The bright, warm and very satisfying new restaurant Spezia is an Italian eatery in St. James with Italian and Italian-American fare, with service that is comparable to the great dishes it puts out.

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Spezia is a new Italian eatery in St. James with tasty food and attentive, courteous service. (Dec. 13, 2013)

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Alex Carmago, owner of Spezia in St. James. (Dec. 13, 2013)

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Patrons dine at Spezia in St. James. (Dec. 13, 2013)

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Co-chefs Dago Flores and Ricardo Hernandez at Spezia in St. James. (Dec. 13, 2013)

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Beef carpaccio is a popular appetizer at Spezia in St. James. (Dec. 13, 2013)

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Porchetta ripiena alla raimondo, a double-cut pork chop stuffed with Italian sausage, prosciutto and fontina cheese is served over sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers at Spezia in St. James. (Dec. 13, 2013)

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Grilled swordfish is topped with capers and microgreens, served over rice and accompanied by grilled artichokes and cherry tomatoes at Spezia in St. James. (Dec. 13, 2013)

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