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WOW, what a nice find. I consider myself a sophisticated diner, and I was so delighted with Spiga. My husband had a delicious, fresh, perfectly seasoned branzino; I had a carbonara pasta that was simply the most amazing pasta dish that I have ever had. I have been telling my husband that wanted to try Spiga, after years away, and he finally agreed, and he has not stopped raving about his dinner. May I say that I am a real cook and rarely find a restaurant in the Boston area that I can't top with a minimum of effort - but not Spiga, they are really competent. The staff is delightful as well. Can't wait for the outdoor patio to open!
We really loved this place. The food was delicious, the staff were very welcoming, and the new decor is beautiful. We plan on coming here a lot in future. Can't wait for the patio to open. Incredible chef!
Amazing time and the food was delicious and the waitress fantastic, love this place
Fabulous! The food is outstanding. The eggplant is outstanding!!! The service was warm, friendly and great.
Thank you, we will be back.
Very authentic Italian food
Friendly and attentive staff
Tried this restaraunt out of the blue and was a huge surprise. Had two dishes and they both were amazing. The swordfish was prepared with stuffing which was not what I was expecting.... It was much better. Thanks
We have had both lunch and dinner at Spiga and once again were very impressed with the creative selections and quality. While we went for a birthday, every time we have eaten at Spiga has been a special occasion.
Spiga’s ambiance and food is sensational!
This is a hidden gem in Needham which I discovered with my Mom. We were looking for a new restaurant to try and discovered this Authentic Italian restaurant owned by a chef from the Abruzzi region of Italy. The food was delicious and authentic. We had the Eggplant Parmesan which was delicious and the Rigatoni Bolognese! The sauces for both of these dishes were absolutely delicious! The waiter was very accommodating and helpful! Thus, the service was excellent. We even met the owner/chef as it was approaching the dinner hour who was very friendly, and she came over and spoke with us to inquire about our meals. We also met the manager who was also very friendly. We will be back to this wonderful hidden gem that had incredibly delicious and authentic Italian dishes! The food was very fresh tasting too!
Reservations are a must at Spiga. Innovative menu with a great selection of pastas, meat, and fish. I had the branzino which was outstanding. Friends had the veal special, two of the pastas and eggplant parmesan, all delicious. Nice wine selection. Outdoor dining in the summer. A favorite place to meet friends.
Now under new management after a lengthy down-time for reconditioning, this restaurant remains high on my "frequent" list. The food is excellent, perhaps better now than in its earlier reincarnation.
Date night with my husband, it was amazing, the food outstanding loved the lamb and the house risotto. They cook the dishes in an wood fire oven so the taste is fantastic. The wine list is comprehensive and affordable ( like it should be and it is in many countries) and finally the service is superb. It’s been a long time since I post here and this time is worth it
Omg so good!! Will be back very soon.
Very good food, creative and interesting yet also comfy in its appeal. Small dining room that is comfortable and intimate. Marisa Iocco and her team have come up with an appealing menu (something for everyone!) and food that's sure to please.
Revamped menu is interesting. Still could use one or two more vegetarian dishes. Lively spot and I would go back, especially when the weather improves and outside seating is available.
Having been a patron of Spiga in years past we were so pleased to see they'd reopened after a wonderful renovation. We were warmly greeted at the door and show to our table in the charming dining room - tables spaced comfortably and even with every table filled the noise level was good.
The appetizer of charred baby Roman artichokes in brodo was wonderful and the Artisinal salad was bountiful with fresh local greens. The Spaghetti alla Carbonara with smoked salmon was not as interesting as it sounded but done al dente. All dishes needed salt.
The ambiance and service made us feel so welcomed and comfortable. We plan to frequent this lovely, out-of-the-way restaurant frequently.
Service is always top notch here. The food is authentic but creative Italian. Always enticing specials. Recently renovated. Outdoor patio is quiet and romantic when open spring to fall.
Such a wonderful dining experience. They treat you like family.
My wife and baby and I enjoyed our first visit to the newly revamped Spiga. Still similar feeling but with a clean and modern touch, our service was much improved over previous visits. Everyone loved playing with our baby and made us felt welcome with him. The revised menu was inventive and has many new additions worth going back to try. We really loved the cauliflower cannoli in Parmesan crisps - so light and refreshing and creative.
What a lovely surprise finding this hidden gem tucked away in Needham. Outstanding service (thank you Sondra), scrumptious food , delectable dessert. Sure to return again and again.
My friend and I have been looking for superior Italian food. The new menu, chef and decor all fit that bill. Excellent meal and wine. Will go again soon.
Great food, great staff - our favorite place in the area.
Our entire experience was enjoyable. The server was great. And the food was carefully presented and flavorful. We plan to go back so we can try other menu items. We read the reviews before trying it out. There were one or two that were less than favorable, but now that we've eaten at Spiga, we can verify that all the 5 star reviews paint an accurate picture. A gem of a restaurant.
Friendly service yet professional and delicious
Tasty Italian menu. Reasonable service. Tables are packed together... high noise level.
Spiga has had a makeover primarily in decor. This has not been a success. The result is a hodge lodge of styles: seat look like something from the gay nineties; covering the lower part of cooking island and a Wall the Wood is now a blond pine like wood one would find in a Adirondack cabin. The pictures are multiple , cheap and without any redeeming features. The table cloth was white the setting pleasing with glasses etc but the whole effect was spoiled by a white napkin with blue stripes seemingly borrowed from a cantina.
Service was good.
