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Spasso Cucina italiana

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1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3877 (Zephyr Ct.)
+1 805-643-2777
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mammoth Lakes, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have frequented Spasso a number of times in the past few weeks, including takeout, eating in and spending time sipping coffee in their adjoining cafe. To start with the cafe, delicious cappuccinos, welcoming service and the possibility of ordering light fare made it a very pleasant experience. The outdoor setting is simple but the heaters work well! We have... More 

Thank travelteam752
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was above average; the pesto was too much, but we did enjoy the bruschetta and the atmosphere. Would go back again to try something new!

Thank Deena T
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266 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has great reviews, and we've only been once. Service was good. Bread was good. Cabernet was cheap and sweet. Bolognese was good. Bruschetta was awful. Someone just chopped up cold stale bread and put a spoonful of stuff and called it bruschetta. Bread should be fresh and grilled, rubbed with garlic, and topped with any variety of tasty... More 

Thank jpatter1
Tustin, California
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Overall, this is a great place and we will return next time we are in the area. Like the place and the food. Most of the items we ordered were very good. Do not order the Antipasto. The item is overpriced for the amount and variety of food on the plate. The personnel needs to slow down....LOL.... I do not... More 

1 Thank Nicelio
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Old jazz plays in the background, photos of Italy hang on the wall and the napkins are orange. The rice balls are huge! Biggest we've ever seen with rice, bolognese and cheese. Bruschetta is sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and some pesto which is just amazing and a great little add on to it! The agnolotti with pesto is very good... More 

Thank michael r
Palo Alto, California
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Five star service reminiscent of cruise-ship style, attentive and generous. Fresh made pasta and bread to-die-for. Osso Buco on the sweeter side and smaller in portion to other places... so if you are hungry , stick to the pasta. Wow, the pasta, red sauce is out-a-this-world, white sauce needs more oooophm. Highly impressed with service!... Upscale interior, strange looking exterior... More 

1 Thank suraimcfly
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

While staying on Inn at the Beach I stopped into the bar for dinner. The dinner salad was excellent as was the bucatini pasta. Not too expensive either. I would definitely go back

Thank Squidman21
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Authentic recipes. Delicious pasta and pizza sauces. Patio seating (we brought our small dog). Owner Francesco is very accommodating and staff is always friendly.

Thank lmt124
Huntington Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Although the location and building exterior aren't the greatest, the food and service make up for it. We had pasta, lemon chicken, and chicken Marsala. Everyone enjoyed the meals.

Thank hbcoleen
LaGrange, Georgia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Had osso bucco for dinner. Others had various pasta dishes, charcuterie as an appetizer and great desserts. The service was excellent and the coctails were good. I would highly recommend this restaurant as a great casual place to eat. More than just pizza here. July 2016

Thank CapeSanBlas06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $23
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3877
    (Zephyr Ct.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-2777
Spasso Cucina Italiana is a delightful Italian/Roman cuisine located just steps from the Pacific Ocean. A great setting and great cuisine makes this a must visit for all destination diners. A great menu offers several of your favorites as well as some of ours. Outdoor seating is available and we welcome you to join us for your next dining encounter.

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