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Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

4.7
4.7
2471 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Tucked away in Midtown, Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood's great food, attentive service and intimate atmosphere give guests the memorable dining experience they crave. The party rooms, courtyard, and infamous "Romance Booth" make it the best kept secret in Omaha. With its big-city ambiance and small-town comfort, Spezia is sure to become a favorite spot for you and your loved ones. Whether you are on a first date, celebrating your thirtieth anniversary, entertaining business clients, or getting for the weekend, Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood is a must stop destination.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 391-2950

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Reilly

  • Catering

    Large Group To-Go menu featuring family style pastas and salads. Perfect for Business meetings, pharmaceutical lunches, or private events. Delivery Available. Please call for more details 402-391-2950.

  • Private party facilities

    Spezia dining rooms are designed to have a warm and comforting feel. Complete with a wood mini bar, original artwork, wood table tops, carpet, and a Bose sound system. For groups under 20 guests full menu or limited menu is available. For groups over 20, an appointment is requested so that a menu can be discussed. Room “R” has a big window facing the main patio, and a private patio for guests. This room can be used for groups between 10-30 guests. The room has a $100 (M-TH) or $200 (F-Sat) charge that is waived if $1500 or more is spent. Room “W” has original art work, a wooden bar, and an impressive wine display. This room can be used by 25-50 guests, with a $150 (M-TH) or $300 (F-Sat) room charge or $2500 spent. When both rooms are opened up, they can accommodate groups up to 100 with a $250 (M-TH) or $500 (F-Sat) room charge or $3000 in food and beverage. It’s important to reserve the rooms as soon as possible, they do book fast.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Spring St

  • Parking details

    Parking available in restaurant's main lot and also in Ronald J. Palagi's Law Office lot next door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,471 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Omaha

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  1. MS

    MargieS

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in town. I recommend it to residents and visitors alike.
  2. LC

    LoriC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The service was not up to par like it usually is. Hopefully the waitress was just having a bad day. That is not always how she is to customers
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great service!
  4. LT

    LesleyT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely evening. Out of town guests really enjoyed their meal.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely fabulous and in my opinion very upscale. It is pricey but worth every penny! We would definitely go again. I guess my only complaint is lighting was too low, we could barely read the menu. Keep up the good work!
  6. RJ

    RichJ

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, very good food and great service. Love this place.
  7. m

    markc

    Chicago

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    friendly service, comfortable dinning room wide menu offering. We had duck & fish both cook just right.
  8. SS

    SteveS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very accommodating. Food was excellent. Reserved outside but was able to move inside with no problems
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience & great food! Had a business meeting and requested a corner table. It was nice a quiet so we could hear each other well.
  10. D

    Dale

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the top 5 best Italian meals I have ever had. What a hidden gem Spezia is!!!!
  11. LH

    LisaH

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was great! Our waitress was very slow. Forgot our drinks. Did not seem to be on it?? Very young. Maybe new?? We ended up being there over 2 hours for dinner due to a lot of waiting.
  12. J

    Jackell

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Italian comfort food done correctly , I wish this place was in my home town . Very nice affordable wine list.
  13. LC

    LizC

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Our server was asked for a refill on water three times. He was slow and had an attitude. The appetizer had non ripe tomatoes and we didn’t eat it. We as a server prior to ordering to see if they were ripen insured they were. When we told him they were not ripe and indeed hard tomatoes he said, sorry about that, and then proceeded to charge us for the app that we did not eat. our dinner was great.
  14. KH

    KHER

    Omaha

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great anniversary dinner. Excellent service. Hubby had a filet with mushroom ravioli; I had the gnocci with chicken. My chicken was dry and stringy; otherwise everything was delicious. The room they put us in was quiet. Bring a sweater - it was very cold and most of the ladies had to put their coats or jackets back on.
  15. T

    Taprack

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, I had the Hunters Ribeye, cooked perfect medium rare. Others has pasta dishes and they said the were very good. Chicken Parm, was also very good. Service was good, waitress was very nice and accommodating. It was a enjoyable experience. Bar tender made a great old fashioned.
  16. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our friends who had not been here before. Everything was outstanding. We all had excellent dinners and dessert. Excellent place for good food.
  17. GB

    GBSRN

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Make reservations and you won't be disappointed.
  18. b

    birthdays

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very good. The Calamari was a little chewy but every thing else was perfect. The waitress (Alexandria) was outstanding in all aspects.
  19. GM

    GaryM

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy atmosphere - excellent wait staff, tasty food - a hidden gem. Will be back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ok. I’ll be back this next Sunday for another special occasion. Thank you.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible staff, great food and a place to eat and talk.
  22. MS

