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La Spiaggia

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357 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4606
+1 609-494-4343
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and consistent service. They're flexible with sides and are happy to accommodate. Good value as its a BYOB. One of my favorites on the island.

Thank carriemw
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is on our must eats each summer down the shore. While the location isn't beachy - it is convenient if you are not staying on the island as it right by the bridge. It is a bit dark and not airy like restaurants on the beach, but I still give it a 5 because the food and service... More 

Thank Jgifas
White Plains, New York
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called at 6 PM to ask for a reservation for 2 at 7:30 PM. I was attracted to this restaurant because it has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The pleasant man on the phone nicely said, "Yes, I just received a cancellation. Very good." I happily hung up, but wondered if that was a little scam. It wasn't! When... More 

1 Thank Dan P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is absolutely hands down THE VERY BEST restaurant in the LBI area All of the staff goes over and above to make you feel like you are the only person there Now the menu is amazing. Everything is delightfully prepared and beautifully presented. You will not be disappointed

Thank linda d
New Jersey
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I've ever experienced a restaurant with so much fine print on the menu: no appetizers as main courses, a $3.00 plating charge to split an appetizer, no cell phones, and no sharing of main courses. For a place that really screams Jersey Shore in terms of decor (you almost expect to see a Kardashian or Snooky to... More 

Thank PickyJerseyGirl
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I can't believe in all my years on LBI, I missed out on this wonderful establishment, but so glad I found it now. Thank you Trip Advisor for This review service! So helpful when looking for a special place. The food here is amazing, from the bread and the sauce to their desserts. Presentation is perfection and most important to... More 

Thank Denise K
New Jersey
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We've been quite a few restaurants on the island this year, and our meal tonight was one of the best meals we've had. My wife had the veal saltambooca, which was outstanding, the veal was thinly cut with a exceptional tasty gravy. My shrimp oreganato was excellent as well. The service was outstanding, with the courses separated just right. Would... More 

Thank CaptDad42
Lebanon, NJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

My wife and I had dinner at La Spiaggia last week. We both had the lobster tail special. A large (12oz.) tail grilled perfectly, topped with arugula, grilled peaches, grilled onions and a vinaigrette. A great meld of flavors. Truly, the best dinner we have had all summer. The wait staff is professional, friendly, and attentive. The experience was so... More 

Thank wfa1128
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I had the rack of lamb and my husband has the Cioppino and everything was wonderful. The bread and warm garlic oil was an excellent start and loved the beat salad. They have a nice early bird menu too. We will be back.

Thank Laura V
Holmdel, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

They always take you on time for your reservation. The staff is superb. They are polite, enthusiastic and attentive. The owner visits tables to check on you. The atmosphere is quiet even though the restaurant was full. The farfalle with pesto was excellent, I added shrimp to mine. My husband had the veal chop parmigiana and loved it. If you... More 

Thank Lukeandlarsmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4606
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-4343
La Spiaggia is an award winning restaurant on Long Beach Island. We specialize in Northern Italian cuisine in a fine dining setting. Please feel free to bring your own wine and call for reservations! We look forward to serving you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?