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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

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719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
+1 732-701-1600
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16:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Powell, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

The food at this Italian restaurant is wonderful. I've eaten at great Italian restaurants in various cities, and this is a good as any. The servers are pleasant and know the menu well. My children and wife loved the food as well. Price is more than reasonable. This is a bring your own booze.

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2 Thank dennisjcunningham
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had at Spano's restaurant in Point Pleasant Beach. The food was absolutely delicious, although we have met Joe the talented chef several times, you thought your grandmother was back in the kitchen making the dishes. You can tell how fresh everything is, must try the crab cakes, and just how everything is presented. From the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I was looking for a restaurant to take my wife for our anniversary. We were going to be on the Jersey shore so I looked up local restaurants. When I looked at Spano'e website, I decided we should try it. I am so glad we did. The food is just about the best Italian food we've eaten. I wasn't aware... More 

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2 Thank 96Roadking
Brick, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

A weekday evening, my family including young children were seated near a table of men who cursed and were offensive to women and various ethnic groups. They were unnerving men who spoke loudly of family business. We advised staff that we were uncomfortable and we were assured they would discreetly have a word with the men. I can't say if... More 

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14 Thank Mangia111
mopargirrrl, Owner at Spano's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Mangia111, I sincerely apologize for your recent visit. I find it a little disheartening that a family cannot go out to dinner without being subjected to foul language by other diners. That being said, I cannot let your one star review go without rebuttal, as many of the facts regarding our responses to your complaints are not properly reflected in... More 

Brick, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Everytime I go here, I never go home hungry. You get so much that you have enough for a meal or 2 for the next day. My husband and I fight over the leftovers the next day because the food is just... Amazing! Although there are some nights (especially in the summer) there is a wait, but to be honest... More 

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1 Thank Megan N
new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is a little BYOB in the Point Pleasant downtown. I have been here before and it continues to be great!. Portions are huge and quality dishes. Rice ball and calamari apps enjoyed by all. My Lasagna was very good- meatballs and sausage in the lasagna. A large 'brick', like everyone else I took some home. My 23 year old... More 

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Obnoxious blond Maître D as usual . To many times dealing with her. Great food , Great place .Our favorite place but just tired of her. I have spent a lot of money here so I get to give my option .

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10 Thank DonP1963
mopargirrrl, Owner at Spano's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear Don, Your review made me laugh (which isn't easy during the summer months). We LOVE our obnoxious blond Maitre D'! Her name is Jacque and she's the only person who can keep some semblance of organization during a busy Saturday night. I'm sure if you had to do her job on a Saturday night, you'd never come back. It's... More 

Herndon, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Spano's rivals some of the best restaurants we ate at in Paris and Venice Italy. My wife and I had half of a calamari appetizer, and we split Paste Tre Madre with shrimp, lobster, chicken, artichokes, and Tasso in linguini. It was delicious, and more than enough to split. The servers were very efficient and the atmosphere was very Italian.

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1 Thank MichaelNJamie
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

You may have to wait for a table because everyone comes here. Great atmosphere - very comfortable but not too casual. A nice evening out at the beach.

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1 Thank Lily S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Best meals and best service .We have been there many times and we're all ways completely satisfied. The shrimp molly is awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?