Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

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$30 and under
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Italian
Since opening our doors, Spezia has shared it's love of traditional Italian cuisine with friends and family in the Sioux Falls area. Spezia invites you to come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as you choose items from an award-winning menu. Godere di buona salute!!!
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4.2
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing....was placed next to large group (table of 12+ and there were many open options at time of reservation) so noisy and only 1 server for section. Will stick to lunch at this restaurant as I’ve always had good experience.

N
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend treated me to birthday lunch here. We've been here before and it's always very good. Had reserved a booth and it was ready when we arrived with a candle on the table already lit! Comfy, cozy spot and the service is great! My friend had a grilled salmon salad and I had a gourmet burger, both were delicious! Also really enjoyed the complimentary slice of chocolate birthday cake and scoop of vanilla ice cream!

BB
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. Good food. Very good service. Spezia is a wonderful place to dine when you want to sit and talk to the people at your table.

ES
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had early reservations that I made through open table, the hostess was irritated that we had children and they were not designated on the reservation. Service was slow and it took along time to get our food and one of the children's order had been forgotten so he had to wait longer for his food. The food was good but not outstanding.

BG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time that my husband Service was prompt which I've since learned was an epic fail ~ apparently they are all delicious. We'll definitely return when we're in Sioux Falls next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our server wasn’t familiar with the menu and was unable to describe dishes we asked about. Not attentive. Food was great though

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was tasty, but we felt like it had been left under warming lamps for a while. Our waiter just really wasn’t around very much. It took quite a while to get our drinks and then we had to catch him to order our appetizers, and then we had to catch him to order our meal, and then we had to catch him for a second glass of wine. He didn’t make the effort to check on us I guess.After being in the restaurant for two hours, we were ready to pay our bill and we couldn’t find him. We finally asked one of the other waitresses to take our payment.
Overall our experience was OK – next time we are in Sioux Falls we will probably look for a different interesting place to eat.

C
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I have never had a poor experience at Spezia and I do not live in Sioux Falls anymore so whenever I come back into town my family always does Sunday brunch there. Unfortunately we will never do this again. I had zero issue with the food, but our waitress is what made our experience just really uncomfortable. It started when I went to the bathroom while our table was being set up and I walked past her getting the table ready and heard her complaining that her next table had two little kids and how annoying that was going to be. I can totally understand how kids can be difficult, but maybe wait until you know what the kids at the table are going to be like before you complain and also maybe consider doing it some other place then out on the restaurant floor where anyone can hear you. After we were seated for about 10 min she came to our table and let us know we could go and get our food and took our drink orders and after she dropped off our waters and coffees she never came back to check on us. After about 45 min of waiting for her to come check on us my sister ended having to walk around to restaurant to find her to ask if we could have more water and coffee. When she came to our table she very openly rolled her eyes multiple times and made loud noises that shows her annoyance with us. while pouring more coffee into my sister’s cup she overpowered and spilled hot coffee all over my sisters hand which burned her and her only response was “oops” and walked away. Again she never came back at all until she brought the bills about 30 min later and we ended up just walking over and finding a pitcher of water and filling our own glasses. It makes me really sad to have had this experience here because we have never had a poor experience here and I have always loved coming here but after this I don’t think we will come back again for a Sunday brunch and I just wanted to let the management at Spezia know what happened as it casts a poor light on the restaurant.

b
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Buffet not as good as prior visits. Variety was limited, a lot of options were empty and quality seemed lower. Hope it was just an off day.

LH
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met with our daughter-in-law and her family, we have a wonderful family together and will be grandparents soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Slow service in general, forgot to put in our appetizer, lam sirloin ordered medium rare came out raw, sirloin medium well came out medium rare. Forgot to put in our bud light. Never asked if we wanted refills. Requested a wine candle for birthday and had to ask if they still do them. Poor service, forgotten and poorly cooked food.

