Spiaggia, Chicago’s only four-star Italian restaurant, and chef/partner Tony Mantuano announced the debut of Sala Privata, the brand new private events space adjacent to its iconic dining room.

Sala Privata, Italian for “private room,” welcomes guests in groups of six to 20 for private dining, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, corporate gatherings and rehearsal dinners. The space, which previously served as a lounge area, is connected to Spiaggia’s main dining room and offers views of Chicago’s iconic Oak Street and Michigan Avenue. 

The space serves as an extension of Spiaggia’s dining room, echoing its classic, casual elegance. A nine-foot glass door separates Sala Privata from the dining room, offering a view of its natural color palette of bronze, ivory and nude. The space is fitted with leather banquettes, cocktail seating and dining tables, customizable for each occasion and group size.  

“We’ve always been proud to offer a home for any type of celebration at Spiaggia, and we are thrilled to open the doors to another private dining space,” says Mantuano. “We look forward to offering our guests a new way to host memorable experiences at Spiaggia.”

Spiaggia’s Private Events team, led by Marlee Schuster and Erica Poppe, is always on hand to help customize any event, allowing guests the opportunity to personalize any activity. Interactive classes, such as olive oil and balsamic tastings, craft cocktail making, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and more can be added on to any experience, sharing the same thoughtful and elegant approach that has made Spiaggia a longstanding culinary destination.

The menus, designed by Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano and Chef de Cuisine Joe Flamm, draw inspiration from both Spiaggia and its sister restaurant, Café Spiaggia. Guests can choose between an a la carte menu and a tasting menu, with optional wine pairings created by nationally renowned Sommelier and Beverage Director Rachael Lowe. All food is prepared in-house, showcasing authentic, humble ingredients and creating an intimate restaurant experience within the event space. 

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