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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” (38 reviews)
“spiedini” (6 reviews)
“shrimp” (31 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant. Can't wait to go again after the summer people leave. Lack of reservations for parties under 7 is the only negative but food and service were terrific. Very reasonably priced and BYOB as well.

1  Thank Fred F
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Took friends here for the first time and they loved it. We did apps, Calamari and shrimp perfect, we had 7 different entrees and no one was disappointed. From gnocchi perfectly cooked to spano feast everything was good. Peach melba was great simple but the...More

Thank G E
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The food coming out of this kitchen is phenomenal!!!! Now this is great Italian food. Portions are very big and sinfully delicious. Everything was top notch. You will not be disappointed with this place. I could go on and on about the food because it...More

1  Thank mark k
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Opens at 4 ...if you can make it in at open you're set. Otherwise prepare to wait...but worth it. Good prices and great fresh ingredients. Certainly will be back.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Six of us ate at Spanos for my 50th birthday. I had been wanting to try this place and was not disappointed. The Shrimp Molly and Calamari appetizers were huge and sooo good!! Kids all got the Chicken Parm which could have fed 3 people...it...More

Thank Jilly01965
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We are pretty local and we find Spanos is pretty consistent in it's food and service. It can get crowded and wait time can be long. It's a small quaint little place. You can BYOB which is real nice. This visit was bothersome due to...More

5  Thank shabooties
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We are in Point Pleasant Beach a lot in the summer and I must confess for years shunned Spano's. Why? In honesty I guess it was a bit of snobbery as we think of ourselves as "foodies" and assumed Spano's was just another run-of-the-mill "Joisey...More

Thank Armarina
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Four of us wanted to have a friends night dinner on a Monday evening. We chose Spano's because we have been there before and really liked both the food and atmosphere. Also, it is a BYOB which we like. Now, this is a small and...More

Thank SariInfield
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Food was delicious and service was great. Conveniently located on Arnold Avenue. We will definitely be back next time we visit Point Pleasant.

1  Thank modee5
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We took photos this time. We couldn't make up our mind on appetizers so we got the calamari, mussels and the cold antipasto plate. Amazing flavors and then the dinner plates came. Once again the food was out of this world!!!! Way too much food...More

2  Thank hawaiidoc
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Is it a byob?
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Response from G E | Reviewed this property |
Do they have any gluten free options?
28 June 2015|
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Response from hl2347 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! The portobello stuffed mushrooms with crabmeat in a seafood sauce is my favorite!! They have all kinds of seafood atop frizzled spinach, steaks to your liking and chicken with different sauces. You can ask Joe to... More
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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