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Pelago, Chicago, IL
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Pelago

4.6
4.6
1776 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
PELAGO RISTORANTE has come to the end of its 15 yr lease serving fine dining Italian cuisine to Chicago. The Mafrici family would like to thank Chicago and their many loyal customers. Chef Mauro will be serving his last Pelago meal on NYE, December 31, 2022.
Mauro Mafrici is a Michelin starred Italian chef who has worked in some of the greatest international kitchens and luxury resort hotels of the world. His long resume of prestigious experiences in revered establishments culminated in the opening of his own critically acclaimed restaurant, Lo Scalco, in New York City which earned a coveted Michelin star in its first year open.
Mauro has now brought his talents to Chicago with PELAGO. The basis of Mauro’s cuisine is “sapori veri’: true, honest, genuine flavors used masterfully to create new sensations, forms and colors. With each endeavor he continues to look for new ways to incorporate regional Italian ingredients as he redefines Italian cooking.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 280-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mauro Mafrici

  • Catering

    Please contact us at info@pelagorestaurant.com for detailed information on how we can assist with your semi-private or private dining needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dinner for Family and Friends: 20 guests maximum. 30 minutes Passed Hors d'oeuvres. Chef Menu: Five Courses with Wine. $5,000. Tax and 20% Gratuity are not included.

  • Private party contact

    Mauro Mafrici: (312) 280-0700

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Mies van der Rohe

  • Parking details

    Discounted valet price for 3 hours for guests dining at Pelago.

  • Public transit

    #151, #146, #148, #135,#3

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,776 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MB

    MelissaB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional as always.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had never been to this restaurant and now it is closing and I am sad🥲; what a lovely upscale Italian spot!!🇮🇹🍷🍝
  3. J

    Jackie

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food for our last visit to Pelago. It has been a favorite restaurant for many years. One thing I always hate, however, is that they don’t bring your leftovers to the table. They leave them “up front.” But if the coat checker forgets to give it to you, you leave without them. Literally happens every time I eat there. The portions are huge that the leftovers could be two more meals, but they get left “somewhere” up front, a spot I’ve never seen. Also often the wine list is not updated so you pick a wine and they don’t have it. But food is top notch, service during dinner is excellent. Will be sad to see this one go.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. One of our favorite restaurants.
  5. PK

    P1210Ktown

    Raleigh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mauro and his team were phenomenal again.
  6. R

    Rick

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely dinner. One of the best I’ve ever had anywhere. Delicious mushroom risotto and orata with thyme.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was wonderful
  8. MB

    MelissaB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and the staff is attentive without being overbearing.
  9. B

    Buzzman

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic wine selection and service. The food was absolutely delicious.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad to see it leaving. It is always a spectacular meal and experience. The food and wine and ambiance are perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our #1 favorite restaurant.
  12. FL

    FoodieLauren

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had better pasta dishes in my life. And I’ve eaten a lot of pasta. I can’t wait to go back (and can’t believe i never knew about this lovely spot before!)
  13. P

    Partyof5

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely wonderful evening as usual for Pelago. They will be missed!
  14. PE

    PETERR

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    rude hostess on seating, watered down martini twice after being replaced, bait/switch with wine selection, doubled our order- very expensive - very dishonest - don't go there.
  15. GC

    GaryCo

    Manitoba

    445 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    445 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food and service were very good. Our waiter was very attentive. However, the noise and the room temperature made our dining experience less than perfect. The room temperature was at 77 F degrees which is far too warm and the loud boisterous men sitting at the table behind us made it almost impossible for my guest and me to have a conversation. We probably will never go back to this restaurant.
  16. KM

    KarliM

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great per usual but I think they raised their prices for going out of business. I know it isn'n and inexpensive place but last night seemed extreme.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Pushy waiter, to many recommendation, not pleasant, effected the dinner experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal - very traditional Italian meal. Waiters were very attentive and service was great. Nice wine selection with a lot of Italian wines.
  19. C

    Citydweller

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pelago has always been the go to place to celebrate.
  20. SM

    SuzanneM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and service was spot on. Highly recommend … especially for a special occasion.
  21. ML

    MicheleL

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in Chicago. Great service and wine list.
  22. J

    Jossea

    St. Louis

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The corkage fee is much higher than average for Chicago fine dining establishments and one is restricted by only being allowed to bring non-Italian wines which I have never heard of in my 50 year history of running beverage programs in fine dining establishments. I did not allow patrons to bring in any wine that was on my list which is reasonable. Additionally, there is no valet parking which is very unusual for a restaurant of this caliber. The ambiance and interior design is attractive and elegant.The menu is excellent along with exquisite presentation and cuisine execution. Additionally, the Wine List possesses excellent depth and selection especially in Italian bottlings. I question their dress code, however, allowing blue jeans in the dining area. The service is close to impeccable but there is no table crumbing and no one approached me to inquire regarding as to if my food was properly prepared. There is some classic service procedures that are present like pulling out chairs, showing you to the restrooms and helping one to put on their coats of which one does not experience anymore even in so called fine dining establishments. Overall, it is an exceptional venue that is highly recommended.
  23. L

    Laura

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was fine. It was nice to have gluten free pasta options. Service was obnoxious - if you’re going to ask the table what we’d like but then heavily push specific specials, why even ask us in the first place? Dessert was appalling. Would not recommend.
  24. f

    food4life

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food. High priced for the quality which is no doubt for location and high level of staff. Good for special occasion. Equally good food in the neighborhood for quite a bit less.
  25. A

    Antonio

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, with attention to fresh ingredients as a base for true natural flavors, superbly cooked by a master chef who brings out the real italian taste. Service is attentive and guides you in your choices.
  26. MN

    MNGirl

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant but a bit overpriced for the quality of the food. Servers were extra helpful and pleasant
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a new Italian spot and Pelago was great!
  28. DK

    DanK

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The experience was underwhelming. The hostess greeted us and asked if I want to check my leather jacket. I said no ( in fact I wore it because the AC in the restaurant is often chilly). She seemed suspicious and said I would not be permitted to put it on the back of my chair. I assured I would not. Now the food. I remember loving the veal ravioli. This time the presentation very rich. My wife and ordered a smoked swordfish appetizer to share. The waiter seemed obviously annoyed that we didn’t order a “main course”. Mind you the swordfish was $36. The price of the veal dish was comparable. There no non alcoholic beer on the menu as there had been in the past. The wait staff seemed to hover over our table throughout the meal. We were disappointed, in part because our memories of the pre Covid dinner had been so pleasant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely in all ways, but a bit overpriced
  30. h

    heyray

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just returned from Italy and there is simply nowhere in the motherland that can hold a candle to Pelago. The staff serve as a friendly team of pros and the food is beyond compare.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good surprise with such a superb food The wine list is a bit expensive but there are good picks and it is huge. But only Italian wines. The overall experience was excellent.
  32. TF

    TimF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food, for the most part was quite good, as well as the service. Some of their pastas are overpriced. And they have the audacity to charge $21.00 for a liter of Pelligrino, or they inflated the price because we didn’t order cocktails or wine. Not retup.
  33. m

    mgru

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waiters very insistent that we selected their food and wine recommendations. Two people did not like their food they ordered. The service for the check was very slow and unprofessional. We all felt the atmosphere awkward. I do believe in the restaurant but they have a lot to improve.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night out. Fine dinning Al fresco. Waiter was superb. Full of suggestions. Offered us non menu tasting menu based on our wine selection. Shred the chefs vision as he served each course. Outstanding food and just right portions made this a memorable night.
  35. PF

    PFG55

    Chicago

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, as usual. Mascarpone and green bean salad. Swordfish carpaccio from Sicily. Offmenu pasta sampler for two followed by sea bream. Yum
  36. DS

    DianaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was fine, not amazing as we were expecting. The food and drinks were heavily overpriced. It’s fine to try once, I guess, but not worth it a second visit.
  37. KW

    KarenW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about Pelago!! Service was divine . . . the gracious staff was beautifully attired, informative, and friendly. Prices were a little steep for my pocketbook but well worth it on this celebratory occasion. Needless to say, I love white tablecloth settings. The food was outstanding, presentations were colorful and inviting - can't wait to return!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    It's a beautiful restaurant. The food presentation was lovely. I was very put off by the waiter's insistence on upselling expensive wine and then appetizers the table clearly wasn't interested in. The waiter brought a bottle of wine to the table while we were having cocktails and hadn't even ordered food. How are we supposed to decide on a wine before we know what we are eating? We did give in and order an overpriced wine. They served the wine before the food came and then dinner took so long I felt like the delay was intentional while they pushed us to order a second bottle. We finally relented after about the 4th suggestion by the waiter and ordered the mozzarella appetizer. They brought one for each of the 6 of us instead of one for the table. $168 for that. Entrees were 50-65 unless you ordered pasta. I had risotto. It was way undercooked. The waiter seemed to disappear after it became clear we weren't buying everything he tried to sell. Way too expensive and too high pressure
  39. MB

    MelissaB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. The waiter made some great recommendations. The food is so fresh and exceptional.
  40. l

    ljpe

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we loved everything about our dinner. the food was amazing, the atmosphere perfect for a quiet date night, very romantic. Staff was excellent

FAQs

Pelago is rated 4.6 stars by 1776 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Pelago

209 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mies van der Rohe

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Meat

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Discounted valet price for 3 hours for guests dining at Pelago.

  • Public transit

    #151, #146, #148, #135,#3

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mauro Mafrici

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 280-0700

  • Catering

    Please contact us at info@pelagorestaurant.com for detailed information on how we can assist with your semi-private or private dining needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dinner for Family and Friends: 20 guests maximum. 30 minutes Passed Hors d'oeuvres. Chef Menu: Five Courses with Wine. $5,000. Tax and 20% Gratuity are not included.

  • Private party contact

    Mauro Mafrici: (312) 280-0700

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