Bar Cargo

4.6
154 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizza Bar
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  • Fun
  • Outdoor Eating
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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KN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pizza was great. The size of the pizza for the price was good as well. Server was friendly and the food was timely. Thank you!

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BB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Roman style pizza was pretty good. Surprisingly, I may have enjoyed the white pizza more than the red but both were good. The outdoor patio area is a very enjoyable place to be weather permitting. Good service, good food, and good environment. Enjoy!

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N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went when they opened for lunch so it was not too crowded. The food was great and highly recommend it.

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MI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the vibe at Bar Cargo. It is great for meeting friends or couple time. The food is consistently delicious. I recommend the calamari and cookout pizza - our favorites. TVs are well-places for watching sports and the music adds energy - always something to Shazam for later.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great, but I’m super bummed they took my two favorite things off the menu- arancini with spaghetti and the Roman pizza. Bring them back, please!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, amazing pizza for the money.

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OT
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beer garden is adorable! Good food too, would definitely go back

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Expensive and small wine pour

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JB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was hesitant about booking this place, but I am so glad that I did!!! Granted it is not Chicago deep dish, but the pizza was excellent!! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and the service was great! I would recommend.

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BB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious pizza. A small was more than enough for two people plus leftovers! Great experience! I've already started recommending to friends.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was absolutely delicious. I’m still thinking about it. I don’t live in Chicago but I am definitely going back and having another pizza at Bar cargo!

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MM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the pizza! Had the Queen and Cheese Please and it was fantastic. Also has the Wisconsin cheese curds which were amazing (and we are from WI)! Also had fantastic service from the bartenders and waitress. We watched the Bucks game and also enjoyed the environment. We will be back for sure!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place but music too loud to hold a conversation. But we are over 60 so that probably explains it!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great back patio!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great bottomless mimosa and pizza!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Thanks for making our night so great! My husband and I both made reservations for our friends and they were super accommodating and giving us a big space (we had like 18). Thank you!

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The host was great, however the food was lack luster for the price. Pizza was mostly bread and flavorless as were most of the sliders.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice Roman pizzeria in River North area. Different and interesting pizza selections. Will be back again. Great place to watch a game.

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C
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Bar cargo is always a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a good pizza! If you love sharing, that is the place to go! I retired also for brunch and their bottomless option is pretty good!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I might not take my kids here again as it was a bit too loud for them... But overall, fantastic food and service!!

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
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 9 March 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 9 March 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 3 March 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 2 March 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 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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f
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 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
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 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 3 February 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
58 reviews
Dined on 2 February 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 23 January 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 18 January 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 January 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 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great pizza!

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 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
10 reviews
Dined on 6 January 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
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 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 5 January 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 2 January 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 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We spent NYE here and the service was outstanding.

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