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Spirito's Restaurant

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714 3rd Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07202-3806
+1 908-351-5414
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Cranford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best sauce without compare as well as the pizza! The veal and chicken pants are supreme and their known for the raviolis. The original 1950's decor and bring cash only.

Thank billium3
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the ravioli, nothing about it was impressive. Not enough seasoning in the cheese filling or the sauce. The walls were dirty as was the diner style napkin dispenser on the table. Not recent dirty either, long time crud built up. The waitress was fairly nice.

Thank Tammy W
Edison, New Jersey
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Best italian food ever! "The Best"!!!!! I'm in my sixties and have been going there since my thirties,have sent many folks there! The cheese in the ravioli and manicotti and stuffed shells,well..it melts in your mouth!! Spiritos' is an incredible find!! You will love all of their dishes!! It is cozy,very family oriented,for all occasions really!!! Must try!!! Bella familia....................

1 Thank cigney
Cranford, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I LOVE this place. Delicious authentic Italian food. You have to get the ravioli, just melts in your mouth. All the food I've had there is amazing though. They don't take credit card so if you go bring cash!

1 Thank jad8483
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This restaurNt has been the same since the 60s when my parents took us after St.Pats basketball games. Their raviolis are the ultimate.. Soft cheese and delicious. Pizza is great.. Garlic salad unbelieveable ..remember to bring your own butter

1 Thank NJMarie2016
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I had the ravioli with meatballs, and my fiance had the chicken parmesan. Their sauce was wonderful, just like homemade. The chicken parm was the best I've ever had. The ravioli was wonderful; cooked well and full of ricotta. My only complaint was the service. Our waitress brought the bread to our table, which was tasty, but she did not... More 

Thank Lynsey W
New York City, New York
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277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Well, we were disappointed. If you don't make your own Italian at home, then you will like this place. The gravy (marinara sauce) is very good, but no different than when I make mine for 6 hours. The meatballs were dry. The ravioli was just pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese...they needed seasoning or other cheeses. The veal parm was very... More 

Thank alish2006
Elberta, Alabama
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

In town teaching for the week and several students and other instructors recommended this place. My wife and I shared the ravioli with meatballs. The sauce was great, the meatballs ok and the ravioli...well, I guess I confirmed I have no Italian in my heritage, because they just didn't impress me that much. If you want old school, this is... More 

Thank SirMitchellofSims
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The place has weird hours of operations but if you ever around the Italian neighborhood come and enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine

Thank Dayli C
Warren, New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The restaurant was so dark we had to use the flashlights on our phones to read the menu. The bread was nothing special. It was served with parmesan cheese in a shaker?? Salad was awful except for the garlic dressing. Soda was flat, we sent the iced tea back. Waitress was abrupt and cold. Not many people in the restaurant,... More 

Thank Paula A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 3rd Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07202-3806
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-351-5414

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