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Macello

4.8
4.8
1809 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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 1,809 people are saying

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

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  1. p

    pistolepeete

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    great food and ambiance would definitely return service great rating from fellow paisan:8/10

  2. RB

    RhettB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    I’ve been here 4 times, the previous three were very good experiences, this last one was not. The food is amazing. I waited at host stand for 5 minutes without being greeted. We had a party of three. We took 10 minutes or so to order drinks and apps and the waiter seemed annoyed that we were taking so long. He didn’t come back to ask about more drinks or dinner for about 30 minutes. We asked another server to send him over and it got worse from there. I won’t go back anytime soon.

  3. s

    socalgirl

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our group of four loved every thing we ordered appetizers, entrees. Our waiter made great recommendations and was also able to take into considerations things we wanted to add or delete: appetizers: vongole gradinate, salsiccia barese entrees; cime di rapa w/sauge added, saltimbocca ( my husband gets this everywhere and said it was the best he ever had), and two orders of langanelle san Giuseppe -- 1 with anchovies and 1 without. Portions were very generous and we all took home leftovers for lunch today. Delicious!!

  4. DR

    DRocko

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic Italian food. Closest thing to actually being in Italy I have found. High quality.

  5. DM

    DanM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and the service fantastic. Our waiter checked in on us to ask how everything was and friendly. Definitely would go back. The sea bass was awesome!

  6. g

    gregw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Consistently good food and excellent wait staff. We recently went for live music (first Tuesday of the month) and enjoyed a vibrant and fun evening. Nice outdoor space as well.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great wine list, excellent service and food! My favorite neighborhood restaurant.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best dinning experience I’ve had in a while! The food was delicious and the waiter was so knowledgeable on wines and the food. This place can really customize your dish and theirs a lot of attention and love. Can’t say enough great things! My friend group and I we’re celebrating our one year of friendship and we mentioned that to the waiter and they gave us drinks to toast. That meant a lot. I can’t wait to go back!

  9. S

    Sharon

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of my favorite restaurants with consistently fresh delicious and authentic Italian cuisine that reminds me of Puglia

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fine dinner at Macello. While very busy, Joe stayed close and served us well. Kudos to Joe and the whole crew!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an absolutely delicious dinner

  12. MT

    MartaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, wine was well paired, service was grate, drinks were tasty!!!! this place is grate had awesome time!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Perfect treat for myself to have a mid-week dinner at the bar. Terrific staff (with off-menu suggestions that were exactly what I wanted!) and great wine / after dinner drink options. Will have to go back with more people next time- especially now I know Wednesdays offer half price wine bottles :-)

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is consistently good and the prices are reasonable.

  15. AU

    AshUday03

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server had great recs for specific dietary restrictions and was very attentive of us. The overall ambiance was amazing and unique to some of the Italian places we’ve been to before!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoying everything there !!

  17. b

    businessdiner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & really friendly service.

  18. S

    Sandpiper

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy Mancello! Looking forward to joining you for the next wine dinner, please make sure we are on the list.

  19. CC

    ChristaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding pizza! Our first time at Macello (went to a concert at The Bottom Lounge after). Our waiter was terrific, shared the menu and the history (Puglia) very well.

  20. S

    Smoochie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Drink tray dumped on my husband to start the evening, no one ever brought him a towel, he was drenched…finally flagged down someone for towels after 15 min. Bar service was extremely slow so table switched to wine. Waitstaff and table runners totally messed up and tried to bring us multiple wrong plates, tried to take away a dish insisting we hadn’t ordered it. Chef sent over limoncello shots for the birthday we were celebrating. Waitress brought the bill without the wine charge so we overtipped assuming it was taken off for the drenching and multiple food mistakes. Waitress then called us later she had forgotten to charge us and was using our credit card for holding the reservation to charge us an extra $300+ Will never go back, which is a shame the food was good!

  21. MR

    MelissaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not sure how to describe a well executed and delicious dinner. Each of the 4 of us tried some aspect of their specialities. Chilean sea bass could not have been cooked to more perfection. Macello to drink. Tasted the special wood fired salmon, San Giuseppe and the risotto with all was on point! Finished with the flourless chocolate cake and Tirimisu. Macello was recommended as a West loop must try! Did not disappoint!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The serving staff was the star of the show - made us feel like family and helped us celebrate a special occasion.

  23. SB

    SheilaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very Italian experience from a specific region Puglia Great Italian selection at very reasonable pricesOne can have Avery casual Pizza experience or a more refined experience

  24. SS

    SeaShore

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are more gluten free pasta choices here than any place I’ve been. I had delicious butternut squash ravioli! Such a treat! My companions enjoyed their regular pasta, shellfish and pork dishes. Great drink selection too!

  25. M

    Mamamia

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been eating at this restaurant since moving to Chicago 10 years ago. Have never had a bad meal or service, this restaurant is just fantastic!

  26. BG

    BarbaraG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful dishes and excellent service. The wine selection was recommended and it was perfect with our meal

  27. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So, I randomly chose Macello when my parents said they were coming to visit. I don’t go out a lot. I was skeptical when we walked in. As soon as we were seated everything changed. Our server described every meal so well I wanted to eat things I would never eat. My mom and dad were really impressed. Our food ended up being amazing and we had a wonderful time.

  28. F

    Familyof4

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening at Macello. Great service. We will e back.

  29. SB

    SherriB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Macello is always outstanding! Food is delicious, service is great and the atmosphere is fun, casual and welcoming.

  30. CJ

    ClaireJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a cool ambiance with amazing food and service!! Gustavo was our waiter and he was absolutely incredible. So friendly and happy and offered fantastic recommendations!

  31. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It is a really great mix of old school italian deli in the front and the back has very aesthetically pleasing artwork and light fixtures! The service was amazing and all of our food was great.

  32. A

    Adrienne

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Friendly service and fun, old-school atmosphere. However, the food was just okay. Our favorite dish was the homemade flourless chocolate cake.

  33. A

    Alissa

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Macello was a great surprise. My husband and I ended up there for a quick bite before an event at Fulton Market (previously Revel.) The ambiance was "quirky Italian", service was the perfect mix of attentive and laid back, and food was excellent. I would go back just for the Italian wedding soup. My husband had mussels which were expertly prepared.

  34. H

    Howard

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as usual. A hidden gem!

  35. VC

    VickyC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1

    Service was wonderful, food was great….

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all around and won’t brake the bank. Good Drinks Good Food Good Vibes. Was kinda loud my only suggestion is maybe soft music to help break up some of the noise from people talking.

  37. HD

    HoosierDaddy

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I think their pizza is way better than their entrees which are a bit overpriced. Service and wine list are fantastic!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic — not overly complex and relying on the quality ingredients to shine. Everything was on point, not to mention the service. Very attentive, personable staff. Will be coming back.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience! Can’t wait to return!!

  40. AU

    AndreaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time going to this restaurant, I asked the server for suggestions on the food menu, everything he suggested was really good. I’m definitely coming back. Excellent service!

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

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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 1809 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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