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Coco Pazzo Café

636 N. St. Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611


The more casual sibling of River North’s Coco Pazzo, this bustling café draws much of its clientele from the neighborhood’s many hotels, but locals like it, too. (The sidewalk tables are a big draw in warm weather.) Pastas, risottos, and other tastes of Tuscany range from pleasantly straightforward to timidly inoffensive. On recent visits, favorite bites came from the beautiful, bountiful antipasti table, not just the terrific grilled, braised, and roasted vegetables that with wine and bread would make a dandy meal on their own. Try the delectable rustic apple crostata had for dessert.

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Dishes We Liked

misto terra ($8); carpaccio ($10); salmone marinato ($10); risotto with shrimp, Parmesan, and shiitake mushrooms ($18); quaglie (quail) with polenta ($23); bistecca ($26); fruit crostata ($7)

Additional Information:

Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Streeterville
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L & D daily.
Date Opened: 11/3/1997
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