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980 N Michigan Ave, Level 2, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 280 2750
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Ranked #387 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oak
Description: As the more casual sibling of renowned Spiaggia, Cafe Spiaggia has come into its own as a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike. In an artful, warm setting featuring reproductions of 15th century Italian murals, the contemporary Cafe serves dishes reminiscent of authentic Italian sidewalk eateries and trattorias. Chicago Magazine said, “This stylish Cafe sends out lively versions of regional classics…topnotch handmade pastas, fine main courses, and the best tiramisu and ice creams in town.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It had been many years since I had dinner at Spiaggia. I had heard they had renovated and thought I would see what they were up to. The restaurant is beautiful. The service was very attentive. However, the food left me disappointed. The portions were very small. One of the dishes I ordered was a pasta dish,and I couldn't even... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinouis
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Dined at Spiaggia 12/8 and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Superior service provided by all, especially David , our server. His promptness and attention to detail was excellent. The meal was wonderful, starting with an assortment of Italian hams and cheese. Risotto followed , done well. The steak upon garlic polenta was prepared perfectly. Dessert was wonderful, assorted gelatos and a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The authenic Italian restaurant is a good place for great tasting food! I had Ravioli and duck and never tasted food so good! It is very pricey though. My check was about 100 dollars and I didn't even have coffee and dessert.

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Although Spiaggia recently underwent renovations, it sin't really that different. Thy changed the bar, added a charcuterie station, and added a lounge, but the seating and room are pretty much the same. More importantly, the food is about the same. They switched from solely degustacion to a choice between that or al a carte. The food continues to be very... More 

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bentonville AR
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have had many a very good dinner at this restaurant over the years but our recent visit confirmed a continuing slide that may well result in this restaurant losing their 1 Michelin star. Certainly if I was the inspector on this occasion it would have. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated in a lounge area... More 

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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This outstanding but expensive Italian fine dining restaurant is very very good. The service is quick, efficient, a lot of wait staff (thus the prices to pay them all) and it starts a little snooty and pretentious, but after awhile everyone warms up and gets a sense of humor. Folks, life is too short to be that full of yourself.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The technique, style and culture and preparation of the culinary style is epic. Your senses will let you know how lucky you are to dine here. Italian done perfect, even for the heavens.

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Santa Rosa
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A very expensive restaurant. The sort of place where if they ask if you would like to start with a glass of champagne, it will cost you $29. It will be a good glass, of course, but I pay $18 for a much better glass in San Francisco, at Zuni Cafe. Probably that's because they never got a star. We... More 

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Finger Lakes, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I was in charge of finding a good Italian restaurant for our group of five travelers. Knowing the varied nature of the group, I thought this place would fit the bill. It definitely did. We were seated in a booth in the exact center of the restaurant, which took advantage of the big windows looking out over Michigan Avenue and... More 

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We arrived in town late and were looking for an Italian restaurant. We found Cafe Spiagga on Trip Advisor and gave it a try. We accidentally found Spiagga first, not realizing that Cafe Spiagga was separate. Even though it was almost 9 Spiagga was full (or it could have been we were still in our airplane travel attire). Cafe Spiagga... More 

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Additional Information about Spiaggia

Address: 980 N Michigan Ave, Level 2, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 280 2750
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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