B
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. They were great to our kids as well. We didn’t feel rushed.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unimpressed. Our daughter requested Spezia for her 16th birthday celebration, so we made a reservation. We arrived and were seated within five minutes of our arrival, our server arrived promptly and took drink and appetizer orders - he returned shortly after to take our meal orders. He made a suggestion to one member of our party to switch out the bun on his burger, but when the burger arrived it was on the gluten free bun that he told us was not good - not to mention that the burger was smaller than the average burger you would get at McDonalds. Another member of our party ordered their pasta dish without tomatoes and onions - after waiting over an hour for our main dish he brought it out with tomatoes and onions in it - while he did offer to take it back, we were in no mood to wait for another dish to be prepared - needless to say it went mostly uneaten, yet we were still charged full price for it. Our meals were mediocre at best - $150 later, we will not be back to Spezia...

MS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very consistent with food and service, which they had a full bar. Who really needs all the wine selection, cut in half and add other spirits. There are times I go elsewhere because of that.

CM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My experience was just OK. Even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. It then took another 10 minutes to get water. 15 minutes after that we were finally able to order. Food quality was good, although the prices were a bit high in my opinion.

RO
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We waited at our table for a good 10-15 minutes without being helped. When we finally met our server and ordered our drinks (just water) it took her another 10 minutes to get them to us. Granted she was busy with a larger table. When we finally got our food, the steak in my steak salad was cold. Very loud environment and the food was not worth the price.

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good! Was very busy and unstaffed. Servers and waitresses were very busy. Meal was great. Waitress was great. I forgot my leftovers. Bummer!

m
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & great service, always an enjoyable dining experience.

ES
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went here for my fiancé’s birthday. The food was DELICIOUS!

LE
South Dakota
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spezia is the best! Food and service is top notch.

PK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family and friends get together.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service.

MR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! What more can you ask for?

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come when we come to town. An Alfredo shrimp dish would be nice, but wasn’t on the menu this time. The food is excellent, it getting a bit high priced.

GA
South Dakota
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! It was great as always! Our favorite Italian spot in the city so far❤️

LE
South Dakota
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Spezia is fantastic and tomato fest is awesome!

g
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I don't usually leave reviews on restaurants unless they are either very good or very bad. I had a steak and baked potato the steak was cooked exactly like I requested, medium rare but was so tough you couldn't cut or chew it, also my baked potato was over done and dry. the best thing about my dinner was the bottle of wine.

BD
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was great. Our family had a great experience.

E
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waitress didn’t appear to know what she was doing; salad I ordered was bitter; and it took 1.5 hrs to get two salads and a dessert for our meals. I don’t recommend this restaurant!

KW
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The greeter was not so pleasant, however the woman who sat us was sweet, but mentioned she had been there “all day.” Not really something you expect to hear in a place like that. We have been going to Spezia for years, and I can honestly say that the service and food has gone down hill, and the prices have gone WAY up. We will not be returning until there is better service or food.

RS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wine / beer selections to start the evening. Tables are not jammed, which made us more comfortable!
Food was excellent. We had the special salads off the tomato fest menu. Entrees the lamb sirloin which was grilled and roasted. And the spaghetti bolognese with meatballs.
Staff was attentive. Several large groups which were noisy but still a good experience

SB
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we ate in Sioux Falls. Had the petite filet which was cooked perfectly. Portion size was spot on and the service was excellent. Nice wine selection also.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The overall experience was okay to good; however, the service was fair and the kitchen was very slow for all of the diners this particular evening. The food was very good, as usual, but we were fairly disappointed in the slow service.

j
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kara was a great server. Loved the sizzling 12 oz.
our boys had great bolognese sauce. Chicken parmigiana was a nice serving too.

OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Sioux Falls for the airshow and wanted to try a new spot. We loved Spezia! Great wine list and amazing food! My husband had the salmon and I hate the chapters scallops (part of their tomato fest menu). We are already talking about when we can return!

LE
South Dakota
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service and food were top notch. Thanks

t
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Just seems tired and lacking any new ideas for the menu.

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Greeter was very rude and stated they didn’t have a table for us and couldn’t give a quotas as to when one would be available.
Service was slow as it seems like there is not nearly enough help.
Food was only average.

LE
South Dakota
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was top notch. The food is always great at Spezia.

D
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow. From the time we ordered until we were served was an hour. Fish special was not very good.