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Spindini, Memphis, TN

Spindini

4.0
4
296 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Spindini is a Memphis’ favorite Italian restaurant. We concentrate on traditional Italian food prepared with a modern twist. You’ll also see that the menu denotes dishes cooked in the wood-burning oven, made with organically-grown produce harvested at Cherry Blend Farms, a company owned farm, or made with honey from Spindini’s own bee hives.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 578-2767

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Seats 40 Comfortably

  • Private party contact

    Spindini: (901) 578-2767

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Talbot

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Trolley

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC! Join us on Sundays for live music and don't forget about the last Friday of every month...TROLLEY NIGHT!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Lunch Pasta

  • Spaghetti Bolognese$12.00

    Tossed in a house Bolognese sauce. Substitute pomodoro sauce for a vegetarian option

    • Pasta Primavera$16.00

      Angel hair pasta tossed with spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, and peppers in a pesto garlic sauce

      • Manicotti al Forno*$10.00

        Pasta tubes filled with Italian sausage, spinach, beef, and herbs. Topped with mozzarella and baked in a Bolognese sauce

        • Oven Roasted Lasagna*$10.00

          Layered pasta with Italian sausage, beef, ricotta, fresh herbs, and mozzarella cheese

          • Herb Roasted Chicken Fettuccine$15.00

            With tomatoes and a homemade alfredo cream sauce

            • Farfalle and Shrimp$19.00

              With onions, bell peppers, garlic and olive oil

              Lunch Entrees

              • King Salmon$19.00

                Honey shallot vinaigrette, grilled asparagus, balsamic reduction, parmesan risotto

                • Pollo Parmigiana$15.00

                  Crispy fried chicken baked beneath angel hair, mozzarella, and fresh Tomatoes, all atop sweet pomodoro sauce

                  • Eggplant Rollatini$15.00

                    Fried eggplant slices rolled around four cheeses and baked with mozzarella and fresh tomatoes, all atop sweet pomodoro sauce

                    • Red Snapper$19.00

                      Pan seared red snapper over parmesan risotto, served with squash and zucchini with a lobster cream overlay

                      Side

                      $7. Extra side of one of our specialty sauces. All sides are subject to availability

                      • Wilted Spinach

                        • Italian Spinach

                          • Grilled Asparagus

                            • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

                              • Parmesan Risotto

                                • Italian Brussel Sprouts

                                  Beverages

                                  • Soft Drinks$3.25

                                    • Iced Tea$3.25

                                      • Coffee$3.25

                                        • Hot Tea$3.50

                                          What 296 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          4.0
                                          4 based on all time ratings
                                          • 4.2Food
                                          • 3.9Service
                                          • 4Ambience
                                          • 3.7Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. JA

                                            JeromeA

                                            New Orleans

                                            17 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on July 9, 2021

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Not a bad spot and location. They have draft beer on the menu, but the tap has not been working for a few months. The steak and veal were very good! The place has some potential but needs a little help. Our server was very friendly and attentive though.

                                          2. JP

                                            JayP

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            31 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            31 reviews

                                            Dined on July 9, 2021

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Our first visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and our server, Alex, was attentive and friendly.

                                          3. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on June 25, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful place and food is always amazing.

                                          4. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Mississippi

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on June 24, 2021

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            Attended a show at the Orpheum

                                          5. RR

                                            RickyR

                                            Las Vegas

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on June 23, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very good atmosphere and the Lasagna was very good.

                                          6. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on June 21, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food and atmosphere was everything. We will be back

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            8 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on May 31, 2021

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            It was our first time here, loved location and ambiance! Food was good also. They are noticeably understaffed, as most places are right now, but they did a great job all things considered! Our server was so busy, but still attentive to us. We will definitely be back!

                                          8. BD

                                            BroadwayDiner

                                            New York Area

                                            51 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            51 reviews

                                            Dined on May 24, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                            Great sauce. That says it all when you are going Italian!

                                          9. KB

                                            KathyB

                                            New Orleans

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 24, 2021

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            We dined on a Sunday night and our party of five was delighted for find an open restaurant somewhat near the Pyramid. Our spinach salads were very good as were the wood-fired pizzas. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Parking in an adjacent specified lot was perfect!

                                          10. VS

                                            VeronicaS

                                            Austin

                                            15 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on May 16, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food and the service were incredible. Even though the General Manager shared with us that they were short handed, he did not skip a beat in keeping us served and made us feel like we were special customers. The two servers and the GM truly kept the place running which is highly commendable. Please help keep this incredible restaurant in business!

                                          11. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 16, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Hostess situation was terrible but we sat outside under pretty lights and had a good hot Italian meal. Our waiter was new and still did a great job. Love the area.

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2021

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Great experience!!!

                                          13. GH

                                            GaryH

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            21 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            21 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2021

                                            overall2food1service1ambience1

                                            Place was in disrepair - dirt on the floor, cabinets cracked - supplies in clear view. Ambiance was not even minimalist- waiter did not know the bar nor the menu. Our salads arrived with our starter. Entree was bland. Waiter asked if I was done - brought a to-go box - and the check while my wife was still eating. No second cocktail - no coffee - did not know if they had dessert….huge disappointment-it was a special occasion and we had high hopes for a great evening….not worth the money.

