Spiga Ristorante
Spiga Ristorante

Spiga Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.spigaristorante.com/
  • Phone: 7814495600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closed: Sunday

    Beer and Wine Served
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Robert DeSimone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: At Spiga, we are proud to offer highly personalized private dining event options for our customers. Our staff will work with you to create an individualized menu that will meet and exceed your highest expectations.

    Contact us at catering@spigaristorante.com to learn more about how Spiga can work with you to create an event that all of your guests will enjoy and remember.
  • Private Party Contact: . 7814495600x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland Avenue, Next to TD Bank
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Spiga Ristorante
Benvenuti a Spiga Ristorante, where you will enjoy traditional regional Italian cuisine. By day, Spiga is a casual trattoria, serving simple fare like wood-oven pizza, savory risotto, and hand-crafted panini. By night, copper silk drapes, white linens and shimmering sconces bathe Spiga in a romantic glow. Dine indoors or out, on our sunny, landscaped patio. As in the Italian countryside, ingredients are all produced in house, from the crusty breads and infused oils and vinegars to the handcut pasta. This is big city dining in a comfortable suburban setting.
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Spiga Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (78)fit for foodies (52)great for outdoor dining (47)great for lunch (24)special occasion (23)romantic (23)notable wine list (15)good for groups (9)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    we so enjoyed Spiga, the food was excellent and the tables aren't squished together so you can talk privately, the service was very good and all in all we just feel we'll definitely go back to try a new dish. I give it a thumbs up for sure....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oppi328VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Spiga is a good local Italian restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. I ordered chicken soup, a green salad, and a small piece of grilled salmon. One of my friends got a tomato mozzarella salad with prosciutto and the other friend ordered a panini. The service was slow, but the server was friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great service by David and always fantastic food by chef Robert. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 'go to' place in Needham
    SueM
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Spiga is a great little restaurant in an unassuming location just off Highland Ave in Needham. We met up with friends who had not been there before, and they loved it too. I had lobster & clam fra diavalo (normally served with mussels, but there was no issue in meeting my request to swap mussels for clams, since there was a nice clam dish on the menu as well). My husband had a veal chop, which was to die for. Our friends were over the moon for their dishes, as well. For dessert, we had the ricotta soufflé (yum!) and tiramisu. The staff was wonderful - accommodating an allergy to fresh tomatoes in one of our party with an outstanding garlic/lemon alia olio sauce substitution. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Resturant
    PdemoreVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The staff, food and overall experience is amazing. It is a hidden gem in Needham
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • return to Spiga
    Judy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was our third visit to Spiga (hard to find but worth it!). The hostess and waitstaff seemed happy to be there, the atmosphere is pleasant and upbeat and the food was OUTSTANDING, from the salad to the dessert. We ordered two different salads and three different main courses and they were well-presented and delicious. We shared a ricotta souffle for dessert and went home very happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MyrnaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Have been to Spiga many times over the years and the food has been consistently excellent Kudos to Chef Robert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cheffieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    AS always Spiga doesn't disappoint. Everyhting was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The good and the bad
    judyc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Service excellent. Small portions of food. My grilled onions (part of grilled vegetable plate) were under cooked and tasted like a raw onion. Watermelon gazpacho soup very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Food!
    crazy4goodfood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    always reliable with food quality, flavor and an attentive service from the staff, Tuna was superb. Thank you so much once again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Spiga a gem
    MyrnaVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We've enjoyed Spiga for many years and have never been disappointed in the quality of food and excellent menu offerings. Their lamb is amazing as well as their salad appetizers. Tuna Shashimi was thoroughly enjoyed by our guest. The Bolognese is a favorite and should remain on the menu forever. Consistently excellent!! Chef Robert and his staff are terrific
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very nice place for alfresco dining. Loved Bolognese and Bread pudding. We will be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!
    Never2cookVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It truly is really excellent here. Great service with great foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Hard not to love this place- friendly staff, tasty panini and a lovely patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uninterested Hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had booked thru Open Table especially because my husband is hearing impaired /disabled. I always request a corner table which usually keeps the noise level manageable for him. We got to Spiga and the Hostess said she had to give the corner tables to other people because they insisted. (to quote her " you know how people are"). We were put by the entrance and near the kitchen. It was not pleasant. She seemed uninterested in what Open Table had said about our reservation and said that this was our table and walked away, end of discussion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Stars under the Stars
    CallistoVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had a lovely dinner at Spiga's, dining al fresco there for the first time. They have done nicely setting up their patio area for summer and the tables are well-spaced for privacy. Food and service were top notch as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awsome
    pony
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is the best restaurant my favorite place to dine out the food it amazing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Night at Spiga
    Sully
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first trip to Spiga and my husband and I were not disappointed. My husband ordered the lamb chops and was pleased with how juicy and tasty the meat was. I had the vegetable risotto and also was pleased with my dish. For dessert we shared the Chocolate Trilogy. Extremely rich, creamy and decadent. We had 6 PM reservations but we did not need them as the place was empty. The dining room began to fill up closer to 7. Good service and great experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some people...
    accidentalreviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A tribute to Spiga for navigating what could have been a dicey situation. We arrived for our reservation on time to find that another group of 6 people had become a group of 20 without letting the restaurant know. The staff were moving tables around to accommodate this party and all the other dinner guests. Despite this unplanned event, the staff were extremely attentive and very accommodating to our small party of 4. We like Spiga a lot and this experience made us appreciate the restaurant even more.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little piece of heaven
    BabyBack2BillVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a heat meal and dessert complimented by a lovely waitress. We had a great time and expect to be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    JFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great wines but my appetizers were better than my main course and my husband felt the same way. I had baked eggplant which was very flavorful but impossible to cut into. He had lobster and mussels dish which was a little "fishy." Nice patio in the parking lot. We could hear cars, radios, and smell cigarettes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    joewVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    2nd time at Spiga. Food was very good. Service was excellent. They get great bread from a bakery in Concord. Got to go there too to get some bread.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spiga Ristorante is a hidden gem!
    maxine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Spiga is hidden behind a strip of businesses, but once there it's nice and quiet - except for the patrons enjoying their delicious food & wine! I think the prices are quite reasonable for the quality & presentation of the food. Outdoor dining in summer is a must - so you have to request when making reservations. Hope I can get back there before summer is over.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner outside
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We've dined here before. Sat outside on a beautiful night with our family. Food and service- excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining Alfresco
    nklwVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    For the second time in one week we decided to go to Spiga and enjoy the outside patio. The food was as delicious the second evening as it was the first. Flavors were vibrant, portion sizes were excellent. We can't wait to go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting place to dine!
    luvtodine10
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ambiance was nice, food was good, would have been excellant if care had been taken to serve it hot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    MsHappy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    As usual, Spiga serves outstanding Italian food with a short, but excellent wine list. I can always count on proseco by the glass here. Their fish and pasta are outstanding. And the risotto of the day is fabulous, consistently .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    Panzanella
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Spiga! Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little gem in ugly Needham area
    Foodfanatic
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Spiga is a little gem in the middle of an industrial park. Not easy to locate without GPS and to find the entrance if you park in the back, but worth the effort. Airy and romantic inside, with a patio decorated so beautifully that you forget you're steps away from industry and busy Highland Avenue/Needham Street. We sat on the patio and were blessed with gorgeous weather, great service, and delicious food. All our salads were tasty and fresh, each with a little surprise (a wheel of sweet bacon on two, garlic flat crouton on another). Two of us had the eggplant parmesan in a pastry crust, which was divine. The lamb chops and carbonara were very good. We also shared the amazing bread pudding for dessert (a must have). Will DEFINITELY go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find In Suburbs
    stevefoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Mostly all positive. Salmon, roast chicken, veal chop all excellent. Expect veal chop to be in $40 range, delicious, but rather small portion, so not especially good value. Same issue with Triple Chocolate dessert. Service generally excellent and attentive, but slow removing appetizer dishes. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine food
    flyfishVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was excellent as always. Service was adequate but hardly all that attentive. Typical of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gardengal
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Terrific food!! We have never had a bad meal at Spiga.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spiga is a hidden gem
    brunchfindVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Thanks to Open Table I found Spiga during a search for a good restaurant in the suburbs. Hidden behind a D'Angelo's sub shop on Highland Ave, I was pleasantly surprised. Not a lot of hype, not big, but cozy, great food, and excellent service. Pleasant wait staff, and everyone helps without being overbearing. Sophisticated Italian food with enough variety to please everyone. I have been several times, with my spouse, family, a girls night out and for work with colleagues for lunch. Each experience has been excellent. Even the owner helps out. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about how the food is prepared and about the wine. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Wonderful
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    As we have said on prior reviews, the food is excellent, the staff knowledgeable, attentive and really interested in making sure your experience is superb. This is simply a great gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Italian Dining
    Larry
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had an opportunity to eat outside on Spiga's terrace a few nights ago. Ambiance was terrific, service was excellent, food was delicious. A beautiful summer night and a wonderful Italian meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently wonderful
    PatB1
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have recommended Spiga to many people. The ambience is good, service is friendly and efficient without being intrusive, and the food is excellent. My son, who is a "foodie" and knows a lot about wine was impressed at the quality of both at Spiga!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 77 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 452 reviews are from the Spiga Ristorante reviews archive.
  • A Gem
    Foodie638
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I tried Spiga because of its reviews on Open Table and I was glad that I did. Service was impeccable and the food was great. Prices were a bit higher than what I would have expected though, so you just have to be prepared. The overall experience was great so I didn't mind the pricing too much. If you have never been there, it's planted right in the middle of an industrial parking lot...not where you would expect a restaurant, but they do a great job making their little spot special. Once you are in the restaurant or on the patio you are immersed in the envriornment that they've created. I'll definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    TouchbaseVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We ordered the risotto special, pork chop and bolognese, all were excellent, good wine selection as well. Only small miss was that the tomato and mozzarella appetizer came on a long piece of toasted bread that was extremely difficult to divide, and the balsamic was in a little drizzle on the side of the plate, we would have preferred it to be drizzled right on top. Otherwise, also very tasty. We sat outside on a nice night, very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jcubed
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had an excellent dining experience there...food, service, ambience..all top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comforting
    TenaftertenVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A great neighborhood spot. Good food and service. Had a bad experience a few years ago service-wise. Left without ever ordering. Both times I've been back have been excellent. Nice outdoor area even though I sat inside. Well worth the trip. A tad pricey but nothing over the top. Bread pudding was great. It was something I never liked as a child and never tried again. Glad I tried it again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate