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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
719 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2504
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came there with 6 adults and 2 toddlers. Out waitress was very attentive to our needs. The food was to die for. Lobster Ravioli and Lasagna were fantastic. I would go there again, but understand there is a huge wait time during the summer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sheldon F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on spec but they fitted us in with no waiting. Good service, great menu choices and large portions of delicious affordable Italian food. Would drive some distance to enjoy the food and atmosphere in Spano's !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wtravisuk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed a s there’s no wonder why. The food was amazing and service outstanding. Portions are huge. No reservation for groups small than 8 but worth the wait.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Mimi56
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Meal was meh....flavorless veal parm....sauce is adequate at best, caesar salad lacked flavor....if you are a tourist, this would be a decent meal...but as a local, there are many more options for GOOD Italian food

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank trspook1
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is one the best Italian restaurant in the Monmouth-Ocean County area. Just be aware -- there's rarely -not- a wait. We brought our son and daughter-in-law for dinner on the Saturday night of Columbus Day weekend. That's long after the summer season ended and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bobsoccer
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Spanos is a wonderful local treat. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. The staff is courteous and friendly. Get there early there is always a wait to get in but it is very worth it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I watched an Andrew Zimmern food network show on the Jersey Shore and at Spano's they made Clams and Linguine. I had to try it and I live in Minnesota! It was FABULOUS... forever, it will be the bar for Clams and Linguine whenever I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Deljay
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for fabulous Italian food and you’re in the point Pleasant Beach area Please do your tummy and enjoy a meal to remember. I’ve reviewed Spano’s in the past but this trip screamed - tell everybody how great the food is. Appetizers are...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vinman1950
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Very, very good! Small... on the weekend and summer, need reservation. We had eggplant and veal parmigiana. Both were excellent! Nice cozy atmosphere. BYOB

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lovethesunnj
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We went on a rainy Monday night and the place was packed. This is where mulberry st meets the jersey shore. The food was great, chicken parmigiana lobster ravioli and chicken franchese. They bring hot bread and bruschetta to the table immediately. The service was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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26 October 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.
30 July 2017|
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Response from Stan Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes very friendly.
20 July 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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