                                          14. A

                                            Alexisstarrr

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2021

                                            overall1food2service1ambience2

                                            Our waitress was not nice - the place was too dark - overall won’t be back

                                          15. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Nashville

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2021

                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                            Decent restaurant for a date night. Very casual vibes.

                                          16. RS

                                            RobertS

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2021

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            Covid has hit them hard. The calamari was freezer burned and tasted horrible. We left without ordering dinner

                                          17. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 27, 2021

                                            overall1food1service2ambience2

                                            Food was mediocre- ordered lasagna and I would have rather ate at fazolis. We were the only people there and had trouble tracking our waitress down.

                                          18. H

                                            Hans

                                            New Orleans

                                            57 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            57 reviews

                                            Dined on April 25, 2021

                                            overall3food5service3ambience3

                                            When we arrived, even though we had a reservation we were not assisted prior to a couple who arrived after us and also in favor of someone who had a to go order to pick up. When we were assisted we were brought to our table the seating was set for 6 even though the reservation was made for 8. Two servers were openly and vocally arguing about not wanting to take our table for 8 which we found very disappointing as they were so loud everyone could hear them. Ultimately we did get a server who appeared to be the bartender (the receipt indicated the server name as "Ghost Bartender") - he did seem to care. My wife ordered a vodka martini but it tasted like water with olives. She politely asked for another one and when it came out that one hardly had any vodka in it at all and tasted funky. The waiter told us that he poured the vodka himself. We know what vodka martinis should taste like so it became clear to us that someone tampered with the bottle of vodka from which we were allegedly served. Our server did not charge us for the martini which was appropriate. Despite the initial issues, the food was excellent. We ordered a plethora of appetizers, salads and entrees and everything was perfect. The only reason we are giving the overall ranking a 3 was due to our initial issues and demeanor from the staff. We believe that Memphis is still struggling with quality labor presumably due to COVID as there was a sign outside of the restaurant that they were hiring and would interview the same day. We think that once the workforce situation improves Spindini will return to a top notch type of restaurant. Again the food was great and we had no complaints there at all.

                                          19. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Mississippi

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 24, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I'd definitely choose this restaurant again! My wife and I were thoroughly impressed with whole experience. Keep it up Spinsters!

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            4 reviews

                                            1.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2021

                                            overall1food1service1ambience2

                                            I was so disappointed by this experience. We had come to celebrate my fiancee's new job in April. Clearly, the restaurant was understaffed. We are in a pandemic. Understandable! We ordered the crab cakes. They were good. For dinner, I had the "Herb Roasted Chicken Fettucini" and my fiancee had the veal. The bartender served us, but a male server delivered our entrees and left the dirty appetizer plates on the table. The fettucini was atrocious. The sauce was watery and flavorless. It pooled at the bottom of the bowl. The chicken (the 4 pieces that I had) did not have a speck of seasoning. The tomatos included where 3 crudely cut chunks of raw heirloom. I have NEVER sent food back before. But I was not going to pay $17.00 for that. So I waited for someone to stop by and check in on us. And I waited. And i waited. Austin was almost done with his meal by the time the bartender (our server) remembered us. She certainly had enough time to come check on us before.  I had watched her take shots with customers while her coworker was working herself to the bone. She acted surprised when I told her, "No one has ever complained about it before." Really? It was horrific. I could even hear and see her complaining about me loudly to a man who I assume was the manager. He never spoke with us though. I know COVID has made things difficult. I can appreciate that. But I felt the level of service and quality of food was inexcusable. Save your time and money. You will have a better time somewhere else.

                                          21. KH

                                            KristinaH

                                            Mississippi

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 10, 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                            Was a little disappointed normally when you go to an Italian restaurant you get bread for free. It's no longer offered for free.

                                          22. KE

                                            KevinE

                                            Houston

                                            2 reviews

                                            1.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 17, 2021

                                            overall1food3service1ambience1

                                            Booked reservation same day through OpenTable. Upon arrival the manager (owner?) advised they were slow that evening and so closed early and our only option was to get something to go...... Extremely disappointing since we were on vacation and had walked a good distance from our hotel in the freezing cold to get to Spindini..... We then had to walk in the cold to find another restaurant to have dinner. Our opinion is they didn't even know they had a reservation for that evening... Were very surprised when we walked in... Disappointing as we had heard good things.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            2 reviews

                                            1.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 13, 2021

                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                            I have been a big fan of this restaurant for years, but the last 2 visits were awful. My steak had a smell of cleaning agents and the drinks came waaaaay after the appetizers. Tonight will be my last visit, what a shame

                                          24. EG

                                            EmmaGold

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 8, 2021

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            Enjoyed our service and food! Would dine here in again.

                                          25. MM

                                            MariMicci

                                            Houston

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on March 8, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The perfect birthday dinner! Great food, wine, and dessert! We will most definitely be back.

