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About Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

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!!!

4801 S. Louise Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
57th Street and Louise Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(605) 334-7491

Website:
http://speziarestaurant.com/spezia/siouxfalls/

Executive Chef:
Owners Dave Thompson and Rick Thompson

Private Party Contact:
Nancy Schmeling: (605) 334-7491

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.3

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4.4

value

4.0

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food at Spezia’s is excellent— great value for the price. They have a happy hour half price wine, beer, and pizza special daily which is excellent value. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Spezia’s to locals plus tourists to Sioux Falls.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Romantic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Sunday brunch was once again great.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved the food and out waitress was simply amazing

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I like Spezia, but I think it's overrated. The food is ridiculously expensive and the service is just okay. I wish they had more sauce options for their pasta (and more pasta selections) on their menu. I'm glad we had a gift card to help us pay our bill.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

No major complaints. Just a good dinner experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was cold and did not taste that great. Over priced for what it was for.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Gary was an awesome server .... very personable ... great recommendations ..... and on the spot for all our needs !

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was amazing but our waitress was so personable, she made the night for us. Did an incredible job greeting us and letting us know she had a few tables and would be with us. Always had a smile on her face. We want to thank Kelsey for her amazing service

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food, and a great place to meet. Perfect for our family gathering.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great place!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Uncle in town

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place! We will definitely go back.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I've had better service here before. Took forever for our order to be taken, drink refills, and check to be given

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The staff are always wonderful. I love to go there for lunch and in the evening for dinner out with my husband for a quiet meal. One thing I would recommend is that the women's bathroom needs to be updated.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely terrible. Meatballs tasted like they were made from dog food, sauce had no flavor whatsoever (although no flavor is certainly preferable to the flavor of dog food), and the server called me ‘dearie,’ ‘honey,’ ‘sweetie’ and ‘darling’ interchangeably throughout the meal.

Nope. NEVER again.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved the service! Food was amazing!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Took my grandparents here for their 70th anniversary dinner. Service was slow to greet our table. We had to ask for coffee refills throughout the meal. The asst mgr served our entrees and nearly toppled the tray in my lap. The food was fine, but certainly not noteworthy. I would consider our meals as having been satisfactory, but the service as significantly lacking.

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vip
 (South Dakota)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As normal the food was very good.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service. Food was delicious.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We decided on Spezia for our 5th anniversary meal. It was a Friday night, early maybe 5pm. It was slow. We shared the eggplant Parmesan as well as the bread and salad that came with it. All of it was good. The eggplant parm is not what you would think of, but it's still good. We shared a piece of tiramisu. It was good as well. I would say the place is good, but pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We very much enjoyed our overall experience. The food was delicious and our waitress always had a smile and took very good care of us.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have dined at Spezia many times. The last two experiences we had there were not good. Usually the server brings bread to the table as a starter. This time she did not. We had to ask for it. I ordered the walleye with mashed potatoes. The potatoes were cold and tasteless. The server did take them back to the kitchen and brought warm ones back -still tasteless however. The walleye was rubbery and “fishy” tasting. I could not eat either item. The restaurant comped that part of our bill We will not be going back anytime soon. There are many other great restaurants in Sioux Falls so we do not have to settle for substandard dining

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and atmosphere!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a lovely relaxing meal and an awesome waitress, I believe her name was Grace.
We came immediately after the Garth concert and were seated immediately! The food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very nice find for our traveling group. Not the usual menu or preparation of dishes. Interesting choices and specialties.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (South Dakota)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love thei variety on the brunch

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

My girlfriend and I went out to dinner for our anniversary. She is from the area but I'm not and I was tasked to set up our date night that evening. I went to Google and searched for Italian food in Sioux Falls and saw Spezia. It looked legit enough so thought we'd give it a shot. We got there not really knowing what to expect. And it was great. We were seated right away, asked what the occasion was, and treats phenomenally through out the entire night. We got our food and both of us absolutely loved it. On top of great food, we had amazing service from a waiter by the name of Dan. Dan was there for anything we needed and was very good at describing the dishes to us when we had questions. To cap off his great service that night, Dan asked why we were out and we told him. He promptly took our plates and with out asking came back with a place of cake and ice cream for my girlfriend and I to share. Dan and Spezia are both phenomenal and we will certainly be back. Thanks for making a great date night!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and service
Nice restaurant
Good quality food

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was excellent. The waitress was a bit over friendly. Fake sweet. If she had just been herself she would have been lovely

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (South Dakota)·Dined on August 20, 2017

As always the food and service was great. The bread pudding is one of my favorites.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delicious food (we had the risotto balls, Acadia chicken, and chicken gnocchi) and wonderful atmosphere. We celebrated our anniversary and they brought a candle to the table for our meal and complimentary dessert. Even driving a couple hours from out of state, we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food was phenomenal as usual but service continues to be hit and miss. Our drinks and appetizers arrived in a timely manner. We then waited for our salads and bread a while and were surprised when our entrees arrived. I questioned our server about why we hadn't gotten our salads or bread yet. She seemed surprised that they had not been brought to us. She then made several excuses including that there was no manager there that night and no one working in the expo area and that they were understaffed. While it did not spoil the evening it was disappointing, especially for the prices that one pays at this restaurant.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Had a very enjoyable lunch! It was a nice enough day to be able to sit outside on the patio, even though the atmosphere out there is not the greatest.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Had Sunday brunch, food choices were good, but somewhat limited for the amount of money you pay. Just cheesecake for dessert?? (besides cookies that is).

The food was nicely presented.

We were seated right next to a family of 4, but there were 20 tables available, not sure why we were seated so close.

Good, just not very good, especially for $20 per person.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Our group of four enjoyed a variety of entrees including fish, pasta, and pizza. All were excellent. My first ever order of lasagna from Spezia, after many years of dining there.....it was incredible....the tomato base was so fresh tasting. One of our group said the grouper entree was great (the original meal with the red sauce, not the blackened version currently on the menu). And as always, the pizza was fantastic. Overall a great experience. Very good service once again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (South Dakota)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Little crazy to sit outside along 41st. The motorcycles can cloud the moment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The breakfast past of the brunch was pretty typical. Although the lasagna was delicious, I was disappointed that there weren't more Italian choices for non-breakfast eaters. It appeared that they were having some problems keeping certain foods available: popular choices were emptied more quickly than they were refilled. The Cajun salmon and salmon pasta were notably often unavailable. One of the salad choices, the Asian cashew salad, appeared to be the same as the one we buy in a bag at Costco. But the fruit was perfect! It was a nice touch that the cheeses were labeled. This is a favorite restaurant but the first time we have come for the Sunday brunch. Having dinner at Spezia is a better experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This was our first experience at Spezia, and we both were very impressed. The atmosphere, food and service were outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We always dine here on our trips through Sioux Falls. The food and service are consistently excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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