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About Spiaggia

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

980 North Michigan Ave
Level 2
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room
Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Oak Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 280-2750

Website:
http://www.spiaggiarestaurant.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Tony Mantuano

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.

Private Party Contact:
Cyndi Rosenberg: (312) 280-3300

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.



Spiaggia Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Romantic (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Scenic View (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for a Date (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Business Meals (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Waterfront (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Healthy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food3
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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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food3
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great location, great atmosphere and the staff was top notch

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fun experience. Food was good but not amazing

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 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)

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
ambience2
service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 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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food5
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Staff, Food, Service was Excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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food5
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 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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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Extraordinary cuisine. Special service.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful experience at Spiaggia. Tasting menu is more expensive but was worth it. Service was wonderful, food was interesting and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Italian food was mediocre compared to other good Italian food I’ve had in Chicago and many other cities around the country. The ambience was stuffy. The wines by the glass were $20 or more. The food was very expensive. All of that would’ve been fine if the food was fabulous, but it just wasn’t. This place is overrated.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

A lovely dinner. We did the 8 course meal with wine pairings. It was a wonderful meal with some really lovely and interesting wines.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and staff were AMAZING!!! Great ambiance, perfect for date night! Definitely going back!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was off. Sturgeon smelled, suckling goat was way too salty.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Still a classic with wonderful food and service. Best Italian wine list I've encountered!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Entree was very disappointing, especially for the price.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excelente restauran, muy buena cocina nouvelle italiana! Servicio de primera!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Absolutely top cuisine.
Need extra person in bar before peak dinner times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I had not been to Spiaggia in several years and was really hoping that I would not be disappointed. The space and atmosphere is well known and deservedly revered. The food was absolutely amazing, our waiter was helpful and knowledgable and our sommelier (I'm sorry I can't remember her name) was outstanding, she made our evening so fun and so special. It was a truly memorable evening and I will not wait as long to return again.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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