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About Spiga Ristorante
Benvenuti a Spiga Ristorante, where you will enjoy traditional regional Italian cuisine. By day, Spiga is a casual trattoria, serving simple fare like wood-oven pizza, savory risotto, and hand-crafted panini. By night, copper silk drapes, white linens and shimmering sconces bathe Spiga in a romantic glow. Dine indoors or out, on our sunny, landscaped patio. As in the Italian countryside, ingredients are all produced in house, from the crusty breads and infused oils and vinegars to the handcut pasta. This is big city dining in a comfortable suburban setting.
Needham, MA 02492
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Beer and Wine Served
Highland Avenue, Next to TD Bank
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
At Spiga, we are proud to offer highly personalized private dining event options for our customers. Our staff will work with you to create an individualized menu that will meet and exceed your highest expectations.
Contact us at email@example.com to learn more about how Spiga can work with you to create an event that all of your guests will enjoy and remember.
Private Party Contact:
.: (781) 449-5600
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Spiga Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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.
A ONE HOUR WAIT FOR OUR APPETIZERS GOT OUR PARTY OFF TO A BAD START. THE PLACE DID NOT SEEM TO HAVE ENOUGH SERVICE STAFF-THE WAIT STAFF SEEMED TO BE DOING BAR DUTY AS WELL. THE LIGHTING COULD BE BETTER-MOST PATRONS RESORTED TO THEIR CELL PHONES IN ORDER TO SEE THE MENUS!
They messed up two of our four orders. We asked for plain fish and they covered it in stuff. One order came out 15 minutes after the others. Two of the four orders were really disappointing in terms of flavor - like we emptied salt on it just to give it some flavor. It looked nice and nice ambiance. Also they need to put the brick oven pizza in their dinner menu.
I have been going to Spiga for a number of years and it never fails to be a pleasure. The latest visit was on their lovely patio on a beautiful summer's evening. It is charming enough for me to pretend I was in Tuscany. We often have the same waiter --- Ronnie. He never fails to acknowledge us even at those times when he's not assigned to our particular table. He explains all the specials with great care, consistently remembers our favorites, and makes excellent recommendations. When I wasn't sure about which wine to choose, he brought out two to sample. The chef is often very creative, mixing an array of wonderful flavors so the food is always very tasty and beautifully presented. It's consistently a great dining experience --- relaxed and always satisfying. It's a place we keep returning to and are never disappointed.
Nothing beats Spiga's patio on a warm summer night. The spaghetti con vongole (clams) is the best I've ever had. Everything is exceptional, though - the seafood and the eggplant puff pastry are also favorites. This may be the best restaurant in the area for quiet conversation, but it's also lively enough to be fun with friends. The staff is extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. Their cappuccinos and espressos are works of art.
Spiga was fantastic, patio dining on the first evening of summer was perfect. Food was fantastic, dipping sauces for the bread were amazing. Service was a bit stilted in terms of the table being cleared, but overall very friendly, so no real issue. Only other things I would note was the news playing inside on the tv (not what I want to see for a night out...) and lack of music on the patio. But those are so minor, the food and outdoors set up are more than worth it!
Not a great experience. First the waitress spilled vinegar on my brand new jacket. Yes, she apologized, brought over a wet napkin and said it was all her fault . However she never checked back to see if it came off, nor did she offer to pay for the dry cleaning.
Then my salmon came. After a few bites I realized it was raw inside. My appetite was spoiled by then so I just ordered a salad . By the time it came my companion had finished her meal . I wasn't charged for the salmon, of course, but I think it would have been nice of them to comp the inexpensive salad because of the inconvenience caused. We would have left there happier customers.
Our server, Alex, was very knowledgeable and attentive. Chef Nico was amiable and we complimented him on the menu The eggplant parm was presented beautifully, the shaved beet salad was excellent and my husband always loves the bolognese
Booked on a whim and found Spiga to be hidden away but worth the drive. The meal was very good and service was timely. Enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere. The dessert however was a bit disappointing but would not stop us from returning to Spiga. Overall 4 out of 5 stars.
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