LOVED our experience here. The service was amazing and the food was outstanding! Will return & recommend to others.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a nice surprise to
It was a nice surprise to find a great restaurant.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I discovered this place when out usual go to Barbone was closed for a private event. Boy am I glad they were. This place has exceptional service, an honest and informative wine list, and great housemade pastas. Definitely a great neighborhood find!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been to Spina for a friend's
I've been to Spina for a friend's birthday dinner and really enjoyed the entire meal, so when I saw a Groupon offer for a brunch for two, I knew I couldn't pass that up. Unsurprisingly, the brunch was amazing as well (if only they had the fresh focaccia, but I know it's only for dinner - I can dream)! I would definitely come back again!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Homemade pasta and 1/2-price
Homemade pasta and 1/2-price bottles of wine on Monday..need I say more! This place is quickly becoming our Monday night go to! Everything on the menu is delicious!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wow, I was blown away. The
Wow, I was blown away. The Mussels were devine,I had to order the bread so we could soak up the broth! The Ricotta Lemon pancakes were light and soooo tasty!! My boyfriend ordered Salmon and eggs, we thought it would be an omlette, but, the salmon was on French bread with 2 poached eggs on the side...Yummy! Everything was made with a deft hand and a light touch.The Prosecca was light and perfect. I ordered OJ on the side for Mimosas!
The staff was attentive and pleasant..I cant say enough....GO!!!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really tasty pastas. Would
Really tasty pastas. Would go back if in the neighborhood.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a really cute space
This was a really cute space and the food was delicious. It took a long time for the food to arrive once we ordered, but it was worth the wait. Delicious! The thing is, the tables are SO close together that I felt like we were in the same conversation as the couple sitting next to us!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite italian in the EV
Amazing fresh pastas and always fantastic service. Great wines too! Highly recommend.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was a place we stumbled upon as was such a treat. The food was great, the service perfect and an overall great time. We went for brunch and had a blast.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really a great surprise -
Really a great surprise - never been here, and was very pleased with the execution of the dishes and the service. Fantastic pasta - the menu is small, but everything was perfect.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visiting from MN
We were there for Sunday brunch and it was fabulous!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite italian
One of my favorite italian places in the hood. Consistently awesome food and drink and a wonderful European paced experience. It's romantic, casual, loud yet relaxing.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find, service was outstanding
Great find, service was outstanding , the wine was great food was really good.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although I live in the West Village, I decided to walk across town to have brunch at Spina this past Sunday. The atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxed. The service was second to none. They serve a great brunch with affordable bottles of prosecco to accompany adding that aspect of 'celebration' to your experience and weekend. I would definitely go back here with a group of people!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
great pasta. small menu which
great pasta. small menu which helps since they aren't all over the place. had the special of soft shell crabs-it was a real treat. can't imagine going back without trying more pasta. only complaint was that there was no dipping sauce with the fritto misto.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks to Matthew and the rest of the staff for providing the scene for a great birthday. All food was excellent and service was great
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a low-key neighborhood
This is a low-key neighborhood gem with outstanding food and service.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Extremely accommodating
Great food. Extremely accommodating to vegetarians. Ridiculously loud, possibly due to two large drunken parties.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and good happy hour
I chose to go here after looking for a restaurant in Alphabet City I had not been to before. Spina had good ratings on Yelp so I decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. The happy hour is great ($3 beers and $6 glasses of wine) and the pastas are amazing. Everything is made fresh and you can tell. Portions are adequate and prices are okay (but I expect to pay up for good food). The wine list is extensive and the staff was amazing. All were friendly, helpful and provided excellence service. Will definitely be back.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a fabulous meal as we celebrated my god sons graduation. There were 6 of us and everyone loved their dinner. Service was good also . Highly reccomend this restaurant! Can't wait to go back! Wish it was located in my neighborhood.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the food we ordered was delicious, especially the Nutella starters. We sat outside and kept the prosecco flowing. The staff was nonintrusive and extremely accommodating.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Avenue B Find
you can't go wrong here great food perfect service attentive bot not annoying nice ambience neat and clean tyr it you will like it
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and wine was amazing! We started with the mushroom polenta I had the asparagus fettucini and my boyfriend had the oxtail. Everything was superb but the portions are VERY small.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
True neighborhood gem.
I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant. Great ambience, really good food for a good price and friendly efficient service. I'll be going back.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to Spina. My family shared a serving of Mussels which had a pesto type broth that we all enjoyed. The pasta dishes that we tried, the squid-ink, and the lamb pasta, were delicious. This was followed by 3 different flavors of ice cream that were all unique - such as lavender- honey. We will revisit Spina, which in an area with a plethora of restaurants, says a lot.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The delicious handmade pasta
The delicious handmade pasta always pleases. Their wine list includes some gems with minimal markup. Warm service and a charming atmosphere.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Planning to go back soon.
