La Spiaggia

4.7
278 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located at the foot of the Causeway in Ship Bottom, La Spiaggia continues to set the standard for award winning Italian cuisine beginning in 1994. Brothers Mark and Daniel Stragapede work together to take you on a culinary journey through Northern Italy and have earned the prestigious Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award in 2005. La Spiaggia, which means "The Beach" in Italian, is a stone's throw away from the North Atlantic ocean. We serve the freshest seafood caught daily along with inventive interpretations of regional Italian cuisine. Handmade desserts and expertly crafted coffee compliment our daily offerings Serving locally produced wine from Working dog Winery, our guests are also able to bring their finest selections from their cellars to compliment our fine cuisine. Buon Appetito!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Thu, Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(609) 494-4343
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Stragapede
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Catering
Catering: Please see our off premise catering website at www.trayscatering.com

Private Dining: Our facility may be rented out upon request
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Barnegat Avenue
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Parking details
Free Valet parking in our secure lot offered
Additional
BYO Wine, Takeout, Wine
What 278 People Are Saying
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MA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service was excellent. Northern Italian at its best.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service fantastic!!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, excellent service! Food was cooked to perfection! The staff was accommodating and attentive. We savored every bite! Everything was delicious.

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CD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved. Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, friendly service

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D
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Somewhat dissapointing. The place is beautiful and very romantic. Our serivce was great. The dipping oil had no taste what so ever so had to request butter instead. We order the clam appetizer and the sauce was great however the sand in the clams was terrible. Every bite you would have gritty sand left in your mouth. Everything else was ok.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. I love their salads and fish.

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our engagement with our family. The meal was fantastic and it was perfect for the special occasion!

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NB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and food was delicious. Beautiful atmosphere!

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ML
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a the special veal chop parmigiana and my wife had the veal saltimboca and both were excellent. The service was very good. It was a very good dining experience.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service-- attentive, thoughtful, helpful, pleasant-- a wonderful evening!

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NT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here for years. The food is always perfectly cooked. Any choice from the menu will meet or exceed your expectations. I tend to order the nightly special. The homemade lasagna this time was exactly what you want on Sunday. It reminded me of that special lasagna I had growing up that I still think about! Just wonderful. It's a BYOB. The service is outstanding. By far the best service on LBI. Quiet atmosphere. Love that there is space between tables.

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CA
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance and a great meal. The early 3 course meal special is a great value.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional meal, great service and an all around wonderful dining experience!

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JL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent appetizers and entrees. Dessert disappointing. Very pricey.

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BJ
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service is outstanding and the food is delicious.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful italian cuisine...never disappoints... cannot wait to try the Sunday Sauce entree next time...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner. Valet parking which is nice. They can accommodate gluten free to an extent but no bread or breadcrumbs. Very cute and cozy place and service very good. BYOB but you can also purchase. Portions are not large and are a little pricey for what you get. Food was overall good - a little bland on the bolognese sauce and steak was a little overdone but loved the goat cheese mashed potatoes and puréed carrots.

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VW
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They changed the menu a bit since last time I was there and was missing my usual favorite but everyone else was very pleased
Pricy but the excellent service and quality is worth it

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The taste, preparation and presentation of the entrees and salads was FIVE star. The service was superior. The wait staff took responsibility to tend to the needs of every table, something I find remarkable. The only recommendation I would make to improve the dinning experience is to improve the quality of the bread. It was boring and was of the quality I would expect to find off a store shelf. The quality of the bread is the only thing that prevents me from giving five stars on the food and overall ratings. Other than that, I strongly recommend La Spiaggia. Finally, I appreciated the valet parking.

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DJ
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner from beginning to end. Warm garlic infused olive oil for dipping crisp Italian bread, a tortellini soup appetizer with a rich and flavorful beef broth, main courses of salmon over greens with polenta fries and veal marsala with whipped potatoes and sauteed vegetables were both delicious. Topped it off with a tasty creme brulee dessert. Excellent!

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JS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at La Spiaggia and we will return. It among the top tier on LBI.

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EH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt like we splurged! White table cloths, A bottle of wine, yet I felt dinner was healthy!
I had a carrot ginger/spinach soup where the orange and the green were side-by-side, They did not mix. It was so delicious.
For entree, we had shrimp with whipped potatoes and vegetables.
And veal marsala.
Both dishes were perfect

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a
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our best meal on our vacation. Always a pleasure to return here

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We remember when La Spiaggia opened, and were thrilled to have an upscale restaurant with upscale service and food on the island! We are used to, and do not mind, paying for excellence!
I am sorry to say that we felt the food, service and ambiance were just mediocre.
There are now two other upscale eating establishments on the island that offer the dining experience that La Spiaggia used to offer!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Both the food and service was impeccable. Would differently recommend.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I hadn’t been here in over 10 years and was very disappointed with the food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot

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MA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at La Spiaggia many times over a number of years and each visit continues to be a treat. Great cappacino too!

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MA
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in and had a fine meal! Will def return!

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DC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was romantic highly recommend!!

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HD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal. Short Ribs were amazing! Goat cheese mashed...yum! BYOB. Host/owner always very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little secret that we have passed for by on our way home for many years, we live local and will be back soon!!!

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lump crab appetizer special & snapper entree. Others in our party enjoyed the standard menu items of calamari & eggplant rollatini & the filet mignon entree. Portions are plentiful with vegetable & starch additions. Our service was impeccable!

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LJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We, family of 6 adults, enjoyed our meals. We loved the valet kid. The service was fine. Food was good. BYOB. We are easy guests. Atmosphere -eh. Very small. But the food was good and that is why we chose the place. The following night, we went to Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven, and had as good a time and delish food. Love the atmosphere there, and for whatever reason, I have a more vivid and pleasing memory of our experience at Tuckers.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quality restaurant with a professional staff that is sensitive to individual dietary needs.

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious, service impeccable, definitely again for special occasion. Pricey but worth it

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a small find dining restaurant located in Ship Bottom NJ owned by two brothers who have a following of regulars that fill up the tables every day they are open. Make your reservation in advance and try it because you will not be disappointed. We have been going there for 15 years and it only gets better with time.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Staff attentive, food great! Have been there several
Times and definitely will be back!

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JF
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tight and rather noisy, but worth all that for the service and meals

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