Simply Elegant Italian

"Those who like their food presented with pedal-to-the-metal heartiness..."

-Frederick Koeppel in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

Spindini is a Memphis favorite that specializes in "Simply Elegant Italian." We concentrate on traditional Italian food prepared with a modern twist. You'll also see that the menu denotes dishes cooked in the wood-burning oven, made with organically-grown produce harvested at Woodland Farms, a company owned farm, or made with honey from Spindini's own bee hives.

Everything in this trendy, South Main neighborhood spot is oh so nice. With dreamy food, a passionate staff, and warmth that goes beyond ambience this place is truly a local’s favorite. Pastas, chicken, seafood and veal comprise the menu, along with the occasional special that relies on gutsy, robust flavors.

Chef Joe Cartwright has taken the reins at Spindini, which has been operated by River City Management Group since 2009. Some things remain from the old days at the South Main eatery, such as traditional pasta dishes and the wood-fired pizzas cooked to order in a flaming-hot oven at the end of the bar. But Cartwright brings contemporary cuisine as well with seasonal dishes. Much of the produce used in Spindini’s Italian fare is grown in the restaurant’s garden in nearby Holly Springs, Mississippi. There’s a see-and-be-seen ambience since it tends to attract a hip, artsy crowd, especially on monthly South Main Trolley Tour art walk nights. Desserts include seasonal gelato and sorbet, tiramisu, and chocolate soufflé cake. Twenty-plus wines are offered by the glass, and many fine wines are available by the bottle. The list is divided by the Old vs. New World dichotomy, and a Reserve list features name selections, such as Silver Oak and Ornellaia.

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 Downtown Memphis, TN

383 South Main Street

Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: (901) 578-2767


Monday - Tuesday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Wednesday-Thursday 11a.m.-3 p.m./ 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday - Saturday 11a.m.-3 p.m./ 4 p.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday 11a.m.-3 p.m./ 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Dinning room open daily @5pm, Bar @4pm

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