The basis of Mauro’s cuisine is “sapori veri’: true, honest, genuine flavors used masterfully to create new sensations, forms and colors. Fresh seasonal ingredients from Italian and local sources will tantalize every taste bud as Mauro allows each bite to speak for itself in a clean, straightforward flavorful vocabulary. With each endeavor Mauro continues to look for new ways to incorporate regional Italian ingredients as he redefines Italian cooking.
Very pricey for what we got. $160 per person for mediocrity
Great -classic white table -top Italian restaurant
Fantastic service and food.
Pelago restaurant because of the talented chef is the best Italian place in Chicago, highly recommended if you wish to eat authentic superb Italian dishes.... High quality ingredients and presentation and atmosphere are all excellent reasons to keep going back and dine at this incredible ristorante!
My food was salty. I was offered a different dish but I declined it. Service was slow. They did not deduct any amount for the dish. The bill was very high I will not return anytime soon
Expensive! But, the service and food are exceptional. I enjoyed the experience.
Very nice owner/chef. However, the prices were outrageous. Waiter pointed us to a very expensive bottle of wine and an appetizer that was inedible and also very expensive. Pasta was undercooked. Worst meal we had in Chicago. I hate writing bad reviews; however, people should beware. If you don't care about the price and the taste and waiters you cannot understand, then you will be fine.
We dined at Pelago in celebration of my wife's birthday, and had a wonderful experience. We have been there several times in the past and as always, the food was excellent. My pasta was prepared to al dente perfection, and the staff was accommodating in honoring my request to shave the generous portion of truffles onto it at our table. My wife's veal ravioli were magnificent, and throughout, the service staff was attentive without hovering. For up-scale Italian food, we prefer Pelago to a much more famous nearby restaurant hands down.
They hit it out of the park! I am so happy I picked this restaurant to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! The wait staff was excellent!
Excellent restaurant. Hard to understand the servers at times. Take your appetite with you, the food is to die for!
The service was not quite what I had expected from such a sophisticated restaurant.
We love to take friends to Pelago. The menu is extensive with excellent pasta and many seafood dishes. One of the appetizers is a tasting menu of pasta which is unique and delicious. Two in our party were vegans, and the chef made accommodations to provide them with a very tasty dinner. Service and ambience are wonderful!
We go here quite often when visiting Chicago and the food is amazing! Their outdoor patio was inviting, friendly and very nice. Service is prompt and efficient. Great place to dine!
Best italian in Chicago. Nothing even close to Pelago. The pasta is incredible. Staff amazing. Great time every time we’re visiting.
Excellent as always,
The food is delicious and the terrace lovely, but it is very, very expensive.
We are outside on a quiet afternoon. The service was wonderful. The ambiance was great. We can’t wait to go back.
Superb staff and wine recommendations to match food. Loved the pasta.
1st time here. Tony and Jesus provided us a great dining experience. We sat outside as weather was cooperative. Flowers and garden atmosphere added to the experience. Black truffled pasta cooked al dente. Will definitely be back to try to beauty of the inside. Food, service,atmosphere....what else could we ask for. Thank you.
Francesco and Maurio continue to make for the best evenings ever. A very special restaurant, with exceptional service, and outstanding food.
Sadly, Pelago is not what it used to be. While the service and ambiance continue to shine, the food, by and large is no longer delicious. The salmon crab roll, once robust, is now dry and wholly lacking in flavor. The pinot grigio is a flat, watery pool. Disappointed on East Delaware Place.
Absolutely fantastic! My husband and I have dined here a handful of times and will continue to return. It's one of the best restaurants we have been to in the city. The service was impeccable and the food was devine.
We were charged $35.00 for a valet parking. After asking why it is $35.00 instead of $13.00 as advertised, we were told that the owner has to deal with it. The owner/chef came out, told us that he has nothing to do with the valet, told us not to come back and trow some money into our car through the open window. NEVER felt to humiliated before! Terrible services, no client's appreciation, bad manners!!! NOT the way to treat customers!
My employees called me out of the kitchen because this grouchy lady was very upset about the valet parking mistake. I kindly asked her to wait for the valet personnel to come back from the garage to fix the issue but she was so angry that she couldn't understand reasons. I gave her the money back but she didn't stop screaming that she didn't wanted my money, so then when I didn't know what else to do to help, I asked her to leave me alone and to not come back anymore. What do they want from me?
It was excellent, but I wll have second thoughts coming back for the surprise bill I got with things not in the menu... Not nice getting that hughe bill not knowing what the cost will be....
this is a great restaurant. period. Expensive, but worth it. Truly fine dining.
Excellent, excellent, excellent!!
The hostess was courtesy & friendly.
The minestrone soup and the ravioli were delicious. The chocolate pudding was most pleasurable!
Server Jesus was professional and friendly, he made an excellent selection for the wine.
His assistant, Juan, professional and polite.
I would definitely dine again here!!!
Pelago is one of the best kept secrets in town. The food is truly outstanding, the service is second to none, and the ambience is perfect for a quiet conversation or romantic evening.
Everything was absolutely perfect for my mothers birthday. Frank go to the food to the ambience we couldn’t have asked for anything more thank you for making it such a special evening! We will be back again and again and again. This was not our first visit
We had a wonderful dinner
The concierge at Ritz Carlton recommended Pelago which was one block away from the hotel
It is not often we find staff, from head waiter to bus-boys, this well trained and attentive, a remarkable experience
Chef popped out of kitchen to make sure things were going smoothly and patrons happy
The risotto was perfectly prepared, consistency, flavor, seasonings. Many places overload salt, not this one
The rabbit was delicious, the sauce just right, flavorful, not ladled on
Through some waiter-water-magic, our Pelligrino was bottomless
High quality White linen table cloth and napkins (not sad polyester) and sprays of natural flowers lend to this memorable meal.
We will definitely return, and recommend to you
Outstanding service. Excellent food. I would recommend this place for a special evening or lunch
Service was impeccable. Warm, attentive service. Food delicious and the atmosphere very welcoming. Highly recommend it.
As always perfect service & excellent food
One of the very best restaurants in Chicago. It never disappoints and the service outstanding.
We have dined here several times and always look forward to returning. It is a treat to experience true old-world sophistication. The service is flawless and the food extraordinary. A true gastronomic temple.
Always a treat. Make you feel so welcome and excellent food.
A very fine restaurant with an incredible menu and chef