M.C. Spiedo
M.C. Spiedo

M.C. Spiedo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mcspiedoboston.com/
  • Phone: 6174765606x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Sunday: 7:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Wallace Christopher
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties ranging in size from 6 to 20 people. Please contact Jerry Bourassa for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather Pozerski 6173425550x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: D Street
  • Public Transit: Silver Line: Silver Line Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, Meter and Self Parking
A word from M.C. Spiedo
James Beard award-winning Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier of acclaimed Maine restaurants Arrows and MC Perkins Cove, bring to the Seaport District their newest restaurant: M.C. Spiedo. Inspired by the Italian Renaissance the menu reflects the Chefs’ passion for the old world flavors of Florence, Bologna and Venice, along with their focus on farm-fresh ingredients and contemporary cooking techniques. M.C. Spiedo offers three private dining rooms for events up to 20 guests, an antipasti bar, a mobile cart delivering small bites, an all Italian wine list and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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M.C. Spiedo reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
63% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)good for groups (20)special occasion (17)romantic (14)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (11)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Poor choice for fish
    Mjfoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    All the appetizers were so heavy. The creamy sauces covered up the flavor of the real food. The salad though was great. Four of us got the halibut and it was overcooked and tasteless. Very disappointed with the food. The decor was very nice
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Food was AWESOME!
    Lise
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A great place in the Seaport area for awesome good and wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    At first glance it seemed like the menu was somewhat limited but everything looked so great, it was a struggle to decide what to order. Yet our excellent server helped us each decide and was a delight throughout the meal. Although the weather was dreadful that day, we were all surprised that there weren't more people dining for lunch given the mediocre food served by a few of MC Spiedo's neighbors.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Classy place. Great salami.
    Claven
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place has a very modern look and feel; cool layout. Great food, and reasonably priced for the quality. My fancy schmancy pizza was 14 dollars, and my wife's braised rabbit was 18. The ultra-thin-sliced salami (I guess I should say "salame") was the highlight to me. I'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Big Disappointment
    MAH7
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was looking forward to Mark & Clark's new place for my birthday dinner. The restaurant was only about 25% full on a Saturday night at 7:30, with lots of staff standing around looking bored. The food was mediocre. I had the olive oil poached halibut and it was about the blandest fish I ever tasted, though the surrounding littlenecks were good. My friend had their signature dish of braised chicken with figs and apricots. While the chicken was moist, it was coated with a thick, gummy sauce that was way too overpowering. Only real highlight was the mushroom custard. The mushrooms were earthy and a little crisp, over a very thin layer of custard. I will definitely not return.
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  • bob1
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was not in a good restaurant for my group the menu was very limited and hardened tool interprets just what they were trying to sell us we had two people that are of Italian descent that could not figure out what kind of food we will going to order this restaurant was a big disappointment. We entered the restaurant at 6:25 there was no body in the restaurant we sat there eight and left and there probably was only three off for tables being used.
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  • Great Lunch Spot
    BlueSky
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We were a party of five, including a 2 year-old and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The tuna salad and warm cucumber salad were both delicious and generous -- the menu had a wide variety of very appealing dishes.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • uninspired
    frqtdnrVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were staying at the Renaissance and decided to dine in the restaurant since it's right off of the lobby. We sat at the bar, where the drinks were well prepared. Salads were fine also, but the Grand Tortellini and Meat Tarte was strange. The crust was too thick and too sweet, and the tortellini was also overcooked. Not terrible but when you order something that sounds interesting and it's not well done, it is disappointing.
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  • MC So-so
    rgdo96
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A while back we ate appetizers and pizzas at the bar at MC Spiedo and thought, "We've got to come back here for dinner" We did just that Tuesday and what we learned was, stick with the bar. We ordered entrees and side dishes and overall the side dishes (roasted cauliflower, brussel sprouts, burrata, polenta fries) were OK but the entrees (fried sole, swordfish) were over sauced with heavy flavors, cool when served and just plain disappointing. My recommendation, don't let the "Arrows" reputation fool you and just go for drinks and pizzas at the bar.
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    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • Highly recommend!!
    Maxxie5VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Second visit and still find M.C. Spiedo one of the best restaurants in Boston in value, food quality and service. The service is very welcoming and friendly. The layout of the restaurant, especially the charcuterie/tapas area is a high point of the experience. The asst chefs manning that area are amazing. Wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable about charcuterie and cheeses as well. The pastas are all made in house and all are wonderful. Inventive and creative menu as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Mortonsisgreat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This turned out to be a disappointing experience. The hostess was lovely, the table was great, the wait service was good, my dinner was excellent. When my dinner companions' food arrived, the steak was cold and the pasta dish appeared to have been sitting out for too long. The meals were replaced but not before the manager came to the table and expressed the opinion that the meals were not as bad as the complaints. Unfortunately, that fact marred the rest of the evening.
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  • Good Food and Service
    Elefante24
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything we ordered was cooked well and tasted great although there did seem to be a lot of salt in my pasta and way too much garlic in another pasta dish (I didn't think that you could ever have too much garlic before tasting this pasta). Severs were very attentive (a bit too much at times) and overall the whole experience was great.
