Great placeWhat a nice and friendly place. Glad I went.
Lunch was a nice selection and good6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food!Some of the best Italian food we have EVER had! The service is top notch as well. You can't go wrong with Cafe Spiaggia.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and Authentic ItalianCompared to many other downtown Chicago places prices are moderate to average, but the food does not disappoint.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWindy City Live Return Visit!We had a delightful return visit to Cafe Spiaggia! Our original encounter was back in February as an audience member of Windy City Live! We had to return to sample their Price Fixed luncheon menu. Our favorites were on it…Wild Boar Ragu, Marguerite Pizza, Italian donuts, with the flavorful Gelati! Ambience was wonderful and the service was outstanding as was the food. We will return again, I'm sure.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStraight from the plane toStraight from the plane to the Cafe. My favorite casual place in Chicago.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA must for every Chicago trip!This is my third visit to Spiaggia; my first two visits on my last Chicago trip! The food is delectable, the ambiance stunning, and the price reasonable. The service has always been superb. My first trips to Cafe Spiaggia was a year ago on my last Chicago trip; planning my most recent trip to Chicago (and Cafe Spiaggia) I was concerned that I had over-imagined the quality, flavor, and ambiance. Alas, I was not disappointed. The food is superb, rich, and memorable. Be aware that portions may be smaller but the food is richer, full of flavor, and even your soul is satisfied after an evening of Cafe Spiaggia.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful Dining ExperienceWe truly enjoyed the authentic Italian cuisine and the personal butler style service we received from the beginning until the end of our dining experience. I look forward to future dining experiences.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch with London FriendsMy experience at Cafe Spiaggia was fabulous. I brought two friends visiting from London to lunch. They were very pleased with the food selections, wine and service as I was. Two of us had the soft shell crab as an appetizer and than the gnocchi, which was some of the best we have ever had. They expressed great desire to have lunch at Cafe Spiaggia on their next holiday to Chicago.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMbest mozzarella i ever hadbest mozzarella i ever had and excellent gnocchi.
Bombolini are just gourmet munchkins - other desserts looked better5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM`Just what I wantedThe service was perfect. I loved the choice of a cheese course to start and the portion of the delicious duck pasta was just right. I thought the panna cotta was a bit too sweet, but the wine pearing was right on.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Place!We loved Cafe Spiaggia for its food, atmosphere and energy. The pasta fungi was perfectly cooked as was the roasted salmon with artichokes and fennel. The tiramisu was also outstanding. The energy level is quite robust so don't go if you're looking for a quiet, romantic evening but if you want to be transported to Rome, here is the place. Service was outstanding as well as the gorgeous, rich marble laden interior. We'll be back for sure!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful lunch celebrationHad a wonderful lunch celebration with my mother for her eighty-fifth birthday. It is truly one of her favorite restaurants in Chicago!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is absolutely wonderful--andFood is absolutely wonderful--and matched by the service and ambiance. If only two or three of you make sure to ask for a window seat--a nice view over Michigan Avenue and the entrance to Lake Shore Drive.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good choice for lunch.Always a good choice for lunch. Food and service is outstanding.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal in awhileEverything was delicious! The restaurant was extremely accommodating and the food was fantastic. Despite being full, the noise level was low - a rare find. We had the primavera salad, mixed salad, ravioli,meatballs, and donuts! Yum!! The food is simple and prepared to perfection, with handmade pasta and delicate ingredients. We will definitely be back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic chef. Food is amazing.Fantastic chef. Food is amazing. One of the best restaurant in Chicago.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth entrees and salads wereBoth entrees and salads were outstanding. The chocolate tart was good. The aisles between tables is tight.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experience!Great food! Different from what you can have in any other place.Friendly staff.will be back for sure for baby octopus and Olives!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pasta and seasonal salads.Food never disappoints. Duck sausage ravioli was outstanding as was the baby kale salad primavera. Wines by the glass and cocktails pricey, but the food is a good value.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTreated us like gold for ourTreated us like gold for our 20th anniversary celebration!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch on SundayWent for lunch on a Sunday before shopping. It really is a very good overall selection on Michigan Ave. They even offering a prix fix tasting menu for $25 which is quite a value! Service was very warm and genuine and that makes everything that much better.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is tremendousThe food here is tremendous though you have to be willing to drop some cash. Amazing chicken liver mousse appetizer and great pasta entree! Seriously limited drink menu that forces you to spend more $, but that's their vibe. Service, ambiance were great!
