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La Chiesa - CLOSED

24 W Park St, Spencer, IA 51301-4214
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Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

18 reviews from our community

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English first
Spencer, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This business is no longer open it is closed . Same building is now Gary's on the River. entirely different menu and ambience.

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Husband and I went there for his birthday. He ordered the rigatoni and I ordered the red snapper entree. Both meals were great. The only complaint would be that not all of the pasta is homemade. The prices are higher and smaller portions are served, but walked away not feeling stuffed, felt just right. The waitress was nice and the... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

A few days later we ate at a couple of the best places in Iowa City comparable food but IC prices were double. We wiil be back!

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Pipestone, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

There was a group of a dozen of us that decided to try La Chiesa while in town for the fair. As far as our experience here is how it went: The special for the night was sirloin, so most of us ordered that (7 of the 12 of us), about 15 minutes AFTER we placed our order the waitress... More 

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Farmington, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I had the eggplant ravioli and it was really good but the other food we had was average and the portions were small for the price in a place like Spencer.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I like to meet my gal pals here for lunch because the food is good and the price is right, but dinner is a different story. Our husbands don't likr to eat here because the prices are high and they leave hungry.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I love that they change their menu and source some food locally. Plus I can honestly say that their gelato is the best I've had, and that includes the gelato we had in Italy. It is such a treat to have access to this quality of dining in a smaller town, and they have a variety of price points on... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I love the church setting, but please realize that it's a hike to get up the stairs. They have a chair lift if you want to use that. We tried their Mother's Day brunch and left hungry, broke and not impressed. We've eaten there a few other times and found the ala carte menu expensive for the amount of food... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Chef trained in Nappa Valley and Chicago has put Spencer ,Iowa on the foodie map of Iowa. The views from the waterside room are quite relaxing. The wait staff is very attentive. The food was very flavorful and very well prepared. The timing was perfect . We found the portions to be quite ample. The prices are very fair. We... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

Just to start, neither tables nor seats were cleanly wiped dow in our booth, and a relatively inattentive wait staff that seem like new hires rather than experienced wait staff. The food was flavorful and well prepared though the sandwich was a little skimpy on the corned beef. The side salad greens with the vinaigrette was fantastic! The atmosphere is... More 

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Additional Information about La Chiesa

Address: 24 W Park St, Spencer, IA 51301-4214
Phone Number: 712-580-4520
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spencer
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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