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Spasso Cucina italiana

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Pasta
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1140 S.Seaward Ave., Ventura, CA 93001 (Zephyr Ct.)
+1 805-643-2777
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Vastly improved since last visit.

Look to Facebook for specials when they have them they are unique and delicious, my girlfriend is picky and just got pizza but I got her to try they thin sliced raw beef (Parmigiano) she liked it so much she called her mom to tell her she stopped being picky. Its like putting butter in your mouth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
BeachGuy805818
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Riverside, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Yelpers went crazy for is place. Perhaps that's because the Ventura-Oxnard area suffers from lack of decent dining establishments. The food was not plated particularly well, very bland, and the portions were small. On the positive side: the ingredients were fresh, the location is totally CA beach, and it does have a touch of ambience-in-waiting. A new chef could... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Look to Facebook for specials when they have them they are unique and delicious, my girlfriend is picky and just got pizza but I got her to try they thin sliced raw beef (Parmigiano) she liked it so much she called her mom to tell her she stopped being picky. Its like putting butter in your mouth it just melts.... More 

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Ventura, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love where this restaurant is located and oh yea, the food is GREAT! We visited on the 4th of July and were able to watch the fireworks on Pierpont Beach. It was not a planned dinner destination but boy, what a good choice! We started with the house salad, simple and delicious. Large enough to share. A basket of... More 

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Burbank, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent small Italian restaurant very close to the beach. After going over the menu we decided on appetizers, caprese salad and a pizza. Our waitress was pleasant and her runner was adorable and helpful. Our calamari was fried perfectly and really good. The caprese salad was fresh, light and the right leader into our pesto pizza that tasted like heaven.... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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172 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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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, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?