If you feel like treating yourself to some amazing gourmet eats for a special occasion, check it out!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was awesome. HeOur waiter was awesome. He helped us with our food choice and told us how to go online and get some recipes!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMservice was good and the accommodatservice was good and the accommodated small changes on our food selection were readily made.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my Fiancee here for herTook my Fiancee here for her Birthday and she LOVED it. They can put a little message on the menu which was nice and the food was incredible. Wines were a little on the pricier side but still a great place for a romantic evening.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal, nice atmosphere,Delicious meal, nice atmosphere, kind service, and an overall great experience. It was the perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly and relaxing whetherFriendly and relaxing whether in a group or dining solo. Window tables are perfect for one or two. Wines are interesting. they need to feature some new cocktails. The ones on the menu have been there for a year. Sweets seem oddly limited and alsthough tasty also need attention. ( Time to update the menu again ) .3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe live in neighborhood andWe live in neighborhood and met friends for a week night dinner. Expensive to do often but excellent. My pasta was a bit salty and I mentioned to our waitress who was very receptive to the input. Fantastic kale salad!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from the welcomingEverything from the welcoming receptionist to the atmosphere, to the food and a visit from Sarah Grueneberg was first class!!! I had come from California for a business meeting,and this was the one restaurant I wanted to visit. It didn't disappoint in any way, from the kale and pumpkin salad, to the Salmon with a bed of roasted vegetables, to the caramel gelato and the cinnamon rice pudding. Fantastic! Thanks, Sarah, for making your customers such a priority.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife here for herI took my wife here for her birthday and it was a great experience. A couple of days before they called to confirm and asked me if it was for a special occasion. I told them about the b-day, and when they brought the menu that had a happy birthday note for her on the menu itself. Cute touch. We had a window table which provided a great view of Michigan Avenue. Food was outstanding. Only minor complaint is that the waiter could have been better. When asked what he recommended he didn't really note anything other then to say its a "really solid menu." Could have used a little more help there. Otherwise, a great place.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best kept secretsOne of the best kept secrets in dining in Chicago! Food and service is awesome and the price point in perfect. We made an early reservation and brought our little girl. THe manager made sure to come over and tell us that we could get anything for her, we just had to ask. Usually we come here for lunch, but dinner is great too! Rick is a terrific waiter!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent in every category.Excellent in every category. Will definitely return. Grilled octopus appetizer and tagliatelle were memorable.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe gnocchi were light andThe gnocchi were light and tender. The wild boar ragu tasty, The butternut squash-filled pasta delicate in flavor, while substantial in texture. Our only (slight) disappointment was with the ribollita. The flavor was right on target, but the soup was thin and could not possibly have been re-boiled with day-old bread in the Tuscan fashion.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food - This is myExcellent food - This is my go-to restaurant in Chicago!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the quiet of thisWe love the quiet of this great lunch spot. The views are great and the food excellent as always.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAged to PerfectionOur latest of many visits to Cafe Spiaggia was perhaps the best. The Cafe has continued to serve superb gourmet food with attentive service in an uptown charming style. While the food is perfectly prepared and beautifully presented you won't leave hungry as in some gourmet restaurants. Portions are generous without being excessive. Bottom line: one of Chicago's best.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMJust truly exceptionally goodJust truly exceptionally good food with refined but not oppressive service. Best pasta around, but that's not all.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Spiaggia is one of theCafe Spiaggia is one of the best restaurants I've experienced, not just in Chicago. Their service is outstanding, and the food never disappoints. I've been there on at least four occasions, and look forward to visiting again on my next trip to Chicago. Highly recommended.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful (frescoed and tiledBeautiful (frescoed and tiled with soft lighting), great views, perfect service (highly attentive and anticipatory, but never intrusive), and the food -- the food! -- was absolutely fabulous! And I saw that CS also has a $25 3-course lunch, what a bargain for a talented chef and staff of this caliber. We'll be back -- soon!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA good stop for a trip toA good stop for a trip to Chicago - definitely not a typical Chicagoland restaurant. Food is great, portions are human-sized (not gigantic :-) like in the rest of the city). The wine list was impressive, and the service was perfection, and not as formal as the main restaurant, so good for a relaxed lunch or dinner.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMuptown ItalianA favorite spot for me in Chicago. Consistently excellent food and service.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great!Went for Restaurant week and had a fantastic meal at a great value.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all really enjoyed ourWe all really enjoyed our food and time at Cafe Spiaggia!12/9/2012 12:00:00 AMDelicious, as alwaysGreat spot for something different from the usual downtown overblown scene.11/25/2012 12:00:00 AM