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980 N Michigan Ave, Level 2, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 280 2750
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Ranked #389 of 8,419 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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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was excited to visit this restaurant due to the reviews as well as it being Obama's favorite. The meal was extremely disappoint and not worth the money. We both started with the carbonara. It wasn't bad but very average. I had the ribeye and my husband had the pork shank. Mine was a very average steak. I ordered medium... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What a lovely evening! The champagne, wines, accompanied fish, meats and desserts were all fabulous. The service outstanding! What a night.

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Orange Park, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Ate here for my 10th wedding anniversary and it was fantastic. The gnocci was amazing and the pork dish I had was OK. They brought over a large desert tray for us and that was amazing. If you go here, make sure you give the gnocci a try. I for sure will come back and try some of their other... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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228 reviews 228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We use to eat here for several years in a row on our anniversary many many years ago and haven't been since the recent renovation and i must admit i enjoy the layout much better than the previous dining room. Service was very friendly and professional and the staff displayed thorough knowledge of the food as well as the ingredients... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
94 helpful votes 94 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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