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Spagio Cellars

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

1291 Grandview Ave.
Columbus, Ohio, 43212
United States
phone: (614) 486-1114

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Reviews by Osiris9588:
Photo of Osiris9588
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

The restaurant is solid: good, eclectic European food prepared by German Chef Hubert. Brunch on the weekends is wonderful, featuring the best bloddy mary in town. It's also one of the few places where you'll find Bitburger on tap.

However, better than the restaurant is the wine cellar. They offer a pretty extensive selection of wine, and a rather wide range of domestic and import craft beers. You can build your own six pack, or enjoy a beer right there at one of the tables in the cellar--along with dishes from the main restaurant if you like.

The Spagio cellar is where I often go when beer shopping, as they offer a good selection that is often infused with new, hard-to-find product.

Osiris9588, Sep 11, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of JeffONeal
4.5/5  rDev +10%

JeffONeal, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of jrallen34
3.19/5  rDev -22%

I came into town to visit my dad and bless him he went about to show me all the beer places he found. This place is in a really nice part of Grandview in a cool strip mallish area. Spagio is more of a restaurant that has a nice grocery part with lots of wine and some beer. A decent collection of beer probably 50 different signles and sixers. They were sorted nicely by country and style which is nice. However, the quality of the beer is only average, nothing outside the mediorce beer store or nicer grocery store.

A cool place to hang out for drinks or dinner but not a place to come to just get beer unless you are within walking distance.

jrallen34, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of MbpBugeye
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

It was a nice day and I had some time to kill so I took a short drive to Grandview Ave.

This place is located on the side of the street amongst lots of other eateries and Grandview attractions. Between the Wine Cellars and their pizzeria, Spagio occupies most of this block of restaurants.

There is a smallish patio crammed with tables to dine alfresco. These tables were pretty filled up because of the nice weather. Inside there is more seating which, for the exception of one table were all vacant.

The interior is neat. It appears to be very old with original creeky hardwood flooring and chandeliers and the like. It was very dimly lit and I was mostly focused on looking at beer.

There are wine racks all over the walls. The beer coolers are in the back along the left wall. There really isnt much in the way of macros which is good. The first few doors are bombers divided by country. Nice selections of German beers as well as some surprising Belgians.

The rest of the cooler is filled with 6-packs. Every bottle is individually priced so they are all fair game for creating a mixed 6-pack.

The gentleman working there came to ask me if I had anything in mind that I would like to find. He said they can take orders for beers or wines and try to have them stocked. I didnt need any help but it wouldnt be hard to get some if need be.

Some beer highlights were Urthel Hop-it, Duchess, nearly every Weihenstephan, Thomas Hardy's and some KBS!!

I picked up the last 4 pack of KBS leaving two orphans still in the cooler for the next lucky shopper.

Prices seemed to be a bit high. KBS was $6.99 a bottle, Thomas Hardy was about $10.99 a single and Shlitz Gusto was $3.99 a single!!

I might visit here again but if I do it will be to sample some beers there and maybe check out their food.

MbpBugeye, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of Yetiman420
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%

This was the fourth stop on a four stop beer store tour of Columbus (From the Vine, The Andersons, Kenny Road Market, and Spagio's Cellars).

A mostly wine bar with an emphasis on epicurian pursuits. I did not eat here. It's mostly wine with all beer in the cooler.

They had a large table of people dining right by the beer cooler and I felt a bit intrusive bending down to look in the cooler and opening the door while they were eating.

All their beer was the high-quality variety. I stumbled upon two bottles of Three Floyds Anniverary X ale. FFF is not sold in Ohio so this was unexpected. The clerk told me they were well connection. When I asked about Black Albert (which From the Vine had) he told me he could call the distributor and get it. I left it as that as I wish it was that simple. Throw in some Black Ops while you're at it.

The FF were $13.99 a bottle which is steep but I appreciate the uniqueness of them offering this.

Yetiman420, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of genog
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Went to Spagio's Cellar a little while ago with my wife and a friend of ours (another BA). I can't believe I have not yet submitted a review for this one. The idea of the cellar is pretty neat. You just sit down at a table where the waiter will bring you any item from the limited menu. It is mainly appetizers, cheeses, and pizzas. A much smaller menu than the restaurant Spagio. They have mostly wine obviously, but there are about 7 or 8 large windowed coolers that have beers from all around the world with country labels above their location in the window. Just walk up and grab a bottle and take it back to your table. The server will come around open it and pour into the proper glassware for you. We spent most of the afternoon drinking great beer and eating some fine cheese.

genog, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of Risser09
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%

I decided to go here for my last night out in Columbus. I was pleasantly surprised. We went immediately for the cellar portion of the restaurant because of my beer nerdiness. Just driving up to the place told us it was in an upper middle class part of town with a bunch of trendy eateries and nice houses. Upon entering you notice the plethora of wines and lots of artsy decor. This isn't an insult at all either, I thought the place was very nice and the kind of restaurant that I would like to frequent. I spent a long time looking through the beer cooler to decide what I wanted to go with. Since I already spent a ton of dough on bottled beer at the nearby distributors, I went with a single bottle of Gulden Carolus. It was $3.99. I eventually broke down and bought a 4 pack of Blackout Stout because I won't be getting it for awhile or anytime back in PA. I took the beer out of the cooler and sat it down on the table and the waitor quickly brought me a nice Unibroue glass and poured it. We shared the cheese board and a vegetable pizza. Both were perfect and just enough food. The pizza was cooked in a wood burning oven. The cheeses were Brie, Chevre, 70%Brie30%Bleu blend, 3 yr old Gouda, and a spanish cheese. The board also came with bread, apple butter, dried apricots, grapes & dried figs. It was very nice. $12.50. The service was prompt, but we were kind of waiting awhile for our check at the end of the night. Mayeb the waitor just didn't want to bother us. The selection was great for beer and the food was just right for a nice dinner. The beer wasn't overpriced at all (maybe by $1) compared to local distributors, which was comforting because we were buying it from a restaurant. This was by far my best experience for dinner/beer in Columbus. It was just my kind of place.

Risser09, Aug 22, 2007
Photo of ndekke39
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Spagio Cellars is attached to the main restaurant of Spagio in the Grandview neighborhood of Columbus. Parking can be a little tricky on the street, although they have a number of spots behind the building.

Very cozy atmosphere - a pleasant place to be in both summer and winter. Low ceilings, dimmed lighting, with wine, beer, and cigars lining the walls.

Extensive collection of beverages. The wine is their featured selection, but their beer choices don't disappoint. All bottles, but a wide selection. Plenty of domestic microbrews and imports from Asia and Europe. Almost all of their bottles are priced individually, for consumption on or off the premises.

The staff is incredibly knowledgeable on their wine, and while I've never tested them on their beer, I'm sure they know quite a bit.

Food is excellent. They have a limited menu in the Cellars, but you can walk over into the restaurant (which is great, too) and purchase some of their fantastic desserts to eat in the Cellars.

Highly recommended place for food and drink in Columbus. It's hopping every weekend night, and they're open fairly late.

ndekke39, May 25, 2006
Photo of mattcrill
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Atmosphere: Just like others have said. Very much a wine bar but it has nice wood seats and big tables to sit and talk. Nicely done candles and lighting around the cellar.

Quality: They must have expanded the beer selection b/c I was very impressed. A nice selection of many English beers, Stone, and GLBC. Many seasonals in there as well. They are all sitting in the cooler so they are WAY too cold but I didn't see too many macros so that was cool.

Service: Pretty good even though it's serve your self on the beer. You just grab a bottle and they bring a glass to your table. They have some pretty cool glasses which showcased my selections very nicely.

Selection: Again, plenty of good things to choose from. I imagine if I came here often, I would quickly get through all of them, but I was very impressed. I didn't see any macros and they had a great selection of things that you don't see everyday.

Food: Lost points here just because the selection is limited. But the pizzas and cheeses are very good.

This place doesn't claim to be anything other than a wine/beer cellar. It is what it is. That being said, it fills it's niche very nicely.

mattcrill, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of Dogbrick
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

The Spagio Cellars is located adjacent to the Spagio Restaurant in Grandview. Grandview is a nice little town near downtown Columbus. Spagio Cellars is located in an area of small eclectic shops (upscale hair dressers, art stores, an indy movie theater etc) and your parking options are either street or a small lot.

The Cellars has a wine bar feel, and you can tell they cater to wine sales and events (there was a tasting going on that night as a matter of fact). The central seating area has a lot of wood and candles and it is all surrounded by racks of wine that they sell. They do have a cooler section devoted to beer though. There is also a small bar where you can order drinks from the restaurant, and I did hear that you could buy beer or wine and drink it there which is pretty cool.

The beer is all cold, and aside from the usual macros and micros (Sierra Nevada, Young's, Chimay) you normally find, they had some regional selections from GLBC, Bluegrass etc.

I can't say much about the service in the Cellars because we were just looking at the selection while a wine/cheese event was going on around us, but our service in the restaurant was very good.

I am including a food score even though technically you can only buy cheese at the Cellars. There is a walkway connecting the Cellars and the restaurant, and it is definitely worth eating there if you make the visit. Spagio has amazing food. Smoked Chicken in creamy garlic sauce and wood-fired pizza were both excellent.

Dogbrick, Nov 07, 2003
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%

Located in a nice little section of Grandview Heights where outside sidewalk seating is common and the locals walk to the stores, this is an enjoyable stop on a lazy day in late summer. Parking to the rear or take your chances on the scarce on-street parking. This is a stylish and trendy venue, also with ouside seating of its own. The beers are Ok, but not terribly varied. Looks to be better as a wine/food stop.

AtLagerHeads, Sep 05, 2003
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