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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
+1 732-701-1600
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Meal was meh....flavorless veal parm....sauce is adequate at best, caesar salad lacked flavor....if you are a tourist, this would be a decent meal...but as a local, there are many more options for GOOD Italian food

Thank trspook1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one the best Italian restaurant in the Monmouth-Ocean County area. Just be aware -- there's rarely -not- a wait. We brought our son and daughter-in-law for dinner on the Saturday night of Columbus Day weekend. That's long after the summer season ended and...More

Thank bobsoccer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spanos is a wonderful local treat. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. The staff is courteous and friendly. Get there early there is always a wait to get in but it is very worth it.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I watched an Andrew Zimmern food network show on the Jersey Shore and at Spano's they made Clams and Linguine. I had to try it and I live in Minnesota! It was FABULOUS... forever, it will be the bar for Clams and Linguine whenever I...More

Thank Deljay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for fabulous Italian food and you’re in the point Pleasant Beach area Please do your tummy and enjoy a meal to remember. I’ve reviewed Spano’s in the past but this trip screamed - tell everybody how great the food is. Appetizers are...More

Thank Vinman1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very, very good! Small... on the weekend and summer, need reservation. We had eggplant and veal parmigiana. Both were excellent! Nice cozy atmosphere. BYOB

Thank lovethesunnj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a rainy Monday night and the place was packed. This is where mulberry st meets the jersey shore. The food was great, chicken parmigiana lobster ravioli and chicken franchese. They bring hot bread and bruschetta to the table immediately. The service was...More

Thank Bcreagh
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Spano’s back in January and told my friends how good it was. To celebrate our mutual special occasion we decided we would go to Spano’s for dinner. The chicken parmigiana and the veal parmigiana was very good. The meatballs are like Mom...More

1  Thank Pilsner22
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here over the weekend. About a 45 minute wait but so worth it. (We went next door for drinks while waiting.) I must say the service was a bit slow and we had to ask for water maybe 20 minutes...More

Thank Nic N
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Service excellant food excellant yea a little noisy ,however, that’s how we Italians like it We talk over one another but it’s it’s alwys great conversation From one Italian ....I highly recommend it

Thank ptybby
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26 October 2017|
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
Spano's is by no means spacious. I would definitely call and ask. If they can accommodate, the trip would be well worth it.
30 July 2017|
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Response from Stan Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes very friendly.
20 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Point Pleasant Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 732-701-1600
  • E-mail
Spano's Ristorante Italiano is a wonderful little store front restaurant just like you see in Brooklyn, with a quaint interior featuring oversized comfy booths and Italian music to complete the ambiance. The restaurant gets bustling after 6pm, and on weekends there can be quite a wait. The good news is they're open 7 days a week, so you can get the same amazing food on Tuesday without a wait. Speaking of the food, its authentic old world Italian prepared by Chef Joseph Spano. All ingredients are fresh, never frozen...fresh local fish and seafood, the highest quality veal, cut and pounded daily for the Veal dishes, Same with the chicken and eggplant, all prepared fresh daily. Spano's marinara sauce is the original winner of the Boss of the sauce contest sponsored by a local radio station and featuring all of the Shores Italian restaurants, as voted by a panel of judges and the general public. All of our ravioli, cheese filled, lobster, and specialty (like roasted butternut squash, or Osso Bucco) are handmade. They make the dough, they make the filling, and they stuff and cut each ravioli by hand. The portions are oversized, and the prices are very reasonable. They have an extensive menu and use only Certified Angus Beef, many of the dishes can be seen on their Facebook page at spanosristoranteitaliano and they open daily at 4pm. 7 days a week. With homemade desserts like the NY cheesecake, tiramisu, bread pudding and apizza dolce (Italian ricotta cheesecake) and delicious Cappuccino to finish off your meal, you can't go wrong at Spano's!
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