Neighborhood favorite that really serves exceptional pastas. Wine list a bit limited to Italy but they gave us a good selection
Got a break with the mild weather and was able to sit outside on the patio. Truffle menu still available, order dollar curd and have the asparagus and potato truffle salad, and a white Negroni. Split a Dover sole. Outstanding!
It was incredible. The service was outstanding
Our server Jesus was spectacular and kind and gracious. Put we were seated indoors at the last table that was squeezed into a corner despite two tables outside being available. No ambience.. room looked empty and sad.
Great service, beautiful restaurant and amazing food!!!
It's pumpkin time at Pelago, Chef Mauro has a $145 pumpkin tasting menu. 5 courses, a pumpkin soufflé appetizer, a risotto and even pumpkin desert. Off menu ask for Chef's special ravioli with caviar as an appetizer.
We had a fabulous time celebrating my wife’s 50th birthday. Pelago is one of our very favorite Chicago restaurants. The experience is always superb. The quality of the food and wine is phenomenal and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and attentive.
Every trip to Chicago will include a stop at Pelago. Amazing from the first to last bite.
One of the absolute best restaurants in Chicago! It is a hidden gem. We have been coming here for the past few years and it is always top notch service and OUTSTANDING food. We go here for birthdays, anniversaries, and it’s always a memorable night! 5-star service every single time we go here!
Pelago is our favorite place for date-night dining.
Pelago is a great choice for elegant dining now more than ever, the place is usually very busy, except for now! the service is fantastic and it is a beautiful place. The menu is changing all the time. even now, the Chef had about 7 different mushroom dishes on special so go now if you like shrooms!
A horrible place where you feel taken for a ride by the scam artists
The waiter was great and so was the service. The restaurant is very pretty too. However, the food was subpar. The bread was stale, the martini uneventful, and both of our dinners (fish - Dover Sole and Sea Bream) were below average... but the prices were so high. A $700.00 bill for 2 people is not acceptable when the food is just ok.
Hmmm it was over a 3.5 dinner experience for 4 people.... so you would expect the food to be exquisite if you are waiting that long, but the food was very average. Everything on their menu is over priced. This was def a one time dinner spot and we are definitely not coming back again.
Food was disappointing for the price. The Dover sole ($72) tasted 'fishy', and wasn't as good as places where it cost considerably less. Minestrone soup ($20) was good; but no better than I've had elsewhere for less than half the cost. I'm not cheap; but neither am I stupid enough to pay exorbitant prices for unworthy food. I won't be returning.
Loved this place! My belated birthday but they totally made it great!
Everything was perfect, from appetizers to dessert! I highly recommend this restaurant
My birthday dinner was fantastic! Thanks to the entire staff and chef....pastas were amazing..fish sublime
This was our 4th time there. It is my favorite place. The best chef in town. The staff is amazing. Prices are very reasonable. I can wait until I go back again!
Great as always!!! Delicious food and excellent service!!!
Have always loved the atmosphere and food at Pelago. Have been there multiple times over the years. They are getting a bit too pricey and I'm not easily bother by good food "prices" . The waiter was obnoxious to say the least and would I never let him serve us again. He started by suggesting a $720 bottle of wine and continued with cheese for the table. I said no to both opportunities and that then it was an offer for risotto for the table. This guy was your worst "nightmare headache salesman" of a waiter. Understand these cost would were been on top of the $900 that dinner did cost me for 3 people. Other reviews I have heard have been the same. Continue with the atmosphere you have and great food, and you will succeed. If not, I suspect this place will price itself out of the market soon.
A splurge. A memorable meal enhanced by the service. Lamb chops outsiding
The food is SUPERB. Mauro is a true master of his craft. He's dishes are so expertly tended to. We enjoyed the cauliflower mushroom app, split a white asparagus risotto and split the branzino. Wonderful wine selection. The ambiance is classy. We love love love this restaurant. Service is fantastic too.
One of the nicest dining experiences in Chicago.
Fiod was good.
Staff is pushy.
I feel for risotto it was a bit expensive.
Excellent service & very special dinner.
Still the finest Italian dining in Chicago with white-tablecloth service in an intimate dining room. Extensive wine list spanning every wine-producing region of Italy at a wide range of price points.
Beautiful place with upscale feel, top notch customer service, food is very very good .
I loved the attentive service we received from the moment we arrived till we finished dining. The roasted Dover Sole was outstanding. There extensive wine menu is very impressive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
We thought the food was really good and we had a lovely night but it was expensive and not sure it was worth the cost. I think to charge that amount the food really needs to be superb.
Absolutely delicious, soup to nuts. Best meal I've had in months. One of the top restaurants in Chicago. The waitstaff are true professionals. Loved every minute of the evening.
great, as always
Entrees were Ok, not great, but the problem we had was unfair pricing and padding of the bill. Double charges for drinks that were not ordered, a pasta tasting was brought to the table with no indication of price on menu or verbally. Thought it was a promo and ended up being $60 per person. Supposed promo appetizers totaled $480 for our table of 8. A Black Martini was ordered which should not come with olives but did. When the waiter was told he took his fingers and removed the olives. Really? A replacement drink was ordered and subsequently we were charged for both. Many of the staff were very nice but when we addressed the issues with the waiter he said that's the way it is. When leaving the restaurant the owner basically ignored our concerns and said he would simply reply to this comment. "People in Italy would be offended if they were informed of pricing" was his comment. Extremely disappointed. Buyer beware and double-check your bill! See attached
I am completely disgusted with people like these, they eat like pigs and everything is fine until the bill arrives. Complaining in so many restaurants means either free dinner, half price or gift certificate for the next time. You make me sick. And please write the truth and not your made up story. Remember the fingers didn't go in the martini, Capra.
This was the fifth or sixth visit to Pelago for my wife and me. We love the quiet ambiance, the attendant service and, of course, the quality of the food preparation, the main reason for coming.
Good lunch for my vacation date