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Spano's Ristorante Italiano

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719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
+1 732-701-1600
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an "Old World Italian" restaurant in every sense; huge delicious portions served efficiently with Italian music being piped in. My wife's Lasagna was bountiful; stuffed with meat and a great red sauce. My Gnocchi was as light as a cloud and yet so filling I could only eat half of the meal. My daughter had the Chicken Parm... More 

Thank JFK49
Central Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although we had an hour and 15 minute wait, the wait was worth every single minute. This was our first visit and certainly won't be our last. And you know how word travels...I haven't stopped talking about the outstanding meal & fantastic service at Spano's.

Thank 4BirdMom
Brick, New Jersey
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here several times. The portions are so large that you could share it. Always had an excellent meal. It's great that you could BYOB. At the high season there's always a wait to get in because it's reasonable and the food is so good.

Thank rpstrobel
Troy, New York, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Spanos for the first time and I WILL be back again. It was worth the wait. Food was plentiful and wait staff are top notch. Had to wait about a 1/2 hour for a table for 4. You need to make reservations for 5 or more people. Small cozy atmosphere and felt like home while there. You have to... More 

Thank Stan Z
New Jersey
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217 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two hour wait on saturday so we went Monday Always very good. Never disappointed Our go to place very reasonable and good food. Great Staff

Thank Philc2020
New Jersey
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Good service. BYOB! Get the Hot Shrimp Molly! Just an FYI - no reservations accepted unless you are a larger party. They also do take out. Great local place.

Thank TravelerShari
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been there several times and the food is always great, the wait staff is always very professional and courteous. It's a BYOB restaurant which I don't mind. The only problem is that since Spano's is so popular, there's always a wait for a table, which of course is not their fault. And the wait is worth it because the food... More 

1 Thank Matt T
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Seated promptly and greeted warmly. Bread and water arrived in minutes and the wait staff was helpful and Courteous I had chicken parm and Italian vegies while my wife had flounder franchises and potato croquettes both meals delicious and a full plate. I highly recommend this establishment to all

4 Thank Mike P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited Spano’s for dinner on New Year’s and could not have been happier! I ordered the lasagna, and could not stop eating until I had finished the entire meal. The sauce is incredible, I’ve never had anything else like it. The team at Spano’s really go out of their way to provide an inviting dining experience. Everyone was incredibly... More 

3 Thank Alex B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Point Pleasant for New Year's and the party I attended was catered by Spano's. BEST FOOD EVER! The chicken parmesan was literally the center of attention. I also have not been able to stop thinking about the Arancini (fried balls of rice and cheese and heaven). Plus, you haven't had a meatball until you have a SPANO'S MEATBALL!!... More 

1 Thank Meredith C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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