Pane Caldo

★★★★☆
  • 111 E Chestnut St

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 312-649-0055

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Your presence is irrelevant. If a tree falls in the forest, air is forced away from impact no matter if your eardrums vibrate. And so Pane Caldo remains one of the city's finest restaurants despite the fact that you have never eaten there

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★★★★★

Your presence is irrelevant. If a tree falls in the forest, air is forced away from impact no matter if your eardrums vibrate. And so Pane Caldo remains one of the city's finest restaurants despite the fact that you have never eaten there

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If you're celebrating an anniversary, or perhaps popping the BIG question Pane Caldo's front table overlooking Walton street is extremely romantic with a private feel. The service is impeccable with delicious Italian cuisine. I enjoyed the fresh fish prepared neatly with a rich sauce that was not overpowering. This restaurant is defiantly a romantic spot worth splurging.

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★★★★☆

If you're celebrating an anniversary, or perhaps popping the BIG question Pane Caldo's front table overlooking Walton street is extremely romantic with a private feel. The service is impeccable with delicious Italian cuisine. I enjoyed the fresh fish prepared neatly with a rich sauce that was not overpowering. This restaurant is defiantly a romantic spot worth splurging.

Pros: Sophiticated and intimate

Cons: Pricy

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total ripoff ... if you have money to waste this is the best place for you. Worst quality/price ratio ever ...

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★☆☆☆☆

total ripoff ... if you have money to waste this is the best place for you. Worst quality/price ratio ever ...

Pros: good location

Cons: everything else

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This elegant and authentic italian restaurant right off of the magnificent mile was exquisite. The dishes were beautifully plated and the atmosphere was laid-back. The service was impeccable and recommendations made by the servers were greatly appreciated. If they have it on the menu, order the lobster risotto!!! They will also split the primi piatti so feel free to get a variety!

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★★★★★

This elegant and authentic italian restaurant right off of the magnificent mile was exquisite. The dishes were beautifully plated and the atmosphere was laid-back. The service was impeccable and recommendations made by the servers were greatly appreciated. If they have it on the menu, order the lobster risotto!!! They will also split the primi piatti so feel free to get a variety!

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Applebee's quality at TRU prices. Invited by friends who know good food upon recommendation of a friend of theirs. Bread awful & cold (ironically so on both counts given the restaurant's name). Salads at $18 apiece were tasteless, uninspired in terms of ingredients and dressing, and very small. My entre, a take off on Fruiti di Marmi (seafood pasta) was a clump of overcooked Spinach fettuccine with overcooked, rubbery seafood. Portion was decent, but who cared? At $38, a complete rip off. My wife had Halibut. We leave the comment at the 7/8s of the food she left over. Again, $38. My profitterole dessert was quite good, too small to really share, and $12. The cappuccinos were, however, excellent. Fair wine (my choice) at $65 and the bill with tip and wine (no other beverages ordered) was $420. Go if you've heard otherwise, but don't say you weren't warned.

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★☆☆☆☆

Applebee's quality at TRU prices. Invited by friends who know good food upon recommendation of a friend of theirs. Bread awful & cold (ironically so on both counts given the restaurant's name). Salads at $18 apiece were tasteless, uninspired in terms of ingredients and dressing, and very small. My entre, a take off on Fruiti di Marmi (seafood pasta) was a clump of overcooked Spinach fettuccine with overcooked, rubbery seafood. Portion was decent, but who cared? At $38, a complete rip off. My wife had Halibut. We leave the comment at the 7/8s of the food she left over. Again, $38. My profitterole dessert was quite good, too small to really share, and $12. The cappuccinos were, however, excellent. Fair wine (my choice) at $65 and the bill with tip and wine (no other beverages ordered) was $420. Go if you've heard otherwise, but don't say you weren't warned.

Pros: Good cappuccino

Cons: Tasteless, very overpriced, stupidly small portions, ordinary service.

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My husband and I dined there last night, and, were somewhat disappointed. We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon arriving. The hostess was lovely, very kind, and friendly, and the restaurant itself is warm, cozy, and upscale. We were, however, seated inbetween 2 couples who weren't mindful of the close proximity of each table. The gentleman sitting next to my husband, had quite a foul mouth, which we found surprising given how much money he talked about having. The couple on the other side discussed their passion for each other, which we were forced to listen to. The food is just so-so, and in our opinion way overpriced. I had the risotto with lobster and saffron sauce, and while it was good, it wasn't at all worth the $42 pricetag. A glass of Grey Goose & soda water w/lime will run you $17, and, if you want a bottle of wine be prepared to spend $100 at minium. It was a good meal, but, not worth the high price.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I dined there last night, and, were somewhat disappointed. We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon arriving. The hostess was lovely, very kind, and friendly, and the restaurant itself is warm, cozy, and upscale. We were, however, seated inbetween 2 couples who weren't mindful of the close proximity of each table. The gentleman sitting next to my husband, had quite a foul mouth, which we found surprising given how much money he talked about having. The couple on the other side discussed their passion for each other, which we were forced to listen to. The food is just so-so, and in our opinion way overpriced. I had the risotto with lobster and saffron sauce, and while it was good, it wasn't at all worth the $42 pricetag. A glass of Grey Goose & soda water w/lime will run you $17, and, if you want a bottle of wine be prepared to spend $100 at minium. It was a good meal, but, not worth the high price.

Pros: Lovely setting, great service, romantic

Cons: Entirely too overpriced, average food for what you are paying

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Chicago's most outstanding restaurant and one of the Nation's best!!! Excellent food, lovely presentation, taste , texture, in an cozy, intimate setting. Richard is an excellent manager and knowledgeable wine lover with very helpful recommendations (within every budget) for wonderful food:wine parings. Ask for the Irish born waiter Michael who will surely cater to your personal needs and likes/dislikes. A wonderful experience for first time and return food/wine/ambiance lovers. An attractive bar and sumptuous wine list (one of the most complete in the Midwest). A GREAT experience you will want to repeat again and again. Pane Caldo rarely advertises and the knowledgeable locals and repeat out-of-town guests treat the restaurant as their Private Club. Enjoy!!!

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★★★★★

Chicago's most outstanding restaurant and one of the Nation's best!!! Excellent food, lovely presentation, taste , texture, in an cozy, intimate setting. Richard is an excellent manager and knowledgeable wine lover with very helpful recommendations (within every budget) for wonderful food:wine parings. Ask for the Irish born waiter Michael who will surely cater to your personal needs and likes/dislikes. A wonderful experience for first time and return food/wine/ambiance lovers. An attractive bar and sumptuous wine list (one of the most complete in the Midwest). A GREAT experience you will want to repeat again and again. Pane Caldo rarely advertises and the knowledgeable locals and repeat out-of-town guests treat the restaurant as their Private Club. Enjoy!!!

Pros: Three Thumbs up. Come for an intimate, relaxing lunch or dinner.

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This spot is a little trapped in the 80's (spotlites, hazy kitchen smoke, artwork) but great service and excellent food. Freshest seafood and produce. Pricey, but tasty.
Great risotto with mushrooms and winter truffles, excellent tilapia and monkfish. Grilled shrimp appitizer just OK. Found a decent Pouilly-Fuisse for $74, but overall wine is very expensive. Housemade bread and olive tapenade / basil tomato bruschetta AWESOME.

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★★★★☆

This spot is a little trapped in the 80's (spotlites, hazy kitchen smoke, artwork) but great service and excellent food. Freshest seafood and produce. Pricey, but tasty.
Great risotto with mushrooms and winter truffles, excellent tilapia and monkfish. Grilled shrimp appitizer just OK. Found a decent Pouilly-Fuisse for $74, but overall wine is very expensive. Housemade bread and olive tapenade / basil tomato bruschetta AWESOME.

Pros: Tasty, Intimate, Great Service

Cons: Poor Parking, Too Quiet, Expensive

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Excellent food, very good service. The best seared tuna, the sea bass is a must. I have been several times at Pane Caldo, it's probably one of the best that Chicago can offer.

