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“Great pasta dishes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood
3125 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68124
+1 402-391-2950
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Ranked #52 of 1,045 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spring St
Description: Tucked away in Midtown, Spezia Omaha's great food, attentive service and intimate atmosphere give guests the memorable dining experience they crave. The party rooms, courtyard, and infamous "Romance Booth" make it the best kept secret in Omaha. With its big-city ambiance and small-town comfort, Spezia is sure to become a favorite spot for you and your loved ones. Whether you are on a first date, celebrating your thirtieth anniversary, entertaining business clients, or getting for the weekend, Spezia Omaha is a must stop destination.
Wakefield, NE
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great pasta dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Spezia's has the best pasta dishes of any we have tried. They have a nice selection of entres
and a great wine list. The food is always delicious and we feel at a very good value. We usually get a nice booth to sit at where it's been very nice and quiet but the last time we were there
we were seated in the back room where there were several larger groups getting together. We felt out of place and couldn't hardly hear each other talk. We will always go back to Spezia's
but I think we will speak up about where to be seated.

Visited July 2013
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“Great good and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Went with coworkers while in town and was thrilled to have found this place. Awesome steaks and a great happy hour!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Evergreen, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We ate at Spezia while staying one night in Omaha. Made our reservation on OpenTable.com prior to starting on the trip based on the good reviews. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Wine by the glass was a good value - a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for $6. Only a few minutes off the interstate. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minot, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, decent food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was $50 for two of us to eat. The staff was super friendly, no complaints there, however I wasn't overly impressed with the food. The atmosphere is comfortable, but I felt it was a little to dim in the restaurant and would have liked a bit more light. Extremely close to the Hawthorne Suites, so it was very convenient for us.

Visited September 2013
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High Wycombe
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
“Spezia, Omaha - A little piece of Italy in central USA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Spezia, Omaha is located on South 72nd Street, just north of Interstate 80 and 200m past the Ramada Convention Centre - blink and, quite literally, you will miss it - which would be a shame as it would definitely be an opportunity missed.

From the initial, and eye-pleasing, welcome to the superb service and quality of food, Spezia has a lot to offer lovers of Italian cuisine - without the pretentiousness of some Italian restaurants. Spezia clearly knows that it is an Italian restaurant in America; as a consequence both the service and many dishes have a distinctly American 'feel' (take calamari with jalapeno peppers for example) - and that's a good thing!!

Following the (large) calamari starter I feared that I was destined for a standard US-sized meal with the subsequent feeling of over indulgence for the remainder of the night. However, the insalata caprese was superb (and a nice size) with some incredibly fresh and fragrant basil. The main course of gnocci alla pollo (chicken with potato dumplings in a Gorgonzola sauce) was stunning, the chicken had clearly been grill-roasted prior to tearing into the sauce - another 'Americanism' that brought something special to what was already a great dish.

As if those platitudes were not enough, 4pm to 6pm every night is Happy Hour with half price drinks; consequently my (numerous) bottles of Peroni cost less in a restaurant than you can buy them in a UK supermarket - I suspect my initial enthusiasm will be somewhat tempered tomorrow morning however!!

So, why not 5 stars you ask - that's easy....the best Italian restaurants are in Italy; so Spezia is one of the very best Italian restaurants that I have eaten in outside of Italy.....and that's not a bad recommendation really is it?!! Try it yourself, I'm sure that you won't be disappointed - and neither will I when I go back on Friday for Happy Hour!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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