Project Description

Tony Mantauno

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, Mantuano is chef/partner at River Roast, situated on the Chicago River, and Terzo Piano, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also owns Mangia Trattoria, a classic Italian restaurant in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and will unveil Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs, Florida this year.

Mantuano 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, Mantuano is often recognized for his participation in season two 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 authorized “The Spiaggia Cookbook” and “Wine Bar Food.”

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For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Zapwater Communications


Reay or Carly Kuikman

(312) 943–0333

[email protected] or [email protected]