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Spes - Vino Naturale e Cucina, New York, NY

Spes - Vino Naturale e Cucina

4.8
4.8
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Spēs | Vino naturale e cucina POP is a small natural wine bar & Italian restaurant serving more than 100 natural wines, all by the glass in the East Village neighborhood. The ambience is very cozy and intimate, low warm lights, candles, natural wines in every place you look with a beautiful antique/rustic Italian vibe.
We focus in farmers who respect the biodiversity and respect the LAND. We work with small production of wines, therefore every time you come you will find something new, beautiful and interesting! We have an UNIQUE and FUN way to choose the wine. You'll have to COME and try it for yourself! #choosthemoodwebringthewine
Our cuisine is genuine Italian, from small bites to a full dinner - don't forget to try our delicious desserts! All based in local products and the freshest ingredients!
We have as well a small cocktail list ALL vermouth based! You will me amaze how good they taste!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (917) 388-3919

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    12th St between 1 Ave and Avenue A

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Notable Wine List

  • Manhattan

    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Ambiance

  • Manhattan

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday I’ve ever had im so appreciative of the staff at spes! Thank you Dani and ale for making it so special!!!
  2. G

    Globalgourmand

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food at this neighborhood find. Funky and original vibe, wine list, utensils. A friend and I shared three apps and had to use the tiniest of plates, which were awkward with the salad. When we asked for bigger ones, like dinner plates, they told us no. Seeing how tiny the restaurant is inside, I guess tiny plates make sense. But it was weird to be refused.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine is great and food is even better!
  4. DS

    DaSpence

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine selection. Wonderful staff and candlelit outdoor tables transport you to Naples.
  5. S

    Sushidiner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charming spot with many unusual wines. Play the wine selector game and you won’t regret it . The food is well presented, all ingredients were fresh and creatively presented.
  6. SD

    SanDiegoTraveller

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not quite as good as Have and Meyer but the staff are lovely and the outdoor seating is beautiful. Inside is cramped and noisy
  7. Z

    Zadie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the perfect restaurant! they make the wine pairing super fun and easy and the food is absolutely delicious. staff was also so warm and the restaurant itself is adorable. perfect for date night!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing Italian food and a great choice of natural wines.
  9. WL

    WildeLily

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. The perfect date night restaurant to take someone you love.
  10. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting a good friend and found Spes on Open Table. It was great! My friend got a great wine suggestion, and our server helped us make selections from the wonderful menu. We did order too much food but were happy we did!
  11. EK

    ElKh

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect live music - so pleasant and not too loud. Staff was also great with wine recommendations!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location , warm staff and fantastic food
  13. CJ

    CarolineJ

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a lover of beautiful biodynamic wines, this is my new favorite place in the east village. Adored the ambiance and our server was amazing! It was a wonderful education and fun experience choosing the wine of the moment! Can't wait to take my friends to SPES! xoxo
  14. JE

    JoeE

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic neighborhood gem. Food was delicious, service was impeccable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, and beautiful place!
  16. CL

    CherylL

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute fantastic all around. Truly love this little gem.
  17. GD

    GinaD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice little Italian restaurant in the Lower East Side, good food, natural wines and interesting vide. A bit pricy but overall New York City average
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a nice surprise. A small, cozy wine bar with fantastic food in the East Village. We were only going for a drink, but wound up staying for the gnocchi, stracciatella and tiramisu. Live music the night we were there and wonderful, warm knowledgeable service with delicious natural wines. The same Italian team behind Have Meyer wine bar in Brooklyn, which we love. Can't wait to return.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere with the band and the lighting - very warm and inviting.
  20. A

    Andrea

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time there and it’s absolutely lovely and I will be sure to be going back!
  21. t

    trendwolf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 2nd time I’ve been here in 2 weeks. Absolutely love the food, wine, and waitstaff.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the wine “mood” selector!
  23. DF

    DanF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and charming new addition to the neighborhood!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Spes - Vino Naturale e Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Spes - Vino Naturale e Cucina

413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009-4029

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th St between 1 Ave and Avenue A

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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