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Terzo Piano

at the Art Institute of Chicago
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  • Italian
  • 159 E Monroe St, Chicago IL60603 41.880825 -87.622859
  • (Btwn S La Salle & S Wells St)
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  • (312) 443-8650
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Small Bites

Marinated Olives    5.00
Soft Shell Crab calabrian chili butter, cilantro   8.00
Jamón Croquettes    5.00
Sardinian Focaccia Fritters    7.00
English Pea Spread Crostini    6.00
Crispy Fried Artichokes aïoli   6.00
Hand-Cut French Fries with housemade ketchup   5.00
Susan Feniger’s Curry Coconut Caramel Corn    4.00

Italian Bar Sandwiches

Grilled Asparagus tarragon aïoli, hard-boiled egg   11.00
Black Olive Butter capers, olive oil poached salmon   12.00
Pulled Chicken Sandwich moroccan spices, apricot-orange, goat cheese, pistachios, watercress   12.00


House Charcuterie with accompaniments   12.00
Selection Of Artisanal Cheeses (1) 6.00(2) 10.00(3) 14.00


"Margherita" with burrata, whole milk mozzarella, tomato, basil   15.00
Clams house-cured aleppo bacon, marjoram butter, roasted garlic, calabrian chilis, parmesan   16.00
Housemade Sausage roasted mushrooms, fennel cream, shaved green onion, provolone, mozzarella   17.00

Soup & Salad

Daily Soup    7.00
Arugula smoked steelhead trout, picholine olives, fingerling potatoes, red wine vinaigrette   16.00
Spinach house cured salmon, hard boiled eggs, caper vinaigrette, red onion, marble rye   17.00
Terzo Piano Signature pea tendrils, english peas, housemade pancetta, shaved cheese, shallot vinaigrette   17.00


Fettuccine Alla Chitarra fiddlehead ferns, house-cured pancetta, pecorino, fried egg   15.00
Spaghettini bottarga, lemon zest, garlic, calabrian chili, parsley, breadcrumbs   15.00
Malloreddus braised rabbit, chili flake, pine nuts, golden raisins, mint, parmesan   18.00


Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon tzatziki, asparagus, kalamata olives, red onion, golden beet   21.00
Grilled Beef Burger raclette, pickled zucchini   14.00
Tortilla Española potatoes, onion, egg, romesco, living waters mizuna salad   14.00
Seared Chicken Breast pea purée, pea, radish, ramps   18.00
Grilled Cheese local saxon cheddar, spring brook raclette, ramps   11.00


Thursday Dinner


Dinner Soup    9.00
Selection Of American Artisanal Cheeses (1) 6.00(2) 10.00(3) 15.00
P.E.I. Mussels leeks, white wine, pistachio butter, grilled bread   12.00
Flatbread with clams, house cured-aleppo bacon, marjoram butter, roasted garlic, calabrian chilis, parmesan   16.00
Flatbread "Margherita" with burrata, whole milk mozzarella, tomato, basil   14.00
T Erzo Piano Antipasto spicysopressata, prosciutto , house-made charcuterie, salami, aged cow's milk cheese, pickled vegetablesand olives   15.00


Hardy Greens Salad with chicken confit, shaved apple, toasted walnut, creamy mustard dressing   10.00
Roasted Beets celery, frisee, dried nicoise olives, shallot, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette   9.00


Thursday Additions our seasonal specialties will be explainedby your server   


Malloreddus braised rabbit, chili flake, pine nuts golden raisins, mint, parmesan   18.00
Kale Stracci roasted mushrooms, shallot, parmesan   16.00
Braised Shortrib salsify puree, beet greens, sour cherry, crispy parsnip   22.00
Crispy Chicken Breast with butternut squash pine nuts, currants, 8 year aged balsamic vinegar   18.00
Smoked Steelhead Trout crispy potato,poached egg, creamy spinach, aged goat's milk cheese   22.00
Lamb Burger creamy goat cheese, harissa pickeled onions, cucumbers, jalapeno, mint, hand-cut fries   18.00


We Are Proud To Support The Following Farms: Terzo Piano Is Proud To Support The Farms And Purveyors Seen Here. We Are Committed To Serving Only Farm-Raised Meats And Poultry, Local And Organically Grown Produce Whenever Possible. Everything Produced In Our Kitchen Is Done From Scratch, No Short-Cuts Taken. Our Goal Is To Bring You, Our Guests, The Most Flavorful, Highest Quality Meal Possible On A Daily Basis. We Hope That You Can Taste It In Every Bite.

