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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, 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
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
KatQ2u
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Marina Del Rey
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marina Del Rey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
94 reviews 94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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2 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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Monrovia, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent small family run Italian restaurant - good service, authentic Italian food, reasonable prices, 1/2 block from the beach. This was our first visit and we will definitely be going back!

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Santa Ynez, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped by on our way home for a 3pm lunch on a Sunday afternoon and we were so happy we did! Tricia made us feel so welcome and the place was so casual and comfortable ! There is ample parking in the alley behind the restaurant so there was no issue even on a Sunday afternoon. We sat out on... More 

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Ventura, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A dog friendly patio. An undiscovered, pretty, quiet bar in the back. A chance for a short walk to look at the sea, and to view Ventura from the beach. Favorite: pork chops.

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Southern California
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My sister took my wife and I to Spasso to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was nice. While the restaurant was almost empty with a lot of seating choices, they placed at a table where we were being blinded by the sun. (not even a window seat) We could not get our servers attention so I got up... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?