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Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.speziarestaurant.com
  • Email: gm@speziaomaha.com
  • Phone: (402) 391-2950
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch 11-2pm, Sunday Dinner 2pm-8pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brian Reilly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Large Group To-Go menu featuring family style pastas and salads. Perfect for Business meetings, pharmaceutical lunches, or private events. Delivery Available. Please call for more details 402-391-2950.
  • Private Party Facilities: Spezia dining rooms are designed to have a warm and comforting feel. Complete with a wood mini bar, original artwork, wood table tops, carpet, and a Bose sound system. For groups under 20 guests full menu or limited menu is available. For groups over 20, an appointment is requested so that a menu can be discussed. Room “R” has a big window facing the main patio, and a private patio for guests. This room can be used for groups between 10-30 guests. The room has a $100 (M-TH) or $200 (F-Sat) charge that is waived if $1500 or more is spent. Room “W” has original art work, a wooden bar, and an impressive wine display. This room can be used by 25-50 guests, with a $150 (M-TH) or $300 (F-Sat) room charge or $2500 spent. When both rooms are opened up, they can accommodate groups up to 100 with a $250 (M-TH) or $500 (F-Sat) room charge or $3000 in food and beverage. It’s important to reserve the rooms as soon as possible, they do book fast.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in restaurant's main lot and also in Ronald J. Palagi's Law Office lot next door.
A word from Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood
Tucked away in Midtown, Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood's great food, attentive service and intimate atmosphere give guests the memorable dining experience they crave. The party rooms, courtyard, and infamous "Romance Booth" make it the best kept secret in Omaha. With its big-city ambiance and small-town comfort, Spezia is sure to become a favorite spot for you and your loved ones. Whether you are on a first date, celebrating your thirtieth anniversary, entertaining business clients, or getting for the weekend, Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood is a must stop destination. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a wonderful Time. Grouper was the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Not our first visit and won't be our last. The food is excellent. They do a great job with every seafood dish I have ever had there. My wife says they have the best chicken parm in Omaha. It was busy, as always, but service was very good. They only negative was that the waiter really didn't know much about wine. I knew more than him, which isn't much. But at least I know which wines are sweet and which aren't. But, no big deal for us on that."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 2:00 PM on a Sat. There must have been a skeleton staff because the table next to us wasn't bused the entire 1 1/2 hour we were there along with other tables. We always enjoy the food at Spezia and will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "was very pleased with every aspect of this restaurant. food & service were excellent.menu had great variety. wine list was somewhat expansive. parking us not bad but approach from the south or you have to make a u turn. will dine there again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Spezia never disappoints. Their food is incredible and the wine delicious! Everything is just amazing! Their wood fire grill menu items have such rich flavor and their Tiramisu is outstanding!!! You must try it!! The ambience and decor are beautiful and romantic. The service you receive is superb, everyone is genuinely fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food and service were fantastic as usual. This is a great place to go for a quiet dinner or meeting a group of friends. They have traditional dishes as well as a few unique dishes that make this a place where almost anyone should find something they like on the menu."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Will definately be back. One of our favorite restaurants"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Not my first time here and once again the food was great. First time for my wife and her opinion matches mine. Will be back for sure."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "It was to be just our usual weekly date night. Open Table steered us to Spezia when our original destination was closed. We lucked into the best table in the place, a cozy-cove 4-top. Flawless service. First in a long time I haven't been able to decide which creative, delectable thing to choose from a menu. Fair wine prices and an expansive list were appreciated. Try most anything from the smoked grill—the woodsmoke overtones are wonderful. We're still talking about what a lovely night it turned out to be."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Not kid friendly though, my husband and i love it and go there only on special occasion when we have a sitter."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service was friendly & professional. The food outstanding - my husband had the canjun seafood special which he greatly enjoyed. It was excellently prepared."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had a dinner business dinner so there were four of us. Everyone was impressed with their meals!! The filet I had was cooked to perfection and while delicious,there were at least three other things I wanted to order from the menu that night. Will definitely be back again and again."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our second time there. Enjoyed it a lot. Great food and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This place is a must...nearly everything on the menu is excellent. Very accommodating service and each visit is consistently great."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "family's "go to" spot for a wonderful meal, consistently and without any doubts!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We loved the night here! The food is always great and it was very nice!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Spezia is a reliable old friend in Omaha! The food and service are always excellent and we love the Italian wines by the glass!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great time. I was very titred from working, but we got a great table and our waitress was very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Spezia was a delightful escape from the normal dining experience encompassing both food and ambiance. The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, the price was fit for the overall experience. Both the walleye and chicken alfredo were beyond expected and the chicken for the alfredo was grilled to perfection. If you decide to get dessert, get the bananas foster cheesecake, it was just divine. One of Omaha's top 5 restaurants by far."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've been here a few times now and I have to say that the food is good, though a bit expensive for what they offer, and the environment is interesting. Nice wait staff, too. I had made reservations requesting a booth or table near a wall as I have anxiety issues, yet I was sat in the dead center with practically the only spotlight on us. I kindly requested to move to one of two empty tables that better fit my bill but the waitress was reluctant, saying "Those seats are for people that may have made reservations." I told her I had made reservations with a seating request and she eventually let us move after leaving for several minutes to ask someone. After the move, I felt a bit more relaxed. I wish they had actually read the request first."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We always have enjoyed the food and service at Spezia. Great for business lunches by day and dinner a a couple or with several couples by night! The menu has a vast array of choices without being overwhelming. The only reason the " noise level" is rated moderate is because of whee we were seated - NOT THE RESTAURANT's fault-but the lady across from is was VERY LOUD. She didn't seem to understand she was using her "outside" voice through her entire meal. Once they left it was lovely! Our server, Kelli, was fantastic- she knows what she's doing and was very pleasant."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I met some friends for dinner & the evening was great. We didn't have to yell to hear each other & the atmosphere was nice. The food was great! Only wish my waiter would have refilled my water. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went for dinner a few days after Valentine's Day to avoid the Hallmark Holiday madness. The server timed our food well, it was well cooked, etc. The ambiance left a little to be desired. From the mid 80's soft rock hits, to the fact it was like they seated the restaurant by age, it was just a little off. A little updating of their ambiance would help for sure. It's a great place though, so as long as you can stand Huey Lewis and Rod Stewart overly loud for a hour, you'll have a great time!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We arrive and waited a few minutes for a table. Ordered glasses of wine though we never saw a wine list. I ordered the shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta with a caesar salad. My GF ordered the pork tenderloin piccatta with a garden salad. Both entrees were tasty! We ended our meal sharing Tiramisu with coffee. Restaurant was busy and noisy, though it was Valentine's Day. I was given a gift card from my sister for Christmas and this was the perfect way to use it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went here for valentines day and we reserved the private room with a curtain. The room wasn't additional and it was so nice to have the privacy. The food was spectacular, we ordered the 4 cheese flatbread(very flavorful) and the French Arcadia chicken linguine. We got everything without meat and it was super yummy!! We ended with the truffle mouse torte and I nearly died and went to heaven. I recommend spezia to everyone!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Our calamari was very overcooked (very chewy) but had good flavor. The steaks were o.k. and dessert was acceptable. The steak/seafood combo came with only two scallops which neither of us could taste the scallop itself as the seasoning was overwhelming. The restaurant has an extremely fishy smell when we first arrived and was still overwhelming by the time we left. Our waitress (Amanda) was AMAZING - likely the best service either of us has ever received."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a tuna appetizer, and two different seafood entrees. All of it was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were really excited to eat here, my fiancé had gotten me gift certificates here for xmas. The food and drink were great, unfortunately where we were seated there was this overwhelming bad smell. Like rotten seafood smell. I walked around the restaurant at one point and the smell seemed to be lingering only in the area we were seated. Unfortunately, this kind of ruined the experience for us. Food however (minus the smell) was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for Valentines Day and it was wonderful. We've always wanted to go just hadn't made it yet. It didn't disappoint. Everything was great. My steak was perfect. Just like my grandpa use to make on his outside fireplace. Service was great also. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is one of the most consistently great restaurants in Omaha. There are many fine places in Omaha but Spezia would be at the top of my list if i had to pick only three or four. It's been our special occasion dining choice for a long time. Service was terrific, with very personable and knowledgable waitress. She knew the wine list and the menu and gave us some great guidance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Waiter had no personality. Acted like we were a bother instead of being outgoing and friendly. Filet and seafood wasn't good filetwas supposed to be 5oz more like 3 asked for medium got rare. Overall experience was bad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food & service. Clearly one of the better restaurant in Omaha,"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were promptly seated for our reservation in a booth. I had the French Acadian Chicken Linguine, which I adore. The spice doesn't overwhelm the golden flavor of the sauteed peppers and onions and the chicken. It makes me sweat just a bit, but in the way spicy food should. My wife had the Squash Risotto with chicken. This had chunks of squash mixed in a white risotto sauce with chicken and hazelnuts sprinkled in. She loved it. Dessert was the Limonatta. The lemon sauce spread on top of each bite meant a creamy sweet flavor with the tart zing of the lemon from the sauce and the lemon curd layer in the middle. Wonderful service, possibly the best I've had in my life. They hire great waiters as far as I'm concerned."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After my first bite, I looked at my girlfriend and said: "I wish I could chew slower so I could taste this longer." I ordered the 8oz Gorgonzola Steak Tenderloin w/ a heavenly roasted onion drenched in savory goodness. It's not called that, but if you order it that way they'll know exactly what you mean. My hot date ordered the Chicken Picacata w/ mushrooms and loved it. We're both gluten intolerant, so we were pleasantly surprised to find they had gluten free noodles! BOOYAH. Go here. It's delicious."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We've been wanting to come here for years, but never had. We're sure glad we tried it. The steak was excellent and the scallops were tender and well seasoned. The bread was fresh and the olive oil/balsamic/parm mix was superb. Great place for a date or your wife. :)"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We eat here regularly because the food and service is always excellent."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal and had wonderful service. A very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The meal and service were excellent. Our server, Ashley, did an outstanding job. She is a true professional!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. We will definitely return and will recommend it to our friends."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We have eaten here a couple of times. The staff are always friendly and very attentive without being too much so. The food is amazing. Appetizer .. TUSCAN CHEESE AND ANTIPASTI (Perfect) Dinner... SEAFOOD FRA DIAVOLO is spicy and delicious. My wife had a one of their daily specials and it did not disappoint in anyway. Great for Couples and very reasonably priced for a special night out."
    Dined on 1/14/2014