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“Hidden Gem on the Upper West Side”
Review of Spiga

Spiga
Ranked #3,153 of 13,820 Restaurants in New York City
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
525 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem on the Upper West Side”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a small, intimate and really excellent Italian restaurant, hidden away on West 84th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. The service is good and the food is really excellent. The atmosphere, menu, service, etc. are comparable to those of Pepolino in Tribeca, but the food is much better. One unusual feature is that Spiga only accepts cash or Amex cards...you can leave your Visa card at home!

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“small, quaint homemade Italian on the upper west side”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

This Italian food restaurant has a warm feel from the moment you walk in the room. Small, tightly packed tables of 4 and 2 do not keep the locals from enjoying the fresh food. The menu is not extensive, but still representative and well put together. Food is fresh, tasty (not overly spiced) and stands on its own. The wine list is short, but also more than sufficient. THe only possible compliant might be the fact that the service is at time a bit rushed, thus making the meal a bit frenetic (especially given the close tables). That said... overall, Spiga is a very good find, providing high quality Italian at a reasonable price.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Chris B
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Princeton, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Top quality neighborhood Italian”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

A warm welcome and a pleasantly intimate room with more space and less noise than you often get in New York. The cooking is inventive and portions more than generous. Salad with sauteed baby artichokes, scallops served on eggplant puree, house-made black linguine with crab and shrimp, and--maybe the best test--simple cannelloni, were all excellent. Fair pricing for this quality, and excellent service.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank wws68
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The food was excellent. Apps were very good +, pasta was excellent, the veal chop, which happened to be a special was tender and absolutely delicious. The environment was cozy and quiet. Service was careful and courteous! Will return and recommend a visit!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank MLM1974
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Texas
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Impressed”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Visiting friends and we stumbled across Spigas one evening. They live right around the corner and had never tried it. It's cozy, food is really quite good. Reservations are accepted and, since the place is small, I would recommend . Also, it's cash or Amex, which is unusual. Our waiter was attentive, had suggestions for wine and specials. Will be back.

Visited July 2013
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