Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas
Overall we had a very pleasant time and will return in the future!
Hello Liz, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we can’t wait to serve you again!
The tapas Italian menu is very diverse. The service was polite and very efficient; the server (Chris) knew every aspect of the menu. The wine list is expansive with moderate pricing and excellent selections to pair with your food choices. Excellent restaurant.
Hello Mike, we are delighted to hear that Chris was such an amazing addition to your experience with us and we can’t wait to serve you again!
The meatballs and burrata salad were outstanding. Make sure to ask for bread with the burrata salad. I can’t wait to go back. Rigatoni bolognese was too salty.
Hello Lesley, we are so happy to hear that you loved some of our menu items and we hope to see you again very soon!
Variety of selection was excellent. Service was Outstanding!!! Have not had a poor or even mediocre server at Spuntinos in all my visits. I am assuming they have an excellent training program for their staff. If you want a great experience from wait staff, head here!
Server was very friendly and personable, knowledgeable of the menu and attentive. My quibble is that the entire experience was very rushed. I'm not sure if the kitchen or the server is to blame but the entire experience felt very rushed. I know it is a tapas restaurant, but everything came out at the same time all the appetizers and entrees, and the somehow the cream sauce on the pasta had cooled and congealed. There is a fine line between being attentive and rushing and coming twice within a few minutes to ask for wine orders felt on the wrong side of the line. Similarly giving the check as desssert was being served seemed off (though at least there wasn't hovering over the table). There wasn't a big crowd (the table next to us sat empty for most of our dinner) and we were in and out in just over an hour, so we weren't dawdling. Not sure if it is a push by management to turn over tables but seemed a bit off putting. With respect to the food, it was good. The rice balls are wonderful as was the bruschetta. My pumpkin ravioli was only ok. The desserts were very good. We've been there in the past and I'm sure we'll be there again, but it won't be at the top of our list.
Hello, we are disappointed to hear that your overall experience with us wasn’t perfect and we will be sure to pass on your review to our team so that we may improve. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again & provide you with a true Spuntino experience.
The only disappointment was the wait...arrived at 8:00 for an 8:15pm online reservation and wasn't seated until 8:45. The bar is great, but why bother to have a reservation system?
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This is a great place to go when you want to try lots of things and share them, which luckily, my family loves doing. We were trying to find a place for that evening and decided to expand our search radius when we came across Spuntino; it's a little farther away from my home so I wasn't familiar with it, but we decided to check it out. Our service was amazing, in that our waiter was attentive, funny, and thoughtful. Every dish was tasty, though our favorites were the octopus and mussels, we decided. Two of us got wine flights and the third just a glass of wine, all of which were good, but I'd like to go back and try one of their cocktails during my next visit. The desserts sounded amazing, so my only regret was not saving room so that we could get one. Next time! The ambiance is nice, with a lively bar area and a slightly quieter area for groups in the dining room. Parking lot is a little hectic but it's Saturday night in the suburbs, so I think I should have anticipated that...
We have dined at this location at least 30 times over the past 5 years and have made it one of our go to date night spots. We always request one of the more intimate booths in the main dinning room and are usually accommodated as long as our reservation was made at least a day in advance. The service is attentive and quick. Many people are using this location to see a movie afterwards and they have made it a point to ask us if that is the case. Nice to know that are aware that you may be in a rush.
This is not your typical red sauce joint in North Jersey and that is a good thing. They offer seasonal dishes with reasonable portion sizes. My wife and I usually order 5 dishes for the two of us and it seems to be just enough without feeling like we over did it. The wine list is stellar and very reasonably priced if you are looking to splurge on a nice bottle. Even their wine on tap is better than expected. The cocktail menu is OK, however their liquor selection is fantastic.
My only grip would be how infrequently the menu changes for a seasonal restaurant. You will notice some "fall" offerings well into the winter, for example. I do like the food, however I would love more updates to reflect the seasonality of the ingredients.
There were 6 of us dining and each of us ordered something different. Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to go back
Hello Kimberly, we are so happy to hear that your entire party enjoyed the experience with us and we hope to serve you again soon!
We love the menu at Spuntino and have been coming here for years . The service we receive from our server Cindy is top notch . She always suggests a great wine to us as well.
Hello Kat, we are so happy to hear that Cindy was such an amazing addition to your experience with us and we hope to serve you again soon!
Let me start with the obvious, this place is expensive. Small plates that average around $12 a pop at the low end. However, it's worth every penny. I never mind paying for quality and this place is high quality. Thoughtfully prepared dishes, excellent wine choices, wonderful service.
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In my opinion the Valentines Day Tasting Menu for $50 was a very good value. The grilled romaine lettuce with poached egg and anchovies was creative and pleasing to my taste buds. I hope they make it a regular menu item.
