Spasso NYC
Spasso NYC

Spasso NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://spassonyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 858-3838
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm. Sunday: 5:30pm-10pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Edward Carew
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Perry
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3 train to Christopher Street.
    A,C,E,L to 14th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Big Apple Parking on W11th Street.
A word from Spasso NYC
Spasso is a rustic, neighborhood eatery in the heart of the West Village, with a seasonal menu inspired by food and wine from across Europe and the Mediterranean.
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Spasso NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (15)romantic (13)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (9)good for groups (7)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Prix fixe lunch was wonderful,
    Anne
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Prix fixe lunch was wonderful, with interesting choices. Wine list was great. Wine pours were inconsistent, with one waiter giving a generous pour, and a waitress pouring much less. Service was exceedingly slow, especially given that there were only a few tables occupied during lunch, and plenty of waitstaff. My guess it was the kitchen. Since we were not in a rush, there was no problem, but if we had to get back to work, we would have needed to ask them to hustle a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Perfect if you're in the mood
    NikiVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Perfect if you're in the mood for Italian, but don't want to go to heavy. I recommend ordering a bunch of appetizers and pasta dishes for the table. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can get VERY loud inside -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    Can get VERY loud inside - especially in the back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always have a predictable
    Midnight2014VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    I always have a predictable time at spasso - great food, drinks and generally decent atmosphere but on Friday night there was a major issue with their AC. It ruined our otherwise perfect night because we were constantly distracted by how hot it was in there so instead of staying longer we had no choice but to wrap things up and mode elsewhere for drinks. The server said she would tell the manager we were too hot but she knew there was nothing he could do vs asking if they could do anything to compensate like a round of drinks. We weren't lucky enough to have a table under a fan but bumped into people we knew and they exited because of the heat too. We had a res so they should have advised in advance or upon arrival of the AC issue.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent hand made pasta!
    goodfood
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Excellent hand made pasta! Fresh, unadulteratedd flavors. Servers seemed a bit overwhelmed...so I wouldn't go here thinking it ought be a "fine-dining" experience. For that reason, it seems a bit pricey, but I enjoyed every bite.
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    fit for foodies
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  • the food here is excellent,
    stuygirl22VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    the food here is excellent, but the service is terrible. I have been here 2 times and the second visit was worse than the first in terms of service. If they could get that sorted out, they'd be a fabulous restaurant because the food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was spotty, for example
    Citizendan
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Service was spotty, for example a long wait for main course to arrive. Perhaps more than one waitress was needed for a full house, but it was a holiday weekend. Tables were uncomfortably tight.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would like to go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The food overall was quite good, the service friendly, the decor light and attractive, and the atmosphere lively but not oppressively frenetic or deafening. Both cocktails (one quasi-Negroni and one gin with basil) were tasty, and the wine (friulian?) was nice. The balsamic lamb ribs appetizer was very tender and tasty, but a bit too sweet. The fried oysters with lemon crema were very nicely done. The prawn and pea ravioli were delicious, and the lamb chop was perfectly cooked and enjoyable. Gelati (white chocolate and mango) and chocolate cake were quite good. My one complaint is that we ordered fusilli with butter and cheese for our kids, and they charged us $20 (the price of a fusilli with pork ragu on the menu) for each order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice surprise
    joanieorganized51VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    This restaurant was such a great surprise. I really enjoyed the service, decor and food. I definitely will be back.
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  • Loved the pasta! Three of
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    Loved the pasta! Three of us ordered different pasta dishes and all of us were quite happy with our choices! The stuffed calamari appetizer was addictive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stick with the pastas- had
    cathyVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    Stick with the pastas- had the oxtail tagliatelle pasta and squid ink linguini pasta with clams/pancetta and both were excellent. yellowtail crudo not so good- didn't taste fresh, and uni on top was haphazardly placed.
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  • One of the best meals I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    One of the best meals I've had in NYC. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!! I started with
    LaxitmomVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Wonderful!! I started with the English pea and fava bean soup which was simply an amazing marriage of flavors-springtime in a bowl!! For my entree I had the pork bolognese pappardelle and it was divine. All of the pastas are homemade and the bread is also delicious! Can't wait to return to try everything on the menu!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The portions were not huge,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    The portions were not huge, but there were a lot of sides and stuff on the menu so maybe I could have done a better job ordering. Either way, the food we did get was awesome.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Subtle charm, tasty simple food
    PGofHSMVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    Not quite worth going out of your way, but if you're in the neighborhood this is a lovely, quiet spot with lots of light coming through the windows, which also afford a nice view of the street scene. There's a $15 lunch prix fixe with an appetizer (over a dozen options) and entree of either sandwich or pasta. Our starters were great, the sandwiches less impressive -- I'll probably try a pasta the next time I'm there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dont bother and over hyped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Do not bother!. The only dish that was good was the orecchiette with crab and shrimp (still needed a little salt). The travesty of the whole experience was the spagetti with tomato sauce (pomodoro ). I mean the sauce was so spiced up (hot pepper and garlic) they were trying to mask the EXTREME acidity in the tomato sauce. The chef should teach his staff a proper way to prepare sauce. For a plump "fresh" style sauce you need to fry/saute the sauce on very high heat for at least 5 to 10 min so you boil off the acid in the sauce (needs to be done especially when canned tomatoes are used, which these were). Now the other way for a more rich savory sauce you need to simmer the sauce for at least an hour or maybe two but no longer.
