Bar Cargo

4.6
133 reviews
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Pizza Bar
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Bar Cargo is a Roman pizza bar concept brought to you by Anthony Stefani, the son of notable Chicago restaurateur Phil Stefani. The Stefanis have brought World Pizza Champion and Roman native Massimo Moresi to share his unique Roman style pizzas with Chicago in a fun and casual environment with a beverage program consisting of Italian-American influenced craft cocktails and beers. Outside of the Roman pizzas, the menu includes a wide variety of bar bites, sandwiches, and salads. The name Bar Cargo is a nod to the shipping containers used throughout the concept’s structure and the many Italian goods that are being shipped via cargo containers for their authentic Roman-style pizza.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

They’re currently making us leave for another reservation during the games so yeah, won’t be back.

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IN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wanted to try different type of pizza. Pizzas were delicious. Sweetest grape tomatoes out there. Strange thing to say, but they were! Spacious place, didn’t feel like we were having to weave through tables or chairs. Music was a tad bit loud, but better than heavy metal at Kumas. Would go back again with group.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I must be getting old, but there is no place where the sound level is approachable for an easy conversation.

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VK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We came for their bottomless mimosas and bloodies after a gala night out. They were great about bringing us beverages in a timely manner. We also had their pepperoni pizza (spicy and good), arugula pizza (amazing), cheese curds (very good), and the wings (ehhh). We went at noon at we were the only table until about 12:30 ish

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SD
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good pizza, good salads, good value for the money. Was not crazy at the sports bein shown on the T.V. Eating your meal and looking up and seeing world wrestling/boxing combo and seeing some guy getting beat to a pulp is not a good combo.
Other than that would go back and just keep looking down.

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

Great experience. Service is top notch. My favorite pizza spot!

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f
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome pizza! A great change up from the standard Chicago pizza. Great service, location and atmosphere. Will be visiting again.

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EM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, and the service there was very personable. I forgot my glasses and the manager came running out after me! :)

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I was charged someone else’s tab :(
I was a bit drunk to notice what I was signing.

After posting this review I got a phone call from manager saying they found my tab and will straighten things up. They never did!

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t
Milwaukee
54 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They have the best pizza in Chicago. Can't decide between two pizzas will do half and half. Grace our server does an excellent job even had a special birthday treat.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza and good selection of drinks. Great place for after work gathering

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A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bar Cargo was a great lunch spot with some co-workers! We enjoyed 2 pizzas for 6 and it was a perfect portion. Would go back! Grace was awesome!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kale artichoke dip, caprese salad and pizza was AMAZING

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great pizza!

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE bar cargo! Their pizza is delicious! We come all the time and will continue to- my favorite is the mushroom sausage!

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NJ
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

pizza was delicious, service was mediocre - very pushy waitress even though we kept ordering and there was no wait / crowd to get in.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I really liked Bar Cargo. Had Sunday brunch, food was hot and very good. Pizza was very tasty. I would come back

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

The owner, Anthony, and our server Grace were so hospitable and accommodating for our group of 10. The pizza was AMAZING and the patio has several heaters to keep warm throughout seasons. Strongly recommend for events or just a date night out.

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very large portions. Pizza very good. Hard to comment on noise level it wasn't very busy at the time,

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NI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We spent NYE here and the service was outstanding.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was amazing! It has the best pizza that I have ever eaten! The Roman Style crust and fresh ingredients were so delicious that we went back for lunch the next day! Wish pizza was this good in TN!!

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cool spot with good food and good prices - would recommend in the River North area!

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have made Bar Cargo a regular for pizza and a drink. Nice atmosphere, great service and love their pizza. Crust is perfect.

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t
Milwaukee
55 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best pizza we have ever had in Chicago. Wil be back. Our server Mandy was one of the best servers we have ever had. We asked her to pick the pizza for us so she half & half. I would of never thought of ordering a pizza with chicken and avocado that was one 1/2, roman was the other. It was the best ever.
She was so happy that we asked her option and she wasn't scared to order for us. We had the side salad too, it is bigger than what you would expect, nice and cold and crisp. Told the hostess how happy we were with our dinner, she was very happy about it and was going to pass the word on.
THIS IS A GO BACK TO.

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KG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great pizza. Different than your typical “Italian” pizza. Cool environment. Outdoor area look fun for summer!

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N
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cute place. I really liked the pizza, it was tasty. Not too loud but not quiet. Definitely will be going back.

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L
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I am from Rome, italy. This was the best roman pizza i have had in the US in 26 years!

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w
Chicago
167 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great pizza! We like Bar Cargo’s pizza. The crust is crunchy and not too doughy. The ingredients are fresh and delicious. Service is good and friendly.

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H
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Real Italian pizza right in the middle of Chicago! The appetizer (Calamari & Wi cheese curds) were great as was the Pear Arugula salad. Loved the donut dessert for my birthday:) Thanks to the great staff for great service!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very fun waitress and amazing pizza!

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CE
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always awesome!!!

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i
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

This place is SOOOO overpriced for what you get. Seriously. Went there... 3 drinks and an appetizer and it was $60.00!!! Not returning. Not worth the experience or food.

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The wait staff is rude and unfriendly. The brunch options are great though and it is a fun football atmosphere!

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Pizza selection, good atmosphere and a good place to watch a game.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Took us almost 30 min to be seated with a reservation on a Friday night but pizza was good

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our visit was top notch, from making the reservation to leaving. We were meeting a friend that was coming from the hospital so he was running behind. We were never rushed or made to feel like we were a nuisance. The Roman was maybe the best pizza I've ever had - crackly crust, high quality ingredients...absolutely delicious. Our waitress (whose name I have forgotten) was great - attentive but not hovering, nice and funny.

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KD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza and ambiance the apps are great too. Pizza is very reasonably priced and delicious very large portions, cocktails and wine are pretty expensive.

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CE
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place! Always remembered and greeted warmly by the same host who has been there for a while. Service is great! They make a cheeseless pizza for my wife to accommodate her dairy allergy. It’s our son’s favorite place and he’s four. Just loves dancing to the music and watching the cooks make the pizzas. We’ll always keep coming back

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AS
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve gone for the bottomless/buffet brunch. Drinks were good. Food was ok for a buffet. Outdoor patio space is adorable. Went back tonight for dinner. I liked the pizza. Shared with my husband and has more than enough for a third person. So, a meal for three under $25 is pretty good!

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w
Chicago
167 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really enjoyed Bar Cargo. The pizza was delicious! Great crust with fresh toppings. Service was very good. Great outdoor patio!!

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