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About Spiga Ristorante
Spiga. (R)evolutionary Italian. (G)astronomically delicious. Creatively authentic cuisine from iconic Boston chef Marisa Iocco, located on the outskirts of Boston and serving dishes that are refreshed, refined + real.
Needham, MA 02492
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner: Monday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
Open Sunday for private events only.
Please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine and beer served.
Highland Avenue, Next to TD Bank
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
At Spiga, we proudly offer highly personalized private dining event options for our customers thanks to the warmth and artistic vision of Spiga's Events Coordinator José Flores.
From sit-down affairs to more casual, cocktail and small-bites soirées, José calls upon on 20 years of industry experience to create events of all kinds. His artistic eye—married with Chef Marisa Iocco's whimsical, creative menu and Spiga's dining room with its rustic luxe touches—will make your event memorable. We're sure of it.
We're currently updating our website and contact emails. For now, please contact José directly at email@example.com, or ring the restaurant at 781.449.5600 to learn how our team can create an event that your guests will enjoy and remember.
Private Party Contact:
.José Flores: (781) 449-5600
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Spiga Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
From the moment we walked in, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The service was exemplary. The menu offers a nice balance of traditional and innovative dishes and all of our selections were delicious. The pasta was fresh. I can’t say enough about this gem of a restaurant. I will be back very soon.
Spigas has been closed for a while and reimagined. The old Spigas was one of our favorite hidden gems, quiet,friendly, easy going atmosphere, outstanding food, outstanding service. The new Spigas still has great food there are many new dishes and everything is well prepared. The experience, however, has slipped a bit. It was very crowded and noisy. We arrived a few minutes early for a 7:30Pm reservation. They were unable to seat us until 8. Even on New Year's Eve one does not expect to wait a half hour in a drafty, chilly doorway when one has made a reservation and arrived timely. Our waitress, while very sweet, had to be waved over just to order wine and dinner. She asked if we needed more cheese on our pasta, I said yes, and then she forgot it and had to be waved over. We needed to flag her down again to get dessert, coffee and our check. While trying to get her attention for dessert we overheard her discussing specials at length with another table - we had not even been told there were specials. While the host was not unpleasant, we had the distinct feeling that we were not really wanted - perhaps because we do not speak italian as many of the other diners seemed to? We felt like beggars who had crashed a family's wedding. It was not a good experience, and the late eating and slow service caused us to miss a performance we had hoped to see that night. I am willing to believe that they haven't quite got the new place figured out yet and that the New Year's Eve rush caught them unprepared so they were not at their best. We will try them one more time when they are less likely to be busy and overbooked and see if things are any better.
Hidden neighborhood gem! The meal was amazing. Everything we ordered was superb. Especially the MANILA CLAMS, HOUSE-CURED ATLANTIC COD, EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA, HOUSE-MADE SAUSAGE, DUO OF PORK and the OLD-WORLD-GRAIN ORECCHIETTE. And save room for dessert, the BREAD PUDDING IS TO DIE FOR! They just serve beer and wine so if you're looking for a full bar don't be disappointed, the food makes up for it.
My wife (born and raised in Italy) and I stopped in after Christmas shopping. We typically don't go to Italian restaurants but heard good things about Spiga - all of which were true. The appetizers (guazzetti and cicchetti) were so interesting looking we only ordered those rather than entrees. They did not disappoint - especially good were the artichokes and the veal. Will definitely be back. for the food. And I will say the service was excellent, the atmosphere was upscale but informal, and the overall experience was excellent.
we enjoyed our night out at Spiga. I had not heard of it and would not have gone if not for Open Table. Location is weird, behind some industrial buildings with no street visibility. Inside the decor is nice and cozy in this small restaurant space. Food was excellent with unique starter stews, I had the veal shoulder --- excellent definitely try one of the stews. overall all the meals were excellent.
The restaurant is AMAZING !!! The food is beyond excellent....everything is made fresh, you realise right away how fresh the ingredients are.
I’m from Italy. If you want to try a true Regional Italian cuisine I highly recommend you to go there. You will not be disappointed.
Last year Spiga was 5 stars for me. Now it seems they have a new partner and a new chef. I noticed a difference - I thought the food was better before the change. Previously, they offered on the regular menu a whole branzino in a salt crust cooked in the wood burning oven. It was to die for. Now it's gone from the menu. In its place they had a special the night I was there - branzino with chicken-filled agnolottti. It was a branzino filet, very bland, with grainy agnolotti with a filling that really did not go with fish. Disappointing to say the least - I was looking forward to my salt-crusted branzino from the oven for months!
