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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
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Northeast PA
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied menu, HUGE portions of delicious Italian everything! Fresh bread and salad before your meal. Excellent in every way.

Thank 02Jeter
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate here last night. Every dish was absolutely fantastic. The portions are so huge you can eat for two days after with your left overs. Service is excellent and prices are unbelievable.

Thank Kathywinters
Cranford, NJ
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bottom Line: Well-executed Italian classics served in a comfortable, family space, and a BYOB, to boot. You’ll leave with a full belly and a doggy bag. Three of us for dinner. A Veal Parmigiana (ordered with no cheese…more on that later), a Chilean Sea Bass (with Potato Croquettes…more on that later), and a Shrimp Carbonara (more on that later), a... More 

1 Thank mirepoixjoe
mopargirrrl, Owner at Spano's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

To the lovely MirepoixJoe, You write like Joe Spano cooks. That was a delightful review, well presented, fun, amusing, very well written. A fantastic short that captures the essence of what Chef Joe Spano strives for at his restaurant. An easy read, that takes a great deal of skill and knowledge to execute, but easy and fun for a passionate... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend you get a reservation, otherwise, you'll be waiting to get a table. There's a good reason too the wait can sometimes reach up to 2 hours, there's no better Italian food in the garden state. I went with my family with a reservation of four, we were seated right away by the very friendly host, and greeted even... More 

1 Thank Ryan G
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Spano's has been the go-to place for years. I've been coming here since "Pop" would greet you at the door, Mike's daughters would give you excellent service and Joe would serve up some of the best Italian dishes you've ever had. Pop's no longer with us, Mike's daughters have moved on, but Joe is still serving up excellent dishes. Try... More 

Thank MacManfromNJ
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The wait is a little crazy! But, they will open your bottle of wine while you wait. It's BYOB. Service was good, food was excellent and I don't usually eat Italian. It usually doesn't measure up to eating my moms cooking! Don't tell her!

Thank chantell83
Brick, New Jersey
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I recently hosted my daughter's baby shower at Spano's. The food was delicious and the staff could not be more helpful and accomodating.

Thank Lucia G
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Here is a restaurant that is BYOB and offers the coziest ambience. From the moment you arrive you are greeted by a friendly hostess. The experience begins once your meal is brought to your table. Being a resident of PP Beach I am quite spoiled as I can coax my fiancée to bring me to Spano's on Arnold Ave. as... More 

Thank Alana W
Manchester Township, NJ
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

There is no better place to get a better steak or Italian food then Spano's when the weather breaks you're ready to stand in line and it will be long at times. The food is fantastic

Thank Deacon Vince
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable night. Casual dress. Very large menu. Appetizers .. loved the garlic shrimp, main course pasta all good. Large portions. Attentive staff. Will be going back soon m.

Thank Christine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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