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  • Great
    Johnk
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was excellent staff was great only problem was it was hard to choose everything sounded great. Can't wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
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  • Great service and food
    SouthieDiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We arrived a bit early and were told our table would be ready in a few minutes and we could wait in the bar. It was full and they readied our table right away for us. All of the staff were friendly and attentive. It was an early dinner so can't really comment on noise level and ambiance. The food was delicious. The burrata was tasty with garlicky toast, and the mushroom custard was also good. I had the spit roasted chicken, which was juicy and flavorful with pancetta under the skin, and was a whole small chicken cut up. I would maybe recommend getting one of their specialties instead to enjoy the menu more. My husband's veal dish with stone fruit and mustard sauce was delicious. We were too full for dessert.
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    special occasion
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  • hank
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Service was perfect, complimentary Proseco, flowers at the table and many good wishes from the staff. Overall experience was excellent!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Atmosphere just OK
    lovetogooutVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Let me start by saying the food was fantastic as was the wine. However, the atmosphere was just OK. The lights were too bright and the place was a little too large and felt cold. The bar is so small and there is this lobby-like area that seems more hotel than restaurant. The restaurant wasn't very crowded for a Saturday night which is too bad because both the food and service were great.
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  • Fear not the hotel restaurant!
    PamelaHelen
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    M.C. Spiedo exceeded our expectations! First of all, it's a gorgeous space, lushly decorated -- we were in one of their curtained booths, so lovely and private. Not enought room to extoll the food here, but it was really wonderful. Delicious on top of delicious. Don't miss the mushroom custard appatizer, the gnocchi (they call it Gnudi) or the bolonese, all fantastic. Well prepared, beautiful deep flavors. The waitstaff and other service staff were lovely, and so very attenitive and helpful. Julianna, our lovely server, was very knowlegeable about the menu and the wine list. All in all, a lovely evening. Valet your car; you get a discounted rate on the parking when you've dined at the restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so restaurant
    3momsnite
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Given location that has been built up for good restaurants and tourist spots, we thought the restaurant would be in the same company as nearby Row 34 and Flemings. Unfortunately it was not. The artisan pasta had way too much cheese; pasta can be made better w/out that much cheese. The only saving grace is their pizza selection - the pesto/mozzarella and arugula/fig were good. For 3 mom's who go out to dinner once in awhile, it was disappointing for the price and location.
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  • Bolognese is absolutely delicious
    Sandy1967VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Bolognese is absolutely delicious. The desserts are just OK. Overall a great night out.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Unusual menu with unique offerings. There is no traditional bread served even though some items on the menu, I feel would usually warrant it. Three of our party ordered the Bolognese which was thick and rich but very salty. The fact that they offer half orders is an excellent idea considering that they have an elaborate offering of tidbits and pizzas as appetizers. The resturant is very convenient to the Bank Pavillion concert tent.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Supper club
    Eatallthefoods
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    PORCHETTA!!!!!!! What an amazing meal. Truly an outstanding experience and value. The chef de cuisine Michael Sutton personally carved our entree table side and answered any questions. Our server Daniel made us feel comfortable and welcome with the polished service style of Arrows. Bravo, Mark and Clark!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the meat pie
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ordered a few item off of the market cart. Each were good but we were all left longing for a piece of bread or another crostini to sop up the burrata or slather with the walnut caponata. For my main, I ordered the gran torta and it was huge! The sweet crust paired really well the with ground meat and spinach tortellini. It was incredibly decadent. For dessert, we ordered the hazelnut torte and the lemon zeppole. Both portions were surprisingly large so be sure you order to share. The zeppole were still warm and coated in powder sugar. Their sweetness paired nicely with the bitter chocolate sauce. My favorite component off of the chocolate hazelnut dessert with the brittle. The torte itself was extremely rich. Staff were attentive.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • It is OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We wanted try this new place, It is too red and overwhelming but we were there to dine, music was loud and not to my taste, I would have preferred some inclination towards Italian music although I know I was not mom and pap Italian restaurant. We had pizza first, it was greasy and pesto sauce was to overwhelming, my friend I had fish courses, she had halibut and it was tasty. I had King Salmon with no taste, good that there was some sort of sauce next to it which I mixed it up, otherwise fish itself was flat and not firm. We skipped the desert part. I guess with the reputation of Arrows, I had higher expectations. Apparently they had good wine selection though.
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  • Great Quality Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was delicious - expertly prepared and creatively imagined. My dining companion and I each had a half portion of pastas (which is quite large itself) paired with some sides and appetizers. Our favorite was the eggplant soup. Perhaps the sleeper hit of the menu, it was truly outstanding. Definitely recommend this place for those diners who are interested in unique and well crafted Italian food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Date night
    Flymert
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Its been a few weeks since we went but we loved the food ,atmosphere and service but I do think the food is a little too salty and others have said the same thing to me. But we will go back as we enjoyed ourselves and love the live music at the bar in the Rennisance Hotel !
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food but cut the bread!
