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Pastaio - CLOSED

1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1479
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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 07762-1479
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

on a lovely fall day, chanced upon a restaurant with sidewalk dining, sat down, ws greeted in a minute or two, ordered a coke, glass of water and 2 pizza's. after 40 minutes, without a word from our server I askd when we could expect...More

3  Thank LTG1938
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Pastaio is a real gem serving delicious and creative meals made from the finest and freshest ingredients. The vibe in the restaurant is upscale casual with 1980's tunes playing in the background. As soon as we arrived, we received water, heard the specials, and our...More

1  Thank AParkGirl
Reviewed 7 September 2012

We stopped in the restaurant at 4:00 which was between the lunch and dinner service. Normally they do not serve at that time, but the waiter asked the chef if they could accommodate us. They did and it was wonderful. The waiter was great with...More

Thank 4CapeCanaveral
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We were seated, given our reservations, pretty much on time. Over the next 45 minutes we finally got water and some wine. Most of the time the wait staff (seemingly mostly family to save money) had us on igmore. We wouldhjave left if we thought...More

Thank aviddiner8375
Reviewed 5 September 2012

True, table service is unbelievably bad, but food is great. I usually order for pick up before 7:30 to avoid the crowd. Come here, grab my dinner, pay and get the hell out. This way I can enjoy the food at the Inn without waiting...More

Thank robikubi
Reviewed 4 September 2012

we have a latex allergy and they use latex gloves. Brian the mgr said he would change them out for us and we are anxious to go back. They have a great selection of gluten free foods including pasta. Sidewalk seating looks great and everyone...More

Thank ageisenheimer
Reviewed 27 August 2012

This was so much fun, most of the waiters speak like they just arrived from Italy, which adds to the atmosphere! This restaurant is decorated simply but tastefully. The service was great, and so was the food. Their meatballs are amazing. The gnocchi was also...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Amazing food! Tried a number of dishes and all were excellent! The figs and brie was delicious, Our salad - the greens so fresh in the spring salad and lightly dressed. Most notably loved the pasta - as they mention all freshly made on the...More

1  Thank dld8
Reviewed 13 August 2012 via mobile

The prosciutto, fig, and goat cheese pizza was fresh, thin, crispy and very flavorful. I would certainly return for more or to try their homemade pastas, which I hear are amazing. This new joint in BYOB and had some outdoor seating, which is the perfect...More

Thank Jill4115
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We had dinner here after reading an article in the papers. Menu was small but took that as a good thing. Pasta was delicious. Service was slow but we were in no rush. Two weeks later , we invited six of our friends . It...More

Thank chadwickNJ
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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 07762-1479
    (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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