About Chris Marchino

Chris Marchino is the chef for Cotogna. He received a culinary arts degree from The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. He eventually joined Spiaggia, where he spent seven years, working his way up the ranks from line cook to executive chef, where he helped the restaurant achieve a Michelin star and a James Beard nomination for Outstanding Restaurant. During his tenure, he also helped the restaurant garner four stars from the Chicago Tribune, the only Italian restaurant in the city to do so.


  • One Star
  • Outstanding Restaurant nominee
    James Beard
  • Four Stars
    Chicago Tribune
  • Zagat 30 Under 30

My Restaurants

  • Cotogna
    490 Pacific Ave
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"She sat right down on the sofa I said “Where have you been?” I been hangin around this fridge in the corner I been bumming around this fridge so long #hanginaround #prosciutto #countingcrows"
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From My Menu