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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
Chicago, IL 60611
Hours of Operation:
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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