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Tony Mantuano    

Executive Chef of Spiaggia & Author of "The Spiaggia Cookbook: Eleganza Italiana in Cucina"

James Beard Award winner Tony Mantuano is an influential culinary force, a chef who has been on the ground floor of defining true Italian cuisine in the United States.

In addition to his role as chef-partner at Spiaggia, Mantuano is the chef-partner at River Roast, situated on the Chicago River; Bar Toma, an Italian neighborhood pizzeria and bar; Terzo Piano, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago; and he is the owner of Mangia Trattoria, a classic Italian restaurant in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Mantuano is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Midwest and the Chicago Tribune’s Good Eating Award, which honors achievement in the food and restaurant industry.

Outside of the kitchen, Mantuano is often recognized for his participation on Season Two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.

His other projects include cookbook collaborations with Cathy Mantuano, a wine expert and former manager of Spiaggia. The husband and wife team authored “The Spiaggia Cookbook” and “Wine Bar Food.”


Spiaggia makes cover of Best Wine Restaurants in America ...

Wine Enthusiast's annual Best Wine Restaurants issue features chef Tony Mantuano, wine director Rachael Lowe on cover.

Mantuano, Contino, Joho among Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame ...

Chefs Tony Mantuano, from left, Judy Contino and Jean Joho will be among the ... (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune for Mantuano image; Hall of Fame for Contino ...

Q&A with JBF Taste America All-Star Tony Mantuano

JBF Award winner Tony Mantuano is the king of the Italian dining scene in Chicago. His flagship Spiaggia has drawn Windy City locals, celebrities, musicians, ...

Cafe Spiaggia reopens with new menu, decor - Chicago Tribune

Cafe Spiaggia, the more relaxed sister spot to what chef Tony Mantuano calls " grown-up" Spiaggia (the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant in the same building at ...

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