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Spiaggia Restaurant

4.3
4.3
2676 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

Spiaggia sets the standard for creative Italian cuisine, earning four-star reviews, international praise and numerous awards. 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 and Executive Chef Eric Lees and by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, Spiaggia offers guests an unrivaled experience.

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4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on December 28, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience

    The food is great here, but I was charged $60 for making a reservation. This is absolutely ridiculous for a restaurant to charge customers to make a reservation especially when they show up. Think twice before making a reservation.

  2. AD

    AfshanD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience4

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

  3. DM

    DaneMom

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    4 year anniversary

  4. o

    oysters

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    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.

  6. AH

    AndyH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  7. LP

    LawProf

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    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.

  8. JP

    JPRK

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    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.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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!

  10. B

    Babb

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall2food3service4ambience5

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

  12. JM

    JohnM

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great location, great atmosphere and the staff was top notch

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Fun experience. Food was good but not amazing

  14. L

    Lynn

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    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.

  15. C

    Christie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    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)

  16. C

    Chichef

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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?

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff, Food, Service was Excellent!

  18. C

    Chicagodiner

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. CB

    ChrisB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Italian cuisine.

  20. ME

    MELO

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  22. JF

    JFazio

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Not the old Spiaggia. Quality has dropped over the past few years.

  23. c

    cantabrigian1

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous restaurant. Every dish I have ever had there has been delicious and thoughtfully presented. And unlike many fine restaurants these days, you can actually hear what the people at your table are saying. Not to be missed!

  24. CC

    CheerstotheChef

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience. My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner and we can say easily say Spiaggia earns all of its accolades. We did three courses (tartare, rissotto, steak, carrots, gnocchi). What sets this food apart is that instead of overwhelming you with overpowering flavors, each dish delivers on on each ingredient but are all elegantly shown. Outstanding service and attentiveness.

  25. JM

    JillM

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was great, food delicious. We did the five course tasting menu. Didn’t think every course was 5 Star that is why I gave it a four. Pasta too salty, trout fabulous, duck amazing, dessert just okay but gelato in replacement was super. Carpaccio could have been great but a ridiculously small amount you could barely taste. Bartender makes a wonderful martini and we would definitely return.

  26. J

    Joanie2

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant. Professional staff. But very limited menu, tiny portions and way overpriced. Make sure you check the online menu and wine list. That’s it....nothing more.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing dining experience. The staff was not only attentive and knowledgeable but also engaging and fun. Particularly the pastry chef, Joey, who was delightful.

  28. B

    Bytheseashore

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ago to for a guaranteed special dinner. Our dinner this time was outstanding again. You must visit when visiting Chicago!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was wonderful—very friendly and accommodating towards gluten free member of our party

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Food and Anbiance are exceptional. My one recommendation. They need more light and meatless options.

  31. KM

    KathyM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing experience & view!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. They substituted one dish and charged for new extra dish

  33. MC

    MaryC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We were there for our anniversary, the service was impeccable. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful. Had a wonderful dinner and discovered a great champagne. We will definitely be back.

  34. PK

    PaulK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Perhaps expected too much - innovative Italian was interesting but could have been more fulfilling. Wine and service was great.

  35. o

    overrated

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2017

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Overrated. The food quality was definitely better than average, but for the price point, in Chicago, it left a considerable amount to be desired. Some of the food was actually bland. It was a pretty disappointing meal

  36. D

    Daniel

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Overall, a great experience. One thing about the ambiance: The dining room is serene in design , but the music was "classic rock" and played a bit loud. Very strange and inconsistent for an otherwise classy restaurant.

  37. GH

    GeorgeH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spiaggia hit a home run ! I took my wife there for her birthday and every minute was special. From the Happy Birthday greeting when we arrived, the pre-dinner drinks with the engaging bartender, the fantastic tasting menu experience, the signed menu by the Chef, and a birthday dessert with a candle. Every detail made this a wonderful dining experience. You can get a good meal at a lot of places in this town, but the overall experience that you get at Spiaggia has no equal.

  38. K

    Kayak9

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    It's just not what it once was. Simple as that. The food is unbelievably overpriced for its quality, which can be matched at countless other Chicago restaurants.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Un poco pasado de moda, la comida bien a swecas, no regreso

  40. NJ

    NJvisitor

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extraordinary cuisine. Special service.

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