M.C. Spiedo - Dine In Opulent Surroundings While Enjoying A Casual Atmosphere
By Linda Calder - New England Fine Living


Renaissance, French for rebirth, is exactly what happened when chefs and co-owners, Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier transformed the former 606 Congress restaurant space, into M.C. Spiedo, Boston’s latest Italian restaurant that tells a story.  

Inspired by their personal travels and food fascination, of the Italian Renaissance, Mark and Clark have developed a menu and atmosphere that will transport you back in time with old world flavors, farm fresh ingredients and spit roasting (Spiedo means to “skewer” or “spit” in Italian). The opulent surroundings are sure to make the hustle and bustle, of the world outside, disappear as the doors slowly close behind them.

Whether it’s selecting a meal from their breakfast, lunch or dinner menu, sipping your favorite libation, or enjoying small bites from the Antipasti menu, you can be sure a lot of personal attention and culinary skill went into your dining experience.  I’m not sure how many other restaurants can boast they serve a salad based on Leonardo da Vinci’s personal shopping list, found in a notebook, or a lasagna that came directly from a lasagna recipe served at the court of Ferrara in the 16th century, but I know for a fact M.C. Spiedo can.  And yes, children are welcome!  The children's menu is sure to please even the toughtest pint-size food critics.

Also impressive is their 100% Italian wine list that boasts 80 plus wines, which are on display in an amazing vertical floor-to-ceiling wine rack, ranging from $9 a glass to $150 a bottle, a marble topped antipasti bar, for 10, that overlooks the kitchen, private curtained dining spaces, and a mobile bar cart full of small bites including ham salad with onion and orange (a personal favorite of mine), deviled eggs, olives, and more. 

On a personal note, during our own dining indulgence, we selected a light meal that included delicious artisan cheeses, artisan cured meats and pizza accompanied by delicious Italian wines. My spouse had the MOMA Rosso: a delicious blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and I had the Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio, both of which complemented the flavors of our meal. 

Located on the first floor of the luxurious Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston, MA,  617-476-5606

M.C. Spiedo is easy to get to, easy to find, with plenty of off street parking.  Valet parking is also available at the front door of the Renaissance Boston Waterftont Hotel.

*If you’re looking to host a cocktail party, business gathering, or birthday celebration, with 8 to 20 guests, M.C. Spiedo also offers three different private dining rooms.