La Spiaggia

4.5
236 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 236 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

We were retiring customers (celebrated our engagement here four years ago) and was extremely disappointed with the food. Both my husband and I got sick. We were so looking forward to date night and although we had a great time we weren’t impressed with the menu or quality of food.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was friendly and attentive. Clam appetizer was tasty. Salmon entre and tuna entre were both excellent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Been going to LBI for many years and never ventured toward the causeway for dining... So glad we did! Will go back. Food was excellent,service was good! Nice change from the beach menu staples on every menu at other restaurants!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Long time stalwart on the island, good selection of Italian dishes with friendly service, prices a bit high but on par these days for LBI

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always great food and wonderful service! Their early dining is one if the best deals on LBI! We have never been disappointed!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

By far the best Lobster I’ve ever had I’m my life. There are no words to describe it.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

fresh and excellent food.Always tasty and great presentation.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everyone was very professional and attentive. Food was excellent. Have a summer home down here for 13 years and only five minutes away from this restaurant. Go out a lot but for some reason never went here. Had a friend that always wanted to bring us here but unfortunately we never did. Sorry to say he passed a few years back and wish now we had gone together. Definitely will go back. Our waiter was Sean who has been there since ‘95! Great service!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Trying to impress a very special NY city woman. Mission accomplished!!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food is a ten, just absolutely amazing !!! Service is a ten. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We literally can’t wait to go back again !!!! They have bent over backward for us. Even making a.m. dishes that aren’t on the menu !!!!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Outstanding food and service!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

As always a delightful meal, in a cozy setting, and an asset to our visit to the shore

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

This happened to be the worst experience of a dining experience with my family. The waiter had the worst attitude ever!!! Our food came out last when we were there for over two hours and saw other people eating before us. I ordered not spicy and it came out with red hot peppers everywhere on my dinner. I would never go here I don’t know what the island is all talking about !!!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

our LBI yearly vacation would not be complete without a visit to La Spiaggia. The food is classic Italian and never disappoints and the family atmosphere drawers us back every year. They always have something new on the menu however most of us return year after year and order our favorite dishes. Thanks for a great meal again, see you next year!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great food ! Outstanding service.. going to make reservations for my next special visitors best on the island!!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. It's so pleasurable to be treated with professionalism and courtesy while enjoying good food served with a flair. We're lucky to have this restaurant so close to home on Long Beach Island.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food and service at la spaggia were excellent. We have dined here in the past and have never been disappointed.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Under seasoned food Salt would have went a long way here.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We took advantage of many of the specials including the Burrata appetizer and the Blackberry sorbet and the pistachio tartuffo. All were very special and delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The food is consistently outstanding. I had the red snapper special. It was seasoned + cooked perfectly. The service is the best on Long Beach Island. I also like that it is a BYOB. I prefer to bring my own wine.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Good service. Food was only average. Prices reasonable. BYOB.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Unfortunately we did not have the best experience and it left us wondering about returning. Felt ignored throughout our dinner. We dine at this restaurant throughout the off season frequently and this time just not that good. Service was extremely lacking. Seemed to have a lot of servers and helpers but yet no one refilled our water, or our wine, nor did anyone check in with us after we received entrees. Ordered the eggplant rollatini as appetizer...it was luke warm and very dry. Entrees were also lukewarm and very dried out. Special of Chicken Parm on bone was extremely dry, tough, and just not good. Veal Sorrentino was also tough, just warm, and potatoes were hardened on top. Penne side dish had about a tablespoon of sauce. The restaurant was not overly busy as there were empty tables. