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Spasso

551 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014 (Formerly Alfama) (Manhattan)
(212) 858-3838
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Ranked #2,540 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Perry
Transit: 1,2,3 train to Christopher Street. A,C,E,L to 14th Street.
Description: Spasso is a neighborhood rustic Italian Osteria with a focus on wines from all regions of Italy.
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had been wanting to eat here for some time as our neighbors raved about the place. To begin with Spasso gets the award for most unique use of branches and lights to decorate scaffolding. We were seated inside in cool air-conditioning at a window table for 4 (we were only a party of 3). Luckily the table for 2... More

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a really nice little place for lunch or dinner. Only found this by accident during a walk around Greenwich Village. It is on a corner and the outside of this old building was very appealing to us. We did not have a booking but were advised that a table would be available in 15 to 20 minutes. So... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We found this after finding a 2 hour waiting line in the spotted pig round the corner so had no expectations or prior knowledge at all. Turned out to be the best food I had throughout a 2 week St Barths and NYC trip (which set a high standard and precedent). Highly recommended...attentive service and truly delicious perfectly cooked steak.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Very expensive and tiny portions! So disappointing and with little respect for diners. $ 23 for a tiny tiny portion of spaghetti and about 5 clams. Must have cost them about $ 2 to make with huge margin. No excuse for this !!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I been here three times. Twice for a date and once for cocktails at the bar with a friend. The seasonal cocktails are wonderful here and the food is very good. The west village is NY fave neighborhood in all of NYC and this location is close to all the village has to offer.

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Northport, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant was cozy and had a nice crowd. The bar was empty, so some friends and I were able to sit down and have a glass of wine. The bartenders were very friendly.

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Winchester England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ate at Spasso on a busy Saturday lunchtime in a party of seven. Restaurant was crowded with a great atmosphere. Service was friendly, helpful and attentive. Good choice on the menu, food tasty and well prepared. Variety of pasta, fish and burgers and everyone happy

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had our rehearsal dinner here. Perfectly prepared, and extraordinarily good food. Don't miss the fresh pasta. Great service. They clearly care about the food here, and the chef has a very deft and nuanced sensibility. You won't be sorry, trust me. We've been here on several occasions and it's been great every time.

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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

There's nothing I love more than food where you can actually taste the natural flavors of the ingredients - and that's where I think Spasso really shines. The fish here tastes like fish, not just another chunk of white meat doused in sauce. The chef really knows how to put the spotlight on the natural flavors of the ingredients, and... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Expensive food for what it is. This place is fin, but there are so many other great restaurants in the area!

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