Spiaggia sets the standard for Italian dining in Chicago. With Chef-Partner Tony Mantuano at the helm, and Executive Chef Joe Flamm leading the culinary vision, Spiaggia offers guests an unrivaled experience that honors the heritage of Italy. Inspired by Mantuano and Flamm’s journey through Italy, it begins with the country’s finest ingredients. Spiaggia is a recipient of the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and is consistently named one of “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants” by Wine Enthusiast.

“I really liked this format, we had a good interaction with each other and I have learned a lot of the blind tasting. My favorite wine was the Acciaiolo 2012: a very well balanced wine that went very well with the main course.”

Tadd Tanji
Spiaggia Restaurant


The Italian and French wine traditions: an historic challenge


Tadd Tanji

Sommelier – Spiaggia

Rachel Speckan

National Wine Director – City Winery

Linda Adams

Sommelier – Park Ridge Country Club

Jhea Fulgaro

Sommelier – City Winery

Alexandria Sarovich

Sommelier – The Florentine

Carlos Diaz

Sommelier – Acadia

Dustin Chabert

Beverage Director – Momotaro

Jeannie Boutelle

Writer – Edible Chicago

Emma Janzen

Writer – Imbibe Magazine

Mary Ross

Wine Columnist – Daily Herald

Sandra Ban

Buyer – City Winery

Diego Bermudez

Sommelier – Mastro’s

Thank you, as always, for the exciting, informative & delicious Sommeliers’ Lunch. I appreciate the depth of knowledge offered, the opportunity to interact with fellow wine professionals & the just-plain enjoyment of these luncheons. I appreciate being included!

Mary Ross
Wine Columnist
Daily Herald