Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Our server wasn’t familiar with the menu and was unable to describe dishes we asked about. Not attentive. Food was great though
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.
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.
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.
We met with our daughter-in-law and her family, we have a wonderful family together and will be grandparents soon!
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.
Amazing. They were great to our kids as well. We didn’t feel rushed.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Very good! Was very busy and unstaffed. Servers and waitresses were very busy. Meal was great. Waitress was great. I forgot my leftovers. Bummer!
Great food & great service, always an enjoyable dining experience.
We went here for my fiancé’s birthday. The food was DELICIOUS!
Spezia is the best! Food and service is top notch.
Family and friends get together.
Amazing food and excellent service.
Great food and service! What more can you ask for?
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.
Yum! It was great as always! Our favorite Italian spot in the city so far❤️
Spezia is fantastic and tomato fest is awesome!
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.
The food was great and the service was great. Our family had a great experience.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Kara was a great server. Loved the sizzling 12 oz.
our boys had great bolognese sauce. Chicken parmigiana was a nice serving too.
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!
Service and food were top notch. Thanks
Just seems tired and lacking any new ideas for the menu.
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.
Our server was top notch. The food is always great at Spezia.
Service was very slow. From the time we ordered until we were served was an hour. Fish special was not very good.