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Inside Two Classic Chicago Italian Restaurants

Coco Pazzo - literally “the crazy chef” - located in the River North district of Chicago, brings a more clubby, contemporary look to its dining room ... what they have in common is a first-rate dining experience.  View Online

Windy City Times

SAVOR: Coco Pazzo: Lunch at a longtime Italian favorite  read more

NW Indiana Times

Coco Pazzo marks three decades of bringing Tuscan cuisine to Chicago.

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ABC7 -  Eyewitness News

Coco Pazzo in River North is marking 30 years in Chicago.
The Italian restaurant was one of the first to serve Tuscan-inspired food in the city.  click below

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NBC5 - The Food Guy: A Special Focus on Classic Italian Dishes

"An old school restaurant known for recreating popular Italian classics recently celebrated 30 years in business. NBC 5’s Food Guy Steve Dolinsky went for a visit"   click below


Thrillist 2021- The 16 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

"One of the first Tuscan-inspired restaurants to grace Chicago ..."   read more

Chicago Magazine Review Update, Chef Aces the Italian Classics

"... return to this River North standby." . . .read more

American Express Open Forum, How Staying the Course Led to Restaurant Success for a Husband-And-Wife Team

"After nearly 25 years in business, Coco Pazzo's Jack and Tamra Weiss know that dedication to their brand is a big reason" . . .read more

DNAinfo, Wanna Go To The World Series With Charles Tillman? Donate To This Raffle.

"Here's how to get dinner with Charles Tillman AND score World Series tickets this weekend." . . . read more


Crain's Chicago Business, Laura Bianchi
"Coco Pazzo earns every accolade; Tuscan charm, fresh ingredients" . . . read more
"Outstanding Italian food" including Tuscan "classics" and "seasonal offerings" in a lovely and civilized setting" . . . read more


Michigan Avenue, Italian Icon

"I first came to Coco Pazzo a year ago for Valentine's Day on a whim" . . .read more

Gayot, Top 10 Italian restaurants in Chicago
"Coco Pazzo is one of Chicago's finest Italian restaurants; its seasonal cuisine a sight (and taste) to behold" . . . read more
Today’s Chicago Woman (TCW), A Way With Wine
"How travel and wine have inspired Tamra Weiss and her work at Coco Pazzo" . . . read more

USA Today 10 Best
"Perfect for special occasions, this restaurant focuses on hearty Tuscan cuisine. The dining room has a spacious, airy interior, upscale but still comfortable. The food is full of assertive flavors". . . read more
Crain’s Chicago Business, These Quiet Restaurants Are Best for Dealmaking
"There's a reason Coco Pazzo is a classic business go-to: You can actually conduct business here". . .  read more

Steve Dolinsky ABC-7, CSO's Riccardo Muti seeks taste of Italy at Coco Pazzo in River North
"I come here because I'm sure of what I eat and it gives satisfaction to my desire, my taste," [Muti] said. . . read more

Check Please!
"Wine consultant Diana recommends it for seamless service and fantastic food". . . view video

Chicago Sun-Times, 18 Chicago Restaurants Earn Authentic Seal
"The Italian government has for the first time identified 600 "authentic" Italian restaurants worldwide — and 18 of them are in Chicago" . . . read more
Kansas City Star, Dave Eckert: Trip to Chicago Allows for Return to Coco Pazzo
"But, every now and then, I experience something that makes me realize how much I love the restaurant scene in my hometown of Chicago" . . . read more

Crain’s Chicago Business, Best Blue Chip Restaurants for Business
"Lawyers, politicos, developers and the Merchandise Mart's design crowd have given a thumbs-up to this Tuscan charmer". . . " read more

Michigan Avenue, 4 Luxurious Dishes to Have During Truffle Season
"River North’s go-to for Tuscan-inspired Italian eats recently launched a three-course menu showcasing truffles and other fresh ingredients imported straight from Italy". . . read more

Thrillist, The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago
". . .Coco Pazzo was one of the first Tuscan-inspired restaurants to open in Chicago. Since, it has consistently churned out a solid mix of classic and contemporary eats every bit as delicious as they are simple. . ." read more

Pure Wow, Give Yourself a Pasta Pass
"If there's any spot in town that's worth the carbs, it's Coco Pazzo in River North". . . read more

Michigan Avenue, Chicago Menus Brimming with Spring Produce
"Perennial Tuscan-inspired favorite Coco Pazzo has more than a few spring items up its sleeve". . . read more

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