Planning to go back soon. Atmosphere was very inviting and food was excellent. I was with my 4 year old grandson, who is very picky when it comes to eating, and he just about finished his whole plate of pasta.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great service, such
Really great service, such nice people, and excellent food. Great happy hour too!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
original fantastic trattoria
the pasta bar is only one of the highlights here. vegetable sides were cooked to perfection, homemade ricotta served with bread is incredible.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique dishes made by pasta chef in dining room. Fun place.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
friendly and knowkedgeable service
In an area full of good small restaurants, Spina is able to stand out with genuinely friendly and knowledgeable servers. Excellent food and drink.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here many times and always love it. Food is great, as is the extensive wine list.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place.. we'll be back!
everything was delicious. service was great and something important to me.. good wine glasses and decent wine.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
High food quality
Pasta is made fresh, and all ingredients are high quality. Not the standard northern Italian dishes that you would expect. Good portions. Wine is decently priced. Desserts were top notch. Have to take away one star on ambiance due to the incredibly noisy, and acoustically bouncing walls. Could barely hear the person less than 6 inches away from me.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the quick service. We had a bottle with brunch and they were quick to continue pouring for us throughout the meal. Food was delicious, though portions on the smaller size.affordable and nice atmosphere. $12 bottle of prosecco with brunch meals, you can't beat that!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little gem in the E. Village.
A little gem in the E. Village. Home made pastas are great as well as the salads. Not a large menu but worth it. Wine mark ups a little high.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came on a recommendation from a hotel guest an we were very impressed and have no problems in recommending Spina Friends and Family visiting New York.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very impressed with the flavor of the cuisine and ambiance. Definitely looking forward to going back and the squidding fettuccini was excellent.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
they used to have a great
they used to have a great sun dried tomato spread - they should bring that back
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant
I took my 86 year old mom who is allergic to garlic to an Italian restaurant and didn't kill her. My wife and I love Italian food and we both thoroughly enjoyed our exceptional meals. The pasta was perfect with amazing fresh tasting sauces. My mom, who generally doesn't much like pasta had a great meal when the Chef accompanied her allergy beautifully.
Prices were reasonable for anywhere and especially New York. Truly a find.
Go, you will have a great mean and a nice time too.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perftect Pasta Made With Love
Spina was just terrific...Pasta is made fresh as you order by the chef in the front of the restaurant...very broad wine list form inexpensive to 150 dollar Barolo...service was great all the people really care about what they do...They even have a pasta class you can take on Sunday's then eat your hard work.
First time there but certainly not my last...
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh made pasta
There were 4 of us for dinner. We each had a different pasta entree. Everyone enjoyed their dish.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delcious Food !
I visited this restaurant twice in 4 days. Love the food, service and atmosphere. The menu offers a wonderful choice of food - without being so extensive you can't make up your mind. The Autumn salad is wonderful and the entrees are beautifully presented and just the right amount of food!. So far tried the Ricotta Cavatelle; Pear Ravioli and Chestnut Papperdelle - all wonderful flavor.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We got a bunch of interesting
We got a bunch of interesting pastas, and they were all great, but believe it or not my favorite was the traditional spaghetti pomodoro that they do very well.....will be back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
How dining should be
Just brilliant. Great food, wonderful wine list and engaging service. Nothing more to be said really.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Sunday Dinner
Great food, wonderful service...the wine was excellent and even better at 50% off per bottle!
Our waiter was so nice and just treated us like royalty....the food was reeeeealllly great.....will definitely be back - perfect place to beat the Sunday night blues :)
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect night!
I brought some friends from out of town and they were blown away. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely helpful and even suggested some great wines. The ambiance was warm and energetic on a cold NYC night. It was the perfect evening and it's now on the top of my go-to list. Truly a neighborhood gem.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian restaurants can be very blah in New York City - not inventive, overcooked pasta and not too different than what the average cook can do at home with a box of pasta and a jar of Ragu. Spina was superb in every way. The pear ravioli was sublime and the squid ink pasta was delicious. Spina looks and feels like a real neighborhood gem - a super place for a date, a group of friends or for out-of-town guests. Places like this remind me why I stay in New York.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing overall experience!
The food is so well prepared and delicious. The pasta is made in-house and the pear ravioli was the best I've ever had. Would recommend this spot for a date night or small group dinner any day. Was not crowded-it will be once people realize how great it is!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM