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Spigolo v. Spiga

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Spigolo v. Spiga

LM | Feb 6, 2006 11:19 AM

After two failed attempts to walk into Spigolo without a reservation, this time we tried to make a reservation, believed we had one (super bowl Sunday after all) and traveled from lower west side to upper east in the cold, but were rejectd, again. Apparently we made a mistake and booked a reservation at Spiga inadvertantly. So we did not eat at Spigolo but NEVER will. The manager, I gather that is who is was, was nasty to say the least. At that point no one knew the source of confusion about the reservation and there was no attempt to work with us (there were two tables available as well as two seats at the bar) but no discussion of trying to work us in here or have a drink or come back. It was discourteous and unprofessional and a turn-off. We said this is our third attempt, we thought we made a reservation and wouldn't have taken the train from tribeca otherwise .. too bad for you.

Fortuitous mistake as we wound up at Spiga which was lovely. Two salds we had - finocchio with licorice infused oil and arugula with parmesan both very good. Two pastas -- pumpkin ravioli with parmesan and balsamic reduction was very good. Cooked perfectly and nice size. the balsamic added a sweetness that was mild and not at all acidic (which i feared). The garganelli with pig cheek was also good. We ordered a white chocolate souffle which was burnt but they took it off the check. The service was slow -- they seemed to be short-staffed -- but pleasant. Very nice vibe and energy level. A bit pricey but worth it. Will definitely be back to Spiga but not to Spigalo.

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