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Spasso Cucina italiana

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Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta
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1140 S.Seaward Ave., Ventura, CA 93001 (Zephyr Ct.)
+1 805-643-2777
Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Spasso Cucina Italiana is a delightful Italian/Roman cuisine located just...
Spasso Cucina Italiana is a delightful Italian/Roman cuisine located just steps from the Pacific Ocean. A great setting and great cuisine makes this a must visit for all destination diners. A great menu offers several of your favorites as well as some of ours. Outdoor seating is available and we welcome you to join us for your next dining encounter.
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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian food right on the beach.

This restaurant was a very nice surprise. A cozy little Italian place with great food, and very attentive service. I had the grilled salmon, which was very good. However, evidently the lasagna was to die for. I'm still a little bummed I didn't order it also!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
JMestayer
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Linn, Oregon
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After a friend recommended this Italian bistro, we had high expectations. My husband & I ordered caesar salads which were to be accompanied by freshly baked bread. The romaine lettuce definitely wasn't fresh and our server indicated the bread was just "right out of the oven". The bread was cold and bland! The only highlight of the evening was the... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This restaurant was a very nice surprise. A cozy little Italian place with great food, and very attentive service. I had the grilled salmon, which was very good. However, evidently the lasagna was to die for. I'm still a little bummed I didn't order it also!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were looking for Italian fare within driving distance from Santa Paula and decided to take a chance on this restaurant. I am glad we did.

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Cobb, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We often dine in Ventura and Spasso happened to be just across the street from our hotel and they were kind enough to seat us despite our late arrival. We started with wonderful bruschetta,which we devoured. Both of us chose simple fare. I had a mushroom risotto with truffle oil which was the evening's special, and the flavor was delicious,... More 

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Marina Del Rey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We loved this place. Good food, nice wait staff, and cozy. We almost went twice since we were in the hotel nearby for 2 nights. Good job, Spasso.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Hungry and tired, we stopped at Ventura on our way to Santa Barbara and found Spasso close to route 1 and right on the beach. It was about 8:30 on Tuesday night and the staff was still friendly and helpful despite the late hour. We each had an appetizer and wine - both the eggplant and the carpaccio were excellent... More 

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Oxnard, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We frequent this restaurant often because of the food, atmosphere and staff. My suggestion is to make a reservation. The food does sometimes take time but it is made from scratch and is worth the wait. We always order a salad and the best bruschetta and of course wine. Relax and enjoy!! They usually have great specials and the owner... More 

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Ventura, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The service was great here, but that was pretty much it. The menu lacked variety and flavor. Overall the experience wasn't quite worth the price.

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Rather small, but intimate restaurant. Food was very good and service was excellent. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner and when our server found out it was our birthday weekend getaway, they treated us to a birthday surprise, great dessert. We will be visiting them again when we are in Ventura. Only recommendation, make a reservation as they have... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

the food was very nice but we came to have some beers and orderes some pizzas for snack because it was being the second dinner. And the manager complained to the waiters behind our table because we only had some sharing pizzas in the middle. The most rude arrogant italian macho you can think of. Next time for complete dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1140 S.Seaward Ave., Ventura, CA 93001
    (Zephyr Ct.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Spasso Cucina Italiana is a delightful Italian/Roman cuisine located just steps from the Pacific Ocean. A great setting and great cuisine makes this a must visit for all destination diners. A great menu offers several of your favorites as well as some of ours. Outdoor seating is available and we welcome you to join us for your next dining encounter.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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