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175 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009
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Ranked #1,130 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
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
Cuisines: Italian
East Village
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East 11th Street
Transit: L train to 1st Avenue (14th Street) or 6 train to Astor Place (8th Street).
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.
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English first
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

So part of my cousins visit was to enjoy the culinary delights of NYC. We happen to be exploring my neighborhood, the east village when we happen upon Spina. I have to confess that I've walked past this place on my home and never noticed it. We walked in not knowing what to expect and was promptly greeted by the... More 

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Additional Information about Spina

Address: 175 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009
Phone Number: 212-253-2250
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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