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Posted by T on 11/19/2009
so my roommate wanted pumpkin ravioli for her b-day dinner. We found that and SO much more at Spiga. I've lived on the UWS for over 3 years and didn't know about this place. Oh when I think about the meals i missed. I had the stuffed chicked w/ truffle oil and it was probably the best chicken dish I have ever had. We also got the artichoke salad appitizer - which was a-mazing. The atmosphere was great. I only say the service was a little under par bc it was very busy so our waiter was doing a lot. But an older gentleman who i think was the manager or owner made sure everything was ok. For group dinners or a date you have to try Spiga! I also felt that the prices were reasonable for the quality and quantity of food that we received. Apps, dinner, drink and dessert for 4 people - total with tip $260 - not bad at all for a great night of friends, food and wine
Posted by Debbie, Austin, TX on 07/12/2009
I wanted my last evening in New York City to be special so I researched some great Italian restaurants and discovered Spiga! I swear that their ravioli is the best I've ever eaten! Their appetizers are amazing, as well. Dessert was also phenomental...I had their Bailey's Creme Brulee'. I highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait to come back!
Posted by Mrs. Pickle on 05/03/2009
With few and far between decent restaurants on the UWS, I love finding a new place to add to the rotation. Spiga is not only great Italian on the UWS, it's one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in NYC. Great service, nice ambience, interesting menu and large portions. The zucchini timbale and the veal & spinach mezzaluna with truffled pecorino were divine. The gnocchi are heavenly and light... like little cloud pillows. I would not hesitate to recommend Spiga!
Posted by Lindsey on 03/19/2009
Last night my husband and our families went to Spiga for dinner. I had heard about if from a friend who said it was very good. We were pleasantly surprised with our restaurant experience and felt like we'd made a really good choice for my husband's birthday meal. Every single person in our party loved their dish-from apps to entrees. Good wines and pretty good desserts. I wouldn't say that desserts were the standout but still pretty good. Our server was fine-maybe could have been a little more attentive but when he was helping us he was pleasant enough. My only complaint would be the noise level of the restaurant. As the place filled up it got pretty noisy. Part of Spiga's charm I think is its cozy, rustic feel and it doesn't really fit with a loud crowd where you have to scream a bit to be heard. However-could've just been the night we were there...it's a small space. Overall, excellent meal. Rare to find a spot where everyone is happy with their food choice and nobody is jealous over someone elses yummy dish while their forced to eat their own gross, disapointing food. Not the case here at all. Would definitely go back for a nice, fairly low key Italian meal. (get the mushroom, asparagus lasagne...sooooo good.
Posted by anonymous on 02/14/2009
Very disappointing dinner at what used to be a favorite. Zucchini timbales, which were once bright and fresh, are now blanketed in a thick layer of green-can grated parmesan. A mushroom lasagne came drowned in what I swear was a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup. When we asked where the second scallop was in the special soup with two grilled scallops, the waiter told us it may have sank in the soup (it hadn’t). Gone are the days of cocoa gnocchi and mushrooms three ways, this new owner has soiled Spiga.
Posted by anonymous on 01/19/2009
Reading the other reviews, we expected to have great food and poor service. The opposite was true. The service was very good, even changing our table when we complained about a draft. The food,was mostly acceptable,but not worth a return visit. One of our group had duck and didn't like it at all. Another had gnocchi and found it gummy. The tables were crowded together and small. The restaurant was exceedingly noisy. With a wealth of Italian restuarants in the city, there are much better. choices.
Posted by Gourmandette on 01/01/2009
Like the previous reviewer, I could have asked one of my dinner mates to hold back my hair, the better to lick my plate clean. Finer pasta would be hard to find, in the city or in Italy, and I say that with half my extended family currently residing on that boot-shaped peninsula. But the service? To quoth the great Homer, Simpson, that is: Meh. That's the best way to describe it, after frigid. The half dozen times we had been there previously without letting on about our connections to the motherland, service was more or less consistent, if a bit standoffish. Last time we show up with family in tow & everyone speaking Italian, the owner personally waits on us to explain the house specialties. But at least here, you're getting good food. Sure you're paying through the nose for it, but if you're paying to eat pasta out, who cares if its expensive when its this delicious? And the bonus? Eating it in tranquility without having to yell through the din of music blaring through the loudspeakers.