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980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-4501 (Oak)
+1 312-280-2750
Today
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Ok, we were a bit late (20 mins) for our reservation but we called and the room was not crowded. Food was terrific but the service was inexcusable for the price-- we were basically abandoned over long periods. Will probably not be back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Went to dinner there with three other people and would have to say that we all ended up being deeply disappointed. We ordered the tasting menu (the longer one) along with the wine pairings. Overall, it was a very disappointing experince...while some courses were amazing - like the lobster ravioli in a wonderful lobster reduction...many others were wanting. As for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I love Spiaggia. I suggest that you save this place for special events, anniversaries, birthdays etc, as it is excellent and expensive. I'd love to eat here often but it is very pricy.

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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

'Twas a private dinner for about 20 diners, starting with the best diver scallop ever: crispy dewlap, chanterelles, and reggiano; then lobster ravioletto, then venison sausage in the loin with pieces of duck liver, ending with babas au rhum but the babas WERE CHOCOLATE...thus the WOW,

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Berthoud, Colorado
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Had a business dinner here, it was amazing. Service was perfect and the food as outstanding. We had a limited menu but every option was well prepared and presented. I will be back with my wife!

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

3* Chicago restaurant where the great and the good hang out ! Wonderful food but eye wateringly expensive ! Try Spiaggia Cafe for lunch and tip the barman for the gossip ! Great location on Michigan Avenue, nice spot for a Martini after a glam shopping trip!

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This might have been the most fun we've ever had at dinner. Incredible flavors, combinations I'd never even think of doing in my kitchen (or be able to do in my kitchen), delightful wine and outstanding service. With that said - we could have flown from Chicago to L.A. for the same price. It is outrageously priced - as in... More 

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Visited Chicago for a work trip, and took my husband along for a little getaway. We'd wanted to try Spiaggia for years, and were very excited to have this opportunity to do so. We were very disappointed. The service upon arrival was warm and friendly, but a bit less so table-side. Our serving staff was adequate, but at a restaurant... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

Overrated. Generally, service was good but there was a pretentious air. We were given a poor table even though the restaurant was only a third full at any point during our dinner. Service was good but the food and wine list were very over priced. Food presentation was very good but portions were small. All in all it was really... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Spiaggia is a pricey and upscale restaurant but it has a separate cafe which is more modest, but with excellent food. I understand Spiaggia is the Obama's favorite restaurant but of course, he's out campaigning. Had the gnocchi -- delicious -- and a very small, but excellent filet. Not quite as exciting as we thought it would be. But, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-4501
    (Oak)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-280-2750
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.

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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