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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 good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places where you pay for bread. I ordered the il verde salad while my colleague had the gnocchi. Both portions were small (at $21 each). My salad came with tiny scraps of apple and crab but was mainly mache. We...More

Thank Dedgehog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu was had a variety of meals, and meals for children. We chose the Bacon Cheese Burger. It was superb. It was not a traditional Bacon Burger, but a bacon pate spread on the bun, Bibb lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and cheese. Fries came on...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the day at the Chicago Art Institute and wanted to rest a bit and have lunch. With plenty of options on Michigan Avenue, we chose to stay in the AI and eat in the Modern Wing at their lovely restaurant. Views of the...More

Thank kking46
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had lunch here before seeing Hamilton at the Privatebank theater. We got four plates to share and it was very flavorful and plentiful. Beautiful views of downtown Chicago from the outdoor patio.

Thank CastroValleyMommyof2
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Whenever we visit the city, we hit the AI, and when we do, we always have lunch at Terzo Piano. This time it was as good as ever, with fun, flavorful dishes and an always-excellent wine list. Solid service as well.

Thank wineshark
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The first challenge is to find the entrance of this resto.Once you find it, the interior is modern, logical because you are at the Modern wing of the museum.Even when it is raining, you can sit outside which is fantastic. The food is ok but...More

Thank Rudi W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The food was very good, albeit with a limited menu. Lunchtime is busy, even during the week. Reservations are recommended. While this is located at the museum, it's reachable without going through the admission gates. Judging it as a standalone restaurant it would get good...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The food is really delicious, with options inspired by the Italian cuisine that were actually mouthwatering, with selected quality ingredients and good presentation. The service is almost perfect, attentive but not overbearing. The prices, though, are not cheap, being quite an upscale place, perched on...More

Thank Matteo D
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Service was Attentive and food as always delicious. Great variety of dishes! Chef Carolina and her team are making this museum restaurant a gem.

Thank Jsant081
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Can you go without visiting the art institute?
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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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.