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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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Troy, New York, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Spanos for the first time and I WILL be back again. It was worth the wait. Food was plentiful and wait staff are top notch. Had to wait about a 1/2 hour for a table for 4. You need to make reservations for 5 or more people. Small cozy atmosphere and felt like home while there. You have to... More 

Thank Stan Z
New Jersey
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226 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Two hour wait on saturday so we went Monday Always very good. Never disappointed Our go to place very reasonable and good food. Great Staff

Thank Philc2020
New Jersey
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great food. Good service. BYOB! Get the Hot Shrimp Molly! Just an FYI - no reservations accepted unless you are a larger party. They also do take out. Great local place.

Thank TravelerShari
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been there several times and the food is always great, the wait staff is always very professional and courteous. It's a BYOB restaurant which I don't mind. The only problem is that since Spano's is so popular, there's always a wait for a table, which of course is not their fault. And the wait is worth it because the food... More 

1 Thank Matt T
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Seated promptly and greeted warmly. Bread and water arrived in minutes and the wait staff was helpful and Courteous I had chicken parm and Italian vegies while my wife had flounder franchises and potato croquettes both meals delicious and a full plate. I highly recommend this establishment to all

4 Thank Mike P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited Spano’s for dinner on New Year’s and could not have been happier! I ordered the lasagna, and could not stop eating until I had finished the entire meal. The sauce is incredible, I’ve never had anything else like it. The team at Spano’s really go out of their way to provide an inviting dining experience. Everyone was incredibly... More 

3 Thank Alex B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Point Pleasant for New Year's and the party I attended was catered by Spano's. BEST FOOD EVER! The chicken parmesan was literally the center of attention. I also have not been able to stop thinking about the Arancini (fried balls of rice and cheese and heaven). Plus, you haven't had a meatball until you have a SPANO'S MEATBALL!!... More 

1 Thank Meredith C
Eastampton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I frequent Point Pleasant but usually always dine at the same restaurant. We decided to change it up and try Spano's. Well now Spano's is going to forever be in our dining rotation. We started off with an order of the fried calamari which was hands down the BEST calamari We have ever ate. (We eat calamari... More 

2 Thank JPalumbo83
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband and I read the reviews for Spano's on TripAdvisor in prep for our day trip to Point Pleasant, and decided to give it a try. His Lasagna was one of the best he's had. He pointed out the ricotta filling, something other wannabe Italian restaurants seem to have forgotten. I had the Spano Feast and a feast it... More 

3 Thank Lee B
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Xmas Eve, 2016, I went with family for dinner. I had the Rabe Alla Romeo, Broccoli Rabe, Chicken, Sausage, roasted red peppers, and mushrooms in an olive oil sauce over Rigatoni. Excellent meal. As the Germans say in Heidelberg, "Das Essen war koestlich!" The food was delicious!

1 Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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