Visited Spano's for the first time. Inside, it is reminiscent of old time Italian restaurants. Italian paintings on the walls, grape vines on trellises, italian music playing. It may sound out of date, etc, but it really wasn't bad. It is loud, and the tables are very close together. The tables to each side of you can hear your conversation easily, just as you can hear theirs, even if you don't try. My wife and I went, and started with a small order of fried calamari. It was excellent, and mor than enough. You also get a salad and a pasta with your meal. The salad was ok, and the pasta was on the large side. The pasta sauce, or "gravy" as I have referred to it since a child, was thick, and pretty good. My wife gat eggplant rollatini, which looked excellent, but she was not excited about it, said it tasted like it was fried in old oil (just remembered that the butter that came out with the bread, also tasted very old). She ate some and took the rest home (unfortunately it ended up in the garbage, after she tasted it again the next day. I ordered the Halibut special in a white wine sauce, which was good. They did give me a HUGE piece of fish. Half of this also cme home, but I enjoyed it for lunch 2 days later. I didn't cae for the leftover pasta at home. No desert, because we were too full. Total cost was $57, and only had water. Overall, we probably would not go back. We both would venture to our favorite italian spot in Freehold, NJ. PS-the waitress was very friendly.
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