Spina

Spina

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 25, 2014
    Looking for amazing homemade pasta, and don't want to spend a lot? Then this is your place! Order the Malloreddus Bolognese. Added bonus: your gluten-free friends can still enjoy the pasta too.
  • Dens
    DensFebruary 24, 2014
    I know the go-to is supposed the pasta & bruschetta, but the real hidden gem is the mussels that come in this chive/olive oil broth. Aannnndddd half-priced on Tuesdays thur Fri till 7:30pm!
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GibsteinJune 18, 2012
    The fried shrimp and calamari appetizer is awesome. As an entree, the saffron infused gnocchetti with a veal, beef and pork tomato ragú is the way to go. And, for dessert, do *not* miss the tiramisu.
  • Savored
    SavoredMay 17, 2011
    Vibrant East Village venue dedicated to the art of fresh pasta making. Enjoy any of the fresh pasta dishes and watch them come to life before their eyes at a pasta station in the center of the dining
  • Approach Guides
    Approach GuidesJune 15, 2011
    A great list overall. Two very nice white wines from tasty low production Piedmontese grapes: erbaluce & arneis (Ferrando and Vietti are great producers, resp.). Can't go wrong with either. Salute!
  • Dens
    DensDecember 16, 2013
    The pasta is great here, and they run a "how to make your own pasta" class every Sunday afternoon (and I think you eat the pasta afterwards - sounds great!)
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JonesFebruary 9, 2013
    recommend the meatballs and the hanger steak or try the lamb orecchiette if you want to catch the fresh made pasta. They took great care of us on a friday night
  • ben m.
    ben mSeptember 5, 2014
    Dinner is great but try brunch too. When there for brunch get the egg yolk ravioli. No matter when you go the pastas are fresh and handmade.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJanuary 24, 2011
    The hand-made pasta? To die for. But we also love this Avenue B gem because its walls showcase the works of a different local artist each month.
  • Laura V.
    Laura VitaroOctober 21, 2013
    Delicious homemade pasta. Great atmosphere. Half off bottles of wine on Sundays. And the homemade focaccia with truffle ricotta is perfect.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    The price definitely does not meet the quality for the food. The wine was pricier and excellent. One and done for me at this place though. Low on my list for the neighborhood.
  • Lara S.
    Lara SchenckAugust 29, 2014
    This place is fucking fantastic. Seriously, delicious and quality food, knowledgeable staff, decent prices and an amazing menu. Go.
  • Savored
    SavoredMarch 15, 2012
    Perfect spot for a low-key date or great night out with friends. Order the orecchiette with lamb and kale - you won't want to share.
  • Josh
    JoshFebruary 14, 2013
    The Lamb Orichette will not even make you feel bad for our old pal Lamb Chop. You had me at truffle oil, not hello. Make sure you ask for a second helping of bread (otherwise you won't get one).
  • Marisa T.
    Marisa TomAugust 15, 2011
    Handmade pasta — you can watch them making it. Recos = polpettine di carne, fagottino, arugula insalate, malloreddus, orechiette, and agnolotti.
  • Libbytime
    LibbytimeJanuary 3, 2011
    ask Matthew for wine recs. 1/2 off bottles on sun and Mon and great happy hour during the week. a great spot to dine!
  • Dens
    DensFebruary 24, 2014
    The pear ravioli is one of the most interesting / most delicious pastas I've found in NYC. Strongly recommended.
  • Ashley O.
    Ashley OrkinFebruary 9, 2014
    Amazing homemade pasta, try the lamb orecchiette. Friendly staff and very knowledgeable about their great wines.
  • Dens
    DensJune 15, 2013
    They can order all the homemade pastas as gluten-free if that's your jam.
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel ShimMarch 27, 2013
    They have a great wine list (50% off sun/mon). Their hanger steak (med/rare) melted in my mouth!
  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺June 2, 2013
    Mussels and homemade pastas are delicious! Quaint little restaurant with awesome brunch deals.
  • FRANK151
    FRANK151March 19, 2011
    While Italian restaurants in the city are in no short supply, Spina stands out as a small, vibrant restaurant in the East Village. Read more
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongOctober 2, 2014
    Really delicious pastas (summer ravioli is bomb) and half off bottles of wine over $60 on Sundays and Mondays! Hello, two bottle Mondays. 🍷
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanMarch 2, 2014
    This is the most underrated brunch in town. Good for groups.
  • Dens
    DensDecember 16, 2013
    The entire wine list is 50% off (!!) on Sunday nights (even the fancy stuff)
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThurlowSeptember 25, 2010
    Rob is the owner and will take great care of you. Lot of attention to detail here. Highly recommended.
  • Matt N.
    Matt NOctober 6, 2013
    The mussels were so good! Splurge the extra 2$ for the bread to dip in it
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PJune 30, 2013
    Really small portions if you're hungry, so keep that in mind when ordering. Also not shy about letting you know they are ready to end their shift.
  • Antonio E.
    Antonio EvansMay 31, 2013
    Fresh pasta with some really authentic ingredients. Will come back soon.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZurofskyJanuary 30, 2010
    Favorite pasta in ev. Senesi chianti at ridiculous price. Pasta tasting menu is amazing
  • Matt W.
    Matt WeinbergerFebruary 9, 2014
    Incredible pastas and wine. Extremely friendly staff. Highly recommend.
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    They have an entire category of "brunch pasta," which we didn't know was a thing, but are so happy it exists. Read more
  • Erin B.
    Erin B.March 6, 2010
    Delicious fresh made pasta! The sommelier has great recos for wine!
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.March 12, 2012
    5:30-8 PM, Tuesday-Friday; $3 draft beers, $6 wines by the glass; $5 meatballs, $5 mussels
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish SharmaMay 4, 2014
    Veg trumps non-veg. Desserts are amazing.
  • Jackson J.
    Jackson JeyanayagamApril 9, 2011
    Handmade pasta is fine and all but the tiramisu is INSANE. Trust.
  • Sean S.
    Sean ScottJuly 19, 2011
    The muscles for happy hour are the best deal in town for $5
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashMay 30, 2011
    Main courses are better than apps, service can be a bit more attentive
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GibsteinDecember 30, 2012
    It's nearly impossible to get a C health rating: your restaurant has to be filthy. But these guys managed to do it... and hide the rating behind a picture. Food was good, but kinda gross nonetheless.
  • Metromix
    MetromixMarch 25, 2010
    Sardinian malloreddus and some rocking Tuscan fries are our favorite dishes
  • April M.
    April MoatesApril 3, 2015
    Gluten free pasta. Great wine specifics
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FryOctober 22, 2011
    Was impressed by the food. The wait staff is also very kind. Cheesy decor, though.
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 7, 2014
    Home made pasta worth the trip to ave b
  • Nicole
    NicoleDecember 15, 2013
    Every bite better than the last. HIGHLY recommended!
  • Flavia J.
    Flavia JordanMay 6, 2013
    Decent pasta and cheap prosecco :-)
  • Harry D.
    Harry DuranOctober 19, 2013
    Highly recommended brunch in the East Village
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanApril 10, 2011
    Weekend brunch gets you unlimited $10 bottles of prossecco with food orders!
  • Ehrin F.
    Ehrin FeeleySeptember 14, 2013
    $12 bottles of Persecco at brunch!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MarinoffDecember 18, 2013
    Great food
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiNovember 14, 2011
    Valpolicella is deliciously light
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