Coco Pazzo

4.7
2818 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
At this Tuscan-inspired long-time favorite you will find the wood-burning oven at the heart of the restaurant viewed through the open kitchen. As close to Italy as you can get, you will enjoy dining in this former warehouse. Theatrical lighting & blue velvet drapes surround the dining room. Located in the fashionable River North neighborhood. Feel the welcoming and warm hospitality of this Gambero Rosso Top Italian Restaurant and Best Italian WIne List recipient. Grab a seat at the bar for a bowl of pasta or plan your next special occasion.
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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, food, ambiance and price. A dinner out with friends from Louisiana, so they know good food! The owner (Jack) personally seated us and gave us a wonderful description of the restaurant, history and his vision. Our waiter (Daniel) was very helpful in selections and service. He was appropriately attentive and made sure we really enjoyed the experience. The food was fantastic. Right seasoning and taste. Another plus was my wife found a great white wine that she really loved! New favorite in Chicago!!

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Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time we go to Coco Pazzo it is a wonderful evening. The food is superb and the experience makes you feel like you are dining at a fine restaurant in Italy.

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HM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was excellent.
We had a group of 10 and everyone loved their food.

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in all respects. Impeccable service. And despite nearly full restaurant noise level let us communicate easily.

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CB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been visiting Coco Pazzo for over a decade. The food and service have remained consistently high in quality and value. The food is fresh and delicious. The service places priority on their fine dining experience. For us, Coco Pazzo is a must-visit when making dining plans while in town.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for lunch to discuss business.Not very busy time and easy to discuss business. The choice of the food was tasty Service was good and friendly. Caesar Salad ,Eggplant dish ,Pasta with chicken liver and Spicy pasta dish were all excellent! Good choices of Wine .Definitely ,Always would love to come back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service!!! We loved our experience!

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GO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always an amazing epicurean treat! Love this place.

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YW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Disappointed. Nice ambiance and impeccable service, but food was disappointing. Linguine with clams was virtually inedible- extremely salty and dry, with virtually no sauce. Veal saltimbocca was decent, although slightly overdone. Given the nice ambiance and excellent service, I’d give them another shot, but would certainly avoid ordering the linguine with clams unless the preparation is improved.

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m
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

we had a wonderful dinner at coco pazzo. it was quiet, we were not rushed, and the food was wonderful.
will definetely return on our next trip to chicago.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Coco Passover has lost it. Once one of the finest in Chicago, but now mediocre.
We have had some wonderful experiences there, however when we were there on June 29, the food and service were strictly second rate.
I expressed our concerns to Roberto Padilla, General Manger, but with great smugness, he blew me off
Alan Bryant

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. Polite and knowledgeable of answering questions of menu ,good wine selection,desserts where to die for. I will be back. They do not rush you though your dinner either.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious authentic Italian

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BB
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I thought the food was great and the service was good as well. Some of my group thought their food was too salty but I thought mine was perfect.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside. It was great!

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MA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Coco Pazzo is a favorite stop in Chicago. From the incredible, attentive, but not overkill service, to the amazing antipasto bar, to the phenomenal menu, to the warm and friendly atmosphere, this restaurant is a gem. We had the quagliette (quail) and the beef ravioli, and both were outstanding. The quagliette was a gardener's delight, with a fine mix of herbs and a delicious bed of kale and polenta. The beef ravioli tasted so homemade, with an underpinning of richness that evoked long hours of sauce stirring. A spring greens salad with radishes and tomatoes and the lightest of dressings was the perfect accompaniment. Dessert was impossible to ignore with the huckleberry panna cotta: rich and thick, with the piquant huckleberries as the perfect complement. For a special night on the town, Coco Pazzo is a gem.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, service were impeccable. Would highly recommend!

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j
Cincinnati
63 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We came to Chicago for the Stones concert and stayed over for another night. Not knowing anything about Chitown restaurants took a stab at Coco Pazzo based on OpenTable reviews. We weren't disappointed - great anitpasti selections and the fresh branzino that my wife had was done perfectly. The wine list is pretty much all Italian at reasonable prices.
Our server Angelica was so great to the two of us.
If we ever come back to Chicago this restaurant will be on our list.

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t
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eating at Coco Pazzo was truly an exceptional experience. The entire experience was great and the service and food were tremendous. I have been recommending Coco Pazzo to everyone I have spoken to since we ate there.

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JT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Coco Pazzo! Amazing space! The food is creative and delicious. One of our Chicago favorites.

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Restaurant was empty when we arrived for an early reservation. They would not seat us at the any of the open tables near the windows as requested. Must have been saving these tables for their "preferred" customers. Tables we were offered were all near the wait stations with wait staff mulling around there.

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MP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place - portions are just right, atmosphere is perfectly unassuming but casually sophisticated, and every bite is delicious, from my Saltimbocca to his hand tossed pizza, right down to the fantastic flourless chocolate cake.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best experience all around. Management definitely has their finger on all aspects. A place I frequently will dine at and recommend to all.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Quiet for a business dinner.

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F
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was a little salty for us, otherwise everything else was great.

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J
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent dining experience..service was very attentive and waiter automatically plated our shared items separately. The menu choices were somewhat limited, but our choices were expertly prepared and delicious. General vibe was casual refined dining.. we definitely plan a return visit

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CM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Coco Pazzo never disappoints. We were with friends that we hadn’t seen for awhile and the staff were very patient. The food was delicious and the whole experience perfect

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were both EXCELLENT! Portions were just right. Background music was loud enough to enjoy but quiet enough to have a non shouting conversation! Sounds like I’m really old but I’m not! LOL!

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TB
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Reliable food and service. Great choice is you're looking for a good restaurant near the Merchandise Mart.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently fabulous

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SM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. Ambiance is wonderful. Food delicious.

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O
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Host was amazing however the restaurant was very busy and we were seated by the kitchen door and next to a large piece of buffet furniture and the servers had to continuously interrupt our dinner by walking behind two of our guests chairs to reach drawers with silverware in them to set a new table. The server was very busy and was rushing us, but inattentive at the same time.... which was a disappointment because we were there for a special event. The restaurant overall looks tired, a little dirty, and needs a refresh.

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SC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had. Pasta was delicious—al dente and full of flavor. Fantastic service—extremely attentive waitstaff. Loved this place.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always go to one of the Coco Pazzo’s when in Chicago. Food, service, everything is always exceptional.

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

Retirement

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L
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Daniel, our server, knew his food and wine. Friendly, classy food and service. Brandi o of course was excellent!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had Saturday night reservations for two, but ran into some friends who decided to join us. It took some squeezing, but they were able to accommodate us. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing... as always! We will certainly be back.

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

Good!! Delicious!!!

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ML
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, quiet enough to really talk, food was great.

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s
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and great atmosphere!
Beautiful setting, top quality ingredients

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