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175 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009 (East Village)
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Ranked #1,257 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: East Village
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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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Southlake, Texas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Excellent Pastas - I'd skip the main course, and just order double pasta course. Don't miss the gnochi - rarely found made correctly stateside. Also, do not pass on the ricotta spread for the home made foccacia. You will diet tomorrow. Desserts are lovely!!! Expansive wine list, but be careful, they tried to substitute a different vintage without alerting me.... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great fresh pasta with interesting combos of seasonal sauces cooked perfectly. Very good service without being in your face all the time. Wine list is quite extensive but many are quite expensive. Go on a Sunday or Monday for the 1/2 price wine deal which would be better value.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Fresh pasta and nothing boring especially for pairing wines. Staff works to give you a 5 star experience yet your in a casual setting.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I have eaten at this wonderful establishment. I rarely order pasta, but I have a weakness for the homemade stuff when the chef really knows how to make it correctly. We had 6 in our party and we all raved over every dish. The mushroom bruschetta and goat cheese gnocchi were incredible. I am so... More

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