Painted Hills oregon, beef   
Anson Mills south carolina, brown rice, polenta   
La Quercia iowa, prosciutto, coppa, pancetta   
Joe Russo chicago, sopressata   
Creminelli utah, salumi   
Becker Lane iowa, pork   
Calabro connecticut, mozzarella, ricotta cheeses   
Maple Leaf Farm indiana, ducks   
Saxon Creamery wisconsin, evalon and big ed'scheeses   
Miller's Amish indiana, chicken   
Crystal Valley Farm indiana, air-chilled chicken   
Chef's Garden ohio, spinach, salad greens, micro-greens   
Living Waters Farm illinois, salad greens   
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm wisconsin, lamb   
Capriole indiana, goat's milk cheeses   
Heritage Prairie Farm illinois, whole hole wheat, honey, flour, cornmeal   
Prairie Fruits Farm illinois, goat's and sheep's milk cheeses   
Nichols Farm illinois, produce   
Seedling Farm michigan, produce, apple cider, dried fruit   
Mcwethy Farm michigan, year-round tomatoes   
Majestic Nursery illinois, greensand vegetables   
Dreymiller And Kray illinois, bacon   
Uplands Cheese Co. wisconsin, pleasant ridge reserve   


Sunday Brunch


Soup Of The Day    7.00
Terzo Piano Antipasto spicy sopressata, prosciutto, salami, house-made charcuterie, aged cow's milk cheese, pickled vegetables, olives   16.00
Flatbread with roasted garlic, ricotta, parmesan cheese, wilted greens, egg   17.00
Selection Of America Artisanal Cheeses (1) 6.00(2) 10.00(3) 15.00


Shrimp Cake poached egg, bearnaise, arugula   18.00
Fried Egg grilled bread, nduja, crispy kale, grated parmesan   12.00
Belgian Waffle banana caramel, whipped cream  ea 9.00
Buckwheat Crespelle ricotta, blis maple syrup, blueberry compote   12.00
Tortilla Espanola romesco, green onion- parsley salad   14.00
Grilled Lamb Burger harissa, creamy goat cheese, pickled onion, cucumber, mint, jalapeno, hand-cut fries   17.00
Arugula Salad fingerling potatoes, olives, smoked trout   17.00
Asparagus Salad frisee, house-made pancetta, soft boiled egg, green goddess dressing   13.00

Sunday Bubbles

2009 Cava Brut Nature "Penalba Lopez" Finca Torremilanos ribera del duero, spain  12.00 48.00
2011 Prosecco Superiore "Crede" Brut bisol, valdobbiadene, italy  14.00 56.00
N/V Brut Souverain chanpagne henriot, reims, france   89.00
N/V Moet Imperial moet & chandon epernay, france   99.00
2008 Classic Vintage Brut estate sparkling, iron horse vineyards, green valley of russian river valley, sonoma county, california   75.00


Seasonal Fruit Juices And Blends with prosecco   12.00
Bloody Mary valentine vodka, calabrian chili, gordal olives, aleppo pepper, sopressata, big ed's cheese. please feel free to garnish your own blood mary at the garnish table. ask your server for details   11.00
Spring Sangria rose wine, white cranberry juice, raspberrycello, lemon, herbs   12.00
Michelada beer, tomato, olive juice, aleppo pepper, clam juice, lime   9.00
Modern Lady valentine elderflower vodka, blood orange, st. germain liqueur, egg white   12.00


Local Bacon    3.00
House Made Sausage    4.00
Polenta Grits    4.00
Hand Cut French Fries   4.00 8.00
Yogurt Panna Cotta seasonal fruit   5.00



Gorgonzola Cheesecake port poached pears, hazelnut brittle   9.00
Chocolate Financier porter reduction, coffee ice cream, caramelized banana   9.00
Sweet Potato Tart fig agrodolce, maple bourbon ice cream   9.00
Ricotta Fritters orange salad, chrysanthemum honey zabaliogne   9.00
Peanut Butter Semi-Freddo fudge sauce, curry-peanut caramel corn   9.00
Selection Of American Artisanal Cheeses (1) 6.00(2) 10.00(3) 14.00


