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Pastaio - CLOSED

1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible20%
30 Apr 2014
“Closed Now?”
9 Mar 2014
“Worse meal & service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ
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11 - 20 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 15 September 2013

Had an amazing lunch here. I have never tasted food so delicious. I recommend the zuccini blossoms and the meatballs!! Amazing.

Thank patsarah
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We enjoyed our meal here and the service was great from Milley. The Burratta was excellent and the figs, although not really ripe enough, were good. We also tried the truffle portabello musherooms and hubby kept the sauce nearby and dipped his bread in it...More

Thank cruiserone
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We were aprehensive about eating here after all the bad reviews but I am glad we did. The service was efficient. The food was very good. A few points on the service .....when coffee is served, you should also bring cream and sugar. Make sure...More

Thank benton1220
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We just left this supposedly classy restaurant in our favorite shore town. It was the worst Italian restaurant ever!, we ordered appetizers and two entrees. The appetizers were buratta which was lovely and overdone eggplant. An hour later a waitress came over to announce they...More

Thank Elkkcobv
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Have been there 8 times in 9 weeks. With a different menu every week, we find the quality of food to be consistent. Service can be slow but If you enjoy your company, and wine, it is well worth the wait. The staff from the...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This was our fourth visit since they opened a couple of years ago and we are locals who dine out frequently. That should tell you something. Our first visit two years ago was lunch which was excellent. Second visit was not long afterwards for our...More

Thank peacebaby68
Reviewed 10 August 2013

My husband and I had dinner here last night, a Friday night, with a 6:30 reservation. I think this may be a good time to go. There was no crowd so we did not feel cramped and it was not loud. Additionally, the service was...More

Thank dtf505
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Pastaio is a nice, local restaurant in Spring Lake. Although a bit overpriced, the food was very good and the service was excellent. The only drawback was the seating. Pastaio is not a big place and is on the loud side. We were seated directly...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 31 July 2013

My husband and I went here for dinner last night( tues. 8:00 reserv.) waited an hour for bread and water and another half hour after that for app. The restaurant was 3/4 full but it seems like the owner does all the cooking herself and...More

Thank Ylrb
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Spring Lake is a special town and Pastaio is a special restaurant. Freshly made pasta in authentic sauces will transport you from this upscale beach town to a trattoria in Italy. Mind you, this is not typical New Jersey Italian-American pasta (not that there is...More

1  Thank WCiardiello
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ
    (Jersey Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Local Monmouth County bus service runs on 3rd Avenue. Taxi service readily available. NJ Transit train Station for Spring Lake within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
Pastaio is the Italian word for "pasta maker" which reflects our Chef's experience working as Pastaio for restaurants in New York including Eataly, where she would turn out roughly 3,000 pounds weekly. We now bring fresh handmade pasta daily to the Jersey Shore incorporating the freshest seasonal ingredients to our menu that changes each week. At Pastaio we strive to support our local produce, fish and meat, purveyors on an organic and sustainable basis. Our Menu reflects our kitchen staff experience with classical french training and the bounty of the Garden State. We are proud to utilize Pat LaFrieda Meats of New York for our meat and poultry. Ask about having your next event in our Private Party Room which can accommodate up to 50. Gluten Free Meatballs and fresh Gluten Free Pasta Available.
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