Permanently Closed - SPAGIO Restaurant

4.3
1181 Reviews
$31 to $50
International

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This restaurant is permanently closed. SPAGIO is casual fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Grandview for 39 years. Our goal is to create a comfortable, fun, & eclectic environment, where people can enjoy the freshest international cuisine as well as each other’s company. Our focus is to use the freshest ingredients, especially local when possible.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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TamaraC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has yet to fail a recommendation. Even the simple Veggie Stack doesn't let me down. I try to taste something different every time. I rarely order a dessert, but I suggest to step out of your classic cheesecake and creme brulee and order something different! It's worth the risk!!

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MichaelM
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing! Quality staff and a great place to go with a group or just two!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Jason was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us make great decisions. We loved our experience at SPAGIO.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Nick was amazing! The food pallet was perfect! Can’t wait to come again!

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vipStruggling
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I've been a huge Spagio fan for a few years. I hadn't been in since the ownership changed, and it's hard to know if that's the issue or not. What I do know is that while the service was still excellent, and the dessert was still excellent, my entree was decidedly not excellent. The gnocchi were dried out if they weren't under sauce, as if they had been sitting in a window under a heat lamp for a while.
It was just disappointing after holding up Spagio is a totally reliable place for a great meal in Grandview.

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JessicaN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was just average. The water had floating dust or mold particles, which was really gross. The restaurant only apologized but didn’t offer anything for it. BBQ chicken pizza pretty disappointing, tasted like prepackaged Lloyd’s bbq mix.

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Vlado614
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Food was ok at best, calamari was like rubber. One and done here, server was good.

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vipDiner10
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Having been to Spagio occasionally over the years we decided to go back, although it’s a drive for us. We had a reservation for dinner and although there were other tables available they chose to sit us at a tiny round table near the window, more suitable for drinks. We ordered drinks and salads, both of which were very good. My husband ordered a chicken, pesto pasta. It had only a tiny amount of chicken and the sauce was very bland. I ordered the salmon dish with vegetables, which was supposed to be mushrooms and bok Choy. The salmon came out with two giant pieces of basically raw broccoli. A very disappointing meal and we won’t be back.

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KyleP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place ! Delicious food and not rushed !!! We did have a hiccup with our first drink. Waited 30 mins for it. But there was a lot going on due to Valentine’s Day and the house paid for it. So no complaints there. Loved it and will be back soon !

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Spagio is an unorganized conglomerate of clashing themes. Even after having eaten there, I am still not sure what they are trying to accomplish as a culinary entity. The food is mediocre and definitely not worth the price tag. I will not be returning.

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vipBorisT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines

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PatC
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Overall very expensive for the quality of food. Service was good and our server Solomon was very attentive. We both ordered the special surf and turf valentine dinner for the main course. Both the steak and lobster tail were very small and smothered in too much butter. You couldn’t taste the steak or lobster tail only butter. Not good. I ordered the lobster bisque which was too expensive for a small cup. There were some pieces of lobster but not enough for to justify $10.50. We opted for the raspberry chocolate cake which was decent but again over priced. Unfortunately we felt disappointed with our visit to SPAGIO.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. So many delicious options to choose from on menu

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DinoL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New ownership is doing well. Two good experiences. Try it out

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GracieM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

perfect seating with reserves quiet; wait staff good food also

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Monkeys147
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Restaurant was empty on a Friday night...food was ok.

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vipMandy
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Next menu selection, I loved the vegetarian vegetable stack. As delicious as it was beautiful!

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alanb
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was a tad slow at the start, but once waiter showed up all was good.

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Bbayholiday
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best lobster bisque in Columbus - and totally unexpected. A must get again.

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DevonN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Parking is difficult especially on a Saturday night, but we used the valet right in front of the restaurant.

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vipMartinaR
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and prime table by the window. SLOW drink service to the point the manager brought our drinks, apologize for the lost drink ticket and comped our cocktails. Server, Jason and his trainee were outstanding and attentive and knowledgeable. Bread was brought but was cold - lukewarm would have been nice on a feeezing night. First course calamari - excellent and house salads - perfection. Short rib special divine but lukewarm - piping hot on a cold night was my expectation. Too hungry to complain. Desserts were exceptional. Love the restaurant-Overall happy customers.!