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★★★★★

Excellent food, very good service. The best seared tuna, the sea bass is a must. I have been several times at Pane Caldo, it's probably one of the best that Chicago can offer.

Pros: excellent wine list, good value, romantic and friendly

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Waitress and hostess were indifferent. Wine list was too expensive - most bottles well over $90. Food was big disappointment, given the high price. Our salad for $11 consisted of six leaves of arugala and two shavings of beet. The mushroom antipasti for $19 was an unremakable half cup of sauteed mixed wild mushrooms. For $17, our other antipasti - grilled calamari and prawn - was one shrimp and three baby squid sitting in a bath of olive oil. Our entrees could only be considered good if served cafeteria-style for $5.95 at Bob's Big Boy. I had the lamb loin for $39 which - served medium rare - was dry, shrivled and tasteless (i.e. reheated), paired with runny mashed potatoes. My wife ordered the seared turbo and scallop for $37 which was bland, unappealing in appearance and so salty you could taste the sea, not the food.

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★★☆☆☆

Waitress and hostess were indifferent. Wine list was too expensive - most bottles well over $90. Food was big disappointment, given the high price. Our salad for $11 consisted of six leaves of arugala and two shavings of beet. The mushroom antipasti for $19 was an unremakable half cup of sauteed mixed wild mushrooms. For $17, our other antipasti - grilled calamari and prawn - was one shrimp and three baby squid sitting in a bath of olive oil. Our entrees could only be considered good if served cafeteria-style for $5.95 at Bob's Big Boy. I had the lamb loin for $39 which - served medium rare - was dry, shrivled and tasteless (i.e. reheated), paired with runny mashed potatoes. My wife ordered the seared turbo and scallop for $37 which was bland, unappealing in appearance and so salty you could taste the sea, not the food.

Pros: Good coffee, Romantic setting, Extensive wine list

Cons: Bad food, Unfriendly Staff, Expensive wine list

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This little restaurant on the gold coast is often overlooked, suprizingly deep wine cellar, attentive staff, not your traditional italian cuisine but be prepared, dinner can add up very quickly (for 2, over $100 without wine. Great for a romantic evening out, very quiet, dark and relaxed dining, not rushed

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★★★★★

This little restaurant on the gold coast is often overlooked, suprizingly deep wine cellar, attentive staff, not your traditional italian cuisine but be prepared, dinner can add up very quickly (for 2, over $100 without wine. Great for a romantic evening out, very quiet, dark and relaxed dining, not rushed

Pros: romantic, wine list, best for couples

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I can not recommend this restaurant to anybody.

We made reservations on a Saturday night for a special occasion. Upon arriving 10 minutes late, we were told that our table had been given away, and that it would be 5-10 minutes. 45 minutes later, we had not been seated, and the hostess had not bothered to apologize, let us know when a table might be ready, or give any sign that she knew we existed. Finally, we told her that we were disappointed in our experience, and she said "I don't care. You can leave." We then spoke to the manager, who also said "I don't care." At that point, we walked out.

I've never been treated like this at a supposedly nice restaurant - for that matter, not at ANY restaurant. I can't believe the level of rudeness we encountered.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can not recommend this restaurant to anybody.

We made reservations on a Saturday night for a special occasion. Upon arriving 10 minutes late, we were told that our table had been given away, and that it would be 5-10 minutes. 45 minutes later, we had not been seated, and the hostess had not bothered to apologize, let us know when a table might be ready, or give any sign that she knew we existed. Finally, we told her that we were disappointed in our experience, and she said "I don't care. You can leave." We then spoke to the manager, who also said "I don't care." At that point, we walked out.

I've never been treated like this at a supposedly nice restaurant - for that matter, not at ANY restaurant. I can't believe the level of rudeness we encountered.

Cons: Service, Manners, Hostess/Management

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Tucked onto a street off of the frenetic Magnificent Mile, this sedate, hidden gem is a breath of fresh air. The setting is muted---earth-toned walls, polished service, gleaming tableware---but the food, by contrast, is bold. Simple in…

 

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