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Pastaio - CLOSED

1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1479
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible20%
30 Apr 2014
“Closed Now?”
9 Mar 2014
“Worse meal & service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1479
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Passed by recently and it appears as if the restaurant has closed. A good thing and hopefully some place better will occupy the location. Ate here a few times in the summer 2013. The pasta was the best thing on the menu, but that's not...More

1  Thank NJWoman
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Was seated @6:15, didn't see waiter for at least 20 minutes...and it proceeded to get worse. Bread arrived with a tomato gelatin aspic, thought bread was olive bread, nope raisin and hard as a rock. Was informed they ran out of regular bread. I guess...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Our first visit to this restaurant on Valentine's Day was a terrible experience. We got there at 6:30 and didn't get out until 9:15! The service was very slow, we watched other people get served before us who came in after us. We waited 1...More

Thank Kimbo54
Reviewed 14 December 2013

At $27 for pasta you expect service to be there and it is just non existent. This is my fourth visit the last three have not been good, and I don't think i will go back. the food is good- burratta, costini with ricotta, cockles,...More

Thank BaileysJazzman
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Our first visit to Pastaio and we certainly were NOT DISAPPOINTED. We were greeted by the owner Brian and seated in the window with a great view of Spring Lake. The ambiance with perfect lighting, and exquisite historic brick walls, serves this restaurant well. Brian...More

Thank Ginger D
Reviewed 8 November 2013

My husband and I had dinner with my parents here a few days ago. We were excited to find something new with an experienced Chef, having worked at Eataly in NYC. I even brought a 100 Point wine anticipating a great dining experience. Well the...More

1  Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We are locals and were trying Pastaio for the first time. We made a reservation through open table a few days before. Shortly before out reserved time we received an email canceling our reservation. With a couple of phone calls, being kept on hold...they explained...More

1  Thank JMcLaughlin1
Reviewed 8 October 2013

A party of four was seated with reservation on a sat night but waited 10 mins for someone to open wine; promised ice bucket for white wine never arrived. Water came, then Parker house rolls, but no oil or butter. We finally ate them dry...More

Thank JerseyCityGrandpa
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We only had an entree each - pasta - the bill was $52++. But , delicious. I would definitely recommend it

Thank LucyLuChapelHill_NC
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We were looking to have a good pasta dish after the fancy meals in Spring Lake. Intrigued by their "home made pasta" sign -we gave it a try. The parpadelle was thick and heavy; the pomodoro sauce was not tasty. My husband had the meatballs...More

Thank Ellen C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1311 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1479
    (Jersey Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Local Monmouth County bus service runs on 3rd Avenue. Taxi service readily available. NJ Transit train Station for Spring Lake within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
Pastaio is the Italian word for "pasta maker" which reflects our Chef's experience working as Pastaio for restaurants in New York including Eataly, where she would turn out roughly 3,000 pounds weekly. We now bring fresh handmade pasta daily to the Jersey Shore incorporating the freshest seasonal ingredients to our menu that changes each week. At Pastaio we strive to support our local produce, fish and meat, purveyors on an organic and sustainable basis. Our Menu reflects our kitchen staff experience with classical french training and the bounty of the Garden State. We are proud to utilize Pat LaFrieda Meats of New York for our meat and poultry. Ask about having your next event in our Private Party Room which can accommodate up to 50. Gluten Free Meatballs and fresh Gluten Free Pasta Available.
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