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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 28 January 2018

not sure what the rave is about with this restaurant. I am a local and have given this restaurant multiple chances to prove they deserve their rep. They stink.. never had a good meal here. My recent meal after 2 years away was the worst....More

6  Thank kmzofr
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We have passed by Spano’s a bunch of times on our way to another restaurant but never stopped. I’m so pissed off at myself for not stopping sooner. We met friends there that were locals and returning patrons, they suggested Spano’s. I was very happy...More

Thank Pilsner22
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had just watched the Andrew Zimmer jersey shore restaurant episode and saw Spano's & everyone was raving about their linguine & white clam sauce so we decided to go and try it as we had never gotten that dish here before. Unfortunately the dish...More

3  Thank Sirena1234
mopargirrrl, Owner at Spano's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Sirena1234 - We welcome all reviews, good and not so good, because food is subjective and everyone's taste is different. What we do not welcome is your statement that we use canned clams in our ingredients. We have not, do not, and never will use...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Was looking to try a new spot for Italian. Spano’s fit the bill and hit the spot. Dined there on a Friday night with two other couples. Friendly, we liked the atmosphere. Not pretentious. Nice service. BYOB. Salads or soups come with meals. Our entire...More

Thank loulombo
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The giveaway was the line outside the door waiting to get in. We came back the next day for lunch and discovered the reason so many patiently waited for their piece of heaven. This is not a pizza place, but rather FINE ITALIAN DINING at...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The minute you walk in the restaurant- the amazing smell transports you back in time to Sunday dinner at your grandmas house! The food is amazing and hands down- the best fried calamari ever! Even better than Grandma!!

Thank Tpipitone
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My family has been going here for many years, since it opened about 15 years or so ago. Definitely one of the best in the area ... very hard to get in on a Friday or Saturday night anymore, especially in the summer. They need...More

Thank Jerseymatt333
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

If your in the mood for some delicious comfort food this is the place. The have a very large menu with lots to choose from. I ordered the special of manicotti and a side of meatballs. The pasta was paper thin and delicious, great meatballs...More

Thank Sirena1234
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Well it was my aunt and uncles 58 wedding anniversary so my brother pick Spanos and what can I say but we were not disappointed. My husband like there spicy ,sausage meatballs, and our meals were great and plentiful. We brought an outside cake after...More

Thank G E
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Always great food at reasonable prices. too much to eat so take some home. staff is very attentive and there to help.

Thank bwaitzel
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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