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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
+1 732-701-1600
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (46 reviews)
“shrimp” (37 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, nothing negative to say. Food was so incredibly good. It was like sitting at my grandmas dinner table. They bring out brushetta and a loaf of bread, then the brought us fried zucchini. I couldn’t believe I was able to order batter dipped zucchini...More

Thank congettaphillips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Joe for an amazing dinner. Zucchini flowers stuffed with Ricotta, sauteed zucchini, shrimp in a Sambuca cream sauce, mussels in white wine garlic sauce. Linguini and White Clam Sauce, veal Zia Carmela, steak scampi, filet mignon tips with homemade pappardelle, and broccoli rabe....More

Thank Dominic E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Spano's in Point Pleasant Beach on Friday the 13th. We really hit the Italian jackpot! After an unseasonably warm day, we decided on Spano's based on Trip Adviser reviews. We did not do appetizers, but all were very enticing. I had the Veal...More

Thank KC10Dave
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The atmosphere and decorations are great. The service was GREAT the menu is overwhelming ( too many good choices) The food was EXCELLENT quality and quanity Pricing is moderate but worth it. We took left overs home for another meal.

Thank easytraveler413
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The wait was long for an early Saturday evening. We arrived at 5:15 and were told it will be a half hour. ( a party of 2) It was closer to a 45 minute wait. People that came in after us with 4 or more...More

Thank shop4ever
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We have heard about Spano's for years and finally got there yesterday (2/17/2018). What a wonderful evening. Let's start with the food. The appetizer was their shrimp in the 'spicy' sauce. The shrimps were HUGE and tender and the sauce was just right. One person...More

Thank honestEAF
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Good things are worth the wait..from the food to service. If you're looking for old school Italian food this is the place to go! The homemade gnocchi, crab cakes, linguini and clams, chicken parm and Spano feast are just a few of my favorites! I've...More

Thank stephzalesky
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Sunday night and they were waiting. Love that it is a byob first of all . Great bread and bruschetta on table waiting for you . My go to Italian meal is veal franchise and boy it was delicious. Had angel hair on side with...More

Thank gymlady30
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We ate at Spano's in October, 2017 for the first time. Both of us live in Naples, FL...NY/NJ transplants...both of us Italian. The warm atmosphere upon entering is the first thing we noticed. The enormous portions being delivered to the tables, the second. Our choices...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been to Spanos in years and recently went last evening. Appetizers and meal were delicious! Service was great and it’s a BYOB which is a plus! Reservations can only be made for parties 7 or more so get there early or be prepared...More

Thank Denise D
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27 October 2017|
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
Spano's is by no means spacious. I would definitely call and ask. If they can accommodate, the trip would be well worth it.
30 July 2017|
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Response from Stan Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes very friendly.
20 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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