    MargieS

    Omaha

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of Omahas best restaurants. Everything is top notch and my Go to before events with friends.
  23. BW

    BillW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the evening meal was outstanding. The service was wonderful. The food was fantastic. It is our favorite Italian restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent.
  25. MK

    MattK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have had the opportunity to dine at Spezia a number of times, and it has never been a poor decision. There is not a bad choice for a meal on the menu and the wine selection is excellent.
  26. CS

    CaitlinS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    My husband and I went here for our 1 year wedding anniversary. I had reserved a table on the patio but when we arrived they said it was full - a few minutes later a table left and they told us they would wipe the table down and make sure we were seated out there though - so it ended up working out. After reading all of the reviews I ordered the gnocchi al pollo (substituted broccoli instead of mushrooms) and my husband ordered a ceasar salad and the angus ribeye with the loaded baked potato medium rare. His salad and potato were good, but the steak was a little over done. My chicken gnocchi was good as well. The best part of my dish wasn't the gnocchi, chicken or broccoli though; it was the gorgonzola sauce. We didn't order an appetizer because we read about the bread/ dipping oil and didn't want to be too full. This was also underwhelming - just oil and red wine vinegar stirred together, no seasonings in with it. I make better at home by myself. We also thought they might offer a free desert since we noted it was our 1st anniversary dinner, but they didn't; which also ended up being fine since we had ordered a mini cake from our original wedding cake bakery. Overall, I went in expecting my mind to be blown based on the reviews and while it wasn't bad, it just wasn't as fantastic as people made it out to be, and the $45 steak was too pricey to not be cooked the way you order it and with gristle pieces. We will probably stick to dining elsewhere.
  27. JP

    JPBRAYZ112919

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood was great. They were very attentive to us throughout the whole duration of our meal. However we put in the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday & nothing was done for that. But other than that, we were very pleased with everything else.
  28. JI

    JILLP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional, as was the food. Definitely will be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very good atmosphere and very good food
  30. L

    Lori15

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a reservation and we were shown to our seats right away. My husband had walleye and I had the duckling. They were both very good and we enjoyed our dinner very much.
  31. LA

    LoveAGoodMeal

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Never disappointing and the wait staff keeps an eye on each table
  32. JS

    JoanS

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of foods. Efficient and friendly staff.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I was not too enthused with my server. It took over 10 minutes to be greeted and she didn’t even seem to be aware that we had been sitting there for quite some time. The food was really good, but my server was slow to come back and check on us. The restaurant was really nice, but my server ruined my experience there for sure.
  34. MA

    MaryA

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The sauces, pastas, and vegetables were fantastic. The fish I ordered had no real flavor, the chicken my husband had was chewy and overcooked. The service was okay. Seated by an entrance to the kitchen, lots of staff yelling corner. I would not hurry back.
  35. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Both my wife’s and my shrimp were over cooked making them tough. My seafood risotto was more like gruel than a thick risotto, in addition the risotto was pretty tasteless. The service was very good even though they were very busy. We won’t be returning as due to the quality of food.
  36. G

    Grandpa

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent.
  37. BW

    BillW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. The choices for food made it tough to decide, but this means we need to keep coming back. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. It is definitely one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Omaha.
  38. F

    Foodies2

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, service and atmosphere ! Love dinning there every time I’m in Omaha😋
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Everything was excellent
  40. m

    mikes

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Alarmist as good as the service!

FAQs

Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 2471 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

3125 S. 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68124

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring St

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in restaurant's main lot and also in Ronald J. Palagi's Law Office lot next door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Reilly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 391-2950

  • Catering

    Large Group To-Go menu featuring family style pastas and salads. Perfect for Business meetings, pharmaceutical lunches, or private events. Delivery Available. Please call for more details 402-391-2950.

  • Private party facilities

    Spezia dining rooms are designed to have a warm and comforting feel. Complete with a wood mini bar, original artwork, wood table tops, carpet, and a Bose sound system. For groups under 20 guests full menu or limited menu is available. For groups over 20, an appointment is requested so that a menu can be discussed. Room “R” has a big window facing the main patio, and a private patio for guests. This room can be used for groups between 10-30 guests. The room has a $100 (M-TH) or $200 (F-Sat) charge that is waived if $1500 or more is spent. Room “W” has original art work, a wooden bar, and an impressive wine display. This room can be used by 25-50 guests, with a $150 (M-TH) or $300 (F-Sat) room charge or $2500 spent. When both rooms are opened up, they can accommodate groups up to 100 with a $250 (M-TH) or $500 (F-Sat) room charge or $3000 in food and beverage. It’s important to reserve the rooms as soon as possible, they do book fast.

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