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Posted by RachelWF on 12/07/2007
There are not too many 4-5 star places on the Upper East Side (70s and up) that are worth a special trp, but this is one of them. My husband and I have been here about 4 times, it;s really a treat. The atmosphere is cosy, the place seats only about 30-35 people. Nice hosts, waitstaff--but the food is really unique and terrific! They have a sheep's milk ricotta gnochi that is so unique and delicious it's worth a double portion. Great fish dishes, too. We've taken friends & out-of-towners here and they all love it! You have to reserve a bit in advance, especially on weekends. It's also on the pricey side, but for a nice dinner out, it's worth it!
Posted by anonymous on 10/08/2007
I went here with a friend & the food was truly excellent. We also had a very helpful waiter. Our reservation was for 5:30 - which was fine, but I felt soooooooo rushed throughout the meal. The pace reminds me McDonalds. After we had finished, my friend & I were chatting, frankly we were about to leave anyway, the hostess / manager arrived & said " Our next table is here, could you please take care of the bill." I thought it was so rude.... It is not as though we lingered for 3 hours or something. We were not even in the table for 90 minutes!
Posted by posted by Judy on 08/02/2007
This is a small, delightful, good restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. Even the desert was fabulous. A lot of the restaurants on 2nd Ave are just cute little mediocre restaruants. This was such a great surprise. I would definitely recommend trying it.
Posted by Eva on 04/02/2007
I found the place too crowed, portions too small, prices to high, taste okay. Waited months for a reservations, would not return.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/31/2006
My wife and I ate recently at Spigolo along with another couple. The risotto appetizer was terrific, as was the fig and proscuitto salad. But our main courses, veal breast and salmon, were uninspired, as was a chocolate dessert. Our companions had the same reaction. And it took at least 45 minutes after we finished our appetizers before the main courses appeared. The prices seemed high relative to the atmosphere, food, and service.
Posted by Flo on 10/15/2006
I am Italian, born and raised there. I found Spigolo very good. We had the tasting menu and we loved every single dish... I highly recommend it!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2006
Took friends there & yes we loved the food and luckily had an early reservation, but they made people after us ( and everyone else ) wait forever. Usually restaurants have a 2 1/2 hour table turnover, not here. They owners need to change up the service & "flow" of the kitchen, and only then it can be a true GEM on the Upper East.....