salad. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My wife and I got a last-minute reservation to have dinner before a concert at the United Center. We were able to split an entree, and get in and out in 45-minutes. I really wanted to have dessert, but we didn't have time. I'm looking forward to going back.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Just always great quality cuisine, wonderful specials and professional, cheery service.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Birthday for my mom. Very good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food, nice atmosphere, our waitress was not extremely friendly or helpful. But overall experience was good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First rate.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Birthday for my wife

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is absolutely one of my favorite Chicago restaurants; consistently great food with interesting menu items and exceptional service! The wine list is fabulous!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We were returning diners to Coco Pazzo, we usually love it.

I’m convinced you cannot get better, more attentive service anywhere.

This dinner was such a disappointment.

The Friday menu had only sea bass as the fish selection (during Lent).

The vegetarian lasagna was well presented but bland to a fault.

The meat ravioli portion was so small we had to order a second portion for our guest....and were charged the full price.

We were entertaining out of town guests.....and were very embarrassed.

I know what Coco Pazzo is capable of, and this dinner didn’t even come close.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I hadn't been to Coc Pazzo in a while and it was just as good as I remembered it. My son and husband had pasta dishes; I had veal. All were very good.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

A delightful meal at Coco Pazzo started with tantalizing smoked salmon carpaccio and the best grilled octopus I have ever had. Our table wanted to try many dishes and we shared an authentic Tuscan risotto, house made pasta with fresh tuna and fresh vegetables and a delicious baked eggplant. We finished with lamb shank and a perfectly cooked bistek fiorentina- carved table side! Service was impeccable as always- and lovely wines that matched perfectly. A Chicago gem- classic, delicious pure Italian food in an elegant room. Outstanding staff!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food. We shared three courses then had our own desserts. Their version of a cassata was a great ending to a memorable meal.

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