Wait to long for serving sometimes
I personally love the festival menu,they are always to my liking and appreciated that you can choose if you want with the wine or not.
Hello Sandrina, we are happy to hear that you enjoy our specialty menus and we hope to see you again soon!
Great food, great wine, very nice waitress whose name I think was Emily.
Hello Michele, we are so happy to hear that you loved our menu items and that Emily was able to make your visit with us perfect.
Food was good. Our server Toni was great.
Hello, we are so happy to hear that Toni was such a great addition to your night and we hope to serve you again soon!
I ordered affogato and when it came to the table it looked like a soup. It must had been sitting at the counter for too long
Once you get used to the small plate concept and the fact that you can order in stages you come to realize just how great the eating experience is at this restaurant. We spent two lovely hours enjoying conversation and wine with friends while dining on one amazing plate after another. We were able to enjoy several different dishes (each one as delicious as the next) with a variety of flavors. They have an extensive wine list and delicious desserts. My friends are still talking about how wonderful our night out was and can't wait to go back.
Hello Laura, we are delighted to hear that you loved your time with us and we look forward to serving you again!
Great spot for Valentine's Day!
Had a great first time here! Food was delicious- we could have ordered the entire menu, and our waitress Cindy was extremely sweet and helpful throughout the meal.
Hello, we are so happy to hear that Cindy was such a great addition to your experience with us and we can’t wait to serve you again!
Though we had some service issues, the manager came over at the end to make amends and comped our dessert. We found this more than fair, and so feel very good about the overall experience. The food at Spuntino is always excellent.
Hello Domenica, we are so pleased to hear that our manager was able to improve your experience with us and we hope to serve you again soon!
Expensive for the size portion.
Great Italian food, in particular tapas. Could not be more happy with the taste and service.
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Sat at a high top in the bar area. Steph was on top of everything. Always a great experience when I host a business event there. Thank you.
Hello Mark, we are happy to hear that you loved your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Food, wine, and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend and will return
Hello June, we are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us and we hope to serve you again soon!
The music was wrong and annoying for Saturday morning. It was directed at a young hiphop or disco loud crowd but there were only middle aged and old people in the restaurant who were interested in talking with each other. Should have been soft jazz or something like that.
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Great atmosphere, great wines, great food, what's not to like? Started off with a great bottle of Zenato Alanera Rosso 2016 and moved on to the Italian tapas. Our server suggested 3 small plates each, all were delicious. Highlights for me were the Crispy Octopus with a chickpea salad and the Grilled Lamb Chops. Finished with a House-Made Apple Crostata, also excellent. A little pricey here, but well worth it. Will definitely be back.
Food was very good, there wasn't anything we ordered (party of five) that we didn't like. The wine list is extensive and very moderately priced. Service was good and our waiter was very informative. We would definitely return.
Hello, we are so happy to hear that you loved your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Great place for a birthday dinner!
Amazing Italian Tapas!! The Burrata is a must!
Hello, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our burrata and we hope to see you again!
While our waitress was pleasant, she was all over the place. We ordered our appetizers and she attempted to take our menus. When several of us asked to keep our menus to order more food she still tried to take our menus. We had to ask several times for missing food, wine was mixed up and she didn’t bring us the correct order. We felt rushed to getting our food and eating- then to leave quickly. She gave us the bill without asking if we wanted anything else. As we were dividing up the bill (bill was in front of our friend with her calculator out) and the waitress tried to take the billfold- without the bill. I’m not sure if this was her first day or week but she was not a good waitress. I understand it was busy, but we probably would have ordered more wine or food had she not rushed us or tried to take our menus several times.
I just hope we don’t sit in her section again.
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Great restaurant/great food!! Everything on menu good- love the desserts!! Never disappoints-
We asked for rounds with our service. We got everything at one time. Lots of plates on the table at one time and dinner was way fast because we got everything at same time. Not happy and even thought my husband and I have had good times there I don’t think I will be able to get my sisters and there husbands to come back with us again.
Relaxing and good food. Appreciate that they do not blast music so you can have a decent conversation.
Hello, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed a relaxing experience with us and we hope to serve you again soon!
Celebrating New Year with family. Food amazing and great value.
We go here every year for New Years Eve. This New Years it was ok. There was many delays on bringing out the food. The kitchen was very behind and we were told several times how backed up they were. Cappuccino machine was broken and instead of telling us it was broken they just gave us ice cold cappuccino that had to be returned. This is one of my go to restaurants and I was disappointed.
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I’ve dined at Spuntino’s a number of times over the years, both for full dinner and just tapas in the bar area. It is usually a wonderful experience with no complaints on food or service. Unfortunately this time wasn’t the same.
Lack of decent service, knowledgeable staff and quality food all failed this time around.
All in all this experience left a bad taste in my mouth and my boyfriend’s first time dining there he was not impressed!
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