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Spina

#1,581 of 11,947 Restaurants in New York City
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175 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009 (East 11th Street)
L train to 1st Avenue (14th Street) or 6 train to Astor Place (8th Street).
212-253-2250
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Spina is a fresh Italian pasta house located in the East Village. Fresh...
Spina is a fresh Italian pasta house located in the East Village. Fresh pastas handmade by Blanca Rincon are decadently adorned with sauces and ragus. Small plates focus on Italy's love affair with seafood as well. General Manager Matthew Harrell's wine list goes international and local with some expert selections from traditional wine regions as well as the Finger Lakes located in upstate New York.Spina's brick walled, cozy dining room contains a fresh pasta bar where guests can watch our Pasta Chef Blanca prepare fresh pasta throughout their dining experience.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All It Was Cracked Up To Be

We wanted a place where 2 families could meet and enjoy excellent food in a lovely atmosphere and accommodate a wide variety of dining proclivities. This is it! Lovely dishes, beautifully served with just the right amount of attention from the wait staff. I had the grilled shrimp appetizer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Francine C
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Syracuse, New York, United States
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We wanted a place where 2 families could meet and enjoy excellent food in a lovely atmosphere and accommodate a wide variety of dining proclivities. This is it! Lovely dishes, beautifully served with just the right amount of attention from the wait staff. I had the grilled shrimp appetizer whichwas good and the truffle ravioli, which was great! Desert was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

They make their own pasta! The staff dotes on you, but not in a pushy way, more maternal. Great focaccia bread with ricotta cheese magic stuff. We had the chicken, with potatoes and brussels sprouts. The skin was crispy, savory and is what dreams are made of. Chicken skin dreams, anyway. The butternut gnocchi was like tiny, melty pillows that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were at a nearby wine bar, and were looking for somewhere to eat dinner. Based on reviews from elsewhere, we decided to walk the few blocks to Spina in the cold and rain. We were not disappointed. Very friendly service. Excellent food. The wine (always my favourite) was awesome (bottle of Barbera D'Asti, $120, paid $60). Of all the... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to Spina late one night with my son (11). I wouldn't say it is really a kid friendly place but I wouldnt say it is a kid unfriendly place either. Spina is hands down one of the great places to get homemade pasta. Both dishes we had were excellent. Dessert was extremely good too. Friendly service will welcome you... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have recently dined at Spina three times since my wife has been staying nearby for work. This place is a hidden gem. Our meals have all been delicious - they have an excellent chef. Well-seasoned, creative flavors. We have enjoyed both fish and pasta dishes. I just had the monk fish special which was terrific. Nice selection of wines... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Yanni (sp?) turned what could have been a disastrous late evening meal on a crowded night when the POS system went down into a delightful and memorable experience. And the food was great.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Delicious food and great service! We had the most amazing Italian bread appetizer, crisp yet soft and flavorful fillet mignon, and yummy meatballs (as another appetizer for my daughter). The food is beyond compare!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The food and service are superb! The winter salad is marvelous. The servings are just the right size served in bowls that deceive the eye! My only complaint is that the noise level grows so we always try to get there early so we are finished before it gets totally full. A great foodie restaurant with a smallish menu.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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113 reviews 113 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Known for its home-made pastas, Spina has that and more. The PEI mussels (appetizer for the table) were delightfully flavored and enjoyed by all. Our group enjoyed the lamb orrechiette (a house favorite) and goat cheese gnocchi, as well as the oven roasted chicken. Service was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and attentive. This was our first visit but won't be our... More 

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carlisle, ma
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Pleasant local flavor. Nothing spectacular, but the food was correct - pastas especially done well. Fine wine list. All in all a solid meal at good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009
    (East 11th Street)
  • Public Transportation: L train to 1st Avenue (14th Street) or 6 train to Astor Place (8th Street).
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-253-2250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Spina is a fresh Italian pasta house located in the East Village. Fresh pastas handmade by Blanca Rincon are decadently adorned with sauces and ragus. Small plates focus on Italy's love affair with seafood as well. General Manager Matthew Harrell's wine list goes international and local with some expert selections from traditional wine regions as well as the Finger Lakes located in upstate New York.Spina's brick walled, cozy dining room contains a fresh pasta bar where guests can watch our Pasta Chef Blanca prepare fresh pasta throughout their dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
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