Macello

4.7
1190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
**Macello was recently rated #2 "BEST PIZZA" in Chicago by Chicago Magazine (November 2015)**

Italian cuisine from the Puglia region of Italy, Steaks & Chops. Macello, a rustic Italian restaurant and market/deli located in the Warehouse District (West Loop), offers an airy dining room with wood beams, exposed brick, and two wood-burning ovens. The menu features plenty of thin crust pizza; linguine with mixed seafood in a spicy cherry tomato sauce. The butcher shop inspired market located in the front of Macello stocks cured meats, cheese and food from the Puglia region- the "boot heel" of Italy. Macello appropriately translates to "slaughterhouse"-- the building housed a slaughterhouse in the 1920s.



Special Offers

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Take Flight on Father's Day, offering three 5oz pours of our favorite beers. The perfect complement to Father's Day dinner. Seat inside or out in the garden patio. (pricing subject to change)

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

We love this restaurant and have been coming for a few years. Unfortunately, our waiter ruined this meal for us. He spilled wine while pouring (on my shirt and splattered on 2 plates) and he was rushed when taking our order. We asked for our pork chop and filet to be cooked medium. When I tried to tell him I wanted to make sure it was still pink he was dismissive and said he knew what we wanted. Well, he didn’t. Everything was well done. Totally overcooked to the point of not being able to cut it. So disappointed.

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G
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our go-to place when we see a performance at City Winery. Street parking is always easy, and it's a very short walk (less than two blocks) to CW. Consistent Puglia-style food, with lots of typical Italian dishes. I've had the chicken vesuvius several times, always good. We've had a couple different pastas, especially like the Bolognese sauce. There's a couple of cheap, good choices on the wine list. Compared to the hubbub of the restaurants east of there on Randolph, it's easy and good.

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent gluten-free options and lovely ambiance!

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Good ambiance. Food was good but some plates not so good. I had a Pasta dish with vegetables that was 85 percent pasta and cheese sauce, and you had to look hard for the vegetables.

The appetizer with scallops was very good

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L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

As always the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The only problem I had with this visit was the live entertainment. The music/singing was too loud for this venue. It was really difficult to carry on a conversation in a normal speaking voice.

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HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Food, excellent authentic Italian music by the legendary La Tosca!! Our new favorite spot on Wednesday’s!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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CG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

i've been to Macello's several times and it was always excellent. Last time was on a 3rd date and they made it perfect. Icing on the cake? Wednesday's they have an incredibly talented music group (musicians of all nationalities playing ethnic and jazz) plus half off on good wines....can't beat a perfect night...

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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christian was a wonderful waiter and food was delicious! Great neighborhood place - looking forward to many evenings on the patio!

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JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Macello is eclectic, fun and delicious! My first generation husband and his parents(from Bari) loved the food and the owner. I highly recommend this lovely restaurant!

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DR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great Italian food!!!! You can customize your dish. I chose fettuccine instead of farro.

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D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to Macello many times, never disappoints. Food & service alway excellent!!!

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time at Macello. The first time was a few years ago and have been wanting to get back there for some time. Definitely did not disappoint. A little noisy inside but it is a busy restaurant for a reason. Great food, wine and service. Definitely will be going back for a third time.

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KF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We always enjoy Macello and will continue coming back and recommending it. The waiter was very sweet but a little too casual when we indicated someone in our party has a nut allergy. A little more engagement and initiative was needed on the nut allergy issue. We all enjoyed our food. The roast chicken is so delicious! Thank you.

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j
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Have been going to Macello for many years and have always had a great meal, but this meal in particular with superb. Can't wait to go again.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Pizza's, made in wood burning oven, are some of the best in Chicago. Good wine list with low cost options. Service is very friendly and professional. Gary

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KM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is great. Their fish & meat dishes are some of the best in the city. I love the sea bass & my husband loves the lamb chops - the risotto is cooked perfectly! The pizza is also amazing! This is perfect for any occasion.

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KK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant with great authentic Italian food! The service is first-rate, excellent wine list and delicious food. I’d go back here any day of the week!

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LS
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love Macellos. Wood-fired ovens yield excellent dishes from great pizza to creative sea and land food dishes. Great approachable wine list. Love it appetizer to Limoncello.

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always good. Like the space. Appreciated the wine recommendation.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We had a 8:00pm reservation and we arrived at 7:50 and we were informed that they were waiting for one table to finish up before we got seated. We waited at the bar until 8:30 watching tables of 4 get seated before us, we went to talk to the hostess and she said the same thing “waiting on a table of 2”. The entire experience was ruined when our night was delayed by 40+minutes.

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D
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Macello was a wonderful place to celebrate my son’s birthday. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived but we edged our way to the bar and were happily served cocktails. Once seated, we had excellent service and meals. We’ll definitely be back soon.

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AR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christian was a great server. Wed nt band a bit too loud for the space size.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

incredible pizza

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch service and excellent food!

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H
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious with fresh ingredients.

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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredibly authentic food. A small taste from a wonderful part of Italy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and drinks

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LP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time at Macello and I will definitely return. There were quite a few dishes on the menu that I would like to try. I met up with friends from California and they had made the restaurant recommendation. So glad they did! Service was efficient too.

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great quality food and great service! I highly recommend this place if you want great affordable Italian food. Great wine selection

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s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love their Wednesday live band and half off wine bottles. Delicious food!

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N
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice, cozy place. Good food. Attentive service. And if you happen to be there on Wednesday night, you will get the live music as well (that was an insensitive for me :))

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m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience all around. Very accommodating as my original group was 10 people that ended up being just 6 of us. We had a wonderful time! Thank you.

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DW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Looking forward to coming back, that is the best compliment of all.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great new spot!

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W
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Back again and expected the usual. Great food and service. We had 2 special friends with us for their first visit. Both ordered the salmon special. Only he brought a salmon and a scallop. She definitely ordered the salmon as they discussed the side plating. When the order came and he tried to correct, they were out of the salmon. She got snapper instead but it took another 20 min to prepare while we waited. Food was good, but they really screwed the order.

We’ll go back, but I was disappointed they didn’t offer to comp her meal or at least offer to. Expected more.

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m
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always good food and service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love it there. Great experience.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ownership really does a fantastic job. High quality food and making you feel like family!

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DG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Gustavo, was attentive, knowledgeable, and fun. Our meals were excellent-tasty and beautifully presented. We had a perfect experience at Macello, and will definitely return!

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DB
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Macello was a lovely surprise! Everything was delicious, service was excellent, would definitely visit again before an event at the United Center! Thanks Macello!

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