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Terzo Piano

159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-443-8650
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“flatbread” (46 reviews)
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Italian, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wait, wait, wait for menus, food, clearing table, check. The only bread was focaccia, 1 1/2 thick, dry, served on a board smeared with butter. Gross. Lemon Chicken Salad almost no dressing, extra cup of dressing had no lemon flavor, a piece of chicken was...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Thursday evening arrival happened to coincide with the only day Terzo Piano is open for dinner. Within the Art Institute complex, we dined on a lovely terrace with a snowman for company. Good wine selection and the meal was fabulous.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have lunch in the new wing of the AI. We have eaten there before and it's always been very good. Interesting menu with lots of big flavors. We both had pasta dishes. They are smallish portions, but enough for lunch. The venue is...More

1  Thank LizBethob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a hot July day, I enjoyed dining on the terrace of Terzo Piano in view of the intriguing snowman in a refrigerator--I know--what? The Gauguin inspired cocktail was oh so refreshing: rose, lillet and passion fruit and I enjoyed the chicken salad, too. The...More

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 28 June 2017

On a boiling hot summer day, lunch on the shaded terrace at Terzo Piano was perfection - the grilled octopus was amazing.

1  Thank cafelatte136
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had lunch at the Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago. Nancy had the Whitefish Pate as an appetizer which she judged as very good and after having a taste, I concurred. She also had flatbread with mozzarella, tomato, and basil which we...More

1  Thank Unity-Eagle-68
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Dramatically located on the roof of the Chicago Art Institute, this restaurant provides an extensive menu of superbly presented options.Add good service and the view and the result is hard to beat.

1  Thank 708patrick
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The menu looked promising but the I felt there was a lack of punch in the final delivery of various dishes. The sweetness was missing in the pea soup. The richness was missing in the seafood cioppnio. The texture was missing in the ravioli ...

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Six friends and I decided on lunch at Terzo Piano while visiting the Art Institute. Four of us ordered the il Verde Salad, each of us were rather surprised at the size of the serving, very little crab and apple, let's say mi-nute on serving...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We stopped in for a quick lunch. Shared a flatbread with burrata that was great. Two glasses of rose made for a perfect meal. Service was pleasant and professional. Lovely room. Great choice after a morning at the museum.

Thank Hawkeyewriter
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9 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
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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