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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

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$$ - $$$
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719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
+1 732-701-1600
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New Jersey
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our fourth or fifth time at Spano's. Even in the off season, Saturday night is always a tough table and if you don't get there early you won't get a table because they won't take reservations. We were there very early, seated promptly and all went well. Service was attentive. We hadn't been there in a while and... More 

Thank RhysOrd
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tripadvisor always does a good job comparing restaurants in a given town, this restaurant can be compared to ANY ITALIAN RESTAURANT ANYWHERE. Good old real deal Italian food and lots of it, even I took a doggie bag home. Red sauce was better than good it was great. The atmosphere was old style as well, with its copper ceilings and... More 

Thank jckofheart
New Jersey
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! We went with 10 people and 10 out of 10 said it was fantastic! I was very impressed! I want to go back! Help! I can't stop using all these exclamation points! The food was great. The portions were generous. The prices were reasonable. The service was friendly and efficient (not easy for a party of 10). I can't... More 

Thank David S
Manchester, NJ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to friendly, fast and attentive service, this restaurant provides piping hot, delicious Italian fare. On a Tuesday evening in October, the wait was only about 5 minutes. The food was among the best Italian cooking I've ever had.

Thank gillyr62
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always get the garlic shrimp app, and really have never been disapointed..can get crowded...chicken parm the best I've ever had , nice size portions...n

Thank Thomas W
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice food, good portions, Good Italian american choices, Nice quality food good prices. it does get crowded. the Booths are cramped & small.

Thank Vita B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The spaghetti sauce was so good I bought a quart of it to take home! I highly recommend this place. The salad was even better than normal

Thank Angie H
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

What a nice place to enjoy friends and family. The service was very good; menu selection extensive and food excellent. We tried a variety of plates ranging from chicken Zia Carmela; Chicken Giancana, Veal Chop Valdostana and Eggplant Rolatini. Each dish was perfectly prepared and met our expectations. We will definitely be back. Try and get there early as this... More 

Thank TPBott
Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I'm a lover of meatballs and these were absolutely delicious! Risotto balls were fantastic as well! It's bring your own alcohol and we didn't realize until after we sat down so my husband walked a couple blocks up to get a bottle of wine for our meal. Family run business that cares about their customers and their experience at the... More 

Thank deenell3
Bel Air, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Good Italian food and nice atmosphere. We arrived just as they were opening for dinner and there were already a few dozen people waiting to be seated. I have not been to other Italian places in the area so do not have anything to compare it to locally, but many restaurants in this area are very expensive, while Spano's was... More 

Thank Stephen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Point Pleasant Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 732-701-1600
Spano's Ristorante Italiano is a wonderful little store front restaurant just like you see in Brooklyn, with a quaint interior featuring oversized comfy booths and Italian music to complete the ambiance. The restaurant gets bustling after 6pm, and on weekends there can be quite a wait. The good news is they're open 7 days a week, so you can get the same amazing food on Tuesday without a wait. Speaking of the food, its authentic old world Italian prepared by Chef Joseph Spano. All ingredients are fresh, never frozen...fresh local fish and seafood, the highest quality veal, cut and pounded daily for the Veal dishes, Same with the chicken and eggplant, all prepared fresh daily. Spano's marinara sauce is the original winner of the Boss of the sauce contest sponsored by a local radio station and featuring all of the Shores Italian restaurants, as voted by a panel of judges and the general public. All of our ravioli, cheese filled, lobster, and specialty (like roasted butternut squash, or Osso Bucco) are handmade. They make the dough, they make the filling, and they stuff and cut each ravioli by hand. The portions are oversized, and the prices are very reasonable. They have an extensive menu and use only Certified Angus Beef, many of the dishes can be seen on their Facebook page at spanosristoranteitaliano and they open daily at 4pm. 7 days a week. With homemade desserts like the NY cheesecake, tiramisu, bread pudding and apizza dolce (Italian ricotta cheesecake) and delicious Cappuccino to finish off your meal, you can't go wrong at Spano's!

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