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“An Italian Suprise in Gig Harbor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spiro's Pizza & Pasta

Spiro's Pizza & Pasta
3108 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-2124
253-851-9200
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Ranked #48 of 105 Restaurants in Gig Harbor
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Peoria, Arizona, USA
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“An Italian Suprise in Gig Harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took a day trip to Gig Harbor from Olympia having heard that it was picturesque, and the trip did not disappoint in that regard. It reminded me of the Yankee fishing towns of New England. Indeed, fishing, boatbuilding, and the transport of forest and agricultural products have marked Gig Harbor's history.

There are plenty of interesting shops, and art galleries, but we were intrigued by the structures of different eras along the waterfront, many originally the homes of fishermen and their families. We walked Harborview Dr. until it intersected N. Harborview Drive and followed that road to its terminus at Vernhardsen St., extending from the municipal wharf to near the end of the inner cove.

Now ready for something to eat we discussed among ourselves what kind of food we would choose and the vote was for pizza, hence an Italian restaurant. That is when we discovered Spiro's Pizza and Pasta Bella, a simple eatery, apparently part of a larger chain, so our expectations were modest.

We entered without a reservation and were promptly seated, during a busy noon hour. The staff were friendly and apologetic about not being able to serve us immediately as they were short-staffed that day. The menu offered a variety of antipasto's, salads,various pasta dishes, the entrees one might expect in an Italian restaurant, and it even included some gluten-free pasta dishes. Half a dozen sauces were available to the pasta lovers.

Soon our waitress took beverage orders to get us started, and returned in short with our drinks and took our order. Since we were determined to have pizza, we selected two of their largest for our party of six, and tailored them with ingredients to suit, making essentially four different possibilities by having the two halves of each topped differently. We also ordered their house salad.

The salads were fresh and tasty. All of us were pleased with the freshness of the toppings and the quality of the cheeses used among the toppings. Ordinarily I am not a fan of the crust, especially the outer edge, but this crust was worth chewing, like a fine, fresh, Italian bread roll. We would recommend it.

The restaurant felt more like a "one-off" rather than a part of a chain. The food was fresh, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere was" homey. " Given our menu choice we can vouch only for the pizza, but our vote is that you can't go wrong at Spiro's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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pacific palisades, ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Service!!!!! Thank you!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Enter two road weary, not very experienced grandparents with a hungry one year old in tow -- exit, three extremely happy guests! We were babysitting and had gone for a "Gilligan's Island" walk -- in other words, started out for a short walk... ended up much longer than expected. We were pushing our 1 year old granddaughter, who was well past her dinner time (early by any standard).

We asked the wait staff if it was possible to get a pizza FAST - we had a hungry one. She replied, "Does she eat?" Our answer, "Like a 10 year old! Only problem is she has no patience - help!!" Our waitress was terrific - returned with a starter plate to hold the granddaughter over - shredded mozzarella, saltine and pineapple chunks! Hallelujah!! We tried to contain the mess as much as possible - but she never flinched... she'd seen it all before.

The pizza was terrific and we were so very happy with the friendly, welcoming and quick service. If you find yourself in Gig Harbor in need of a family friendly, easy going, great food place to eat, Spiro's is your spot!

Thanks again for being so terrific!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“In the heart of town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The restaurant is clean. I agree with another reviewer that they are due some general updating! My son and I each ordered the lunch special which was a pita-bread pizza (very surprising) with salad and a drink. Our check was $25.50. The pizza was okay. The salad was yummy. We enjoyed sitting by the window and watching the action outside!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Service was terrific!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

We were greeted by Cole, whom was also our waiter, with awesome enthusiasm. He was very helpful and knowledgable regarding beer selection. He was also funny and very attentive.

The food was very, very good. I would recommend the cheesehead bread and the pizza.

I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are craving Italian food

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Friendly Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

To me service is the first thing I rate. Spiro's staff was very friendly and informative, as it was my first trip here. The Chop Chop Salad is a 'peoples favorite' and rightfully so. There is enough of two people to share. Very nice restaurant.

Visited March 2013
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