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  • amazing experience. small.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    amazing experience. small. quaint. terrific food. all 8 dishes we sampled were very good. service was perfect blend of attentive and private. nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The stracciatella cheese was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    The stracciatella cheese was a bit of a disappointment but overall good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my fiance there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    I took my fiance there for his birthday and we had great service and wonderful food. It was a fun experience and cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The fried oysters and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    The fried oysters and the arancini are scrumptious... always a great meal and a lively scene!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu sounds better than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    The menu sounds better than the food actually tastes. Seabass was very bland, scallops were overcooked, crispy eggplant had a bad smokey taste, fried oysters were good but very fried, so how could they be that bad. Much better places to eat in nyc and the west village.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this place when it first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Loved this place when it first opened, didn't like it as much this time. Tables smushed together and the service was odd. Cheese is unbelievable though!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Completed my second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Completed my second visit to Spasso. I really enjoyed my first meal in December. Unfortunately, the food was a littl disappointing the second time around. Great wines and desserts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was wonderful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/9/2012
    Everything was wonderful, but the tables are very close and you feel like you are part of the next tables conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    scottykeatsVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    We really enjoyed Spasso from the very flavorful food to the accomodating service. The only negative in my mind was the fact that the bar is full of diners and no room to sit and have a cocktail before dinner. We had to stand with our drinks (martini's) which is not comfortable. Because of this you should go someplace else for drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience! Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Great dining experience! Friendly wait staff and incredible food. Perfect for a date night or special occasion dinner, but also for group dinners of 6 or 8. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Innovative Italian
    BradNY
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Really innovative and expertly prepared food. A really wonderful addition to the neighborhood. Service was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss the Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    The service was great, and our waitress was most helpful in figuring out amounts to order - of appetizers, pastas and entrees. The pasta is all homemade and the three we tried (fusilli, squash pansotti and seafood orechiette) were delicious (rated high to low in the order listed). Don't miss the Stracciatella, Fried Oysters, and Chicken Liver Crostini. Entrees were perfectly done (steak and swordfish) and the polenta is to die for. My husband , who doesn't like cauliflower cooked - loved the roasted cauliflower. We are going back soon for my birthday dinner!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Great place in the neighborhood. The food is unusual, creative and absolutely delicious. Been a few times and never disappointed. Wine list is pricey if that is important to you and the place is noisy - why they blast that music is a mystery. Other than that nothing to complain about. Service is nice, efficient and friendly. Really a great place. Make a reservation - they get busy and I can see why!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thought Spasso was good
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    We thought Spasso was good food, but we didn't care for the crowd who predominates there. Too many lah-dee-dah bottle blonde ladies with high-pitched bar voices, too try-too-hard-to-be-hip guys, too many who had to run outside for a cigarette between courses. I saw Spasso featured on Channel 13, it looked like a good menu from a nice chef. Even so, we will not go back just because of the crowd.
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  • does not disappoint. my go-to
    lechatbleuVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    does not disappoint. my go-to place in the west village when i need something yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time-Going Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    On the corner of Hudson and Perry Streets sits Spossa, a serious Italian restaurant. Serious in the sense that it knows who and what it wants to be and strives for those goals. Met at the door by cheerful people. Our waitress guided us through the menu and how to order. Spossa is noted for their stracciatella (type of softer, wet and stretched mozzarella)served with toasted bread. There is good reason this is the signature dish. Mussels were plump with aromatic broth. We split a pasta with lamb sausage and the roasted cod with pureed bacala and greens and a side of squash. All tasty Next time we will order one appetizer, forget the side, add a desert. Wine list is very good, small with prices for everyone.This was a fine first time.
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  • Good pasta, the formaggio
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2011
    Good pasta, the formaggio was very interesting. Had seen the restaurant featured on Mike Collimecco's PBS show and was very happy with the experience!
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  • The food was creative, fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2011
    The food was creative, fresh and delicious. The service was appropriately attentive. Would highly recommend this restaurant. I ranked ambiance as a 3 while there in the afternoon, but suspect it would be a 4 in the evening.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy pasta
    Sully38VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2011
    All pasta dishes are fresh and pure, nice wine by the glass menu but the main course always comes too soon after the appetizer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been wanted to come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2011
    We've been wanted to come here for some time and since we were going to be in the city, we figured we come for an early dinner. It was definitely well worth the wait. After seeing the stracciatella cheese in many many reviews, we HAD to try it. It certainly did not disappoint. The special crudo was spanish mackerel marinated in beet juice over a horseradish creme fraiche with fried capers and mushrooms. Oh my - this really blew me away. I've had spanish mackerel that has been super fishy but this was awesome. We decided to go with pastas for our entrees. Being how cold it got this weekend, comfort food was definitely on the agenda. Spasso came through for us with that. As also mentioned in many reviews, you cannot go wrong wit
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Spot in West Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2011
    Spasso is a neighborhood gem for foodies. The food is incredible. We've been there several times and are consistently happy with the food. Try sitting near the kitchen, its amazing how much food comes out of that little space. Finally, the wine list is well-priced - you can get a decent bottle of wine without killing yourself..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While the initial service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2011
    While the initial service was friendly and efficient, it faded after the order was taken. The food was a disappointment, both in presentation and taste and in fact dishes were sent back to the kitchen. We made the reservation because of a stellar review and obviously we were disappointed.
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  • On this Monday evening the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2011
    On this Monday evening the menu offerred a wide selection...however, one dessert item was not available... but even more surprising although the menu offered decaffeinated coffee, it too was not available.. Although the food was good, prepared with spices that set it apart from the usual... I would think twice before returning... I would have sent someone to the market to buy the coffee..
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  • love this place, just what
    nonameVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2011
    love this place, just what the neighborhood needed
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic