1305 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.spigaphiladelphia.com/
- Phone: 2672731690
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Executive Chef: Brian Wilson
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
A word from Spiga
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Spiga reviews from OpenTable diners
- Will it stay open?PhillyfoodieVIPDined on 6/12/2013Sadly, upon arriving, I sat at the bar waiting for a friend and I ordered three different wines only to be told they were "out". The bartender then shared with me he thought they would be closing as they stopped ordering wine and liquor. Sad to see them go, if so, as the food was always excellent and the ambiance perfect for a quiet dinner. I Hope it survives.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome PIZZAKamsVIPDined on 6/5/2013Found this for Center City Sips and loved their pizza! The calamari wasn't that great, but the bartender was nice and the older gentleman who oversees the restaurant was friendly and accommodating. I would definitely come back here for the pizza! Absolutely delicious, fresh from the fire oven!I would recommend this to a friend.
- A disappointmentDGNYDined on 5/18/2013Spiga is really nice with a good location, very good service, a wood fired pizza oven, everything it needs except good food. In a city with dozens if not hundreds of really good Italian restaurant in Philadelphia, this one just isn’t, which is a shame. The food was mediocre at best. I had spaghetti carbonera, a dish I'm very familiar with. It had none of the usual parmesan cheese tanginess, the pasta was chewy beyond al dente and the green peas in it were half cooked. The owner was friendly and attentive. He should find a chef. There are many of them working nearby. I wrote more but Open Table has a limit.
- Italian DelightRichDined on 5/10/2013My wife and I are glad to discover this eatery. The staff was friendly and inviting. The wait staff carried out their duties without feeling rushed. The food was great. We had an arugula and a Caesar salad, both were great. For entrees we had the steak which was perfectly prepared and shared a fig and prosciutto pizza which was a wow. We need to get back to check out the pasta.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Good Food in a Great LocationOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 4/25/2013Great traditional Italian menu in nice surroundings. Big windows at the front of the space provide great people watching along Locust Street. Very nice selection of wines by the glass at reasonable prices. The foccacia is addictive. Arugula salad was a perfect blend of peppery greens and lemony dressing. Caesar had a nice surprise of polenta croutons and white anchovies. Cod dish was very flavorful and the pasta with lamb sausage and broccoli rabe was a nice, assertive combination. Service is attentive and friendly. Just a few short blocks from the major Broad Stree venues. This will go onto our go-to list for pre-theater dining.
- Everyone was nice and accommodatingOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 4/5/2013Everyone was nice and accommodating. I'm surprised it wasn't more crowded. We will go back. A little over-priced though.Special Features:
- We went to this restaurantPhillydinerVIPDined on 3/30/2013We went to this restaurant before theater and found it to be very good. The gnochetti appetizer and the pasta dish were both quite good, the roast chicken was moist and generous but not exceptional. The wine special was great -- a nice Merlot ffor $5/glass. Overall, very good.
- Spiga offers a smaller menu,OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 3/29/2013Spiga offers a smaller menu, which I appreciate because they focus on doing those dishes well. They pick the variety of their dishes well to ensure there is something for everyone. Great specials each night.Special Features:
- My dining companion and ISHG224VIPDined on 3/27/2013My dining companion and I were very impressed with Spiga. The happy hour wine was good and reasonably priced. The bronzino was one of the best I've ever had. And the pasta dish, slivers of pasta with mushrooms and fontina cheese was savory and delicious without being too rich. The owner, Canio, is charming and welcoming. I'll be returning to Spiga!Special Features:
- Hidden GemOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/22/2013Had the special (rabbit) and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere with my mom. Definitely a hidden gem and will be coming back!Special Features:
- LOVE this placekandcVIPDined on 3/20/2013LOVE this place and there are far and few between we state this. This will be our go to place when in the mood for a wonderful meal and dining experience. Very welcoming staff and comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommend a weeknight visit as I hear the weekends can be bustling.Special Features:
- While not a stunning diningWarrenDined on 3/12/2013While not a stunning dining experience, the restaurant (which was completely empty the night we went) serves up simple, but delicious dishes.Special Features:
- The food was disappointing.OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 2/28/2013The food was disappointing. I had grouper which tasted good but was very over-done. For dessert I had the ricotta pie which was very dry.
- The food is very good, highOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/21/2013The food is very good, high quality, really Italian foodSpecial Features:
- Food was delicious but serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/16/2013Food was delicious but service is lacking. If Gordon Ramsay showed up at this place I wouldn't be surprised.
- Spiga has high prices forOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/16/2013Spiga has high prices for small portions. Their menu is fixed price, but if you want to order a la carte, it's not clear how much each item costs. The food was good, but not good enough to make up for the lack of clarity in the pricing.Special Features:
- The restaurant has a reallyFood4MeVIPDined on 2/14/2013The restaurant has a really nice ambience and the owner was really attentive to his guests. The staff seemed very inexperienced and kept getting things wrong on the menu; but at least they were gracious about it. The food was okay- I would recommend skipping the salad, but definitely order a pasta dish.Special Features:
- OverratedOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 2/14/2013After much anticipation, we finally made it to Spiga. Unfortunately for us they are less than willing to accommodate vegetarians beyond what is already on their menu. The only vegetarian appetizer they offered was $9 house salad that literally tasted and felt like mixed greens and lettuce out of a bag... You know what I mean, the kind you can buy at the grocery store. The vegetarian entrees were good, but very overpriced. It's unfortunate because we had high hopes for Spiga. My husband and I eat out quite a bit and are always able to find great veggie items on the menu or the chef is willing to whip something up for us. We were disappointed when Spiga did not accommodate us.
- Spiga does not seem quiteOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/14/2013Spiga does not seem quite ready for business. I think it may have been the kitchen rather than the servers, but we got entrees one at a time, with no explanation or warning. One item which was supposed to be served as an appetizer came out at the end. There was also really confusion about whether or not we could order individual items rather than take the whole pre-set Valentine's Day menu.
- A must!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/9/2013Really a great place! The italian man at the door made you feel like family. The service was great. Everyone was so wonderful and nice. No rushing...but no long wait...was a perfectly timed meal. We will be back.Special Features:
- Great food!KSearsDined on 2/7/2013The food was great! At first I thought my portion was a bit small but found out that it was just right and I felt full and happy when leaving. The owner was kind and the waiters were attentive and friendly. Definitely get a pasta dish, the noodles were homemade and absolutely delicious!Special Features:
- The food was good, but theOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 2/4/2013The food was good, but the service was very slow. My party only ordered 3 dinners (pizza, pork chop, chicken) and they took approximately 45-50 minutes to come out of the kitchen. Also, the server was unable to answer questions about a few of the menu items.
- Everyone was very friendlyrichardandelsieDined on 2/1/2013Everyone was very friendly and the food was good. The service was totally erratic, almost comically so. Think Fawlty Towers.
- This place is awesome. It'sOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 1/25/2013This place is awesome. It's right around the corner from me. The owner is really, really nice. We made friends with him and he gave us free limoncello shots at the end of dinner, which is awesome because we are a lively bunch. Don't get me wrong though, I've even gone here on a date and it was definitely a great time.
- The food was very good, asBhexVIPDined on 1/25/2013The food was very good, as was the service. As a vegetarian, I typically do not dine out at Italian restaurants as it is usually too meat-centric and I would have to settle with a pasta in tomato sauce. That is what I did for my entree this night as well. The pasta was delicious, although the price was a bit steep for what it was (15 or 16, if I recall correctly). The accompanying bread was delicious, and I could eat that for days. I should note that I came here because I bought a Groupon-style card ($20 for $40). I probably would not have dined here if it were not for that.Special Features:
- Some menu items not available,rawattVIPDined on 1/21/2013Some menu items not available, and confusion about what was available.Special Features:
- Great food and service - butTom1026Dined on 12/29/2012Great food and service - but I would expand your menu a bit - quite limitedSpecial Features:
- Spiga was nothing special.ParadoxproDined on 12/29/2012Spiga was nothing special. Food was tepid in temperature and taste. One of our group of four ordered the Cavatelli in spicy marinara. It arrived in a huge bowl with less than a cup of pasta in it - This was supposed to be an entree for $16-18 it was barely a side order. I ordered the Salmon medium - it was quite well done and dry. The Farro - a grain that the salm was served over was flavorless and undercooked (i.e. crunchy). Another guest had the Pork Chop which he reported was flavorful but undercooked - It was noticeably more red than pink. The forth had the Chicken which he said was tasty - but the portion was so small on that as well - We stopped to eat again after the theatre - because 3-4 lf us left hungry-Wont be back!
- Seems like folks have notOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 12/14/2012Seems like folks have not discovered Spiga yet so it was quiet for a Friday evening. The food was very good. Very fresh and flavorful. I would highly recommend it.
- The food was delicious, butOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 12/11/2012The food was delicious, but the portions were very small. Have a big lunch first.
- A Very Pleasant Surprise!OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 12/8/2012Drove by it earlier in the day and noticed the name - SPIGA - thought we'd try it. Had a party of 5 and an 8:30 PM reservation on a Saturday night. Menu is limited but, a unique take on Italian cuisine - a bit thought provoking so I read it twice. Polenta fries, arugula salad, smoked mozzarella with bruschetta were just a few of the delicious appetizers. The cavatelli and fusilli pasta were excellent and the NY strip steak, chicken and salmon were wonderful. The tiramisu cheescake was an exceptional way to end the meal. The staff is super friendly and our waitress was delightful and was very helpful giving us tourist ideas on where to visit in Philadelphia. We were very glad to find SPIGA!Special Features:
- Spiga has a lot to offer thePhillyDinerVIPDined on 11/30/2012Spiga has a lot to offer the neighborhood. At such reasonable prices, we were surprised by the quality of the food and drinks. We've been to over 385 bars and restaurants throughout the city and would certainly recommend Spiga to anyone looking for a casual meal with very good food and service.Special Features:
- homey atmosphere. attentiveOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/24/2012homey atmosphere. attentive wait staff and server. Do not come here very hungry. Portions very small-- served in huge bowls. The cavatelli w/ oxtail ragu was tasty but the sauce was so sparse, it was mostly plain undressed pasta that filled bowl. . only 3 or 4 small forkfuls of the ragu. the bowl was dry--devoid of any sauce. Waiter explained the chef left and they are waiting a new chef--so considering--they did pull it together. Tiramisu cheesecake great treat. Great wine selection by the glass.Special Features:
- Enjoyed everything we ateChelseaDined on 11/19/2012Enjoyed everything we ate and our cocktails were great!Special Features:
- A first visit to Spiga andSusannahVIPDined on 11/17/2012A first visit to Spiga and I was pleased. Excited that it has opened in my neighborhood. It looks more formal from the outside, than it is inside. The space a little sparse and missing something, to make it feel a bit too open and not cozy. But the open wood-fire oven in the back helps. The service was great and the food was excellent. They also were very willing to accomodate some changes to the pasta dishes to make it just right for those in our group who were running the marathon the next morning. All around, a great new spot and I will return.Special Features:
- I came here with a 3 courseAlanDined on 11/16/2012I came here with a 3 course living social deal. Pizza as an appetizer is of course, amazing, and it's a light thin crust so I found it to be the perfect amount of food. I had the strip steak as my entree and it was cooked perfectly. The only downside to the night was that they ran out of cheesecake, and the replacement gelato/cannolis were less than stellar. Still, the waitress was very cool about it and offered complimentary drinks!Special Features:
- Went on a quiet Tuesday nightOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 11/13/2012Went on a quiet Tuesday night to redeem a Living Social voucher. We were pleased with the meal and the service. The chocolate cake dessert was amazing.
- Props to Anthony & the Gnocchi!SunshineVIPDined on 11/6/2012It was our 2nd time going to Spiga. A close Italian friend wanted to try it out for his birthday and remembering the great food & service from the time before made it an easy choice. Our evening did not disappoint. It was election night, the poles closed but before the election results were to be announced. The fifth ward was having a celebratory gathering, presumably for a job well done. Our server, Anthony was incredible and our friend who's birthday it was was indeed blown away by the level of attention our waiter gave us and how delicious our food was. Also worth mentioning, I ordered cocktails & the bartender was fantastic as well. Anthony recommended the Gnocchi ai porcini for an entree and I'm still dreaming of this delicious dish..Special Features:
- Old fashions and pizza?kekeVIPDined on 11/6/2012I tried Spiga on account of a living social deal I purchased. The food was okay/good, but there are restaurants nearby that are excellent. Therefore, I probably wouldn't return. The eggplant appetizer was very flavorful. The oxtail pasta dish was super salty. The pepper sauce of the chicken entree enticed me, but the sauce wasn't very exciting. The fig and mascarpone dessert pizza was interesting- and huge, though I had room for it as the portions of everything else were fairly small. Also, I'm thinking that maybe the savory pizzas on the menu would be worth a try? The cannolis weren't very good. I truly enjoyed my old fashioned. Two thumbs up for the bartender.Special Features:
- will go backyespleaseVIPDined on 11/5/2012Pizza was excellent as were the pasta dishes. Terrific cocktail list, loved my Hepburn on the rocks. Service was very friendly but a little spotty. It's a new place in a good location so it's absolutely worth a return visit.Special Features: