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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Macello

1235 W. Lake St. (Racine Ave.) Send to Phone
312-850-9871
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED Specializing in the rustic cuisine of Italy's Puglia region in a chic warehouse location.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Macello Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED Even if you don't know exactly where to find Puglia on a map---for the record, it’s located in the southeastern, “boot heel” region of Italy---you’ll still find the food at Macello’s enjoyable. Chef-owner Giovanni DeNigris is on a mission to educate Chicagoans on the rustic, earthy food of his birthplace (he also owns Lincoln Square’s Trattoria Trullo), and it appears to be working. Housed in a former 1920s slaughterhouse (“macello” means butcher shop in Italian), this Warehouse District restaurant has thick wood beams, skylights, frescoed walls and colorful hand-painted fiberglass orbs that hang from the ceiling. Start with a thin-crust pizza and follow with house-made sausages. Sharing is a good option all around, especially when ordering the plate of oven-roasted lamb chops. Or opt for pasta---the trofiette with shrimp is a winner---or whole roasted fish. Go for the full Italian experience and pair your tiramisu with a glass of limoncello.

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