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Spigolo

1561 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10028
at 81st St.
212-744-1100

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 8
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

86% would go back.

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Worst Meal in a Long Time

By Jules72 on 2/9/2012

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

While I had read such nice things about Spigolo, I have to say my meal the other night was one of the worst - especially given how much it cost. While the food was fine, the service was horrific. Mean and just clueless. What was supposed to be a special night out, turned into such an aggravation that I'm writing a review. When will restaurants realize that it takes more than just cooked meat and fancy sauces - that the people seating you and bringing your food have just as much impact. And in this case ruined our meal. I'm not exactly sure what happened to Spigolo, but it's not as good as the reviews from a few years ago.

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26 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

Good Experience

By jefflam on 11/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went here this weekend with a group of friends and we enjoyed the experience. We had the antpasti, meatballs (special) and mussels to start and they were delicious. I had the steak for dinner with a side of broccoli rabe. I thoroughly enjoyed my dish and althougg I cannot remember what everyone else had, I know there were no complaints. Everyone in the group left satisfied with the experience. I would recommend this place to others looking for a good italian meal in the neighborhood.

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33 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

Best desserts in NYC

By lodown on 5/1/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

All the food is great, but seriously, you should take the time one night and go and sample more than one or two desserts. They are really that good!

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72 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

Great food, wine, atmosphere

By rtamuranyc on 9/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Spigolo is warm and welcoming--with good food, wine, and service. What more could you want? Its size makes it harder to get a table, but also makes the restaurant cozy and comfortable. It's one of those places you want to just stay and enjoy. Food is excellent; wine list is carefully chosen and the General Manager, Heather, goes out of her way to make it one of the reasons you feel so at home. Make sure you try the rhubarb ice cream. Also a glass of Diogenes Sauvignon Blanc.

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197 out of 416 people found this review helpful.

Great Restarant

By Restarantreviewer on 1/28/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Spigolo really has a different spin on it than other restarants. It's a nice italian restaurant. It's a small cozy place that's perfect to bring anyone. It's not that expensive, especially for the food that you get. The pancakes with apples are a must get. The place looks great, and the service is fantastic. This is one of the best restaurants i have eaten in my entire life. I haven't had breakfast like that any where.

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308 out of 624 people found this review helpful.

Warm, Friendly, Great Food...a Find on the UES

By hilleary on 5/2/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was pleasantly surprised by the friendly chef duo who offered suggestions and background on the dishes. The food was extremely good as was the wine list...a great find in the 'hood!

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264 out of 530 people found this review helpful.

Charming place with a great steak...

By alonzo on 3/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

and an excellent wine selection

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245 out of 524 people found this review helpful.

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