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vipRobert
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at SPAGIO! The food was excellent as always. So many great things on their menu! Can’t wait to go back!

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DJEN
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The calamari has a good taste but not crispy and at best lukewarm. The beef shortrib entree was good tasting but again pretty lukewarm. The buckeye cheesecake was outstanding!

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jerryj
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked Spagio because 1 first time there 2 offered seafood ( my wife doesn't eat meat) and 3 Had heard good things about the restaurant. Sarah was great the food incredible. Great valve for restaurant week, and we will return to dine there again..

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NancyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We ate here with another couple on the last day of Columbus Restaurant week - very crowded. Our table in back - super noisy. Waitress was swamped. Took 2 hours. My salmon, salad very good. Cheesecake maybe a C. Bill was all messed up. Both my husband and I ordered $30 Restaurant Week Special - some charges ala carte. So was supposed to be $75 - bill came and was $105. Other couple had same problem. Manager re-did bill - ours then OK. Other couple, bill actually higher. Manager was rude about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was poor, food was expensive and mediocre

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AR123
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sub-par at best. I would not recommend to a friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Don’t seat the people of color in the Back.

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GrandviewFoodie
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their new menu is outstanding!!!!! If you haven’t been in a couple months make sure you check it out!

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us went after an office event. Service and food were terrific.

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erikab
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have had some menu changes recently and have less desserts to offer than they used to, which was one of the reasons we would do there any time we needed to celebrate. The food was still good though and the service is always excellent, and hopefully some of our favorites will come back to the menu sometime!

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vipRetailButter
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Charming, friendly and helpful, but perhaps a little unsophisticated and unworldly
Food was very tasty but pasta dish was served on the lukewarm side. Gnocchi was light and fluffy and could have been outstanding

Flavored butter was overpowering. Less garlic would have made the bouquet more enjoyable

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vipService
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We had a very early dinner because we were going to an OSU hockey game. Our salads came out promptly but the entrees were very slow. My entree was fine, but my husband's pasta had burned broccoli and he did not enjoy. We were seated by the window (I assume to attract customers) but on a cold night in an empty restaurant, it was quite uncomfortable. The worst part of the experience was "attempting" to pay the bill with my husband's Amex Platinum card. After a substantial delay, our server informed us that our credit card could not be processed because of a problem on their end and that another credit card would not work either. Perhaps the problem could be solved in 10 - 15 minutes! She inquired "do you have an alternative form of payment?" which would of course be cash. Fortunately we were able to pay with cash, but how many people carry substantial cash these days?

Needless to say, we will not be going back. This is our second time since the new ownership and the first experience was not much better. We thought we'd give them a second try, but will not give a third.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at Spagio before a show. We had a wonderful time. The food, service and ambiance were just what we were hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great

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Laura
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food. Definitely one of the best fine dining restaurants in Columbus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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Monkeys147
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Appetizers and main entrees were well prepared and enjoyed by everyone at the table. Great job!!! The desserts were disappointing...the Cranberry-Apple Almond dessert was cold--not even room temperature---it would have been so much better if served warm. The lemon raspberry cake was good but again, tasted as if it had been hanging out in a refrigerated case for a few days. All in all, everything was good.

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DASS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our arancini and panko encrusted salmon were both delicious and our server was very attentive and pleasant. Our dessert on the other hand was not very good. We chose the dark chocolate and sea salt almond ice cream to share. It had ice crystals on the top and throughout the ice cream and the almonds were soft. It definitely was NOT fresh and tasted as it had been partially thawed and refrozen or just very old.

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IngridW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat in a back room that was quieter and it was perfect for our large party. It was Christmas Eve so they were very busy. The only issue with the whole evening was that I requested a birthday candle on the dessert for our son turning 19. I told the hostess, but somehow the message did not make it to our server. That was disappointing.

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Permanently Closed - SPAGIO Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Permanently Closed - SPAGIO Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 486-1114 ext. 1.

Permanently Closed - SPAGIO Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1181 OpenTable diners.

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