Chicago, IL

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Cuisine Description

Spiaggia presents a modern approach to authentic Italian cuisine. Our tasting menus are born from the flavor profiles of our chosen wines; we find it to be the perfect start to their marriage on the table.

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Wine List Description
The Spiaggia wine program takes an in-depth look at each region of Italia and dissects them by their individual terroirs with the greatest focus being on Piemonte and Toscana.
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"The carne cruda di agnello with finely diced raw Wisconsin lamb loin, crispy focaccia, Castelmagno fonduta and “Per Me” extra virgin olive oil transports you to the street cafes of Alba."

Perfect Pairing
An animalistic Cannonau di Sardegna riserva called Chio from Cantina Mogoro served with wood-roasted paccheri pasta, filled with water buffalo-milk ricotta and Sardinian lamb sausage.

Wine Events
Spiaggia offers a number of educational events every year focusing on Italian wine regions or Italian culture, as well our Spiaggia Sommelier Smackdown, which brings together 12 of Chicago’s sommeliers to battle for wine-geek dominance.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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2013 Restaurant Features

Game On

Move over pork: Duck is the new darling of America’s hottest restaurants, and it scores big with playful wine pairings from Rioja to the Rhône.

Pizza Party

Wine-friendly pizzas offer diners a slice of heaven.

New York's Sommeliers Pour Local

Many of Manhattan’s best restaurants aren’t just about eating local, but drinking local wines, too.

Element of Surprise

Whether menus change daily, weekly or monthly—or cease to be presented to diners at all—eating at these restaurants is nothing less than a thrill.