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Spasso Cucina italiana

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1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3877 (Zephyr Ct.)
+1 805-643-2777
Today
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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280 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This pleasant casual but nicely appointed room near the Ventura beach at the end of Seaward has a great array of pastas and other Italian classics. We were wondering which to choose when our waitress arrived and told us that the special pasta that night was a wild boar pasta. We both went for it. It was terrific; tender chunks... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best tables are around the perimeter, we had to sit out in the middle of the room which is not desireable. The food was no value. We had pasta that was supposed to be meat sauce...could hardly find the meat.

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Thank lj0haines
Claremont, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our hotel concierge told us to try this place and it was really good service and food. Salmon was cooked to perfection. A nice bottle of Italian red wine complemented the meal very well. Service was professional and efficient. The table we had was at the window so we could see Christmas lights from other restaurants - a very nice... More 

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Upland, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place is fantastic! Great location, just steps from the beach, and a wonderful atmosphere. The place manages to feel high-end without the price tag and pomposity that you usually find in fancier restaurants. Excellent service and delicious food. Definitely plan to return the next time I'm in Ventura.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have frequented Spasso a number of times in the past few weeks, including takeout, eating in and spending time sipping coffee in their adjoining cafe. To start with the cafe, delicious cappuccinos, welcoming service and the possibility of ordering light fare made it a very pleasant experience. The outdoor setting is simple but the heaters work well! We have... More 

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Cleveland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Food was above average; the pesto was too much, but we did enjoy the bruschetta and the atmosphere. Would go back again to try something new!

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Dallas
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281 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place has great reviews, and we've only been once. Service was good. Bread was good. Cabernet was cheap and sweet. Bolognese was good. Bruschetta was awful. Someone just chopped up cold stale bread and put a spoonful of stuff and called it bruschetta. Bread should be fresh and grilled, rubbed with garlic, and topped with any variety of tasty... More 

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Tustin, California
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Overall, this is a great place and we will return next time we are in the area. Like the place and the food. Most of the items we ordered were very good. Do not order the Antipasto. The item is overpriced for the amount and variety of food on the plate. The personnel needs to slow down....LOL.... I do not... More 

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ny
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Old jazz plays in the background, photos of Italy hang on the wall and the napkins are orange. The rice balls are huge! Biggest we've ever seen with rice, bolognese and cheese. Bruschetta is sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and some pesto which is just amazing and a great little add on to it! The agnolotti with pesto is very good... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Five star service reminiscent of cruise-ship style, attentive and generous. Fresh made pasta and bread to-die-for. Osso Buco on the sweeter side and smaller in portion to other places... so if you are hungry , stick to the pasta. Wow, the pasta, red sauce is out-a-this-world, white sauce needs more oooophm. Highly impressed with service!... Upscale interior, strange looking exterior... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3877
    (Zephyr Ct.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-2777
Description
Spasso Cucina Italiana is a delightful Italian/Roman cuisine located just steps from the Pacific Ocean. A great setting and great cuisine makes this a must visit for all destination diners. A great menu offers several of your favorites as well as some of ours. Outdoor seating is available and we welcome you to join us for your next dining encounter.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?