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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
+1 732-701-1600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Kingston, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you visit Point Pleasant Beach and don't eat here then shame on you! The food is amazing, portions huge, prices reasonable and staff extremely hospitable. They don't take reservations so you may have to wait a few minutes but it's worth it. Also it's BYOB for those who care to have a glass of wine with dinner. The best... More

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Palenville, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant to take your family. Price was reasonable and food was good. Wish I could have taken a doggy bag but was on vacation and no place to put it.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tucked away in a small store front, we both enjoyed a terrific meal! The portions were generous from the appetizer to the salad to the entrees. Absolutely delicious. Our waitress (Ann-Marie) was extremely courteous, friendly and attentive. Put Spanos on your must visit list.

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Belvidere
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Drove to Spanos for dinner last night - this by far is the best Italian food in Jersey. We had Shrimp Molly, calamari which were spectacular! The kids had Parmigiana and Chicken Francaise. The portions were huge and they said it was the best meal they ever had! My husband and I both had the lobster tail and crab cakes... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was here with my wife, son, daughter-in-law and 2 grand daughters. It was a Sunday afternoon in June. I know they normally have long lines waiting. They take reservations for 7 or more but not on Saturdays. The food was excellent and a great value. Fried calamari appetizer was great and everyone loved their meal.

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Sparta, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was fantastic and VERY reasonable priced. It is BYO which helps keep the costs down. Everything was great - great food, service, etc. we were with a larger party (10 ppl) and still everyone had a great meal and was so pleased. Definately go again.

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Jackson, New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Spano's is my families favorite restaurant. We celebrate all our family mild stones there. We love the fried calamari and mussels for starters. The Shrimp Molly is to die for. My husband loves the Seafood Fiesta. I love the Crab. Cakes. The service is so friendly and attentive. The portions are huge (always have left overs for the next day).... More

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Millstone, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE Spano's and never disappointed! Without a doubt one of our favorite reasons to go to Spano's is to order the Shrimp Molly as an appetizer. It is by far the best!!!! All dinners are phenomenal and one is as good as the next. The service is GREAT and the value for your meal is top notch. You... More

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del ray ,fla
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Have eaten here numerous times. Food is v. good but it can be noisy! Have recently been doing take out...eggplant parm...delicious! They are pleasant and very patient when dealing with you...ENJOY!

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am a lifetime resident of Point Pleasant and have been a patron of Spano's since it opened. It consistently has excellent food and service. The staff is always very attentive and the food is great. Joe Spano is also very generous to the community and can always be seen helping out and providing food for local charity events. I... More

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