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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

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719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
+1 732-701-1600
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Don't pass by this rare find a restaurant you feel like you're in Italy. The food is awesome the desserts are to die for. The staff are all wonderful they make u feel at home! My husband loves the Spanos feast I love the. Filet of sole all I can say is you don't miss out on Spanos!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I started going to Spanos after Sandy hit our home. We ate there once a week, and always brought leftovers home to enjoy. We became addicted to this excellent restaurant; food,service,ambiance ambiance of course, Joe, are wonderful. We're thankful for Spanos, simply the best!

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2 Thank 0874
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We eat her regularly. It is reliable go to Italian. Friendly staff. I like there pasta with vodka sauce. Great salad and the bread is to die for. BYOB is a plus

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1 Thank KayakAdventure
New Brunswick, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have visited here a few times and have always been blown away by the food. Not to mention the staff is just awesome!

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Thank Mikki C
Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

I eat at Spano's often and every single time I am greeted by a wonderful hostess and am served one of the best italian meals I have ever had.

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Thank KRed66
Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This is seriously the best Italian food around. We look forward to coming every time we are at the beach, which is a few times a month. Generous portions, awesome that it's a byob too. Don't miss out on this great restaurant

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Thank Lori D
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very good Italian food, not Grandma's but good. Pleasant wait staff and atmosphere. Always busy and wait times can be excessive.

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Thank Steve P
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Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I wish you had more stars to give! Spano's is fabulous-I'm Italian and think their food is the best! It's delicious, generous servings, polite staff, the best hostess ever! And added bonus, it's BYOB!! Yes, you will wait on a weekend or any night in the summer, which is just a sign of how good it is! My husband and... More 

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Thank Lahjazz
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Spano's Crab cakes are the best we have ever tasted bar none!!! The seafood sauce served with them only adds to the dish. They can be obtained as an appetizer or as a main course dinner, both are fantastic. When ordering the crab cakes as an appe- tizer, I always order their Lasagna which is also delicious. The servings are... More 

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1 Thank Diane L
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

As locals, hubby and I frequent Spanos at least once every week or so. The food is consistently superior, service outstanding, and atmosphere just what you'd expect from an Italian restaurant. Only downside is I wish they were open for lunch. OMG, the possibilities! Barbara R. Toms River, NJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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