2005 Lbv "Unfiltered" Quinto Do Noval oporto, portugal   8.00
2010 Banyuls m. chapoutier, france   10.00
Pineau Des Charentes chateau d’ orignac, france   10.00
N/V Oloroso "Elite" Bodegas Dios Baco jerez, spain   9.00
Koval Crysanthemum Honey Liqueur Illinois    9.00
Brandy germain-robin ukaih, california   11.00
Cognac "Lot No. 90" XO Selection tesseron, france   13.00
Bas Armagnac "8 Ans" Maison Gelas france   11.00
Highland Single Malt Scotch deanston, scotland   10.00
Meyer Lemon Limoncello cello via, illinois   10.00
Grapefruit Kaffir Lime Leafcello cello via   


Coffee And Espresso metropolis coffee company, chicago   

Artisan Loose Leaf Teas $4

The Rare Tea Cellars, Chicago

Sicilian Blood Orange green / organic. high mountain green tea scented with the natural essence of sicilian blood orange.   
Rtc First Flush Darjeeling black / organic. a tender rare first bloom from the himalayan mountains. loaded with antioxidants and haunting muscatel flavor.   
Regal Earl Grey black / organic. high mountain black tea saturated with finest italian organic oil of bergamot.   
Magnolia Blossom oolong. high mountain oolong scented five times with wild magnolia blossoms. wonderful floral notes.   
Emperor’s Chamomile herbal, caffeine free / organic. grown biodynamically in egypt, this chamomile exhibits an increidble sweet apple flavor.   
Field’s Of France Rooibos herbal, caffeine free / organic. this house blend of rooibos, lavender, rose hip, dried currants, rose petals and dried elderberries has a fruity flavor with sweet floral notes, creating a synergy with the burgundy rooibos.   

Artisan Cheese

(1) $6 / (2) $10 / (3) $15. Selection Of Artisanal american Cheeses.

Krotovina pasteurized sheep and goat's milk - prairie fruits, champaign, illinois   
Evalon raw goat's milk -laclarefarm,cleveland, wi   
Robiola Di Mia Nonna pasteurized goat's milk -reichert's dairy, knoxville, iowa   
Camembert Fermier pasteurized cow's milk -reny picot, benton harbor, michigan   
Rimrocker pasteurized cow and goat's milk -tumalo farms,bend, oregon   
Prairie Breeze pasteurized cow's milk -milton creamery, milton, iowa   
Flagsheep raw cow and sheep's milk - beecher's handmade cheese, seattle, washington   
Nancy's Camembert pasteurized sheep and cow's milk - old chatham sheepherding company, hudson river valley, ny   
Big Ed's, Raw Cow's Milk saxon creamery, cleveland, wisconsin   
Tilston Point raw cow's milk - hook's cheese co., mineral point, wisconsin   
Big Woods Blue pasteurized sheep's milk - shepherd's way farms, northfield, minnesota   

Kids Menu

Salad with wisconsin parm   4.00
Cheese Pizza    9.00
Cheeseburger with french fries   9.00
Spaghetti with tomato sauce   9.00


Spirits Are Local And/Or Certified Organic When Possible.


Closure Pale Ale greenbush, sawyer, mi   6.00
Chain Breaker White Ipa deschutes brewery, portland, or   5.00
Rosa Hibiscus Ale revolution, chicago, il   6.00
Dog Days Lager two brothers brewing co., warrenville, il   6.00
Double Fist Double Pale Ale revolution chicago, il  (22oz) 19.00
Cali-Belgique India Pale Ale stone brewing co., escondido, ca  (22oz) 15.00


Stranger american pale ale left hand brewing co. longmont, co   6.00
Farm Hand french style farmhouse ale brewery vivant, grand rapids, mi   7.00
Hop Head Red red india pale ale green flash brewing co. san diego, ca   7.00
Rocky’s Revenge bourbon barrel aged amber ale tyranena brewing co. lake mills, wi   6.00
North Wind imperial stout two brothers brewing co., warrenville, il   6.00