                                          26. t

                                            tipster

                                            Chicago

                                            14 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on March 8, 2021

                                            overall2food3service1ambience2

                                            Horrible server and food was cold and took forever

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 5, 2021

                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                            Didn’t have the reservation and the host was rude and didn’t seem to care. The food was over cooked and had been sitting in the window for a while.

                                          28. GM

                                            GaryM

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 27, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was very good and reasonably priced. I got the manicotti and it had a very nice amount of meat and was cooked perfectly. Chase was great and wasn't too pushy. It was a little louder due to the live music, but he was awesome. Great experience and I will most definitely return.

                                          29. TR

                                            ToddR

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 27, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our first time here and it was fantastic! parking was great and atmosphere was amazing. Will be back very soon!

                                          30. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New Orleans

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 21, 2021

                                            overall1food2service2ambience1

                                            Will never be dining there again. They charge you 4% for using a credit card! They say they give you a discount for paying cash but really they charge you extra for using a credit card. They don’t even tell you that, they post it to their receipt and told me it was my fault for not knowing.

                                          31. JJ

                                            JasonJ

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            4 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on February 14, 2021

                                            overall3food5service1ambience4

                                            This was our first time at Spindini and the food from the kitchen was great. The wait staff is where the problems were. It was easy to see the waitress did not want to be at work. Her only communication with us throughout the meal consisted of "what would you like to drink" followed by "are you ready to order." I know on 2/14/21 the weather was not great. I know it was Valentine's Day but if being part of the wait staff at a restaurant with great food and great drinks then you have to suck it up and make the guest feel special. We order the crab cakes to start but the only issue was they came out after the main course. They had plenty of staff and the restaurant was not full. This was the waitress's error and she acted as if this was just how they do things there. We noticed a few other tables looking around most of their meal as well wondering where their waiter or waitress was and if the food was coming. The meal was presented great and tasted even better. It was just hard to enjoy with the staff issues. I hope next time is a better experience. I would not recommend Spindini at this time just because I would never send a friend to a place unless I knew they would have a great time spending their money there. I hope to have my mind changed in the future.

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 14, 2021

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            Cold inside. People kept going in and out the exterior door and the door apparently didn’t shut on its own. It was 18 degrees outside at the time. They tried to turn up the heat but it was still pretty cold inside. Bathrooms were also very cold.

                                          33. H

                                            Hogms2

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            23 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            23 reviews

                                            Dined on February 14, 2021

                                            overall1food1service4ambience2

                                            Went for Valentines dinner. We never received our appetizer of Calamari. The entrees and salad were flavorless. We sent everything back. The manager only charged us for our drinks. We made a reservation to Ruth’s Chris while we were still in Spindini. Extremely disappointing experience, especially being that it was not busy. People who sat and ordered after we did were eating before our food came out.

                                          34. DB

                                            DarinB

                                            Tallahassee

                                            18 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            18 reviews

                                            Dined on February 13, 2021

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            Great place- wanted to try it for awhile. Glad we did!

                                          35. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on February 6, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful dining experience!

                                          36. CB

                                            CourtB

                                            Tulsa

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 23, 2021

                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                            The food portions were smaller than expected for price/value. But the salmon was very good. The pizzas were good. Fettuccine Alfredo ehh. Appetizers very expensive. Charge you more than listed price if you pay with credit card. It is listed on menu at the bottom of back page. Service was slow. Only one waitress, one bar tender and one runner. Music was live and very loud so you could not hear your conversation at all without yelling. And that seemed to frustrate the musician. Wouldn’t go back probably.

                                          37. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 10, 2021

                                            overall1food2service2ambience1

                                            Food was ok but not great, and we sat right next to the live music. So we could barely hear each other talk. If you go get the pizza for sure.

                                          38. KA

                                            KimA

                                            N. Ireland

                                            13 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on January 1, 2021

                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                            They didn’t have dessert or coffee which was odd. My husband’s lasagna was just warm. My eggplant was good. The toasted ravioli was good. It was fine but not spectacular.

                                          39. NR

                                            NavR

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on December 30, 2020

                                            overall2food3service1ambience3

                                            Poor value for the price. Service was marginal at best. My date actually said “looks like they have kids running this place.” Had dinner at Catherine & Mary’s last week, which is another Italian restaurant up the street from Spandini. Food and service were phenomenal. Would recommend above restaurant instead due to service and quality of food.

                                          40. JS

                                            JaciS

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 5, 2020

                                            overall2food4service4ambience1

                                            I hadn’t dined here in quite some time and was truly shocked by how run down it has become. Food was still delicious and service was good, but it’s not nearly as nice as it used to be which was disappointing.

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                          • Physical distancing

                                            • Limited number of seated diners
                                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                            • Extra space between tables
                                          • Protective equipment

                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Screening

                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                          FAQs

                                          Spindini does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Spindini also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 578-2767.

                                          Spindini is rated 4 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

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                                          Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                          If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            Talbot

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Downtown

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Italian

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Smart Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            None

                                          • Public transit

                                            Trolley

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Entertainment

                                            LIVE MUSIC! Join us on Sundays for live music and don't forget about the last Friday of every month...TROLLEY NIGHT!

                                          • Additional

                                            Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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