CHICAGO (October 18, 2017) – Levy Restaurants announced that it has retained Zapwater Communications as its public relations agency of record for the Spiaggia complex, located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The complex includes Michelin-starred Spiaggia, led by Celebrity Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef Joe Flamm, Café Spiaggia and its private event offerings.

Affectionately referred to as the “crown jewel” of Levy Restaurants, Spiaggia has set the standard for Italian dining in Chicago, and the United States, by earning four-star reviews, international praise and numerous national accolades for the past 34 years. The restaurant has become synonymous with fine dining in Chicago, and few restaurants can claim such consistency and high praise for more than three decades. Spiaggia boasts an impressive array of notable and frequent diners, including Paul McCartney, and Michelle and Barack Obama.

With Chef and Partner Tony Mantuano at the helm, and Executive Chef Joe Flamm leading the culinary vision, Spiaggia offers guests an unrivaled experience that honors Italian heritage and their own journeys through the country. Their tasting and à la carte menus rotate seasonally and regionally. Spiaggia is also a recipient of the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and is consistently named one of “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants” by Wine Enthusiast. Both honors reflect the breadth and depth of the 700-bottle wine list, all handpicked by award-winning sommelier, Rachael Lowe.

Café Spiaggia, is the complex’s casual dining hotspot, known for its inviting and lively environment. The menu features shared plates, handmade pastas, including Mantuano’s signature gnocchi with wild boar ragu, and a selection of cocktails, and a Vittoria Coffee Counter offers daily pastries and coffee brews. Similarly to Spiaggia, Café Spiaggia offers a rare and robust global wine list.

Spiaggia’s numerous private event spaces offer unmatched, panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile. With accommodations available for both intimate and larger parties, Spiaggia is the perfect destination for any corporate or social event. Hand-blown Italian glass chandeliers and custom finishes greet guests in the lobby, providing modern elegance that is unique to the space.

“We’re incredibly honored to work with Spiaggia,” noted Zapwater’s President David Zapata. “We’re humbled to have been chosen to represent such an iconic restaurant complex and its award-winning culinary team. They continue to be leaders in Chicago’s fine dining scene and we’re excited to share their story in Chicago and beyond.”

The account will be managed within the agency’s hospitality practice area. Scope of work will include national media relations, influencer support, partnerships and events.

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