Speck Italian Eatery

4.8
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204 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Buongiorno!
We are excited to share with you our interpretation of Italian Cuisine. Our food may not be traditional Italian, but it is influenced by the vibrant culture of Italy and its deep-rooted passion for really good food. We cook what we are excited about, food that moves us. Our dishes have been thoughtfully prepared by Chef Josh Dalton with intention to be both delicious and playful. We believe that when you love what you do it shows, and you can taste the difference. Dishes may include gluten, olive oil & love.
Our menu changes frequently as a result of the restaurant’s mission to serve the freshest available ingredients as well as to cultivate and encourage chef’s creative whims. Please check back regularly for updates.
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EllenR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible from beginning to end! Abby makes the entire experience worth it, and the food is delicious!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 21 hours ago

Awe, shucks Ellen!! You're too kind! It was great to have you and all your family at the bar. lol. You are a little ray of sunshine... So, come back soon!! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!!!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 21 hours ago

Glad to hear!! Thank you!

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vipElizabethD
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendliest staff. Most creative and freshest menu. It’s always something different. Never get tired of going.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 21 hours ago

We love that you keep coming to see us!! Thank you for the support!! Cheers!

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vipYvonneR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service never disappoint! One of our favorite options for any occasion. The new meatball appetizer is something to dream about and crave for days!! Anna is as genuine and awesome as a server can get. Highly recommend!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 21 hours ago

We always love having you in!! Glad to hear you loved the meatballs. And, you're right... Ana is awesome!!! Thanks for taking the time to show us some love!! Cheers Yvonne!!

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SharonKay
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; nothing else like it in Delaware. Service was outstanding. Excellent place for a special dinner; in my case a birthday. I chose a free piece of olive oil cake to go and enjoyed it the next evening...best cake I've ever had! Speck was highly recommended to me and I highly recommend it as well!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 21 hours ago

It was our pleasure!! Glad you enjoyed the cake too!! :)

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WandererOz
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Speck has some issues with food quality. Salt is a dangerous friend. We found our entrees somewhat over salted. Al dente is to be expected, but the risotto was just not cooked enough. And, unforgivably, the scallops had been treated with preservatives, and acquired the unmistakable taste of them. Costco sells scallops that are not soaked in preservatives before freezing. They would be a much better choice.
Since the days when Josh Dalton was cooking at Veritas and the food was just amazing, Veritas and now Speck has been looking for a replacement for him in Delaware. So far it hasn’t happened.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 6 days ago

So sorry to hear that you found your food to be less than stellar. We welcome feedback from our customers but also ask that you communicate any concerns to us when you are here so that we have the opportunity to make it right. We order our scallops from Coastal Local Seafood. They come in fresh, and have never been frozen or treated with any preservatives. Because they are rushed in overnight we pay quite a bit more for them than what Costco charges for their frozen scallops.

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LeslieK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are both amazing!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 6 days ago

Thank You so much!!

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vipBabs
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Speck Italian Eatery! Food was delicious as always, and the staff made sure everyone was taken care of and Social Distancing was exceptional...We will definitely recommend Speck Italian many times over!!!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again very soon!!

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Foodie
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing cocktails! Great service! Megan is the best. She really makes us feel welcome and always takes the best care of us.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you so much!! We agree, Megan rocks!!

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vipHeatherC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food and drinks were fresh and tastu. Highly recommend

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you thank you!!

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KathyK
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Homemade lemoncello was so creamy and delicious. Focaccia bread to start was amazing. Homemade , soft on the inside, crispy on the outside. Gnocchi was soft and pillowy with a light and
Super flavorful herby sauce. Husband had rigatoni and said it was the best pasta dish he’d ever had. They gave us amaretto cookies at the end of our meal. They were a perfect way to close out a fantastic meal.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 6 days ago

So happy to hear such kind and glowing recommendations!

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JZ7757
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the service is impeccable! Never disappointed!!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual.

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MKNOSU
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience. The staff is truly caring. True professionals

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HungryGirl
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speck's menu changes daily and is limited to a few delicious Italian offerings. Our dinner was nothing short of perfect. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable and ready to offer descriptions and advice. The bartender is generous.

The tables are separated by barn-door-type dividers and the staff all wore masks. Everything is cleaned between customers. We felt very safe.

Definitely a great choice! We will go back.

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vipElizabethD
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was wonderful. Very clean and refreshing. Not heavy at all. Love the flavors and the service was very nice and friendly

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DavidH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Every single item was delicious and full of flavor--from the foccacia bread to the mussels, the gnocchi, and dessert! Just fabulous! If you go, be sure to save room for dessert! There isn't a bad one on the menu!! (We know because we had one of each :) --lol!!!

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BrantS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is made to order and so good. Don't go there is a hurry, enjoy the food and the company!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute decision to grab one quick drink and dish for dinner after seeing a picture on instagram and turned into a couple dishes. Amazing as always. Speck kills it. Every. Damn. Time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and our service was outstanding!

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JeremyD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding and always something new on the menu that is stellar and unique.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and once again amazing service from Anna!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, the food was excellent and the service was very good. Abby makes very good drinks. The wine list small but reasonably priced and well chosen. It is a small restaurant and we were concerned about they would handle social distancing during Covid but they have come up with some very innovative ways to create separation.

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vipFoodie
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing taste of food in Delaware! A constantly changing menu allows for such an amazing variety of flavors during each subsequent visit. Some menu items stay the same but there is always something different to choose. This has turned into our favorite restaurant. With all the different choices, who needs to go anywhere else for variety. The flavors are always amazing and well thought out/combined. Never disappointed. A must experience for anyone who has yet to have the experience.

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NealB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time. Our food was too notch and the craft cocktails from the bar are outstanding. We will definitely come back

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DavidH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Speck! The space is thoughtfully spaced and really made us feel safe. Two delicious signature cocktails to start with their mussels appetizer--great crusty house made bread with that! Then scallops and risotto and some frutti di mare which was excellent! Topped it off with the lemon olive oil cake. The bomb! Will definitely be back! Don't forget the cookie! ;)

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LibbyK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Speck was Wonderful .We got a pasta dish& the chicken pot pie Homemade gnocchi — Both Fantastic! Delicious Lemon Cake for a complimentary Birthday Dessert! We will be back.

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vipTwinmomagogo
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!!! So many delicious items you won’t go wrong with your choice!!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on August 6, 2020

Thank you so much fro taking the time to leave a review and showing us some love! We look forward to serving you again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly, informative, and attentive. Food and wine were excellent. They were following Covid guidelines as well.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on August 6, 2020

Thank you thank you!! We appreciate your business and support so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on August 6, 2020

Thank you so much!! Cheers!

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GinaH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, as always! I had flounder, my husband had the scallops. Recommend both! We will be back soon.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on August 6, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back soon!! :)

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vipCynthia
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was superb

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on August 6, 2020

So happy to hear! :)

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JeremyD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic as always. Best restaurant in Delaware. Incredible, unique, memorable.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on August 6, 2020

You are too kind!! Thank you for your continued support!! :)

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HALEYJO
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Speck! Anytime we get a date night out, it's where we go! They are amazing with assuring everyone is safe, service is personable and food is outstanding!! Love it!!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you so much!! we always love seeing you all. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual-Speck never disappoints!

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AmyL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Wine prices are amazing!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thanks Amy!! Hope to see you again very soon!!

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JZ7757
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always perfect. The best part is the service. Abby, Ana and Megan are so accommodating and delightful! 😊

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 30, 2020

During times like these we value your support and kind words more than you know!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! From start to finish

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you very much!

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CamillusM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands-down the best meal that we have had in 2020. Not to mention the service which was just absolutely awesome. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who enjoys great company and unbelievable food!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thanks so much!! Just trying to keep on keeping on and doing our part to add a little warmth and sparkle to 2020!! See you again soon!

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Speck Italian Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (740) 417-4074.

Speck Italian Eatery is rated 4.8 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

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