Will be in Chicago this weekend and had been planning on Spiaggia with the family on Friday - having been to the cafe last year and being quite impressed overall I figured I owed it to myself to check out the flagship.
I'm accustomed to fine Italian (Babbo, Alto, Scarpetta NY and Valentino, La Botte, Osteria Mozza LA for instance) and generally find the price to portion ratio perfect at such places - should I expect similar from Spiaggia? How is the bread basket (always essential in a great Italian place?) Any (non-beef) musts outside of the black truffle gnocchi? Do the desserts shine as brightly as the pastas, or would dessert elsewhere be warranted?