Nice authentic ItalianThe food was very nice, a little pricey, but acceptable for this quality.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience, fromGreat dining experience, from the wine, to the service, the atmosphere & the view of the North end of the Magnificant Mile. I highly recommend Spiaggia.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!My fiancé and I had the pleasure of having the tasting menu with beverage pairing. We were prerpaired for a grand evening, but the restaurant exceeded our expectations on every level. The ambiance was grand and romantic. The food was delicious and luxurious. The service was accommodating and attentive. We can't wait to return for another amazing experience.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacularQuiet Tuesday; all of the excellent service of a Fri/Sat sans all the noise. Pasta tasting menu was divine - as we're the beverage pairs. From beginning to end the staff were attentive and knowledgable. Basil-ricotta rolls should not be missed from the bread plate offering. Give Atkins a night off - you'll be glad you did. On our way out we stopped to watch the chefs prepare and plate three dishes. Their artful coordination and professional handling of their tools and food was impressive. And, the kitchen IS SPOTLESSLY CLEAN. It was a final bit of confirmation; evidence of a well run establishment. We will return!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food but . . .The food at Spiaggia was great, but it could tone down the attitude a bit. It's a bit more full of itself than is deserved. Generally good service, but some gaffes justify the three stars. Wine alert - the wine list has some amazing wines but very little that is reasonably priced and most of the gems are too young. For example, why would someone pay $800 for a bottle of Barolo that is nowhere near approachable? Also considering what you're paying, the wine service was weak. Go for the food, but be prepared for other disappointments.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as alwaysFood and service were outstanding. Expensive but worth it. A few more affordable wine choices would be appreciated.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNew TraditionMy husband and I have dined at this elegant restaurnat for several anniversaries. Spiaggia has now become one of our favorite traditions. The service was meticulous and of course the food is the best of the best.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional DinnerThe service and quality/uniqueness of the dishes was exceptional. This is a high priced restaurant however the food is outstanding in all courses, bread to dessert, and definitely 4 star and a must to experience while visiting downtown Chicago. The staff were very helpful, personable and attentive. A first class dinner!!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMElegantWhat a perfectly elegant restaurant with service to match. The food was delicious, and my parents enjoyed the prix fixe menu. Not a single complaint to be made. Had dinner a few nights prior at Cafe Spiaggia, and while the food was of a higher level at Spiaggia, both meals were delicious. If you want a quiet and romantic meal, Spiaggia is the pick.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMChicago's best Italian foodI've eaten at Spiaggia about once a year for the past 20 years and I would say their food has consistently evolved but always remained outstanding. Service though, can be spotty at times. For example, during this dinner, we were efficiently shown to our table but then we were left there for 15 minutes - no offer of a menu, water, or drinks. We just sat there. It is one of my pet peeves so I got up to complain when one of the head service staff noticed and duly got our table going. Perhaps a miscommunication but this type of lapse should never happen at an establishment like this. The other pet peeve is the "jackets required". I've been to most of San Pellegrino's top 50 of the world's best restaurants and NONE of them require one.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly brilliant dining experienceA truly brilliant dining experience. Service is excellent - a lot of times i wasn't even aware of water glasses being filled, dishes being taken away, etc. The only very minor drawback is the portions are extremely small.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent across the board.Excellent across the board. The gnocchi was the best we have ever eaten.
Would highly recommend it for a special occasion.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ItalianFood was delicious. Very accomodating if you want to make substitutions on the tasting manu. Agnoletti in particular was amazing. Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for an upscale dining experience with great food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReally, really expensive forReally, really expensive for food that was only ok, and not great, but overall. I am really disappointed since we did the tasting menu to get an amazing taste on a different take on Italy. I don't think we will be back. I was also disappointed that there were no bottles of wine under $80?4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place but very very expensive.Nice place but very very expensive. Only Special occasion.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExpert staff and only placeExpert staff and only place I have eaten where scallops was cooked to perfection. Wonderful food and wine pairing was perfect.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe very best Italian food.The very best Italian food. All of us had the pasta special menu and iw was great.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMequivalent of a 3 star Parisianequivalent of a 3 star Parisian Several different tasting menus available as well as a pasta menu and a la carte Wines served in elegant BV stemware. Service seamless. If a 3 star means "worth the trip" then Spiaggia is worth suffering thru the O'Hare to downtown traffic.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were thrilled by the tastingWe were thrilled by the tasting menu and paired wines. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. This was a perfect way to celebrate my 60th birthday!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic, foodAbsolutely fantastic, food service and ambiance. Highly recommend either tasting menu.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond amazing!Everything was absolutely perfect with the service and the food was sublime! Trevor, our server, was exceptional!
I rank this restaurant in my top 3 in the USA with Melisse and Per Se.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an absolutely wonderfulWe had an absolutely wonderful meal and terrific evening at Spiaggia. This restaurant is probably the best restaurant in Chicago. The food is delicious, the service is impeccable, and the room and view are beautiful. I highly recommend Spiaggia.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTime for the Truffle Tasting MenuWe celebrated a special anniversary by both of us having the Truffle Tasting Menu. I also included the wine pairing. It was the most mouth watering food I have EVER tasted! Every course was better than the previous.
If you can only get one entree, get the gnocchi. It was AMAZING!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly outstanding diningA truly outstanding dining experience. The personal attention was remarkable and the food was terrific.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticSpiaggia gets it right! The perfect fine dining Italian dining destination to celebrate special occasions! A huge thank you to all the wonderful people at Spiaggia for making my husband's birthday dinner so special. Everything from the service, to the food, to the ambience was spectacular.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMtop-notch, service can't be beat!!!The attention to detail is AMAZING!!! The service is impeccable and the food is great. The emulsion of flavors in every dish is perfect.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExtra SpecialOur experience was outstanding. The Maitre de', Chad, was charming and tremendously accommodating. Service, superb. Food presentation and flavor outstanding. Had a premiere window table overlooking the street scene, the park and a view of the lake. Would sincerely recommend Spiaggia for a special dining experience. Can't wait to go again!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty expensive restaurant,Pretty expensive restaurant, but for a special occasion worth the visit.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience from foodOverall experience from food to service was outstanding but VERY expensive.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing. SlightlyAbsolutely amazing. Slightly disappointed we were in a little rush (we were seeing a show a 7:30pm and they open at 5:30pm). The wait staff was amazing knowing this though. They did not rush us and we were able to make it to our show on time. The service was impeccable and they worked like artists around one another. Very knowledgable and made us feel very special the whole night! Can not wait to return.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect in every way for aperfect in every way for a special celebration. Excellent service and food. We're still dreaming of it.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice, highly recommend........Very nice, highly recommend............but must admit, the prices were INSANE!12/22/2012 12:00:00 AMSpiggia is one of the best!WONDERFUL dining experience! My wife and I dined there for our fifteen year anniversary, and the experience could not have been any better. Fantastic view and the service was out-of-this-world. Literally one of the best dining experiences I ever had. The food was exceptional and extremely flavorful.11/17/2012 12:00:00 AMWe chose Spiaggia for ourWe chose Spiaggia for our 20th anniversary celebration. The restaurant had printed a special menu with our names on it for the occasion and all the servers wished us a Happy Anniversary. The service, food and wine chosen by the sommelier were outstanding! We also had a special table overlooking Michigan Ave. and Oak St. Beach. It was a wonderful, romantic experience.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM