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Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria

1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1601
+1 312-850-9870
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (36 reviews)
“risotto” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant bills itself as Puglian. If you know Italian regional food, this is nothing of the sort. The pizza was mediocre at best. Crust was flavorless. A simple Margherita came with a slick of canned sauce, barely visible mozarella and ONE basil leaf. Really?...More

Thank Persophne
Reviewed 29 September 2017

So. I'm 57. The kids are grown and my wife and I can finally enjoy the incredible dining experiences available in Chicago. We walked in on a Thursday night. No reservations, no problems. Our waiter was Gustavo. He was excellent. He knows the menus and...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Nestled in an industrial district, Macello provides a great atmosphere and awesome food. My steak had great sides, risotto and asparagus, and wedding soup was good. Open brick and leftover industrial equipment give it a gritty Chicago feel. Make no mistake, it is quite elegant.

Thank Tom C
Angie M, Manager at Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Tom ~ Thank you for the review. It's great when customers expand their horizons to other items on the menu. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

A friend invited my wife and I for dinner at this out of the way place on Lake street. We loved it. Beautiful decor, very village Italian. Server and staff couldn't be more welcoming and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. Pizza Pugliese to die for....More

Thank jjhuckleberry
Angie M, Manager at Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Please make sure to stop in soon and enjoy the patio while summer is still around.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent. The server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu--he helped us a lot with recommendations. We went for a business lunch on a Friday and the place was almost empty. We had an excellent experience, so not sure why they...More

Thank Chicago_Gayle
Angie M, Manager at Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for the review. Just a side note that there is Complementary parking during lunch to help with the parking situation.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A jewel hidden on lake st. Among warehouses and the EL tracks. The moment you walk in your taken to a piece of rural Italy, the service is prompt and friendly. We walked in from a stressful job situation and ended up so relaxed. The...More

Thank trenlaur
Angie M, Manager at Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We can't wait to see you soon at Macello. We love it when we hear from our Biggest Fans. 1/2 price bottles of wine Wednesdays with live music. See you soon!

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Street parking. Attractive interior. Excellent service. Puglia Italian cuisine with varied choices. Pay attention to the negroamaro wine that comes exclusively from this southern Italian location. Very attentive service. Try the Italian wedding soup, the orecchiette cime di repe with sausage, and finish with limone...More

Thank MarshBruce
Angie M, Manager at Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

You had some great dishes. Macello does offer a lot of great wines from the Puglia region. Hopefully we will see you soon! 1/2 price select bottles of wine Wednesdays as well as LIVE Italian Music. (P.S. Macello does offer Wi-fi ask the server for...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Authentic Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients! Our waiter who is from Italy made the experience enjoyable. He was Friendly and knowledgeable in all the dishes and region of food. He also informed us of future events , such as live Italian music! Which we...More

Thank Mena L
Angie M, Manager at Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

I know just the individual you are speaking of. :-) Hope to see you Wednesday night for live music, and also 1/2 price select bottles of wine.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Since discovering this hidden gem, under the "L" on Lake Street 5 years ago, it has become our go to place every month. It's in a wonderful cavernous space, with giant hanging illuminated painted globes...... just fantastic! Authentic Pugliese food, wood fired ovens, great pizza,...More

1  Thank Rich R
Angie M, Manager at Macello Ristorante - Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Rich, I am glad you had a great time, once customers taste the food at Macello they are instantly hooked. Don't forget to check out the LIVE Music Wednesdays and also, half-price select bottles of wine.

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very disappointing. We have been going here for several years and although it was never a 5 star restaurant, it was generally good food and a pleasant atmosphere. Sunday night was a far different story. We ordered beer and an appetizer but the drinks didn't...More

1  Thank Doug M
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6 April 2015|
Response from Angie M | Property representative |
Yes, we are. 5 mins in a car, 15 mins walking. Please let me know if I can accommodate a reservation for you? (312) 850-9870
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1601 (Formerly Macello)
  • Public Transportation: Green Line - Ashland/Grand Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-850-9870
  • E-mail
Pugliese Cuisine. Steaks - Chops - Pasta - Pizza 2 Wood-Burning Ovens Ranked "#2 Best Pizza", Chicago Magazine Patio in the summer Complementary Parking During Lunch (11:30am-3:00pm)
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