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Pane Caldo

#752 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
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Magnificent Mile
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111 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2051 (Michigan)
+1 312-649-0055
11:30 - 10:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 10:00
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Really good starters and pastas. Service was great and the wine too. Very nice atmosphere close to Michigan Ave. authentic Italian food!

Thank Julie R
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant recently moved a few blocks away and we finally tried it in its new location. Although we live in the neighborhood, we walked but found that Parking is available with the Valet at the restaurant across the street, however this is not noted on any signage at either restaurant. Their wine list was predominantly Italian wines, with minimal... More 

Thank Karen M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Get the salmon salad at lunch. For starters, it's just the right amount. Better yet, the kitchen at Pane Caldo respects the flesh: Not overdone, not over-spiced. Other restaurants should send their staff here to see how to preserve the nature of salmon meat. The atmosphere is mature and subdued, a nice break from the clamor of scenester joints. I... More 

1 Thank Dean M
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Pane Caldo was a small restaurant that my husband I discovered years ago when we would visit Chicago on annual business trips. We took several people with us over the years but were heartbroken to find that it had closed a couple of years ago. We are so happy to find that it has reopened in a nearby location and... More 

Thank travelingteddy
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I opted to go here thanks to the awful weather, so popped across the road from my hotel for ease. Dark and moody, it looked fine for an evening meal Nearly empty at 7pm on a Wednesday, I was seated quickly. The waiter introduced himself, and was very attentive, if not too much so. Food was decent - average caprese... More 

1 Thank Pamster81
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I used to frequent Pane Caldo when it was located on Walton Street. Many people I know were very sad to see this gem close. It turns out that they reopened a few years later (2 years ago) on Chestnut Street and we didn't know about it. The food is even better than I remembered, and the staff is wonderful.... More 

1 Thank Susan P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are staying in Tremont Hotel and Ditka's was next door so we went there for a nice supper. They were too full to seat 2 people and when we asked if we could wait for a table they discouraged us and were rude. We were quite dressed up but decided we would wander and find another restaurant. Right across... More 

Thank karkAlberta
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We happened onto this restaurant because it was across the street from our hotel and next to Starbuck's. The menu was intriguing. A four-course tasting menu is offered, or ala carte offerings. Dishes are attractively plated and bursting with flavor. Recommend a wonderful beet salad, the ravioli pasta, Scottish salmon, and the short ribs. Save room for dessert too.

1 Thank BurtHonolulu
Chicago, Illinois
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1,117 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Our service was very slow for lunch - and there were only 4 or 5 other tables. They were out of most of their white wines. Our Veal Scalopinni was extremely salty and small. Best part of the meal was the olive paste for the complementary bread. Price point was higher then we expected also. We won't be back...

1 Thank Diane K
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the Signature Lounge at the John Hancock tower and disappointment was an understatement. We picked Pane Caldo due to the close proximity to the tower and we were impressed from the beginning. Arriving an hour before our reservations (because we left the Signature Lounge), Richard took care of us at the bar. Great conversation, great service and... More 

1 Thank ericsxj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2051
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-649-0055
Discreetly located in Chicago's renowned Gold Coast, Pane Caldo presents inspired northern Italian cuisine within an intimate setting.

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