Written by: Steve Stover
Date: February 18, 2014

Photo by Steve Stover.

Photo by Steve Stover.

Lively.  Great for a Group. Something for Everyone. Top Notch Food. Good Value. Dependable and Consistent.

All of these terms describe Spagio European and Pacific Rim Cuisine, located in the heart of Grandview for more than 30 years.  Chef Hubert Seifert and wife Helga make Spagio a “home away from home” for many Northwest Columbus residents.

Spagio feels like a neighborhood bistro, with a lively bar scene and many regulars.  The large windows and pleasant patio on Grandview Avenue offers great people watching.

The extensive menu offers a wide range of choices, which makes Spagio great for a group, with popular choices for everyone from kids and seniors. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

Appetizers ($11 – $13 include tarte flambee (bacon, goat cheese, and caramelized onion pizza) and wood fired vegetables. Soups and salads ($7 – $16 for the entree Salade Nicoise) include the signature lobster bisque and refreshing chopped salad.  Wood-fired pizzas, among the first in Columbus, range from $11 – 15, including the signature smoked duck-hoisin pizza.  Among the dinner entrees ($16.50 – $29, with six under $20), popular items include Mama Seifert’s meat loaf, osso bucco, porchetta, and Lake Erie walleye. Pasta dishes range from  $14 – 18.

On Sundays, Spagio features brunch and at dinner an oven roasted half chicken entree for only $9.95, plus special wine prices.  On Wednesday and Thursday, prime rib is only $19.

At lunch, favorites include the crab and avocado salad and the decadent crab mac and cheese.

Next door, Spagio Wine Lounge, a retail wine store, serves selected items from the Spagio menu.

1295 Grandview Avenue
Closed Monday

  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.