Subway: Red to Clark/Division(312) 280-2750 spiaggiarestaurant.com41.900630 -87.624374 980 N Michigan Ave (2nd Floor between Walton and Oak Sts) Magnificent Mile, Chicago
DinnerAverage main course: $45
Want to skip rent this month and have the best Italian fine-dining experience in town? Splurge here. Under exec chef Tony Mantuano, chef Sarah Grueneberg marries Italian foodstuffs with top-notch ingredients and an understanding of cuisine from the north end of “the boot.” The wood-burning oven makes beautiful work of Mediterranean sea bass, domestic duck and prime rib eye, while partners like rosemary honey, bitter greens and aged balsamic finish plates with Italian flair. Pastas from pappardelle to gnocchi (served with ricotta and black truffle sauce) are made fresh every day. Toss in a two-dozen-choice cheese cave and perfect service, and you’ve got a night that’s worth dodging the landlord.