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Macello, Chicago, IL
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Macello

4.8
4.8
1862 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The moment you walk through our door you know you are in for something special. The restaurant is filled with lively chatter and the delicious smell of pizza, freshly made for you in our wood-burning ovens. Colorful fiberglass orbs provide gentle light to dine by and our wine selection stretches from floor to ceiling against our longest wall, providing you with myriad options from which to choose. Macello is a place where you will feel like a regular from your very first visit. A family-friendly fine dining restaurant, coming here you will find all of the comforts of a home-cooked meal without any of the mess. Since October of 2007, Macello has transported diners to another place and time. We specialize in Pugliese cuisine, inspired by the nostalgic reflections of our two owners, both with strong ties to this southern Italian region. Our menu takes advantage of many of the coastal region’s unique seafood and pasta dishes. Always traditionally-inspired and fresh, we strive to capture the Old World charm and authenticity in our West Loop restaurant. From the two wood-burning ovens kept fired to the finest ingredients, at Macello you will find a taste of the Adriatic like no other. Customers have come to expect the highest quality of ingredients, the simplicity of a perfect meal, the cozy unhurried professional service and the feeling of being surrounded by family and friends and we are happy to welcome them time and again. Come and join us and see if you don’t become a regular, too.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 850-9870

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Main-Dining seats up to 60 guests Or Tasting-Room seats up to 25 guests. Combine both spaces for a full buy-out. Inquire about pricing & menu options!

  • Private party contact

    Angie Marie: (312) 850-9870

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Racine

  • Parking details

    $12 Valet Friday & Saturday's starting at 4:30pm OR Street Parking. There is no longer a parking lot available.

  • Public transit

    Green & Pink Line - Ashland/Lake, Morgan/Lake

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,862 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a large group and Joseph was an excellent waiter.
  2. KP

    KevinP

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Has been a few years since we have had dinner at Macello's......good to see same great food and service.
  3. MG

    MaeG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great servers and the food was delicious! I recommend this italian restaurant.
  4. a

    alexo

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Cozy, authentic restaurant for a perfect dinner with friends. Will be back
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious, handmade pastas!
  6. G

    Gregorian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Everything about it is good, the food is outstanding and the service is very friendly & professional. Going to Macello with my family on Sunday is a pleasure.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special appetizer with burrata, prosciutto and arugula on crispy bread was phenomenal. Farro with fresh seafood in a white wine sauce is highly recommended. Caravelle with meat sauce was just ok per my husband.
  8. H

    Harborlou

    Naples

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Macello's never disappoints us. Our favorite food is the sea bass entree with the Parmesan risotto. Delicious! The pizzas and pasta are a close second. Ivan is always an attentive and friendly server. We love coming here with our friends to enjoy the patio during the warm season and to enjoy the convivial warmth of the oven during cold weather. We'll be back.
  9. FC

    FoodieConnector

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go eat here! Incredible, authentic Italian food, vibrant atmosphere and service is personable and warm. Been going here for years. They never disappoint.
  10. MZ

    MattZ

    Milwaukee

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We split grilled calamari which was very good. Bread is served hot, but wasn’t the tastiest bread served in Chicago. Two of us had pizzas and one had saltimbocca. Pizzas were good - not great. Pretty good choices on the wine list.
  11. k

    kenh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is outstanding, but then there were specials which ready added to the discussion. Server, don't recall his name, was very engaging and made dinner a complete experience.
  12. TZ

    TomZ

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Macello is a great Italian restaurant with a Puglian focus. I've been here several times before events at the United Center - it's only a 5 minute drive away. The food is always good and the service amazing.
  13. KS

    KySouth

    Chicago

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent service. The restaurant has a very nice feel .
  14. E

    Elaina

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Service was good. Kept checking to see how we were doing and if anything is needed. We will come back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Enjoyed everything. Will be back
  16. B

    Beth

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is all good, and the pizza is outstanding.
  17. TG

    TylorG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I saw this restaurant as I was walking home one day and put it on my list of places to try. It did not disappoint! The food, service and ambience were all great and everything was reasonably priced. I will definitely be back again soon.
  18. L

