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Spiaggia

4.7
2693 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion (8)
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About

Spiaggia sets the standard for creative Italian cuisine, earning four-star reviews, international praise and numerous awards, including a 2014 nomination for Outstanding Restaurant from the James Beard Foundation. A favorite among critics and patrons alike, the timeless Michelin-star Spiaggia features panoramic views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue. Helmed by James Beard Award winner Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano, the restaurant offers guests an unrivaled experience with seven and fourteen course tasting menus that honor the heritage of Italian cuisine. An a la carte menu is also available.

Spiaggia’s award-winning wine list led by Sommelier and Beverage Director Rachael Lowe, impeccable service, spectacular view, and sophisticated, contemporary setting contribute to Spiaggia’s universal regard as a premier, authentic Italian dining destination.

“Best Italian Food”
- Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, Chicago Magazine
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dining Room
Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 280-2750
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tony Mantuano
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Private party facilities
James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano's authentic Italian cuisine has made Spiaggia one of the finest dining experiences in the country. The versatile private event space can be separated into as many as five intimate rooms. Menus from either Café Spiaggia or Spiaggia are available.
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Private party contact
Cyndi Rosenberg: (312) 280-3300
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Cross street
Oak Street
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Parking details

Valet underground parking is available for $17 for 4 hours. Please enter at 120 E. Walton (1/2 block west of Michigan Ave). Once parked, please take the elevator to the 2nd floor then turn left for Spiaggia or proceed straight for Cafe Spiaggia.

These rates are not applicable to Private Events. For Private Events parking rates please call the Sales Office at 312.280.3300
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Special events & promotions
Our events venue one floor above the dining room, is available for all your business or social entertaining needs. Customized to your preferences and wired for meetings and conferences, guests are afforded the opportunity to choose and personalize their menu. From intimate dinners and corporate events to weddings, social functions and celebrations, Spiaggia Private Events offers breathtaking views and modern Italian dining for groups of 110 guests.



Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food, great service and great ambiance. Would highly recommend Spiaggia for any special occasion or a classy date night.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

4 year anniversary

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vipoysters (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The last time I dined at Spiaggia was 4 years ago, before the remodel and while the "jackets required" rule still existed. This visit seemed like I was dining at an entirely different restaurant. All the things I loved most were gone: the formal dress with big comfy seats, the lovely bread service and dedicated water server.

Whoever was in charge of the finishing salt was very heavy handed; I'd say 5/6 dishes were too salty. Overall, everything was fine and Spiaggia is blending well into the average dining scene. But when you spend $300+ dinner for two at a Tony Montano restaurant, you expect more.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

It was good, but did not live up to the name. Service and ambiance was impeccable, as was the wine list. My fiancé and I ordered the 8 course tasting menu, and while each dish was fine, the price point per person was far too high for what we were given. Most dishes were what you would find at other decent Italian places in Chicago. Also, most of the dishes were too salty and the salmon was under cooked. Three pasta dishes on an 8 course menu led to us being full by the fifth dish. We struggled to make it through dessert. Glad we went, but would not go again at those prices.

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AHasdal (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a great dining experience at Spiaggia. The wait staff was incredibly hospitable and gracious. Everything we ate and drank was phenomenal. The ambiance was great too, can't be the location on Michigan Ave.

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vipLawProf (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was once again wonderful. However, the lamb chop was disappointing. It had too much fat on it. We eat here whenever we visit Chicago. We will continue to do so.

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JPRK (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The Italian food was a bit too creative for us. Minimal selection. The Scallops appetizer was very tasty, but small. The pasta was under-cooked, unless that is what the chef is going for. The Veal chop was good, flavorful, but small, and a bit fatty.
The banana dessert was lost on us. Unusual presentation, and we did not enjoy the taste combination. Wine list is extensive, but pricey.
Service stood out, as it was attentive and friendly. Nice window view.
I am sure a more sophisticated palate may appreciate the cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I used to eat here when we lived in Chicago from 1995 to 1998 and this was our first time back. The decor has been redone and it was beautiful, and the cuisine was top notch. I arrived very hungry and my only gripe was that it took a while to get the bread! But I would highly recommend for a special occasion or date night if you’re looking for delicious cuisine and a beautiful atmosphere!

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vipBabb (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

A special occasion dining spot as it is very expensive.
Enjoyed most dishes, but not others.
Probably will not return any time soon, however.
May try the Cafe next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Was expecting more from this Chicago icon but most food was just ordinary very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location, great atmosphere and the staff was top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Fun experience. Food was good but not amazing

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vipLynn (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved our meal, except I had asked for a special birthday dessert for my mom. I was told she would receive a card. That didn’t happen. I was also told she would get a really special dessert.... well, it was a pumpkin spice dessert with a single candle. No creative writing on the plate, etc. then, we had asked for our leftovers, but were never given them. By the time we left, we had forgotten & no one reminded us. It was overall a nice evening, I was just hoping for a touch more.

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Christie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Impecable service
Slow and enjoyable
The dishes were perfect temperature. (one of the things I like least is when a dish is so hot you can't taste it)
The scallops, though small, were cooked to a tender perfection. So enjoyable.
The music was a little too loud and modern for the classiness of the restaurant. I would have enjoyed Dean Martin at a lower volume. (personal preference)

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Amazing food and wine chefs dinner. White truffles. Bill was very very high. Didn’t know the prices. Until check came 1200 for 2 ppl?

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Staff, Food, Service was Excellent!

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vipChicagodiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a amazing evening with excellence all around. Kudos to the lovely sommelier!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic Italian cuisine.

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vipMELO (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious food but the service is just amazing. What a special place. Expensive but for a nice occasion worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Impeccable from top to bottom: service, food, and ambiance. It’s not very often one can describe Italian food as surprising, but there were flavors and combinations that were truly surprising and exciting. Everything was clearly prepared with the highest quality ingredients and care. Worth every penny.

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