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!!!
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: 605-334-7491x
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 decided to try Spezia based upon othe ...
We decided to try Spezia based upon other online ratings and made the reservation through Open Table. When we arrived, we were greeted by friendly people and taken to our table. The atmosphere reminded us of Macaroni Grill, including the crayons, paper table covers, and wait staff who wrote their name backwards so we could read it. The service and food were very good. They only serve beer and wine, but that was fine for us. When we arrived, there were a lot of empty tables that filled quickly. The noise level was about what one would expect - and not enough to interfere with our conversations. The food was nicely prepared and very good. Our waiter was friendly and professional. He was there whenever we needed anything, but did not hover or make us feel rushed. It was a relaxing and pleasant experience. If I am staying in that area again, I would definitely consider going back.
The food was terrible and the service ev ...
The food was terrible and the service even worse. We stopped going to Spezia a while ago for the same reasons but thought we would try again since it's used to be a special place for us. Nothing has changed. The food lacked any presentation -- the formerly delicious tomato basil soup was barely warm and the Italian Beef Burgundy was in s a cereal-like bowl that contained just egg noodles and broth - and no meat -- which the server thunked down unceremoniously on the table. There should have been some kind of charger or plate beneath it -- and even more important, some meat in it. Additionally, the gnocchi was burned. When I showed the server the burned gnocchi she said, 'that's how we serve it here.' Ummm - no, it's not. It's just not. We were ultimately compensated after the manager got involved very late in the process. Spezia should give the servers the authority to make those adjustments rather than argue with the customer about the quality or lack thereof. Just terrible.
We went for the Tomato Fest, which has b ...
We went for the Tomato Fest, which has become a favorite over the years. They truly use excellent tasting, homegrown tomatoes and it can't be beat. We shared the Caprese Classico and the Grouper with heirloom tomatoes and a side of angel hair pasta with tomatoes and ate every bite. LOVE Tomato Fest. The booth for two is not overly comfortable, and lots of families in close proximity, but we were just there to enjoy the food so it was ok.
The location was good along with the int ...
The location was good along with the interior. The server seemed to have too many tables. Service was slow and he had help bringing the food. Two of the three steaks we ordered weren't cooked the way that we ordered them. One was sent back as a result. Overall it seemed like they were too busy or we caught them on a bad night. We have eaten there before and it was much better.
My birthday celebration at Spezia was wo ...
My birthday celebration at Spezia was wonderful! We went specifically on a Tuesday night for lasagna, and it did not disappoint! The appetizer of lamb chislic and parmesan fries was equally delicious. When our server found out it was my birthday, she brought a candle to our table and a small but perfectly sized dessert of chocolate cake and ice cream to me after my meal. It was a great experience!
We had our niece (age 14) and nephew (ag ...
We had our niece (age 14) and nephew (age 10) for a special fun filled weekend. This was their first time to this restaurant, they both loved the food & the cream sodas.
My husband and I have eaten here several times but the kids wanted pasta--Spezia is our go to for pasta. It was a "hit". Our waitress was awesome, very knowledgeable, friendly but wasn't at our table every 10 minutes, which was great.
We had dessert to go--which we enjoyed later in the evening, oh and it was delicious!!
Thank you Spezia for making our special evening great!!!
We eat here often. Sometimes a large fa ...
We eat here often. Sometimes a large family with kids can detract from the experience here, but overall the ambience is very "Italian", and the food is deliscious. In the fall their tomato fest dishes are extraordinary. Had a filet this time with a few great grilled shrimp. The fillet was tender and the taste was perfect. Not the absolute mouth-watering steak you get once in a while, but very, very good.
Birthday dinner for my 12 year old daugh ...
Birthday dinner for my 12 year old daughter. Our waiter (Gary) was incredibly helpful and friendly. They were able to provide me with a safe gluten free entree and they gave my daughter a brownie dessert with a candle. The food was delicious and our family had an enjoyable evening.
Spezia is a great place for friends to m ...
Spezia is a great place for friends to meet and have a great time. Six of us were at dinner and we hadn't seen each other in years. Our waiter expertly handled separate checks and different orders for all of us. He was knowledgeable about the specials and kept our water glasses and the bread basket filled. The food was very good - I would not describe it as "gourmet" but the food quality was excellent. The menu had a wide selection - pasta, salads, steak, fish;and the prices were very reasonable. We were at our table for 4 hours and we were not rushed to leave. We went on a Monday evening so the restaurant was not busy. I definitely recommend Spezia to my friends.
Mothers Day at Spezia
We had dinner at Spezia to celebrate Mothers Day. We appreciated the fact we could reserve online. Many other restaurants won't take a reservation or will only reserve for a party of five or more. We were seated immediately. The service was outstanding, and the food was lovely. Desserts were very reasonably priced (and delicious). We will definitely be visiting Spezia again!
I had the eggplant parm and I thought it lacked taste. I had better eggplant parm at the Olive Garden for several dollars cheaper. No veal offered at this so called Italian restaurant? Sioux Falls is hurting for a real Italian restaurant! Service was very good.
Very nice. My husband thought it was the best brunch buffet ever. My kid actually ate stuff - which is a resounding endorsement. More communication from wait staff would have been nice - reserved for 12:15 & didn't even know they HAD brunch. Joined my mom who had already sat down - then waited 20 min trying to figure out why wait staff only wanted to get us beverages & nobody would give us menus. Food was great - nice variety.
A 13 yr tradition, I've treated my niece to tiramisu on her B'day every year. It's not a common menu item at restaurants in our community, so was pleased to find it at Spezia several years ago. The cake is excellent - really delicious! Seems though, our table waited longer to be served 'ready made' dessert than neighboring tables who waited to be served multiple dinner menu items. Somewhat disappointing. I've recently learned that tiramisu is now available at at least one alternate location, so, inclined to give them a try next birthday.
Girls day out
We had a group of 6 for a family girls day out. We were seated right away as we arrived. The waitress was very nice and helpful with our selections. She was attentive but not hovering. We all enjoyed our food, no complaints from anyone. We will go back, would like to try the Sunday brunch.
Had reservation and still had to wait 15+ minutes before being seated. Service was slow, yes, I know it was valentine's day. We were at the restaurant for 2 hours in total. Had the lobster and steak dinner for 2, food was ok, service fine. Waiter told us he is a bartender not a waiter, and apologized for the service
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