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Terzo Piano

159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-443-8650
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine museum requires a fine restaurant, and the food at Terzo Piano is typically excellent. Inventive flavors, local ingredients, beautiful presentation, surrounded by windows that provide a terrific view of Michigan Avenue and its architecture. Food is proportioned with the idea of 3 courses,...More

Thank Jeffwithtwoels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best meals we had on our Chicago trip, September 2017, was at Terzo Piano. We love modern art museum cafes and restaurants and the modern wing of the Art Institute hit all the right marks. Renzo Piano's architecture and details were really...More

Thank design49er
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a beautiful sunny day as three of us saw several empty tables on the outdoor portion of the restaurant and asked to be seated. We were told the tables needed to be cleaned/prepped and that we had wait until they were cleaned. After...More

Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Very bright and airy restaurant with a nice patio. The portions are small. The pasta was good but my husband had some type of flatbread pizza/Bruschetta which didnt have much to it....disappointing. The service was slow that day and the restaurant was busy....to me they...More

Thank UBM10
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was the last place we had our lunch in Chicago and the best way to end it. The ambiance, seating, choice of food and drinks, servers, just cherry on the cake. I had ordered Lobster salad and my oh my was it a bliss...More

Thank Harriet11C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Checking out the Millenium Park and the Art Institute we kind of accidentally walked into this restaurant and decided spontaneously to have a little lunch break. The Sausage Flatbread and Charbroiled Octopus turned out to be tasty choices and were matched by a Stout and...More

Thank RGerman
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Birthday lunch after seeing the Gauguin exhibit. Great dishes with exceptional attention to detail. Preparation was well done and the combinations were grand. The drinks were exquisite and different, world class! After the meal, we were surprized with a sweet and salty desert dish, on...More

Thank AdamsDouglas
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The view from the patio of the city and Millennium Park is excellent. We have eaten here multiple times and haven't been disappointed. This time we ordered the burger which was very filling, along with the fries. We also had the lemon pappardelle summer corn,...More

Thank jkferg
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a BIG restaurant, somewhat like a cafeteria with ugly modern art work here and there. The prices were very high. Food was OK, and service was fine. I think the cost/benefit ratio here is too high by a factor of about 2. The...More

Thank TCH57
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

An upscale dining experience that is befitting one of the finest museums in the world. Splurge snd and treat yourself to excellent food with a gorgeous view of the city and Millennium Park. Cioppino was outstanding. An eclectic menu including a cauliflower salad as well...More

Thank jwwcpa
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10 July 2015|
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Response from Faustodinapoli | Reviewed this property |
yes. Just enter through the modern wing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
    (Michigan Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-443-8650
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Located in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano is a must-stop for lunch, brunch, and after-work cocktails or dinner on Thursday evenings. The restaurant features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant Spiaggia. Chef di Cucina Carolina Diaz uses fresh, local, organic, and sustainably produced ingredients to create seasonal lunch, dinner, and dessert menus with a Mediterranean flair. The menu is complemented by Cathy Mantuano’s wine list, featuring top American producers alongside Old World favorites. Terzo Piano is committed to serving local and regional organically grown produce and farm-raised meats and poultry. Everything produced in the kitchen is made from scratch—it’s part of how we offer guests the highest-quality, most flavorful meals every day.
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