    Liam

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and wine selection! Will definitely be back
  19. GR

    GaryR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    great Italian food...mussels were terrific 👌 👍
  20. RM

    RobM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great placw with great service!
  21. R

    Robin

    Naples

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an out of the way gem. The food is different but superb. We would strongly recommend the Macello pizza which is very, very light and the tomato sauce is even lighter. The dollops of Burrata cheese make it a special dish.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went to Marcello as a late anniversary celebration. We loved it! The vibe was a great combination of upscale and casual. The food was phenomenal. Highly recommend the tartufata pasta. We also thoroughly enjoyed the tiramisu and our cocktails. Can’t wait to go back.
  23. KR

    KRuth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great friendly service. Will be back.
  24. C

    Casey

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joseph was fabulous
  25. LP

    LisaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant! If your looking for authentic southern Italian, there is no better place
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and ambiance was amazing!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were outstanding as always!
  28. JM

    JimM

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food!
  29. M

    kathyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant that in a West Loop original. The service is excellent and the food is even better!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Una comida exquisita
  31. JR

    JulieR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service and especially the Tuesday nite music La Tosca Chicago
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our date night meal, drinks and service were fabulous! The staff are very pleasant, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine options. Our waiter Rene was delightful and helped make our dinner quite enjoyable! Will definitely return with friends.
  33. LL

    LisaL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant—food was excellent and service even better!
  34. c

    chieats

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! This place is amazing. Love the server, the food and their espresso martini was amazing. The pizza looked amazing but we were stuffed. I’m surprised it wasn’t packed. The server was funny and checked in the perfect amount of times.
  35. l

    lucyy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious Service was great Love the restaurant look Casual but elegant
  36. ZB

    ZachB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, not too crowded, been before will go again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Macello is a hidden gem tucked away under the El and a few blocks away from the trendy hustle & bustle of Randolph & Fulton Market. The unassuming facade & entryway leads into a large, but intimate space that’s perfect for a date or dinner with close friends & family. The atmosphere is less about being seen, and more for those focused on enjoying each other’s company & conversation. You will not be disappointed by the food and the service is exceptional.
  38. CC

    ChipCamden

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, especially the Sea Bass. The server was very inexperienced and new very little about the menu. Pretty noisy and had a TV showing baseball.
  39. E

    Ewig

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was amazing, as was the atmosphere. The food however was just average. The pasta dish was kinda bland, the risotto was crunchy (seafood was amazing though); and the burrata pizza appetizer was just average. Chicago has so many wonderful restaurants, so skip this one!
  40. SE

    SandiEzB

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our first time at Macello’s— it was well worth the trip to the West Loop. We were seated in the lovely garden in the back and the service was attentive and friendly. We started out “lightly” with arugula salads, to save room for the entrees! The special fish — wild caught Salmon, prepared in their wood-burning oven then sautéed in saffron, was served with broccolini and a shrimp & vegetable risotto. It was mouthwatering! My husband enjoyed the savory & tender Lamb Chop Casserole, served over risotto, potatoes & capers. Our son had the Braciole pasta — beef sirloin rolled with pancetta in a pomodoro sauce….it was such a generous portion that he couldn’t finish it all! Although the tiramisu look awfully delicious, we were satisfied with our complementary lemoncellos and perfectly prepared entrees! Highly recommend this neighborhood gem — you can definitely trust the good reviews!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Macello using the Order Online button. Macello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-9870.

Macello is rated 4.8 stars by 1862 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


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Macello

1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Racine

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $12 Valet Friday & Saturday's starting at 4:30pm OR Street Parking. There is no longer a parking lot available.

  • Public transit

    Green & Pink Line - Ashland/Lake, Morgan/Lake

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 850-9870

  • Private party facilities

    Main-Dining seats up to 60 guests Or Tasting-Room seats up to 25 guests. Combine both spaces for a full buy-out. Inquire about pricing & menu options!

  • Private party contact

    Angie Marie: (312) 850-9870

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