Speck Italian Eatery
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.
The food and service was amazing!!! So many delicious items you won’t go wrong with your choice!!
Service was friendly, informative, and attentive. Food and wine were excellent. They were following Covid guidelines as well.
Great food and service
Food was great, as always! I had flounder, my husband had the scallops. Recommend both! We will be back soon.
Food was superb
Epic as always. Best restaurant in Delaware. Incredible, unique, memorable.
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!!
Thank you so much!! we always love seeing you all. :)
Great food as usual-Speck never disappoints!
Food and service was outstanding. Wine prices are amazing!
Thanks Amy!! Hope to see you again very soon!!
The food and drinks are always perfect. The best part is the service. Abby, Ana and Megan are so accommodating and delightful! 😊
During times like these we value your support and kind words more than you know!!
Amazing!!! From start to finish
Thank you very much!
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!
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!
The service, food and drinks were excellent! Don't forget dessert!
Thanks!! We live for dessert too! :)
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 :)
Yay! Cant, wait to have you back!!
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!
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!!
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!!
So glad to spend your anniversary dinner with you. Always great to see you and catch up too! :)
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!
Thank you so much for taking the time to show us some love!! We appreciate your support so much!! See you soon! :)
Awesome service, very intimate setting with all the safety precautions in mind. Love the creative menu offerings. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!
So happy to have you. Thank you for trusting us and thank you so much for the support!!
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.
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! :)
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!!!
We loved having you all in!! Thanks for choosing us for your special celebration dinner!! Cheers friends!
Simply one of the best restaurants in Columbus - a fantastic legacy for the space that once held Veritas.
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.
One of the best Italian meals we have ever had. Truly excellent. We will be back very soon
Speck is always impeccable from the service to the drinks to the food!
Every time I go, the experience is amazing. From the chefs to the Bartenders, you can tell the care that goes into each element.
Excellent food, excellent staff and a charm that cannot be matched!
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.
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.
Good to be back!
Love speck! Amazing food and amazing people!
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
Delighted to be back at Speck, Delaware’s most interesting and innovative restaurant.
Always a a great dining experience. Everyone always dose an Amazing job. Love Ana and Abby
Great experience. Unique restaurant with excellent food. We already know what we are going to order next visit! Gnocchi was awesome .
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.
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.
Celebrating 28 years of marriage with my wife and Mother in law.
Service was great. Food was good. Ambience and experience fantastic
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.
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!
Very good service. Cozy neighborhood location, an improvement over the previous restaurant. Entrees and bread excellent.
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.