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Terzo Piano

$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603 (Michigan Ave)
+1 312-443-8650
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Castro Valley
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here before seeing Hamilton at the Privatebank theater. We got four plates to share and it was very flavorful and plentiful. Beautiful views of downtown Chicago from the outdoor patio.

Thank CastroValleyMommyof2
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we visit the city, we hit the AI, and when we do, we always have lunch at Terzo Piano. This time it was as good as ever, with fun, flavorful dishes and an always-excellent wine list. Solid service as well.

Thank wineshark
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first challenge is to find the entrance of this resto.Once you find it, the interior is modern, logical because you are at the Modern wing of the museum.Even when it is raining, you can sit outside which is fantastic. The food is ok but not something to return for.The bread platter is nice and could be homemade.Nevertheles the tomato... More 

Thank Rudi W
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good, albeit with a limited menu. Lunchtime is busy, even during the week. Reservations are recommended. While this is located at the museum, it's reachable without going through the admission gates. Judging it as a standalone restaurant it would get good ratings. Taking into account it's attached to the museum I would rate this as excellent... More 

Thank Jeff P
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is really delicious, with options inspired by the Italian cuisine that were actually mouthwatering, with selected quality ingredients and good presentation. The service is almost perfect, attentive but not overbearing. The prices, though, are not cheap, being quite an upscale place, perched on top of the modern wing of the Art Institute. Also the kids menu is quite... More 

Thank Matteo D
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service was Attentive and food as always delicious. Great variety of dishes! Chef Carolina and her team are making this museum restaurant a gem.

Thank Jsant081
Belleville, Kansas
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We started with cauliflower soup that was to die for. All the entrees for lunch were beautifully prepared and were top notch. The shrimp citrus salad was light and full of flavor. The smoked salmon on toast was wonderful! Do not miss this gem at the museum!

Thank Nancy H
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136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We visited the Art Institute today, first time in many years, and after viewing several exhibits, we found our way to Terzo Piano. We were promptly seated with a view of the buildings lining Michigan Avenue. we ordered up a couple of beers, the terzo trio which is an appetizer with marcano almonds, marinated olives and cheese. For the main... More 

Thank Ted F
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Good food, reasonable prices, right inside the Museum of Art, so convenient. Fun on special occasions. In the summer has a really nice outside area.

Thank katehealth
Edwardsville, Illinois
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Terzo Piano is the "nice" restaurant in the Museum and while it is fairly casual and contemporary, with a modest menu, it is on the pricey side for things like salads, flatbreads and a glass of wine. There are lots of windows and table seating with a décor of mostly gray and white. Our service was pretty good and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
    (Michigan Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-443-8650
Located in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano is a must-stop for lunch, brunch, and after-work cocktails or dinner on Thursday evenings. The restaurant features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant Spiaggia. Chef di Cucina Carolina Diaz uses fresh, local, organic, and sustainably produced ingredients to create seasonal lunch, dinner, and dessert menus with a Mediterranean flair. The menu is complemented by Cathy Mantuano’s wine list, featuring top American producers alongside Old World favorites.

Terzo Piano is committed to serving local and regional organically grown produce and farm-raised meats and poultry. Everything produced in the kitchen is made from scratch—it’s part of how we offer guests the highest-quality, most flavorful meals every day.

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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