Iced Tea, Lemonade & Soda

Iced Tea unsweetened   4.00
Lemonade traditional or pomegranate   5.00
Soda daily selections using natural sugar, fresh seasonal fruits, herbs and spices   5.00


Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice    5.00
Orange Juice    5.00
Ocean Spray Cranberry    4.00


Natura Purified Still Or Sparkling Water unlimited   2.00
Saratoga Bottled Still Or Sparkling Water   3.00 6.00

Housemade $5

Soda daily selections using natural sugar, fresh seasonal fruits, herbs, and spices   
Lemonade traditional or pomegranate   


Iced Tea unsweetened   4.00
Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice    5.00
Orange Juice    5.00
Ocean Spray Cranberry    4.00
Coca-Cola Products    3.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling $12

2009 Cava Brut Nature "Penalba Lopez" Finca Torremilanos Ribera Del Duero, Spain (viura and chardonnay) first-rate, champagne-method made, delightful   
N/V Prosecco Brut "Jeio" Bisol, Valdobiaddene Veneto, Italy (glera) balanced fruit and dryness with medium richness   


2011 Macon-Villages, Les Heritiers Du Comte Lafon Burgundy, France (chardonnay) bright, with fine minerality, perfect for seafood   13.00
2011 Verdejo "Casamaro" Garcia Revalo Rueda, Spain vivid melon and citrus nose, light, fresh, and crisp   12.00
2011 Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Superiore "Luzano" Marotti Campi Marche, Italy full bodied, dry finish, crisp with character   11.00
2011 Viogner "Simpson Ranch" Miner Famiily Winery Napa Valley, California vibrant, tropical fruit flavors, great as a cocktail   14.00


2012 Txakoli Rosado "Rubentis" Ametzoi Getariako Txakolina, Spain (hondarrabi beltza and hondarrabi zuri) spritzy and refreshing, this is our favorite light-bodied summer rose   13.00


2011 Maxtap Cuvee, Qupe Central Coast, California (syrah, grenache, tempranillo, and tempranillo) soft tannins, plump fruit, and spices makes this wine easy to drink with or without food   10.00
2010 Rosso Di Montepulciano, Poliziano Toscana, Italy (sangiovese grosso and merlot) fresh aromas and fruity flavors perfect for everyday enjoyment   12.00
2007 Mencia, Pazo De Arribi Bierzo, Spain ripe red fruit, balanced, and delicious   11.00
2011 Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley" Pedroncelli Winery Sonoma County, California lean and stylish, toasty oak, and raspberry fruit essence   13.00


Wines By The Glass


2009 Cava Brut Nature "Penalba Lopez" Finca Torremilanos ribera del duero, spain. (viura and chardonnay) first-rate, champagne-method made, delightful   12.00
2011 Prosecco Superiore "Crede" Brut, Bisol valdobbiadene, italy. elegant, balanced fruit and dryness   14.00


2011 Macon-Villages les heritiers du comte lafon, burgundy, france (chardonnay). bright, with fine minerality, perfect for seafood   13.00
2011 Verdejo "Casamaro" Garcia Revalo rueda, spain. vivid melon and citrus nose, light, fresh and crisp   12.00
2011 Viogner "Simpson Ranch" Miner Family Winery napa valley, california. vibrant, tropical fruit flavors, great as a cocktail   14.00


2012 Whispering Angel chateau d’esclans, provence, france. (grenache, rolle, cinsault, syrah and mourvedre) classically dry, easy to drink, terrific with all kinds of food   13.00


2010 Fleurie "La Reserve" Villa Ponciago fleurie, france (gamay). plummy fruit, excellent with cured meat and full flavors   14.00
2010 Carchelo "C" Bodegas Carchelo jumilla, spain. (monastrell, syrah and cabernet sauvignon) delicious blend of old world and new, rich, smooth and elegant   11.00
2007 Rioja Reserva zadi, rioja alavesa, spain. (tempranillo) wood-aged, smoky, hints of vanilla and ripe red fruit   14.00
2011 Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley" Pedroncelli Winery sonoma county, california. lean and stylish, toasty oak and raspberry fruit essence   13.00


Terzo Piano
159 E Monroe St
Btwn S La Salle & S Wells St
(312) 443-8650
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