I still gave 4 stars because my party shared the bucatini all-amatriciana as an appetizer, and it was very good, as was, I was told, the seafood stew. Otherwise based on my meal, it would be lower.
Wow! I was blown away by everything about the new Spiga! The restaurant had been closed for a complete remodeling. If you've been there before, you won't recognize either the space or the food. The authentic Italian food is absolutely outstanding. It's just like eating at the best restaurants in Italy, and better than anything in the North End. I particularly love that Spiga now offers small plates (similar to tapas), so we could taste a variety of dishes before our main course. Most of the servers are from Italy, and have worked with Executive Chef Marisa Iocco previously, so they are well trained. The servers are attentive and professional. I enjoyed watching the chefs in the open kitchen. Clearly everything is kept meticulously clean. The manager, Jose, is delightful and very friendly. I love the new, very comfortable padded chairs. We will be back often. An overall outstanding experience.
This was a surprising, quiet, little place with hearty Italian food. They had a varied menu, with rustic dishes that were authentic and regional, not the stereotypical Italian dishes that every other place has--I even found a type of pasta I haven't had outside of Italy. Service was great. I will be returning.
Outstanding server named Sandra. Could not have been more pleasant or attentive. Great bread. Eggplant parmagiana was outstanding. Appetizer was supposed to include mashed potatoes but did not. Soup special was gone by 6 pm. Overall lovely, warm experience. Would have enjoyed having chicken parmagiana, but was told the chef does not consider it an Italian dish and will not make it.
The food was ok but very rich. Even the roasted vegetables had a lot of olive oil in them.
The service was absolutely terrible! Our waitress piled up all the dirty dishes and put them down in front of my husband before removing them to the kitchen. She had no idea how to serve or clear. A major problem.
We used to love Spiga--but it recently changed hands with a new chef and a new menu. It was disappointing. The grilled romaine salad was underwhelming. The salad had grilled lettuce and a poached egg but as far as I could tell there was nothing for the egg to combine with to create a dressing of sorts and it was impossible to cut without asking for a sharp knife. The Amatriciana was boring. There was a piece of crispy pancetta or proscuitto stuck on the top of the dish, but nothing really in the sauce. The new bowls of stew that were the house specialties were pretty tasteless. The shining star, and the one holdover from the old menu is the salted caramel bread pudding. Definitely still a winner on that one. I hope this restaurant does better with time. But right now, I'd avoid it.
First visit to the remade Spiga. Great dinner and experience. Manger Jose (sorry, misplaced your card) and bartender/waiter Zack made us feel welcome and were very informative. Also enjoyed meeting chef-owner Marisa Iocco briefly on our way out. We ate a number of times at her Boston restaurant. Glad she have moved to Needham, where we live. We look forward to many future visits.
Spiga is the New Spiga- I miss the cozy Italian atmosphere that was so special to Spiga. The new decor is beautiful with tufted grey chairs but nothing special.
I go to Spiga at least every month and now I have to find a new Friday night restaurant. The new menu and food was so disappointing. We had the eggplant that was always amazing it now tasteless and boring. The yummy lamb are now Kebabs and also tasteless. Presentation is beautiful but the goodness stops there. Food was cold and service was just ok
Disappointed in the new Spiga. Food was mediocre. Beet salad was tasteless. Pasta was too al dente. Was not a fan of the new menu. On top of everything Service was bad. Took forever for a server to come over and acknowledge us. Forgot to bring us bread, never asked if we wanted another glass of wine. Told us what the desserts were, but never came back to ask if we wanted any. The check took forever to get.
The renovated Spiga was a disappointment. The renovation stripped the space of its Tuscan charm and the food was only so-so. Spiga was a favorite of ours in the past and we ate there often. Although the food was good, it is no longer the exceptional dining experience it used to be and not worth the expense. I doubt that we will go again.
We were very disappointed in this restaurant. We had been here twice before and really liked it. We arrive at exactly 6:30 for our 6:30 reservation. We were told that it would be "quite a long time before our table would be ready as the people had just ordered." This seemed strange, especially since there were 2 empty tables. The host fell over the people who arrived before us... but not us. He asked us if wanted to sit on the patio. At first we were a bit worried that it might be too chilly, but with the outdoor heaters, it was a nice quiet ambience. However, the problem was they forgot to send waitstaff out to us on a regular basis. We had service by committee, with some of the waitstaff bringing plates we did not order, they did not have the appetizer we wanted, and everything took forever. She told us she would be bringing bread in just a few minutes -15 min later no bread... and so forth -horrible service and food was fair, not nearly as good as we had remembered. We won't be returning.
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