On the recommendation of a
On the recommendation of a friend, I thought I'd try this place after a late afternoon visit to the Metropolitan Museum and Neue Galerie. The decor and cordiality of the staff immediately impressed me and the menu certainly appealed. Spigolo did not disappoint. The plates were superbly presented, the service was perfectly attentive and the food was exquisite. One minor fault, not unique to this place, drinks and wine are overpriced, but I will definitely want to return.
G. B. Carson
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The server seemed far more
The server seemed far more focused on a neighboring table that were clearly regular customers. He was borderline obsequious to them, and marginally attentive to us. The food was impressive, though.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good and interesting
Very good and interesting food. Will definitely go back.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and very nice staff.
Great food and very nice staff. Everything I ate was wonderful: baked clams, pasta with fennel ragu and the steak. I will definitely return.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Spigolo is an excellent restaurant.
Spigolo is an excellent restaurant. I don't give it five stars only because it is not as lavish or elaborate as NYs more upscale restaurants, but the food is impeccable here. Delicious sliced, cured meats, meltingly tender pastas and gnocchi, perfectly cooked fish, beautiful vegetables. Terrific cocktails as well. This place is a gem.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
we met friends for dinner
we met friends for dinner near their apartment on the UES; inconvenient for us coming by train into Penn Station. we ate early so the small space with hard surfaces never became noisy since most table were still not occupied. The service was fine since I had no requests. My husband needed a bread refill and there was no offer after our main course was served; he was disappointed not to be able to mop up his pasta sauce. On the positive side, the food was very well prepared and I liked the fact that pasta could be ordered in half portion size. The prices for a basically neighborhood store front are kind of high. However, if I lived in the neighborhood I would return.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta was good, salad and
Pasta was good, salad and desert were outstanding.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
did the price fixe which was
did the price fixe which was delicious. they completely accomodated us when we said we didn't eat fish and made the changes with no problem whatsoever.
overall a delicious meal.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We live in the neighborhood
We live in the neighborhood and have eaten at Spigolo several times
It is never disappointing. The food recently was excellent- wine list is good and the prices are pretty reasonable. Its a lovely spot
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been dining at Spigolo
I have been dining at Spigolo since it opened under the Frantangelos. Over the past few months, after a new chef took over, I have found the food to be over-salted. I am disappointed.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bright spot on the upper east side. Try the pappardelle with duck confit.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff was vry accommodating
Staff was vry accommodating when we added a person. Portions are smaller than other places which I liked. Delicious preparations.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice meal, until...
We were a party of four and enjoying our meal a great deal. The whole experience was kind of ruined though at the end when, barely 5 minutes after we finished our coffee, the hostess came to our table and asked us to leave because she had another party waiting. The restaurant was full, but there was only one party waiting. Very bad form, and we probably won't go back.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a great bowl of pasta
I had a great bowl of pasta there, wonderful gravy, perfectly al dente penne. Service is extremely friendly and attentive.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Birthday Treat
What a pleasant experience! Having never been, being so well fed and cordially served was a treat. Delicious food, thoughtfully prepared and presented - an excellent amalgamation of pleasure to to the eye and palate. Perfect portions. Gracious service.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was really good, as was the service. The wine list could use some expanding. The by the glass list was really limited and what they had wasn't at all impressive.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved our brunch
Perfect site for our casual Sunday brunch. The food was great and the staff was even better. We brought out of towners and they were not disappointed.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pastas are the best
The pastas are very creative and fit for foodies. I had the soft shells because I had to have one last shot at them this summer and they were perfectly done, albeit a bit small for the money.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second time at Spigolo, and as usual, it was delicious. Pastas are so fresh and the appetizers are always great. Service was very good as well. Definitely one of the best restaurants on the upper east side.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was entertaining people from San Francisco who consider themselves to be foodies and wine experts. There wasn't anything that could have been better. Each dish, the wine, the ambiance and the services was as good as it gets.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty food, well presented
Very tasty food, well presented
Knowledgable and affable bartender and staff
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall solid place
I have lived in the neighborhood for years, and I always mistakenly forget about this place. The food is always great, though the menu is a little light on varied offerings - I'd like to see a few more choices. Only other negative is that it's very small, but that also gives it a cozy feeling. I would definitely recommend that people try this if they haven't already.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always good. The caesar salad with shrimp is standard and excellent. Pasta's are always good. Gnocci is amazing. Papardella with rabbit ragu if you are into that is outstanding. never had a bad meal.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Invetive and Delightful
Spigolo looked pretty good from reviews and just from passing by, but we were blown out of the water.
