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Terzo Piano

159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-443-8650
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (100 reviews)
“flatbread” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
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Reviewed yesterday

Disclosure-we are members of the Art Institute. We hadn't eaten in this restaurant and decided to stop in late in lunch time, 2pm. We were seated quickly with a beautiful view of the city. We thought it too warm to sit outside. However, if you...More

Thank Carefreepac
Reviewed 2 days ago

While spending the day at the museum, it was a lovely place to break for lunch. Great food and atmosphere

Thank Corine S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wait, wait, wait for menus, food, clearing table, check. The only bread was focaccia, 1 1/2 thick, dry, served on a board smeared with butter. Gross. Lemon Chicken Salad almost no dressing, extra cup of dressing had no lemon flavor, a piece of chicken was...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Thursday evening arrival happened to coincide with the only day Terzo Piano is open for dinner. Within the Art Institute complex, we dined on a lovely terrace with a snowman for company. Good wine selection and the meal was fabulous.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have lunch in the new wing of the AI. We have eaten there before and it's always been very good. Interesting menu with lots of big flavors. We both had pasta dishes. They are smallish portions, but enough for lunch. The venue is...More

1  Thank LizBethob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a hot July day, I enjoyed dining on the terrace of Terzo Piano in view of the intriguing snowman in a refrigerator--I know--what? The Gauguin inspired cocktail was oh so refreshing: rose, lillet and passion fruit and I enjoyed the chicken salad, too. The...More

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed June 28, 2017

On a boiling hot summer day, lunch on the shaded terrace at Terzo Piano was perfection - the grilled octopus was amazing.

1  Thank cafelatte136
Reviewed June 22, 2017

We had lunch at the Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago. Nancy had the Whitefish Pate as an appetizer which she judged as very good and after having a taste, I concurred. She also had flatbread with mozzarella, tomato, and basil which we...More

1  Thank Unity-Eagle-68
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Dramatically located on the roof of the Chicago Art Institute, this restaurant provides an extensive menu of superbly presented options.Add good service and the view and the result is hard to beat.

1  Thank 708patrick
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

The menu looked promising but the I felt there was a lack of punch in the final delivery of various dishes. The sweetness was missing in the pea soup. The richness was missing in the seafood cioppnio. The texture was missing in the ravioli ...

Thank Warren H
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July 9, 2015|
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Response from Faustodinapoli | Reviewed this property |
yes. Just enter through the modern wing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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