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

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Authentic (46)
Special Occasion (46)
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Fit for Foodies (42)
Business Meals (40)
Romantic (39)
Notable Wine List (39)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Cozy (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I ordered the daily risotto with fresh truffles and it was tasteless and dry. Sadly it was 80.00 for the truffles and 20.00 for the risotto. So 100.00 for a dish that I forced myself to eat a 1/4 of it. It was much the way I imagine wallpaper paste to taste. Truly disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a treat to go there
Everything was great but extra kudos for the eggplant parmiggian appetizer.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Chicago. It never fails to provide great service and great food. The wine list is varied in type and price to fit any budget and the wine recommendations are always excellent.

Its a lively crowd of different ages and great for having a conversation without having to yell.

I'm going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very good italian food, great bartender and cocktails. Server was not to be found at times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Girls night out. Had a great time. Noisy, lots of traffic by our table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service. A fave of ours because we can actually have a conversation without raising our voice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything here was wonderful. We shared the antipasto had appetizer portions of pasta (the rigatoni is to die for) and then veal and braised lamb shank. Was our first time but we'll be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food and service were outstanding . The table prepared salad was impressive and highly recommended. Everyone at our table were impressed with the restaurant, food, and service

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was excellent. The best was the ravioli but my seafood stew and my wife's veal chop were also excellent choices. The apple crisp for desert was only just OK.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Can’t say enough great things about Coco Pazzo. Beyond accommodating for a business meeting and the atmosphere and food was perfect! Love the daily fresh specials. Will be back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first time, and we will definitely be returning. We traveled from Las Vegas to meet with family members for a birthday dinner. Absolutely outstanding service and great authentic food. It reminded me of being in Italy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Consistently fabulous food after all these years. One of my forever favorites!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our server Hanna was outstanding! Great with suggestions and very knowledgeable

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Lamb shank was not that tasty. For the price to value there are many other restaurants I would prefer to dine at.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, the squid ink pasta was excellent. I loved that they had Sardinian wine. Our server was very nice and helpful. Will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Coco Pazzo never disappoints. After decades of eating there and introducing out-of-town friends to the restaurant, it always feels both familiar and new. The service is always top drawer, and the menu options are fantastic. I like the fact that I can have a dinner conversation without shouting or straining to hear what my friends are saying. As a vegetarian, I know there will always be a menu option for me--and of course, there are the anti-pasta vegetables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful food, service and always welcoming. The wine list is extra special.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is great! Third time dining there- this time it just wasn't as amazing - maybe the wait staff just wasn't up to it.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very nice hostess and good food. Our waiter had too many tables besides ours. Took 10 minutes to get the check when I told him we had theatre tickets.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was fresh and delicious. Fabulous wine list. The pastas are homemade and tastes just like in Italy. The wild boar pappardelle pasta was fabulous.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Thanks great place

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (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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