This little gem really won us over and made our night!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed at Spigolo!
My husband, cousin, and I dined at Spigolo this past week and it was delicious! We were a few minutes late to our reservation and our table was just finishing up, but we were greeted warmly and began at the bar. If you have the chance, do make a stop here. They have delicious parmesan breadsticks waiting for you--but only at the bar. We ordered our bottle of wine and the bartender was very friendly, even offering us water when we first sat without our having to ask. We got a table in the corner of the restaurant and nobody was opposed when we asked to close the door to the warm night air in favor of the air conditioning. The Caesar salad was DIVINE, as were the garganelli and special duck ravioli. All superb! We can't wait to return.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Liked It So Well, We Returned
We dined for a second time at Spigolo in two weeks because it is just that good. The caesar salad with flash-fried shrimp is incomparable. And their pasta dishes are well-seasoned and full of flavor. We ordered one dish that was not what we were expecting (a scallop dish with the scallops in the shell which seemed more like muscles than the traditional scallops we generally enjoy) and three different servers/managers came to ask us about the dish to ensure our experience was a good one. That dish, which we did not eat, was also removed from the bill, which was VERY nice. A+ for service and making sure customers are happy and will return. Thank you!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
post museum visit
Short pleasant walk from the Met and what a treat
Unhurried service xlnt food and wine pairings
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood gem
Spigolo is a great neighborhood gem. The food is great, inventive, fresh and served exactly as you want it. The pasta is not to be missed. The only negative is the bread. It is too soft and tasteless for Italian bread. The service is outstanding. The restaurant itself is decorated in a very comfortable way and it is just a great place to be. The outdoor seating makes it so much fun too. Even if you do not sit outdoors the doors and windows open up and you feel like you are outside, perfect. Definitely worth a try. We will go back.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ei†her quaint or cramped depending
Ei†her quaint or cramped depending on your point of view.
Interesting chef who rakes chances. My pasta didn't work but my wife's was pure poetry.
Some reasonably priced bottles.
Despite the miss, I really like Spigolo. Much more interesting than most.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
WONDERFUL MEAL, LOVELY SERVICE
We had a very fine meal enhanced by very attentive and well-orchestrated service and special attention from the chef.Of course
we are going back for dinner on Sat,night..
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had an excellent dinner. Spigolo is tiny and very popular therefore a very tough reservation. Hopefully moving to new bigger premises will ease the problem. Otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marathon Pasta Bash
We live in the neighborhood, tried Spigolo once before, and enjoyed it. Took a friend for dinner who was running the NYC marathon the next day. Superb service - polite and attentive, with waitress working closely with support team providing dishes, cleaning up, etc. Three of us ordered, among other things, eggplant meatballs with zucchini - I want this again; 3 main dishes: gnocchi, fettuccine with mushroom, and vongole linguine. I had bites of each - all delicious. Ordered one more pasta dish which we split to carb up - spectators need pasta too! All pasta dishes we ordered were full sized and ample. I mention that because they also have half sized dishes, a good idea. We were three happy campers.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good as always
Had not been here in a while and went on a
whim on a cold night. Table was a little drafty but
everything else was superb in an understated way.
Hopefully new location will be more comfortable.
Great service, professional, not pushy - great
ingredients prepared with taste.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neighborhood Gem, for sure.
Sensational, delicious food. Really enjoyed all of it. Wasn't thrilled with the table they gave us. Especially since there were other options. It's a small place but it was early and there was plenty of other options. Almost a deal breaker, but glad I stayed since the food was so good.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spigolo is Aaways great local
Spigolo is Aaways great local dining! We love it. Thank you.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good selection of food - not overwhelming
Competent service and attentive
The duck breast was superb
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some people say it's changed. I was there with 3 other people. All our meals were great.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM