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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
+1 732-701-1600
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

Everytime I go here, I never go home hungry. You get so much that you have enough for a meal or 2 for the next day. My husband and I fight over the leftovers the next day because the food is just... Amazing! Although there...More

1  Thank Megan N
Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a little BYOB in the Point Pleasant downtown. I have been here before and it continues to be great!. Portions are huge and quality dishes. Rice ball and calamari apps enjoyed by all. My Lasagna was very good- meatballs and sausage in the...More

2  Thank tonytnj
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Obnoxious blond Maître D as usual . To many times dealing with her. Great food , Great place .Our favorite place but just tired of her. I have spent a lot of money here so I get to give my option .More

10  Thank DonP1963
mopargirrrl, Owner at Spano's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear Don, Your review made me laugh (which isn't easy during the summer months). We LOVE our obnoxious blond Maitre D'! Her name is Jacque and she's the only person who can keep some semblance of organization during a busy Saturday night. I'm sure if...More

Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Spano's rivals some of the best restaurants we ate at in Paris and Venice Italy. My wife and I had half of a calamari appetizer, and we split Paste Tre Madre with shrimp, lobster, chicken, artichokes, and Tasso in linguini. It was delicious, and more...More

1  Thank MichaelNJamie
Reviewed July 9, 2015

You may have to wait for a table because everyone comes here. Great atmosphere - very comfortable but not too casual. A nice evening out at the beach.

1  Thank Lily S
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best meals and best service .We have been there many times and we're all ways completely satisfied. The shrimp molly is awesome.

1  Thank Glenn L
Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was good but it was loud to the point that it was not pleasant to dine here and the service was poor. They need to work on the acoustics to figure out how to lessen the noise level. More importantly, the service left...More

4  Thank WorldTraveler33305
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place can't be beat for yummy Italian food at the jersey shore. Authentic and delicious! Staff is friendly and efficient. Place is very popular so arrive super early to avoid a wait, especially in summer!

1  Thank melmabelle24
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Spano's is located in town, away from the beach. This was a nice byob spot. The food was great and you get a salad and side dish along with the entree. The portions were huge. We could have gotten by with sharing.

1  Thank Martysue
Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you are looking to eat amazing food at a great price this is the place to go! The owner and chef Joe know how to make amazing recipes passed down from his grandparents! The staff is very friendly and professional and you will have...More

1  Thank Colleen W
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Is it a byob?
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Do they have any gluten free options?
June 28, 2015|
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Response from hl2347 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! The portobello stuffed mushrooms with crabmeat in a seafood sauce is my favorite!! They have all kinds of seafood atop frizzled spinach, steaks to your liking and chicken with different sauces. You can ask Joe to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
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, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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!