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.

18 Highland Circle
Needham, MA 02492
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Closed: Sunday

Beer and Wine Served

Cross Street:
Highland Avenue, Next to TD Bank

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 449-5600

Website:
http://www.spigaristorante.com/

Executive Chef:
Robert DeSimone

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 catering@spigaristorante.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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Spiga Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.7

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4.0

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3.7

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77% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2013

The food and service were great - this was for a birthday celebration. I would gladly return for another 'special' occasion. Prices were a high for an everyday evening out.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2013

WE thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We tried the specials and they were outstanding! Our servers thoroughly knew the food and described the specials in detail.
We'll be back with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2013

Warm service, knowledgable server, excellent, authentic foods.
Perfect night for us!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2013

The food was once again amazing, but in contrast to our previous visit, service was not on par. The maitre d' was not paying attention to details of my reservation request, and our server disappeared midway through the evening and was replaced by someone else without a word or introduction. We wound up with the feeling of not "belonging" under anyone's attention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 16, 2013

Took girlfriend for her special b day the other day. Sat inside most people sat outside. Shared salad and pasta dish. Waitress was very quick/ not friendly and didn't ask if we wanted anything to drink etc. After dessert she never came back I had to get up to tell her I wanted check and had been waiting a long time etc. There was only one other table occupied at this time!Salad / dessert were good ,pasta was very salty too much butter/ oil!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on May 13, 2013

Our first time at Spiga. All four dishes were excellent. The eggplant parmesan was unusual--served in a puff pastry, but very tasty.
Ambiance was just right, and service was attentive. We'll definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2013

Absolutely superb. Outstanding service and the food is incredibly delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2013

Very special. Excellent kitchen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Location not special but the food was really very good. very friendly service and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend for somewhat casual dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Remarkable foods & service in a relaxing atmosphere.
Great, friendly & attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2013

we had a fabulous dinner......food is outstssanding

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2013

We enjoyed our meal although it was small portions for a big price in Needham. The restaurant is small but it's nice because you can have a conversation without straining you ears. The service was almost too fast. We felt like they were rushing to get our order and get the meals out. Our server although efficient never smiled or indicated that she cared.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Our first time here for dinner and everything was perfect like stepping into Italy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2013

They were so courteous to our grandkid, made our experience there so marvelous!
Thank you so much for such great service & excellent food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2013

We went to Spiga on a friend's recommendation. It exceeded expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2013

Dinner was very good, better than i remembered and our server was busy, but accommodating and pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2013

Spiga serves interesting interpretations of classic Italian food, excellently prepared. It's a fairly small restaurant, and the atmosphere is relatively formal (though not extremely so). Service is attentive but not intrusive. All in all, it provides an extremely pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2013

The menu is limited and overpriced.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Such a warm welcome at the door.
Fantastic service & great food.
Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2013

Our second visit- a very nice relaxing evening with great food. I promised myself to try something new but the eggplant dish I had the last time was so memorable I had to get it again. Yum!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2013

A fantastic meal in a great setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2013

Spiga: a hidden gem with great food!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2013

Unbelievable experience! Great service & exceptional foods.
Truly a gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2013

We have dined at Spiga many times and every time we love it. The pastas are delicious and I especially love the chicken dish. In fact, it may be the best chicken I have eaten in a restaurant! (including the legendary chicken at Hammersley's in the South End) Great caprese and caesar salads! Best bread pudding for dessert. Lovely waitress, too. Cute, cozy restaurant with a nice patio in the warmer weather. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2013

Very nice experience. Selected Spiga with modest expectations, which were exceeded by very good food and thoughtful service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2013

Latest trip was a business lunch. I had the risotto special. Best meal I had last week. It's an odd location, but they do their best to make it look and feel special. The staff seems smart and attentive, but miss basics from time to time that are surprising for a group that are obviously professional (no/little ice in iced tea, no water refills without asking). They're quick to address your needs, but I have to ding them just a little. Oh, if Spiga reads this, it would be great to have salt/pepper on the table so i can season the dipping oil.
Slight hit on service and location/ambience. Otherwise, fantastic, unequivocal favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2013

Wonderful find (the restaurant is off a main road and easily missed) My wife raved about her Eggplant dish- layers of eggplant,mozzerella in a pastry shell-best she ever had. I had the gnocchi with the duck ragu- very tasty though I could have had twice as much.

We will be back- the outdoor patio looks very inviting

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2013

I love Spiga but it's gotten quite expensive. The specials were $24 and $35 for a pasta special which was spinach ricotta fritters (delicious) and a mushroom risotto with some overcooked sliced steak on top. The wines by the glass start at $9 and there are few at that price. Too much for a neighborhood Italian place I think. I love it, but I'll think twice about going there again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2013

An excellent restaurant! The food was fantastic - delicious, unusual pasta preparations - and the service was attentive but not intrusive. One of my new favorites!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Nice neighborhood spot hidden in a parking lot, tasty Italian food with very good, attentive service. Serves beer and wine only, don't go when are in the mood for a martini! Had gluten-free pasta on hand. Tasty antipasti of roasted vegetables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2013

The food was delicious, and the service was good. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2013

The food was very good. This was my first time trying this restaurant. I was surprised by the good dishes. Everything was seasoned right.Great Experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Wonderful restaurant! We were all very impressed with the service and the cuisine.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2013

Spiga is a cute restaurant located on the Needham/ Newton line. It is located in a very convenient location. The Caesar salad was outstanding, and so were the white bean dip and the white beans that accompanied the steak. The sirloin steak, however, was just okay.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Greatly appreciated every detail in the foods, the service & the wine list.
Thank you very much.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2013

This was our first visit, based on a recommendation from a friend. The staff is superb and the food itself delicious and well prepared. We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2013

An excellent & consistently reliable neighborhood Italian restaurant with an interesting menu.
Staff always pleasant & efficient.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2013

What a great dining experience! Foods & service were truly incredible.
Thank you for such a great night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2013

We had a very nice meal here Saturday night. Our table was ready right on time, and service was outstanding all evening. Our food was excellent. Classic Italian dishes with flair, and an intimate setting make this a nice evening out with another couple because conversation is easy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2013

Loved this place, visited for the first time Saturday night--I felt like I had found a great secret. Food was superb, staff attentive but smooth. They've been open 5 years, and I wonder what took us so long. A delightful surprise.

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