Food was mixed. A veal cutlet smothered in mozzarella and red sauce was billed at ‘veal milanese’. It came with an Italian pearl couscous shaped in a cone. Very attractive with green vegetable ground up in it Alas the greenery was a very bitter peppery broccoli rabe which overwhelmed the tender mild veal. Dessert was lovely confection of cream etc
My dinner partner had a delicious chicken ravioli
We enjoyed our meal. Would reccomend.
Excellent selection, wonderful food, good service who gave us plenty of time to enjoy, gem of a spot. A true find. Everyone who works there seems passionate about the restaurant, and they work hard to make it delightful all-around. Wine list was changing but that caused us to try some terrific new wines.
We were excited for our second visit to this restaurant. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations. I reviewed this restaurant previously and gave them 5 stars - that's how good it was. We had 8 PM reservations and arrived 7:45. We were told by the FOH Manager that there was no place to wait at the bar - he suggested we leave and come back at 8:15. We did - but with me thinking this is a bit odd. Our party of 4 went and found a close by bar to have a drink and came back at 8:20. Table was being prepared. We sat down and server brought us bread. Then disappeared. 20 minutes later to take out food order. We ordered one app, 3 salads and 4 entrees. The one app came a bit after 9PM. I asked if the salads were coming and yes they were. 9:15 the salads arrived and at 9:20 the entrees. We did not even have time to digest the salad. Two of us ordered the special of the night seafood risotto. It arrived with a nice lobster tail, mussels etc. These were perfectly done. The risotto was not risotto but rice with broth. Worst I have ever encountered. Not creamy nothing resembling a risotto by any standards. When asked by the FOH manager if everything was satisfactory, sorry its not. He told me that I should have sent it back immediately and yes that was risotto. Really - I am hungry and its 9:30 for an 8 PM dinner res. Timing was definitely off for a Saturday night crowd. I did not see Chef/owner in the open kitchen that evening like I did the first visit. Manager did take something off the bill for the risotto. Ok thank you - but I wanted the experience of our first delicious meal there. Too many nice restaurants that are much closer to me - mostly likely not coming back.
Food was great. New decor is very nice. Service was great - felt welcomed from the beginning
Delicious food, cozy atmosphere and wonderful servers.
Outstanding food and service in a very neat setting!
What a phenomenal dining experience! We have been curious about this restaurant for s very long time, aware of its location. but never having the opportunity to try it until tonight, and it was our good fortune that we did. Every aspect of Spiga is best defined as the ultimate ‘personal touch’....starting with the genuine greening from the Manager, Jose, when one walks in the door, to the gracious and courteous waiitstaff.... as welll, we had the privilege of meeting Marisa Iocco, the Chef,
who introduced herself to us as well as other guests throughout the restaurant. What a pleasure it was to speak with Marisa about all aspects of Spiga....it is clear to see why this ‘family ‘ who comprise Spiga are all as wonderful and professional as they are, given the woman who so masterfully created this heaven-on-earth establishment. Perfection for us is a place where the lighting is soothing and the camaraderie between staff and guests embraces you from the minute you walk in. The noise level should have energy but not be overwhelming or distracting. The attention given to the guests should be personal, so one feels like the staff enjoy attending to your requests, and they should be informative about all aspects of the restaurant and the food offerings, including food preparation. Above all, they should be genuine and kind, truly interested in the well-being of their guests. There should be a sense of warmth and comfort felt by the guests, a truly relaxing experience. Spiga is the essence of all of these qualities. Finally, the real purpose for dining at a restaurant: the food.... again, Spiga is in s league if it’s own. Everything on the menu sounded delicious, and watching the various offerings as they were delivered to tables around us only made our decisions more difficult. Exquisite creations using fresh, simple ingredients, can only occur with an expert touch, and that is what we experienced...highly highly recommend you treat yourself to Spiga!
There is nothing negative to say about this restaurant. The food and ambiance was terrific. Wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable and welcoming. I believe the chefs and wait staff are all from different regions of Italy. We went as two couples for dinner on a Sat.night. I would suggest an earlier or later time for dining as it is small and very popular. Dinner at 6 PM was quiet, by 7 PM the dining area was full. They also offer lunch. This was truly authentic Italian food meticulously prepared and served with fresh and frequently homemade ingredients- mozzarella, ravioli, sausage etc. There was something for everyone on the menu and a wide range of options for big and small eaters. There were so many intriguing foods that we all agreed we wish they did a tasting of each item because it was hard to choose just one entree. One celiac in the group who required strict gluten free appreciated the options and knowledge of the staff. Presentation just added to a terrific experience. We all decided this is now our favorite place for for dining out.
It is tucked away in a funny location off Highland Ave but close to 128 and easy to find with GPS- but I’m not sure we want a lot of people finding it ;-)
Very authentic Italian food!
Spiga is back! Great new chef/menu and terrific new staff.
It was wonderful time and food was delicious
We had not been to Spiga in a few years and were very pleasantly surprised by the new version of this neighborhood restaurant. The food was delicious and creative. We particularly enjoyed the cod, the clams and the Timballo. All were available in small and large portions. The service was very attentive and charming - thank you! The décor had been updated since the last time we visited and is a pleasant and functional. The tables are well spaced and the four of us were able to carry on a comfortable conversation. The noise level was moderate and very acceptable.
Outstanding service! Jose and Sandra are awesome! Food is incredible!
Was not expecting this. Adorable restaurant with outstanding food. Really outstanding. Had a delicious Branzino and amazing pasta. Really excellent quality. Also had a super delicious Nebbiolo too. Great service. All in all if you are in the neighborhood I highly recommend them.