Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood
Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.speziarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4023912950x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (62)fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (49)good for groups (36)notable wine list (35)great for lunch (32)great for outdoor dining (21)hot spot (21)great for brunch (13)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)Show More
  • All good
    BadBrad
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Three dinners; walleye, grouper and duck breast special along with drinks. Food was excellent and they had some good wine by the glass that paired nicely with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    KJS67
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's been awhile since we'd been to Spezia & we now know we won't wait so long to visit again. Excellent food! Terrible parking mostly because people don't know how to park but worth it anyways!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    PersonM
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Perfect combination of food and ambiance to fit any occasion fr simple to special .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special place for us
    tomf
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I have been going here for years. We primarily come on special occasions. I think the food is good and I find the place romantic. As my wife and I were exchanging anniversary gifts the waitress asked if we celebrating something. A complementary dessert was given to us to help us celebrate. Thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WEFFING NIGHT
    JANUARY
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was delicious. It was our wedding night, and we had guests in town and locals whi had never been to this restaurant. They also enjoyed it. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night
    OUCh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was extremely slow and my tuna was spoiled.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfultime
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    On the two time we dined was for dinner, both experience was special. Had a wonderful time on both occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, slow service
    MMus88
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent food and interesting wine list featuring Italian wines. Seasonal specials are always great. Service is typically better at lunch. Service varies at dinner but is often very slow and unattentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    MarketingOperations123
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a great experience. The food was awesome. The portions were a little on the conservative side with the appetizers, but the entree's were ample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food
    Kate
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a party of 4, so not a big deal, but our waiter was wonderful at watching our glasses and keeping them full. The lamb and duck were some of the best we've had; and being from Texas we have them pretty often. It is a very nice place for a celebratory dinner. Not recommended for kids. ..it is more of an upscale, adult only restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cindy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love this restaurant. The food, service, and decor are excellent!! We recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food but Loud
    HungryTime
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners, sesame encrusted grouper and filet mignon. We were looking forward to a quiet evening, but we ended up in a booth between two very loud groups of 8 or so. We don't have issues with energetic crowds enjoying themselves, but it wasn't what we were looking for that night. We ate here once before and the ambience was more on the romantic side.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Thank you so much for a fabulous evening with my family. We like to celebrate the starting of school with a great night out. Spezia has become our go to spot. We absolutely love the menu. The wine list is perfect! A wonderful place for about any occasion. Our whole family feels comfortable and satisfied every time. Beautiful!.............................................
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • donnalee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a special place to us...good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place good food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Stopped in with parents, accidentally made reservations for 2, they didn't have a problem when we showed up with 4. Food was good and our waitress kept a pretty good eye on our table. Didn't feel rushed to leave. She was willing to fill our glasses even after we had settled the check. Wasn't a cheap meal, but not unreasonably expensive either considering what we ordered. Steak was very good. Called ahead and was told there was no dress code, most other patrons were business casual, but they did not protest our shorts/t-shirts from a day at the zoo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuff
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was magnificent and well presented. The Waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Overall a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    BFF1965
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    already a favorite place , and this time exceptional , a great place for brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best lunch in a long time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for a birthday lunch on a Saturday - easy to get into, fantastic lunch menu, and great service. Looking forward to trying it again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    BEEN HERE MANY TIMES.. ALWAYS GREAT. BUT NOISE LEVEL COULD COME DOWN A NOTCH !!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LABrodahl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants to bring out of towners. This time though, it was a let-down. The food was just "ok". And for the price, I expect more. And the server was unimpressive also. At one point, she dropped and broke a wine glass right behind my wife and myself. She didn't say or act as if anything had happened, and calmly walked away. We found out later that she DID know she'd broken the glass. But, she didn't warn anyone at the table about the glass, nor did it get cleaned up very well. As we were leaving, several loud 'crunches' were heard.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jury is still out on NW mgmt
    raleeper23
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have been to Spezia twice since the new manager has taken over. Lots of new wait and front end staff experiencing a learning curve. The food remains top-notch, so I'll keep giving them a chance to improve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always good
    GtflyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Once again we had a fabulous dinner at Spezia. Service is good, food is hot with good helpings. Will return frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I have been going to Spezia for special nights out for the ten years it has been opened. Love the food, the wine and the ambiance. Service has always been very attentive and friendly. We both loved our meals, I got a Special that had a vegetable risotto and chicken and my husband got a favorite of his with seafood in red sauce. Very happy with Spezia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    GladstoneGourmet
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We recently visited Omaha for a couple of days. This was our choice for Friday dinner with our daughter and 8 year old granddaughter. Salads were great and pastas wonderful. The grilled salmon got high marks, but the Margherita flatbread was just okay. We loved that they had Stella Artois draft beer. Next time we'll try the ribeye and tenderloin.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place special food
    TonySVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Spezia is on of our favor places to dine. Never disappointed and great menu with special that tempt your plate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Got there intime for Happy Hour, great sepcials, stayed for supper, awesome Grouper and Pasta dishes. Server very friendly, timely service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Olscout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We've been going to Spezia since it was Lastrada 72, and it continues to be a favorite. While the general experience was very good, the service was exceptional. The wait staff is to be commended at every turn.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was fantastic. I am never disappointed when I dine at Spezias!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite local restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had not been to Spezia in many years and had heard much about how good it was. So we went and took another couple for a celebration. We could not have been more pleased. The menu was extensive, the food excellent, our waiter above and beyond, and the wine wonderful. We will definitely be going back soon as this had become our new favorite local restaurant. Cannot rave enough about everything!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spezia 40th Birthday Dinner
    Shan0220
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was amazing, presentation was beautiful. We were less than pleased with our server Allison. When we arrived, the restaurant was full. Before our food came many of the diners began to leave and the remaining diners were a very manageable level. I use the term "manageable" because Allison, on no less than two occasions, excused her absence on the part of being "busy". We had to ask another server for a drink order we had placed with her that he immediately brought. We waited for nearly 10 minutes for an order of Tiramisu. However, no delay in bringing the check. We felt as though we weren't worth the time that Allison invested in her obvious distraction that day. Still, would dine there again; sans Allison.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    All three of us were very unimpressed with our meals. By far and away it was the worst meal that we have each eaten in a very long time. We all ordered something different. Needless to say we will not be coming back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spezia Patio Dinning
    Drade
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I love their Patio but you do get street noise. Hard to avoid with 72nd Street. Our waiter was amazing and would go again just for the service. I had the Risotto Summer Special with chicken, peas and asperagus. It was ok but not amazing. My husband had Pork Tenderloin and like very much. Yes, I will try again but will order something different.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 99% awesome
    DateNight
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I always go for the lamb...it's awesome. Way better than any steak house in omaha. If you want lamb, go here! The angel hair pasta is perfect. The thicker pasta was a bit doughy so stick to the angel hair. All the deserts and drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete disorganization
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have dined at Spezia for over ten years and love it, but this time was a nightmare, it took us 20 minutes to get a waiter and another long time to be served, we had to ask for the wine and bread two times. I have noticed this has been happening since the change in manager
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • soothing
    JRZGIRL
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    You know your food, service and atmospheric will be pleasing for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always!
    Kolada
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Quality & service are always consistently excellent. Our 33rd wedding anniversary was as wonderful as our 29th. A truly outstanding restaurant with a caring dedicated staff that understands their customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really, Really Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was hands down, one of the best places I have eaten in Omaha. The food was AMAZING and the staff was very friendly and accomodating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    One of our favorites. Consistent without unpleasant surprises. They pretty much do everything well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service!
    PacoliusluvsSushi
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The seafood meals we enjoyed were made to perfection! Couldn't have been happier with the quality of the food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuscan Tuna & More
    brownieoneVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent meal, extensive unique menu, and fantastic service. I enjoyed the Spezia Salad as an appetizer and a tuscan tuna dish that I have never seen on another menu for dinner. Both were delicious. Portion size was above average, which makes this place a very good value too. Visit with confidence! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet