James Beard Award-winner Tony Mantuano is an influential culinary force, a chef who has been on the ground floor of defining true Italian cuisine in the United States.
In addition to his role as chef-partner at Spiaggia, Tony is the chef-partner at River Roast, situated on the Chicago River; Terzo Piano, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing of the Art; Portobello Italian Restaurant, a waterfront Italian restaurant located in Disney Springs; and the owner of Mangia Trattoria, a classic Italian restaurant in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Tony is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation award for “Best Chef: Midwest” and The Chicago Tribune’s “Good Eating Award,” which honors achievement in the food and restaurant industry. Outside of the kitchen, Tony is often recognized for his participation on Season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef Masters.
Other projects include cookbook collaborations with Cathy Mantuano, a wine expert and former manager of Spiaggia. The husband-and-wife team authored The Spiaggia Cookbook and Wine Bar Food.