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306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732-974-3433
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 42
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My wife and I stopped there for lunch and had an enjoyable meal. You walk into the restaurant, step up to the counter and find an array of freshly made lunch items. There are salads, pastas, paninis along with many other choices to select. Pick what want and grab a table. Your order will be served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Cheftgc20
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I stopped there for lunch and had an enjoyable meal. You walk into the restaurant, step up to the counter and find an array of freshly made lunch items. There are salads, pastas, paninis along with many other choices to select. Pick what want and grab a table. Your order will be served to you in a... More 

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Thank Cheftgc20
Jersey Shore
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

6 of us walked out of here, having heard the speel of Mike, the chef, about him "feeding locals, not tourists," while we were considering our lunch options, in the cases. Some delicious looking pastas and salads were being prepared. We are locals. He was rude! The food might be delicious, but, who'd want to patronize the place, after hearing... More 

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Thank GeminiJerseyShore
New Jersey
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133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on our first day in Spring Lake this summer. We were rookies and didn't know their was no menu. The owner explained what he had and how to order. I had a delicious salad with fresh salmon on top. My husband had a penne dish. Portions were just right. On the down side, the inside... More 

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Thank LL28
NJ
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. It's tiny, off the beach, but you walk in and the proprietor Cosimo will show you himself what he's got today. You make a few selections and he'll pile your plate with terrific food. The food is simple but there's lots of variety. I can come here ANY DAY.

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Thank Tom X
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Not your average dining experience - it's a bit whimsical and unorganized but that is part of the charm in my opinion! just have patience and be open minded!

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Thank Chris A
Princeton, New Jersey
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196 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch, place is kind of crowded with thing s and food not displayed nicely. Kind of messy. To much butter on panini and expensive . Didn't enjoy. Service was odd

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Thank Judith484
martinsville, nj
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169 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate the five course fixed tasting menu. There was one seating at 7:00PM.; although some people arrived late. Reservations are a must as the owner only prepares enough food for the number of reservations. There are no choices, as everything was fixed. Huge protions and on some of the courses extras were givem including dessert which was great. There... More 

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Thank robertmaster123
New City, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Pleasant in town stop for a late lunch, No menus here; select from the dishes at the counter and what the owner made that day. Portions are just the right size to satisfy but not be too big.

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Thank mkl19
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The proprietor was downright discriminatory and shouldn't be allowed to do business. I would've called the cops but stopped short.

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Thank Prabhu D
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is true that the menu is limited, but on the day we visited, they offered a delicious grilled ham and gruyere sandwich on sour dough bread with homemade mayo...wow did it hit the spot!

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Thank 62360JrzGrl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: 732-974-3433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?