Chicago IL 60611
Decades before the likes of Mario Batali and Michael White brought us the most recent wave of fine Italian dining, Tony Mantuano taught Chicagoans how to enjoy refined Italian fare at Spiaggia. Taking a cue from its name, which means "beach" in Italian, the food and décor at the restaurant are inspired by the coast. Mantuano has won countless accolades for his accomplishments here, including a James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Midwest in 2005. He and the restaurant’s executive chef, Sarah Grueneberg, continue to delight diners with such fare as Pugliese burrata with golden Osetra caviar and potato crisps, squid ink spaghetti with Maine lobster and toasted breadcrumbs, and wood-roasted steelhead trout with honey mussels, black garlic, butter-roasted turnips, and Meyer lemon.
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This casually chic sibling to Spiaggia offers many of the same pleasures—not only impeccable wines and cheeses but also the inspired thinking of the executive chef, Tony Mantuano. Wood-roasting figures prominently in his preps, providing subtle flavor notes in seafood, chicken, and many other offerings. Antipasti and pasti also shine.
Spiaggia will raise money for cancer on November 14.