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Tony Mantuano

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Author & Chef/Partner of Spiaggia, Cafe Spiaggia, Terzo Piano, Bar Toma, Lorenzo and River Roast

Most often recognized as one of the Champions on season two of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Chef Tony Mantuano is internationally regarded as an influential culinary force. Mantuano is the chef/partner at Spiaggia, Chicago's only four-star Italian restaurant. Awarded the 2005 James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef: Midwest," Mantuano worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy before opening Spiaggia in 1984 to critical acclaim, and has since gone on to win The Chicago Tribune's highest culinary prize, "The Good Eating Award" and named a Food & Wine "Best New Chef" in 1986. His other ventures include: chef/partner at Chicago's Bar Toma, Terzo Piano at the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago and at River Roast, his first non-Italian restaurant featuring contemporary American tavern fare in a causal that opened July 2014; chef/partner at Miami's Lorenzo at The Redbury South Beach Hotel, which opened in November 2013 and co-owner of his family-run Mangia Trattoria in his hometown of Kenosha, Wis. He is a cookbook author, television personality, and has been covered extensively in the media. Chef Mantuano and Spiaggia held their one Michelin star in the 2011 – 2014 Chicago guides. In 2014 Mantuano celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Spiaggia, which completed a full redesign of the restaurant and the addition of the Spiaggia Lounge in May 2014.

Author & Chef/Partner of Spiaggia, Cafe Spiaggia, Terzo Piano, Bar Toma, Lorenzo and River Roast

Most often recognized as one of the Champions on season two of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Chef Tony Mantuano is internationally regarded as an influential culinary force. Mantuano is the chef/partner at Spiaggia, Chicago's only four-star Italian restaurant. Awarded the 2005 James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef: Midwest," Mantuano worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy before opening Spiaggia in 1984 to critical acclaim, and has since gone on to win The Chicago Tribune's highest culinary prize, "The Good Eating Award" and named a Food & Wine "Best New Chef" in 1986. His other ventures include: chef/partner at Chicago's Bar Toma, Terzo Piano at the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago and at River Roast, his first non-Italian restaurant featuring contemporary American tavern fare in a causal that opened July 2014; chef/partner at Miami's Lorenzo at The Redbury South Beach Hotel, which opened in November 2013 and co-owner of his family-run Mangia Trattoria in his hometown of Kenosha, Wis. He is a cookbook author, television personality, and has been covered extensively in the media. Chef Mantuano and Spiaggia held their one Michelin star in the 2011 – 2014 Chicago guides. In 2014 Mantuano celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Spiaggia, which completed a full redesign of the restaurant and the addition of the Spiaggia Lounge in May 2014.