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Is Spiaggia overrated?

What am I missing? Spiaggia is the most overrated of all the restaurants I have been to in several years of dining in Chicago. The scallop appetizer was fine but lacked the perfect consistency you would find at mk or Spring. Gnocchi were all right but nothing you couldn't get for half price at Cafe Spiaggia next door. Lamb entree was disappointing, especially the accompanying polenta. The service was average. The decor benefits from the views but is rather tired. If you want Italian food, go to the Cafe, order pasta, and spend much less money. Or go to Merlo, Follia, Giocco, or Cocco Pazzo.

Really, what am I missing??

Mar 02, 2007
jdr2007 in Chicago Area