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Trattoria No. 10 or Cafe Spiaggia??

For one Italian meal in Chicago which would you select or is there somewhere else?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. Cafe Spiaggia is great and Trat.110 is overrated!!...and it's a French Bistro.

    Also try Quartinos for small plates Italian. Lower price point than Cafe Spiaggia.

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    1. re: amoncada

      Thank you. That's odd calling yourself a trattoria but it's a French Bistro. Anyway, looks like it's Cafe Spiaggia.

      1. re: bakerboyz

        I agree that you should choose Cafe Spiaggia over Trattoria no 10, but I just wanted to add that I think amoncada has confused two different places. Bistro 110 is a French place near the Water Tower. Trattoria no 10 is an Italian place at 10 South Dearborn in the middle of the Loop. Trattoria no 10 is a reasonable recommendation for folks who need to be/stay in the Loop (it's near the theatres, near the Palmer House hotel, etc.) But if you are not limited by location I would not rank it all that high on the list of destination places.

    2. Cafe Spiaggia is head and shoulders above Trattoria No. 10. Spiaggia itself is better (although fancier and stuffier) than the Cafe.

      Another wonderful Italian restaurant at a similar price point to Cafe Spiaggia is Coco Pazzo.

      1. Cafe Spiaggia. No question.

        Or Coco Pazzo. Or Merlot on Maple.

        1. I was just at Coco Pazzo on Friday night. Every course was amazing - especially enjoyed the scallop salad, beet salad, and sea bass special.

          1. I agree that Trattoria No. 10 is overrated, food was sub-par and service was not great either. Found all their offerings to be way too salty, even their bread if you can believe it. However, the ambiance is nice and quiet - it was perfect for the occasion (without going into too much detail).