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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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“shrimp” (40 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Back up in Jersey and of course we have to stop in and see Joe and the team. We never leave hungry as there is always very generous portions. I come for the best calamari we have ever had and tonight we added the meatball...More

Thank hawaiidoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us from a local shopkeeper. The food was amazing, portions HUGE, service excellent, and it is BYOB, so we picked up a bottle of wine in town to enjoy with our meal. The value is incredible, wasn't even that expensive....More

Thank Sunnydaygirl_NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is truly old fashioned Italian in a great way the food is great the staff is excellent just be ready to wait because the wait is usually less long

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unbelievably good Italian restaurant. We had the spicy meatball appetizer and wow. The Sunday gravy past was excellent. The Braciole was so tender I have never had better. The Seafood Fiesta was also very good. Both dinners were very large portions, I...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This review is from the bayonne people!! Spanos restaurant is the best Italian restaurant! The food here is absolutley delicious and worth the wait time. The portion sizes are insane!! Oh yeah and its BYOB!! My wife and I have met Joe spano himself and...More

Thank Arom0024
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had been there in February and I gave Spano's an 'excellent' review. We returned there on Saturday and I wish there was a superlative better than Excellent. I had shrimp in 'Molly sauce' and it was fantastic. My wife had Chicken Zia Carmela and...More

Thank honestEAF
Reviewed April 15, 2018 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 April 15, 2018 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 April 14, 2018

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

1  Thank KC10Dave
Reviewed March 9, 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
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October 26, 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.
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Stan Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes very friendly.
July 19, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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