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