Speck Italian Eatery

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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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vipTwinmomagogo
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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GinaH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipCynthia
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was superb

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JeremyD
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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JZ7757
Columbus
2 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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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JasonS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and drinks were excellent! Don't forget dessert!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks!! We live for dessert too! :)

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SaraL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably great food and drinks. We had the Octopus, braised lamb ravioli and halibut and they were all amazing! So good we even talked about how happy we were the next morning at breakfast :)

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 5 days ago

Yay! Cant, wait to have you back!!

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Tbuck
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints- neither do the drinks or the service. We love getting the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with this gem of a restaurant. Totally worth the drive from Columbus to Delaware. I appreciate the way they utilize their garden to reflect in their menu- so creative and fresh. Love this place!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 14, 2020

So happy to hear you love us!! Thank you for making the drive up and reacquainting yourselves... We appreciate the support more than you will ever know! Cheers!!

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LaurieL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are even considering making a reservation, just go ahead. You will love your experience - and perhaps have to pause, as we did, to think 'this reminds me of New York' or anywhere that you'd come upon a small jewel of a restaurant that treated you like you were the most important customers through the door. Since we won't be leaving town for the foreseeable future, I think we will just pretend we are traveling and checking out the very best food in whatever metropolitan or ocean-side city we'd like to be in. :)

Speck was our Anniversary treat, and it could have not have been more wonderful. When we arrived, Abby let us know that the Lobster Risotto was almost gone and saved one for us. She took wonderful care of us throughout the meal - which was superb, and drinks! - suggesting new cocktails to start with, then prosecco for me + beer for my husband with our meals, finishing with a special lemoncello from Speck us to celebrate our special occasion. And those lemon almond cookies that came at the end of our meal ... I think I could eat a plateful.

The restaurant is beautiful, and has the very best 'table separation' I've seen - think barn door. I felt very comfortable at the bar, and the tables would have been a great choice as well.

I can't wait to discuss what city we'd like to pretend we are visiting... and arrive at SPECK for a gastronomic and emotional treat!

Thanks to the whole team!!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 5 days ago

So glad to spend your anniversary dinner with you. Always great to see you and catch up too! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the beautifully crafted drinks and unique menu items at Speck. We ordered some of our favorite appetizers, like beet salad and confit wings, then tried a few new appetizers on the menu. This is the perfect place for a date night, special occasion, or any occasion really!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to show us some love!! We appreciate your support so much!! See you soon! :)

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DeeDeeW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, very intimate setting with all the safety precautions in mind. Love the creative menu offerings. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 14, 2020

So happy to have you. Thank you for trusting us and thank you so much for the support!!

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RobertLC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good but lacking that “wow” factor we expected. Probably shouldn’t have had high expectations but so many friends spoke so highly of this new restaurant. Regardless, we’re still planning a return visit to try some additional menu items. Staff was great and they had everything spaced out very well to adhere to social distancing.

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded 5 days ago

Hope to have you back soon so we can give you the "wow" factor we strive for! Thanks for the the honest and helpful feedback! We have some exciting new dishes on the horizon! :)

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HeidiV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always amazed by the service and high quality of food! Our friend, who is a Four Season’s Executive Chef, was thrilled with all of the plates that Chef sent our way. The Burrata was so fresh and flavorful. The Lamb Pasta was delicious and the scallops where prepared to perfection. Service was outstanding and very safe in this time of Covid. It is always a pleasure to see sweet Maria! We can’t wait to go back. Thank you for bringing this small little gem to Delaware, Ohio!!!

Speck Italian Eatery
Responded on July 14, 2020

We loved having you all in!! Thanks for choosing us for your special celebration dinner!! Cheers friends!

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vipJamesC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best restaurants in Columbus - a fantastic legacy for the space that once held Veritas.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff could not have been more inviting and pleasant. The food was amazing, creative and portioned properly. I was so impressed that I sent messages to friends who live in that area that they must go! I am looking forward to returning soon.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meals we have ever had. Truly excellent. We will be back very soon

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Foodie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speck is always impeccable from the service to the drinks to the food!

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ColtS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go, the experience is amazing. From the chefs to the Bartenders, you can tell the care that goes into each element.

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vipMicheleD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent staff and a charm that cannot be matched!

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vipKatinka
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was relieved to see that Covid-19 precautions were elaborate and reassuring. I felt safe and could enjoy the food, including the following which my husband and I shared:
the Gem Salad, always a great mix of fresh thinly sliced veggies (lots of radishes,etc.) topped with crispy cheesy crumbs and tasty dressing; blistered Shishito peppers with melty cheese; and Green Goddess, pasta with shrimp in a green creamy sauce. The chocolate Budino with pistachios and crispy thin slices of sourdough was new to me and outstanding. A most satisfactory way to celebrate an anniversary.

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MELISSAH
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server, Anna, was terrific. The brown bread with Barnyard butter, yummy. However my steak was too, too rare for a medium order. That can be fixed, I'm sure. I did like their substitute for pinot grigio wine.

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DouglasF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back!

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

Love speck! Amazing food and amazing people!

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vipDiningDad
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that changes with the seasons. Cocktail is short but everyone of them is a winner. Do not skip dessert, no matter what it is

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WandererOz
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delighted to be back at Speck, Delaware’s most interesting and innovative restaurant.

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RobertB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a a great dining experience. Everyone always dose an Amazing job. Love Ana and Abby

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AprilK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Unique restaurant with excellent food. We already know what we are going to order next visit! Gnocchi was awesome .

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MarianneR
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff very courteous and friendly. Food was very good. But I found it unbelievable that they charged us $6 to bring bread to our table! Then I asked just for 'little more bread' and they charged us another $6.00!! So $12 for average tasting bread. Really?? - pan e vino - the heart of any true Italian table. Disappointing.

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vipKatinka
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gem Salad is refreshing and good to share. The fettucine with white asparagus and speck was delicious with just the right proportions of each element. The special of the night, cannelloni was stuffed with pulled short rib beef and enhanced with a bright red sauce. Pannacotta was perfectly creamy and light. Service was good, as usual. Another satisfying evening at Speck.

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vipCelebrate
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Celebrating 28 years of marriage with my wife and Mother in law.

Service was great. Food was good. Ambience and experience fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been there multiple times and enjoyed our meals every time except for the last two times. The last time our salads were not as advertised and the pork Milanese was overcooked, dry and hard to cut. The manager was very accommodating and comped the meal and provided a free pannacotta. Sounds like they have had a couple chef changes lately.

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vipYvonneR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abby and Anna and the entire team are fabulous! We celebrated my in-laws 60th anniversary and everyone made it an amazing experience. The food was off the charts and service was awesome!

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PearlInDublin
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. Cozy neighborhood location, an improvement over the previous restaurant. Entrees and bread excellent.

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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 176 OpenTable diners.

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