We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

5 of 5 bubbles Review of Spiaggia

Reserve with OpenTable
Spiaggia is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #750 of 9,493 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Cross street: Oak
Description: 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. Each visit to Spiaggia is an occasion, marking a milestone or simply celebrating the everyday. We invite guests to enjoy cocktails and stuzzi before or after dinner in the Spiaggia lounge.
Level Contributor
72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Had dinner tonight with family at Spiaggia.It's such a lovely place.Marvelous food,Beautiful room overlooking Michigan Avenue and the lakefront.The wine list is very good,and the staff do a wonderful job.It is expensive,so be forewarned.But if you want Italian,in an environment that will impress,and be remembered,this is the place.I've been here several times in the past 5 years,and it's the same exquisite experience everytime.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Julian H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

521 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good ... not great though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

So I was on a business trip in Chicago and decided to try Spiaggia as I had been to the city numerous times but yet to try this restaurant. It was good ... it just wasn't great and given the prices I felt that it should have been great.

The selection of food was good, the wait stuff was good, the ambience was good but it just seemed to fall a little bit flat for me. It's a cool spot with a nice view and in a great area but I'd probably pass the next time through.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank CocoCoco75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
162 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Classic, Amazing, Out of Adjectives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is the go to special occasion restaurant. The location, ambiance, service, and of course the food are among the best in a world class food town. It was our anniversary and it was acknowledged in print on our menu. Another example of attention to detail. It's also nice to go to a restaurant that requires jackets for men. It seems so much more respectful to the women who dress nicely. At most nicer restaurants the women really try and the men look like slobs.

We had the prix fixe menu with wine pairings and it was delivered like fine art. The wine and food pairings were perfect. The food was beautiful. The paceing was top notch.

Make sure your credit line on your card is high because you'll need a bunch. It's worth it though.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank LaneB45
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Went to celebrate big birthday.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Food quality and quantity was disappointing for such an expensive and highly-hyped restaurant. Mark-up on wine was obscene. Wait staff OK. I felt ripped-off.

Thank JBB3Chicago_Illinois
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Had a 6 course dinner with a group of friends in one of their private rooms. Very interesting courses, portions somewhat on the small size. Truly a place for a special occasion, even so, am not sure it is worth the exorbitant price. Service was great.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank SVC_911
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Spiaggia also viewed


Been to Spiaggia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing