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About Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood
Since opening our doors, Spezia has shared it's love of traditional Italian cuisine with friends and family in the Sioux Falls area. Spezia invites you to come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as you choose items from an award-winning menu. Godere di buona salute!!!
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Italian, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
57th Street and Louise Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Owners Dave Thompson and Rick Thompson
Private Party Contact:
Nancy Schmeling: (605) 334-7491
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood Ratings and Reviews
We had reservations for a Saturday evening and were seated as soon as we walked in the door..Terri, our waitress, was great. She was very knowledgeable about the entrees and wine list. She was also a lot of fun! We ordered the fried ravioli as an appetizer. It was just the right size and I appreciated that it came with a cream sauce along with marinara. We ordered four different entrees from steak to pasta to shrimp and everyone was very pleased with their selection. Our two birthday people loved their molten lava cakes, which were free, and two of us ordered the Peruvian Chocolate Dessert which was also very good. I love Italian food and Spezia is always my "go to" restaurant. My wife doesn't care for Italian, go figure, but she enjoys the ambiance and always finds something on the menu that she enjoys.. especially the Beet Salad.
The food was extremely overpriced for what you receive, the service was okay. They didn't really seem to care that you were there or not, slow on brining the food out that was not hot or even cooked all the way. If it was cooked all the way it must have sat for 10 min before it was brought out. It was my first visit to this establishment and I brought my mom for mother's day. I was not impressed, I have had better service at Perkins. However the looks of the interior are high quality. $65 for two simple undercooked meals and 2 pieces of cake that were just meh... Not worth it.
We had to wait for our reservation which was not a big deal. Didn't have to wait long. Service was friendly and at first attentive. Ordered the diver scallops appetizer, their ribeye entree, baked potato and artisan salad with Gorgonzola cheese snd Gorgonzola dressing. Everything took longer then expected to come out. Probably why they were off on their reservation times. Scallops were fine, not very savory. The salad was romaine and iceburg with a light sprinkling of Gorgonzola. Basically a house salad. Not sure where the artisan part was. After a long wait after the salad the steak finally came. Also had to flag down a bus boy to get us some more wine during that time. The wait may have been acceptable if we had received the bread service that never showed. Again, like the scallops, the steak was okay. $33 steak was a bit disappointing.
We have eaten at Spezia's many times for both Sunday Brunch and evening dinner. They did a nice job managing both the flow of people and replenishing their brunch items for their Easter brunch. The price was a little more then their normal Sunday brunch, but their were additional items on the buffet including sliced prime rib. We would come back again for a holiday brunch.
So disappointed! My husband made the reservation though Open Table. We had been to this restaurant before a few times even though we do not live in SF. We were only visiting the area. We were going to celebrate my Birthday. Having our appetites already for one of their lovely menu entrees we were surprised and let down when we found out they only served the "brunch" on Sunday afternoon. Open Table did not mention this to us. The reservation email I received did not mention "brunch only at this reservation time". We both perused the web site menus in anticipation of our dinner and never saw any indication of a Sunday Only Brunch. But, we thought, it will be really good. NOPE, it was not. Not near the caliber of the menu selections. The pasta sauces were nice. But limited selection for both breakfast and lunch offerings. And nothing that stood out as a signature dish. The service was very bad. Slow. The young lady acted as if she did not understand basic requests like " artificial sweeteners". Nearly finished the meal before we got drinks. And the dessert selections were embarrassing. Donuts cut in 3rds?? Why? Should those be with the breakfast items?? And the dipping bread was by the breakfast items. . . Shouldn't that have been near the entrees?? All in all, we would go back at night for menu evening dining, but never to the Brunch again.
At first I tried to call to ask how long the wait was and/or to make a reservation, Nobody answered the phone, so I said forget it, I heard about the open table, so I signed up and made and account to make a reservation, we had a specific time when my husband and I arrived there were 3 young girls there at the desk just shooting the breeze, I wasn't sure any of them was gonna make any eye contact to help us get a table. Finally one of them helped us. Then they told us it was going to be another 10 minute wait. Then when we left , 2 of them are still standing there shooting the breeze and never said Thank you please come again or anything. Definately Need better customer service at the Desk.
Excellent food, good service overall. I feel as though they did not know we actually had a reservation, we ended up being seated at a large table for 8, this seemed like an afterthought. I would have liked a 4 person table. Also many people were seated before us after they came in. Nothing was bad st all and it is a great restaurant, we just had the impression based on our experience
Food was amazing, service left a lot to be desired. It was very obvious our waitress didn't want to be there and seemed very annoyed when we asked for something as simple as another drink. Didn't give us any information on menu items or specials. Didn't even know there was a special promotion until we overheard another waitress explaining it to a different table.
This was the second time in a row I've ordered the Giglio pasta and had it served without peppers. The menu clearly states that the item contains sliced peppers and it is quite bland without them. The first visit, I mentioned the missing peppers to the server and was brought a COLD bowl of pepper slices. The second, most recent, visit the server said she'd ask the kitchen and never came back.
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