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Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas
Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas

Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spuntinowinebar.com
  • Phone: (973) 661-2435
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Sunday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Josh Bernstein
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking available in open lots surrounding the restaurant
A word from Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas
Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas is Northern New Jersey’s place for Italian small plates, hand tossed pizzas and Italian wine, receiving a “Worth It” review from the New York Times. Chef Josh Bernstein puts his twist on Italian fare encouraging guests to explore every taste, featuring a variety of bruschetta, homemade meatballs, delectable pastas, hand tossed pizzas, flavorful grill items & much more…Each dish is served in small, delicious portions to mix and match depending on your mood and hunger for variety. The same is true with the wine: we have an expansive, wine list with over 40 wines by the glass. The environment is open, sophisticated, and relaxed, featuring a temperature-controlled 1800 bottle wine cellar that is visible from every seat, an open air kitchen, cheese & cured meat bar and an intimate private tasting room perfect for any occasion. Happy Hour Monday-Thursday evenings & late night, Monday Bin Nights, Thursday Flight Nights & monthly Wine Dinners.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was fair we order the beet salad with chicken and it seems to be a big plate until we relize itwas more greens that beats and chicken. The calamari was not crisp,linguini with white clam sauce needed a little more flavor,the waiter was nice but not trained enough,we asked for bread 3 times and he brought the appetizers,and dinner first and still said do you want the bread,when other tables did not have to asked. We asked to pack the tuna and they never brought it,could not find the waiter. Prices are high and we expected a little better.,the flour less chocolate cake was good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Loved it !!! Had a date nite with my girlfriend and the food, the wine and ambiance was on point."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I live just across your restaurant. It's a nice "Manhattan style" place - (I call it like that :) The waitress was great, kind, smiling and attentive. We all had a great time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. Great for anyone who likes to try different types of food. The service was great as well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We love Spuntino and have been many times. Our waitress Cindy was particularly helpful and very friendly. We will sure to return soon, especially when Cindy is working!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My friend and I went here for the first time on Saturday and LOVED it. Heather was our waitress and she was wonderful! So sweet, attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. We couldn't stop eating! We ordered 7 different tapas and 2 desserts between us. My favorite thing I had was the pizza (I am a pizza fanatic) We ordered the margherita pizza with pepperoni and drizzled with honey. I can't stop dreaming of it even today! I also loved that they had a wonderful selection of non-alcoholic drinks. I am 7 months pregnant so their delicious wine menu was somewhat of a tease for me until I saw the amazing non-alcoholic drink list. They are all freshly made and really delicious. Can't wait to go back to Spuntino, this place was really great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service was very attentive. I enjoyed the wine and the small plates of food gives you an opportunity to have a variety of goodies."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been religiously going to Spuntino since it opened. Since they have changed the menu, nothing is the same and definitely not as good. For example the mozzarella does not taste as good as it used to, the amount of mussels you get are less than before and they took a lot of good items off of the menu such as the mushroom risotto. The only plus is they take reservations now. We were extremely disappointed with our visit, we don't plan on going back anymore. The GM is very nice and accommodating, too. Always checking in on his guests."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We recently moved to Florida and when we came up to visit this week, we wanted to get together with 6 of our closest friends. We wanted to have a great experience for them and exceptional food, and to leave them with a place to make their own after we returned home. As patrons many times before, we knew that Spuntino's was the only choice. It was fantastic! The food was excellent, the server was great, the ambiance was perfect, and we had a fabulous time. You now have 6 more regulars. Now, we have request -- please open a Spuntino's in Ft. Myers, Florida! Thank you! Mike Ruggiano P.S. When you open a Spuntino's in Ft. Myers, call me -- I'm a bartender."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I took my daughter's boyfriend's mom there on a Friday night not knowing what to expect. It had been recommended by a friend a while ago but I just never bothered, not being interested in tapas. I was very pleasantly surprised - they were amazing! In particular I love their mascarpone cheese with sliced strawberries on top. The waitresses I had both times were very friendly, helpful and attentive. The manager spoke to us the first time and gave me a discount card for my next visit which I used. Even without it I would've gone back and am planning another visit with more friends. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to try Spuntino Wine Bar for date night and we're so happy we did. Our waitress was well informed with both the food menu and wine menu. The tapas choices were delicious and enough to leave room for their yummy desserts. The decor was rustic and romantic which was exactly what we wanted for date night. I would definitely recommend to friends. It won't disappoint."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great selection of food and wine. Simple menu for a first time goer "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Sputino on Rt3 in Clifton (Clifton Commons) was great. Great food, great drink, great service. Beware, if you're not paying attention the price can get away from you quickly as you're ordering a lot of small plates (tapas), so you tend to order and not think! Otherwise, just go experience and enjoy a little tour of Italy, honestly the food/drink is worth the price!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good food. Great service. Easy to get to. The vibe is very relaxed. I have been there 3 times and I have never felt rushed to leave. The wait staff is very attentive without hovering or making me feel awkward. The hostesses are always very friendly. The manager always comes to check on my table which is nice. It shows that they really care about their customers. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I've been going to Spuntino and enjoy the tapas as well as the selections of wine. It has a great atmosphere and this is my go to place whenever I want to entertainment guests."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I made reservations for 3 for 6:45 pm on Friday, May 16th, 2014. I arrived on time, was immediately seated, and enjoyed the food for over 2 hours. Now I see that my 100 points were not applied to my account by Spuntino. Not a good way to try and win customers."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "EVERYONE MUST TRY SPUNTINOS. A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. A RESTAURANT ABOVE OTHERS."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Spuntino's was the perfect choice for a special Mother's Day lunch. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely and the restaurant even accommodated my four year old's requests. I would bring my entire family and my friends back there without hesitation. It is definitely one of my new favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place nails the concept! Sure, order a little more! They give just enough to not feel so full! They charge a very fair price where you can order another dish and not break the bank. Loved it! Will return. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I ate here for the first time over two years ago and now that I went back it was just like last time. Food, service and everything about the restaurant was top notch. Can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everything at Spuntino was absolutely delicious! Excellent service too! We will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food, drinks,and service is great. I loved it this spot has a city feel can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love this place. I keep coming back because I love the wine and the meats and cheeses are great! Small plates are my favorite. The service is always friendly too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. The food is innovation and very reasonably priced. The wine list is extensive. I always find the service helpful and attentive. My husband and I have been there 4 times in 2 months and will be going back..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love this place and the food is always wonderful."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great place to share food with friends/family and try new plates. Tapas are small but they're good enough to share with 4-5 people and have a little taste of everything. Many wine options. Had a great girls night, can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went out with some friends this past Saturday, food was great, wine was awesome, manager was very knowledgable regarding the wines. We stayed for a long time and weren't rushed out even though the place was packed. Definitely recommended it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my second time here and just as great as the first! There were 4 of us in our party. Our server Alex was excellent - very nice, always available if we had a question, and didn't rush us - she was perfect. The food was amazing; prosciutto, mozzerella, and ricotta were excellent. The brushcetta selection is fabulous! We also got mussels, stuffed meatballs, cesar salad, sauteed kale, calamari (sauce is spicy) as appetizers...the sauce the mussels were in was sooo good! Then we got the Carbonara, Mushroom Risotto, Pork Belly Entree, Veal Short Ribs, and Charred Octopus. EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING. Veal fell right off of the bone. Not to mention, a bottle of wine for $20. All around, they get a 10. The managers were also welcoming. A+!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wine list was wonderful. Most of the dishes we tried were delicious. A little disappointed on the broccoli rave and sausage. It seemed tasteless. Everything else was great!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I picked Sputino's for the interesting tapas menu when I had dinner plans with my family and a couple. We tried a little of everything and no one was disappointed because everything was excellent. Service was great and waiter was attentive and very accommodating for my 5 year old. If you like to try a little bit of everything then this is the place for you and leave room for dessert...the donuts are awesome! "
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We got tapas and sangria. Sangria (red) was great with the 4 different seafood plates we got. Ambience was nice and service was friendly and professional. Great place for sharing plates and trying a little of everything."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Tried this place out for my birthday and had a great time! Server, Cindy, was very informative with suggestions and food was delish!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a fantastic Saturday night at Spuntino. It was our first time there and having chosen this restaurant to meet our critical Italian friends there we were worried about what they would think of the food. They loved it! We spent almost 4 hours there sampling many small plates, desserts and wines. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went & loved the idea of the small pates & thought the place looked great but the waitress barely came by our table so we were always thirtsy and the food came out cold. If this would be fixed, the place would be wonderful."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great tapas place and notable wine list. Loved the fact that the chef and manager were walking around and saying hello to everyone. Very friendly staff!! Food was fantastic!! I had the seared salmon and it was so flavorful. The chocolate chip zeppole were very tasty!! Overall, it was an amazing experience!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service is top notch. From our waiter, Yancy to the manager, Brian, we felt very well taken care of. They honored our reservation for a particular booth.They feature tapas style dishes. We had grilled octopus. It was excellent. Unique was the eggplant and fig pizza. The sweetness of the figs made a stark contrast to the eggplant. . Different. High re commended are the Zeppolis", warm, irregular shapes of chocolate and lemon zest puffs, top with powdered sugar. Outstanding and rich dessert. For wine, Kris pinot Noir at $35 was reasonable and an excellent pairing for dinner. The service throughout was attentive, yet not a process. This was my second time at Spuntino's and I had a terrific experience both times"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "my husband and i made a last minute decision to dine here on a friday night. i was disappointed that despite our reservation, there was still a wait. however, we found a spot at the (very busy!) bar and had a quick drink. once at the table, we ordered our first "round" of tapas but were advised to order everything we wanted at once because the kitchen was busy and the food would come out at different times. having dined at different tapas places before we were thrown off to have to decided everything at once. all-in-all, the food was delicious and the service was great, my only advice is to maybe check this place out during the week!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great place and great food! Good for a group of people looking to reconnect , catch up, and have a conversation over drinks and tapas (small plates or appetizers). If you're looking for entree sized dishes though, you won't find that here so go somewhere else if you have a big appetite."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had an excellent time here with another couple dining with us. Our waitress was wonderfully attentive & friendly & professional. We went tapas style & enjoyed just about everything we ordered. The wine list was also impressive. Would definitely come back with more friends! Bon Appetito!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tappas sized orders (small 'taster' dishes); I highly recommend the butternut squash if it's available that day. You can chose from the many sections off the menu of small dishes perfect for sharing (2-3 pieces of each item). But you can also order full sized salads and pizzas. I went on Valentine's day, and elected to order from the menu rather than their special event offerings due to food allergy issues (note: the restaurant offered to make specific items without the 'offending' ingredient, but that changes the flavor profile of the dish, so I don't bother). Their wine list is extensive, but expensive (we got a bottle of $19.99 at retail; Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 for $42 for example). But, even with that - it was worth it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014