    PAS2539VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I was here for a business lunch. The tuna sandwich was spectacular but served with too much bread. Of the three of us, two ate the tuna and left most of the bread behind.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Super Club
    Hawkeye
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A friend and I enjoyed the special Sunday Super Club menu with wine pairings. Everything was excellent and a bargain at $65 - tax and gratuity included.
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    fit for foodies
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  • MC SPIEDO, Boston's new jewel
    VINNIB
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    From begining to end, it was outstanding. The food, the service, atmosphere, everything played together like a well orchestrated symphony. Six people at the table not one person had something negative to say. Our server, Juliana with her lovely smile and with such a professional touch made everything fall into place. Food that we knew, but prepared and put together in a way that it had your palate discovering new tastes. People from Boston do not miss the opportunity to try this restaurant. We are from Montreal, Canada and if it wasn't this far it would certainly be a place to go to. Wishing MC SPIEDO all the success it deserves. Vincent Bruno Montreal, Canada
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    EnjoyItalianVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our party of five had an excellent overall dinner experience here at MC Spiedo on a Saturday evening in August. The food choices were unique and quite tasty. The service was excellent. The courses were spaced out perfectly and the wait staff were very attentive to our needs. This isn't your standard Italian eatery. It is a moderately priced restaurant that offers great tasting food and service to match.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    gr8foodVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Not your typical Italian restaurant -- great small plates/apps that we all shared -- really interesting combinations of flavors in all of our dishes, wonderful service. We will return ;-)
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have dined at all of Mark and Clark's restaurants before (MC's, Arrows, Summer Winter) and MC Spiedo was a total disappointment. We were almost the only table in the restaurant during lunch and it took forever for the server to come over. There was a huge language barrier - but it was clear that even if language wasn't the issue our waiter wouldn't have been able to answer any of our questions about the menu or wine list. Our food came out at totally different times, and one dish had tinfoil stuck in it - we couldn't find our waiter to tell him, so we told someone else. He let the chef know and the chef could not have cared less about it (open kitchen so we could see his reaction to the ordeal). Awful.
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  • Best pizza !
    MarthaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've tried several items of the menu but my favorite is the Pork Pizza with wild boar salame, salame toscano, prosciutto, sunchoke & mozzarella curd it's absolutely delicious. I highly recommend to people to try it.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place -wonderful food!
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This place was the grand finale for my trip to Boston. Was traveling through and read ahead on this place and without a doubt it served up delicious food!
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    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the M.C. Spiedo reviews archive.
  • Imaginative food
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I wish there were more pasta vegetarian options (or some of the pastas could have omitted the meat), but that said, what I did get - the soup and salad - was great. The place definitely has a hotel-like / fort-point-designed-for-tourists atmosphere, which isn't the best, but was pleasant enough. I'd return for sure.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    MC Spiedo is a wonderful restaurant with fantastic food, ambience and service. The veal entree is to die for delicious. Mark and Clark have done it again! Recommend without any hesitation!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Dinner at M.C. Spiedo
    Buddymommie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I was there on a Monday night so it was kind of empty. However, there was still a good vibe. The service was great as well as the food. There was a good selection to choose from, not overwhelming. We were there for my daughter's bday and as soon as we walked in they wished her Happy Birthday. Nice selection of wines and prices. Would definitely recommend and return there. Cannot give an accurate rating for noise level of restaurant as Mondays are typically an off night for restaurants.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • a food lover1962
    Afoodlover1962VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    MC SPIEDO is my new to go destination in Boston The restaurant is whimsical in the welcoming décor ,the menu is original to Italian cuisine and offers a very well selected list of dishes prepared with the freshest products available from the market and farms . Perfect place to enjoy an early dinner before or after theater. I highly recommend MC Spiedo . I celebrated a friend 70th Birthday at SPIEDO and 10 years earlier we celebrated her Birthday at Arrows which now as closed, but we are happy to continue the tradition and tasting the amazing foods that Mark & Chris offer to their loyal customers .
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Definetly worth it....
    willbback
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We stopped at M.C. Spiedo for a pre-show dinner before going to see Cirque Du Soleil. We were quickly seated and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the food. We ordered some items from the Market Cart as well as some mains. All the food was excellent which is a bit of a shock on the account that it was a hotel's restaurant. I had an excellent Brook Trout with an amazing spring vegetable sauce. None of the other people that I dined with had a bad dish. We gave ourselves plenty of time to eat and catch the show so it was a relaxing evening. Wish I could have tried the homemade pasta.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    FiDiGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was pretty good. I love the crepe appetizer. The tagliatelle and gnudi were also quite delicious but the service was just terrible. The waitress was friendly but just not very good at her job and we didn't even see her for most of our meal. I still recommend the place. I have been there on other occasions for after work drinks and the staff seemed very responsive so this may have been the exception.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spiedo = speed walk away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Limited menu. Apps were good but the entres were fair to greasy. Food descriptions sounded great on menu but the food was disappointing. My gnudis were drenched in oil. My husband's chicken was flavorless. The salmon portion was so tiny. Our waiter was good. Not worth a second chance. We will not return.
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