Spigolo
Spigolo

Spigolo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spigolonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127441100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph D'Angelo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 76th and 77th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Spigolo
Spigolo is an Italian-inspired restaurant on the Upper East Side of New York City. Opened in January 2005, Spigolo has gained acclaim from both devoted customers and restaurant critics. Influenced by his masterful incorporation of seasonal ingredients, Joseph D'Angelo's menu represents a culinary union of contemporary American cooking and traditional Italian cuisine. Spigolo is known as much for its warm, intimate atmosphere and its welcoming staff devoted to attentive service and genuine hospitality, as it is for its food. Come experience Spigolo for yourself.
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Spigolo reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (24)special occasion (7)romantic (5)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a lovely dinner there the other day - the food was so good that we dind't even share with each other.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We loved the restaurant when it was in its previous location. Quality of food has gone downhill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive
    nycnycnyc2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This would be a great neighborhood joint if the prices were so high. The food is very nice but in no way warrants a $30 price tag for an entree.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I am so lucky that this great restaurant moved into my building. Food and service consistently good and I love the half portions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Mediocre UES Italian
    VillageDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Spigolo has relocated to 2nd Avenue in the mid-70's in a very undistinguished space. The menu is standard Northern Italian cuisine and the dishes we had were passable but not special. We were aggrieved that a plain pasta with tomato sauce, prepared off the menu for our vegan friend, was priced at $27, which is beyond outrageous. Overall, the restaurant is no bargain and since the food is unexceptional there are many better choices for Italian food in that neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • as good as before
    markb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were fans of the original. First time at the new location. Miss Heather but enjoyed dinner anyway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant
    JervVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We arrived and we were the only ones there. The restaurant was empty. Usually this would put us off but we got a nice table almost outdoors. It was quiet and the food and service was great. People came in after. Summer on a Saturday night it seems many people were in the Hamptons.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Evening
    suthersVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went to Spigolo on 76th street after dining years ago in the original one on 81st. The original location we felt had a bit more charm but the food & service were both great in the new location and we will defo return. Wine by the glass is great value, sardines were also delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as old Spigolo
    GPOPVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Where did all the people go? Other than the server, this dinner was an expensive non-event. The salad was good, pasta too sauce, fish ok and corn salad was drowning in sauce overwhelming any flavor from the in season vegetable. All in all, I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Very good
    Bob1VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Usually stick to steakhouses when it comes to getting a steak, but I was particularly hungry for one so ordered here. It was outstanding as was that of my companion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • splendid neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Spigolo has always been a favorite and the move slightly downtown to a slightly larger space has not diminished its excellence. The food is innovative without being obvious and precious and is always extremely well executed. Service is friendly and professional and the setting is casual but adult and upscale. It is a great find and well worth a trip if one does not happen to live in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Solid, dependable Italian food with a good local vibe. Front of the house is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I am so glad they moved into my building. Food is great and I love that you may order appetizer sized pasta dishes. Then I can have dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood find
    Chappaqua5423VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Small but lovely. Great pasta dishes, very flavorful amazing chicken scaparillo -- so spicy my eyes watered -- and divine. Owner was warm and accommodating. Actually pushed another table together when diners had left to give us more room. Will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever
    Truffles
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The grouper and monkfish were fabulous. The waitstaff switched our first two courses and brought one that was totally wrong but it was busy about 8 pm on Friday. The burrata should have been a little rounder rather than looking like it had been pounded like a scallopine . Desserts were AMAZING. When I mentioned to the chef that it would have been perfect if they'd only had fiori di zucca, he told me to let him know a couple of days before I come again and he'll get some for me ! Love the new space too. Lighting could be a little better. Definitely a keeper
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveNYCdiningVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is our second time at Spigolo. The food is very good and the service is excellent. The only problem was the noise level, very hard to hear across the table. A great place in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TraumamdVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food. Really enjoyed our dinner. Had the chicken scarpiello which was fabulous, portion was a little small but taste great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All around great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    They moved locations giving them more room and better ambiance. Food never disappoints and menu changes often. one of the best on the UES.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Tony dinner
    ronnibret
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    First time we'd been to the new location and even better then the old! We had a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Good food and service as was the case in their other location. Now, it is in my building and I am delighted. It's a bit pricey for a neighborhood place so I can't say I will be going often. But, it is great for a special occasion. The room is nice but a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 205 reviews are from the Spigolo reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    AWDogVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is one of our favorites. New location and space are more convenient and nicer. My only complaint is that Spigolo is too popular! and, no wonder!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dynamic, creative chef. The best seasonal cooking. Terrific pastas. The duck and the halibut are delicious with pristinely prepared vegetables to accompany them. The wine list has a wide variety of Italian wines, and the Negroamaro is one of my favorites, having had it all over Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YES!
    fgrossVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!!!!! THIS PLACE RIVALS BABBO WHAT A TREAT!!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • timing is/was a little "off"
    wefamilee6
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We loved the "old" Spigolo, and were excited to try the new location out. We have enjoyed the wine pairing/entrée on a couple of occasions in the past, and went with it this time. In the past, you didn't know what was coming out of the kitchen, which indicated a creativity for fresh "stuff". Now it is broken out by course on the menu, with the wine. The food was good, and subsitutions were made for my non meat eating date, but the timing was off. Wine was served after the plates were served, there was little explanation about why it was choosen, a lack of silverware on one course, etc. Just the timing was off, but food was very good as I said.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food in upper east side
    frenchie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    our first time at this restaurant, excellent food and service, a real gem
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TonalismVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Like many NYC restaurants you'll feel a bit crammed in this place but the service and food are outstanding so go!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot!
    Foodandfun
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We went with another couple for dinner. The food was excellent but the portions are unbelievably small. The grilled octopus app was delicious but there were only two tiny little pieces of octopus on the plate. We kept cutting them up to make it seem like we had more! For the prices that they are charging I feel like you should get a little more food.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food !
    Bernie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This is a real italian Food, is like you were in a Trattoria in Florence
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Preferred the old location.
    Karad
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Preferred the old location. Lost it's quiet ambiance. still good but expensive for tables that are too Close together and an extremely casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On The Fence
    Debs
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My 1st time since the move to 76th. Fell in love with this restaurant when it was on 81st but they changed the menu and I'm not so in love any longer. Service was not that great and although my cavatelli was tasty it was a bit too salty. Like the new space but again, not all that bigger.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Great menu that changes seasonally. The restaurant recently moved to a larger space, which is a little less intimate than the original space. While the ambiance is just ok, the food & service makes up for that. It's a true neighborhood gem that stands out from all the other italian restaurants on the UES.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really well done
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Delicious food! Great wine list. Bravo. So happy about the move closer to my apt!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Excellent Italian inspired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Excellent Italian inspired food. We sat at the bar this time and had a wonderful meal and really enjoyed speaking about wine with the bartender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New space, same terrific food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    New space, same terrific food! Although Spigolohas a new look and location, it only enhances What already a gravest resaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    greatplace
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We needed a great restaurant on 2nd Ave, below 79th St; we now have Spigolo! Great bar & fabulous food . Everyone works as a team to bring a wonderful dining experience to each table. Looking forward to getting back there very soon. Welcome to the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Their New Location
    Judy10021VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    They've just changed locations, which is always scary. But they've recreated the same ambiance. The food remains superb. And the service was amazing. Although they were jammed on a Friday night, somehow our wine glasses never got empty before they were refilled. With 10,000 good Italian restaurants on the Upper East Side, this is still my go-to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience
    mbmb
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My husband and I had a special tasting menu and it was innovative, delicious, and very satisfying. The service was also excellent. Spigolo stands out in a crowded field of UES Italian restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were not overwhelmed by
    starfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were not overwhelmed by this new incarnation of Spigolo, which used to be delicious before the old location closed down. While the food is okay, there are better Italian restaurants in the neighborhood at a much better price. They charged $15 for a martini ($11 for the gin and $4 for the "martini"), which I had ordered on the rocks. When I complained, they rolled the price back to $11, saying they thought it was straight up and they charge more for that because there is more gin. I guess I buy their explanation, but, given the very high prices for their food, we won't be going back.
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  • Really great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Really great food and service in their new location. We enjoyed dinner very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    mbmb
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I had heard that this restaurant was very good, but I found it to be mediocre. maybe my expectations were too high, but there was nothing to distinguish this Italian restaurant from the many others in the area. The pasta dish I had was nothing special.
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