Posted on 08 / 17 / 2013
I visited Le Spighe some time ago (wow, almost 2 years ago now..) and am finally writing a review; it is one of the good memories of my last trip to Venice and I highly recommend it. Almost all of the food at the deli counter was vegan (the rest vegetarian) so I had a nice heaping plate of different things to try. Apparently some of the dishes are inspired by traditional local recipes which is interesting. Everything was very tasty, made from quality ingredients -- a variety of vegetables, grains, etc; it was healthy and satisfying. You pay by weight - it seems a bit pricey given it's a deli counter, but ultimately I'd say it's worth it considering a) it's Venice and b) this is delicious, lovingly made food.
It's also a mini grocery store, so I purchased a number of packaged snacks (cookies, nuts), which was convenient.
Also, the owner was very nice!
Sure, you could go to any restaurant in Venice and get a cheese-less pizza or plain pasta, but I would recommend Le Spighe - support a veg business and sample lots of unique and delicious food!
delicous, healthy food, lovely staff
a bit pricey for deli, but so worth it!