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Coco Pazzo

4.8
3116 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Coco Pazzo is a Tuscan-inspired long-time favorite. Enjoy the wood-burning oven while you sit and eat at the bar. As close to Italy as you can get, you will enjoy dining in this 1905 former warehouse loft space. Soaring ceilings with theatrical lighting , blue velvet drapes surround the dining room. Sit near an open window and enjoy passersby in this vibrant River North neighborhood. Steps from the Merchandise Mart and a short walk over the river from the Loop. Feel the welcoming and warm hospitality of this Gambero Rosso Top Italian Restaurant & Best Italian Wine List recipient, and Wine Spectator award winner.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3116 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a really nice place for a casual dinner with friends and family. I’m really happy for the experience. Thank you!

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JoyF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I so enjoy the setting of this restaurant with its very high ceilings and blue velvet drapes and sound barriers. The setting fits the exquisite nature of the food. The specials should not be missed. They are a treasure of delicacy and delight. A leisurely paced meal where one can talk and reflect upon the resumption of life in our city and the beauty of being waited on by knowledgeable and caring staff.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love the restaurant, but thought the fish in my seafood stew was not fresh. The kitchen reported back that it was, but I don't believe them. Appetizers and salad were worthy as was the steak entree. Otherwise, a good meal, great atmosphere, attentive service, and active but quiet patrons. Would return in a heartbeat.

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vipJimF
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well done homemade pasta paired very well with special lamb sugo.

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vipColoradoDon
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very good dinner at Coco Pazzo last Friday evening. The service was very attentive, the menu offered a broad selection, and the items we chose were very well prepared.

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vipMaryG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider ourselves to be discerning diners as we have enjoyed restaurants throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and other continents. We have been dining at Coco Pazzo for more than 20 years and we consider it to be the best "white tablecloth" restaurant in Chicago. The quality of our dining experience including the quality and preparation, all aspect of service, ambiance, and value have been consistently outstanding. Diners in Chicago are fortunate that Coco Pazzo has survived the pandemic. Every diner in Chicago should add Coco Pazzo the their "must dine there soon and often" list

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FulviaB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I choose the restaurant week menu and it was not great. I had previous experience at Coco Pazzo and it was very good but not this time.

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vipbethu
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been here many times in the past & came to sample its Restaurant Week menu. The amuse bouche & desserts were terrific but the rest of the dishes we found so-so. Not worth the final tab once the drinks and service were added.
Also found our server lacking in warmth. Felt very hurried altho it took us a long 2 hours to get thru our dinner.

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vipDOOO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

To start very disappointing portion sizes for Gluten Free pastas and veal was over cooked. Also, the table location near the hostess stand was terrible especially for value and total experience. Finally, the server rushed us which is unfortunate. We have enjoyed Coco Pazzo for years so overall surprising.

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vipPhilipK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr.Padilla, General Manager was exceptional. Our sever was excellent as well.

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susanc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious staff members make the experience at this classic "white table cloth" restaurant exceptional. And of course the well prepared and presented food. In a City with many dining options this is a reliable place worthy of return visits.

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vipAnonymous
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Tuscan seafood stew. Nicely spicy, with lots of pulpo, shrimp and a piece of lobster tail. They are doing a great job distancing and separating tables. One of my favorite spots in Chicago.

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VickiS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and the wine choices are great.

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TatyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night to chill out in a very cozy and elegant atmosphere. Great food (one of the best Italian food in Chicago), wine and friendly stuff.
Highly recommended

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant with great food! I will definitely be back.

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vipTraveler
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I have been coming to Coco Pazzo for many years. They always try and seat me at the worst table - the same table by the bar. The pasta's were very good but the seafood was not up to par. Their continued seating me at the same table every time I dine there is getting old - it's like they don't know that I have ever eaten there and it's been over 10 years of dining - really disappointing.

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viphappyeater
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco Pazzo has survived covid. The food is as excellent as ever and the service is attentive. I had a taste of the eggplant parmesan and I'm certainly having that the next time we're there.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back for sure.

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vipAnnetteA
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and service attentive. They have done a very good job of spacing tables to be in accordance with distancing but still make it feel comfortable and natural.

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BillK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. All pasta's are great and cooked perfectly.

ME
vipMaryE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here. The food and ambiance were amazing. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Can’t wait to go back!

DK
vipDebK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Birthday celebration, I guess it’s not communicated to the host/server when reservation is made with OpenTable. We were rushed through dinner and plates were constantly being cleared when we weren’t finished. Host seemed to be surprised when asked for oil/cheese for our bread. In an Italian restaurant!
Valet says $15 but turns out it was $25.

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Ydaz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! I highly recommend it!

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vipErinH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Coco Pazzo, the food and service are always excellent. Jack and his team are warm and friendly, they treat you like family. We've been going here for many years, trying to support them especially now during this pandemic.

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3friends
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I very much enjoyed by experience. The drinks and food were very good. Service was attentive. Atmosphere very lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Coco Pazzo is the best restaurant in the Midwest!

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PAM58
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staycation & to support Chicago businesses.

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific place. Food is great; service even better. It's good to be back.

YF
vipYasuF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good to have a special dinner with my friend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner was amazing!!! Best service and delicious food.

TB
TarjaB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We checked the box “Birthday” on reservation but the message apparently did not reach the staff so the birthday went unrecognized.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Had the caprese salad new your medium rare. Gnocchi. Also order marghereta pizza. That wasn’t that great. Overall a fabulous place. Very authentic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. My girlfriend had the half chicken and I had the Bistteca. Shared a bolognese as app. Drinks were delicious. They’re popular for Espresso Martini’s but I found the Italian 75 to be nice. Our server David was attentive and knowledgeable. Will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service was subpar.

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vipchristinaj
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world. I’m been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Introduced to two friends who were overwhelmed!

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SheilaR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet evening dining in at Coco Pazzo. The food we ordered, the ravioli and veal, was delicious. The service was outstanding, with the the wait staff and management being quite attentive making sure that our food was prepared to our liking and making sure our drinks did not run dry. A+ rating - can't wait to return again.

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vipSusanP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The cioppino was squid rings out of the freezer that were rubbery with no taste. The muscles had tiny mussels and basically were empty shells. The soup was like runny red water. The octopus we ordered was so tough we could barely cut it. The wine left something to be desired. For two people we paid $200 which was outrageous for the quality. Will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend and his parents. We had wonderful service, food, and ambience! Rodrigo was a fabulous server and very knowledgeable.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
254 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be a stellar restaurant with great menu on over the top wine list service and food great

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You can order delivery directly from Coco Pazzo using the Order Online button. Coco Pazzo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 836-0900.

Coco Pazzo is rated 4.8 stars by 3116 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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