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980 N. Michigan Ave. (Oak St.) Send to Phone
312-280-2750 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Expensive but special occasion-worthy, this restaurant attracts well-heeled sophisticates.
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Spiaggia Restaurant Review

: Chef Tony Mantuano is the architect of this super-luxe Italian restaurant. In 2014, Spiaggia received a makeover maximizing the Oak Street Beach and lake views from the 40-foot windows in the tiered dining room and bar. More natural materials, like wood and marble, were also brought in. The food, which has a contemporary spin, is splendid; it's also expensive. However, when making most everything from scratch (pasta included), the difference is noted and notable from competitors. Seafood dishes are especially remarkable, as is his delicate, hand-rolled gnocchi, which may arrive with ricotta sauce and black truffles. If you're really indulging, go for the six-course tasting menu ($165 per person, plus $80 for wine pairings), and be wowed by dishes like suckling pig with potato, apricot, espresso and celery. Accordingly, the cheese selection is staggering. For dessert, there are gelati and sorbetti along with dolcini boards that present tastes of items like basil and white chocolate mousse with flourless chocolate cake and passion fruit. The wine list offers interesting, rarely seen Italian selections. Meanwhile, the lounge presents a long list of classic cocktails and Italian beers plus spaghetti carbonara and small plates such as house-made focaccia and buffalo mozzarella.

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