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La Spiaggia

4.9
174 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Reservations, valet parking, byob, extraordinary cuisine, excellent service, comfortable seating. What more can you ask for? Easily the best place around. Love it!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We eat here frequently however this is the first time quality of food was not as expected. Perhaps because beginning of season but the quality of product was always top notch until recent. Chicken Francese was tough chicken with little flavor. Veal special was very high price with medium quality of meat

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Italian food! The food is prepared to perfection and always top quality. Our compliments to the Chef for an outstanding job on Easter. Can't wait to return with friends. I knw they will love it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

we have been to La Spiaggia quite a few times and have never been disappointed. the food and service are always exceptional. people who are new to LBI might not be aware of it because you only pass it as you leave the island but this is a great restaurant that everyone should know about.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

After trying a couple new places in Manahawkin, thankfully La Spiaggia has reopened. Their food and service are superior to any place located over the bridge. Baby back rib appetizer and the best Caesar I’ve ever tasted along with Prime strip steak and Rack of Lamb dinner made for a very enjoyable dinner. We ended with an exquisite goat cheese cheesecake and excellent, correctly made espressos. Kudos to the owners of this place for consistently memorable dinners!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrific Italian food, nicely prepared. Friendly, attentive service. Bustling place but not too noisy. Always a great evening!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We always have a great dinner there. The service is always top rate.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Cold winter evening was rewarded with a comfortable table, superb food, friendly and competent staff.......highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant with an unusual , delightful menu served attractively. Servers were excellent. They served a local wine only which was quite good. Also Byob. I strongly recommend it for a great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Cozy Italian restaurant with tasty food and sharp service. Excellent pasta, stuffed artichoke special and veal special were all excellent. We will be back

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service were great
Restaurant felt cold at times but food and service took your mind of your. Cold feet

Prices a little high for off season

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

HAVE BEEN GOING TO LBI FOR 20 YEARS BUT FIRST TIME AT LA SPIAGGIA. I WILL DEFINITELY RETURN AS IT WAS EXCELLENT FOOD WITH MANY INTERESTING CHOICES. THE OUTSIDE IS DECEIVING IN THAT THE INSIDE IS MUCH MORE CHARMING THAN THE FACADE. ALL THE STAFF KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND THE OWNER ( I PRESUME) THANKED US FOR DINING THERE WHEN WE WERE LEAVING.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Best calamari anywhere. Shrimp Danielle was amazing.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is consistently very good, portions are good and the service is impeccable.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

This wasn't our first time here. Great restaurant, always had great meals however my special pork chop this time wasn't the best. I did let the server know. Other than that, my husband had the short ribs, they were perfect. All in all a great evening.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Evening was lovely..friends found Italian decor authentic..food was absolutely delicious..generous portions..veggies cooked to perfection..appetizers, salads, main courses all were perfection, the lamb was a special treat..staff & service made the evening absolutely perfect! too stuffed for dessert but selections were almost irresistable..valet parking was a special treat..anxious to return..a very special evening.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

As always our trip to La Spiaggia on Saturday was a treat. The warm, Italian atmosphere combines with friendly, attentive service and delicious food to provide a winner every time.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

I have passed by this restaurant for years but finally decided to go when I was looking to have Italian food. It was definitely a great decision! When I got inside I was blown away of how nice the place looked. The stone look on the walls made the dining area look like an old school Italian building and the lighting was pleasant as well. I had a reservation and was seated promptly, the waiter and staff were very helpful and patient weather it be opening wine, serving food and taking food orders. As far as the food goes it tasted amazing, seriously. I also feel that the servings are quite large as opposed to other classy restaurants, so even though you're paying a little more it's quite worth it. Everyone needs to try this place!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful time for my husband and his twin brother special birthday!! The atmosphere was just right and the food was exemplary !!!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

this restaurant is always dependable for a delicous meal. the waitstaff is very welcoming and now they even serve wine from a local winery. highly recommended

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a good experience. Great wait staff. Can get a little on the noisy side.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Consistently good food and excellent service. Owners always say thanks for coming in, which means a lot.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a standing reservation here when we lived on LBI. Took a trip down memory lane for a short vaca and La Spiaggia is still the best. Food is FRESH and creative but with plenty of comfort food choices as well. Salads are just wonderful; fish and seafood are prepared with a fine hand and let us not forget desserts! We didn't forget - we ordered two and they were wonderful. La Spiaggia is a perfect choice for everyday dining and special enough for occasions. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Family reunion dinner. Excellent food and superior service.A very lovely evening

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome meal. Very romantic spot. Really good food! Personal and professional service. We will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved the cannelloni! The best we have ever tasted. Prime steak was also delicious and a nice menu surprise for my friend who loves steak. Veal chop parmigiana was done perfectly. Can't wait to return. Service staff was professional and we could tell the place was filled with regulars. We actually saw 1 customer handshake each server with $ and thank them for their service all year! That was something as is this restaurant. Great night out!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Local wine, fresh pasta, great flavors, fantastic service. Early bird specials are until 6pm!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Great menu ... refreshed regularly ... friendly and professional service.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is always great! Thoughtful staff. The special appetizer, cannelloni, was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was truly amazing! The sauces were rich and just perfect with the entree. It was cozy and warm and an overall spectacular experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

We try to visit each year while on vacation, and this year's visit was a good one. Good food and service. Quiet and friendly staff. A winner.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent service and consistent Italian cuisine. Quieter than most restaurants on LBI

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Always a great meal here, whatever we order. Food is fresh & delicious & wait staff is always attentive..Have been coming here for years & plan to continue Wiuld highly recommend

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Service, food and ambiance as usual very ,very good! A great value for early birders!!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Great dinner! One of our favorite restaurants on LBI.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a large group so we were lucky enough to be in a separate area from the rest of the patrons so we could be just hang with our family and friends and enjoy dinner without disrupting the rest of the patrons. The food was delicious and they were very accommodating to our group.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoyed our recent visit to La Spiaggia. We have been enjoying fine dining there for years, and the food, service and ambiance continue to be consistently outstanding. The interior is even nicer than it used to be since it was redone several years ago. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

really great.

only drawback: pasta portions are way too huge. as someone who doesn't like to waste food, this was a little disappointing.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Always awesome, great service.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

It all was fantastic. She had the veal shank special and I had the veal saltimbucco. Both were terrific. Nice atmosphere. BYOB. Loud but that was a large table making most of the noise.

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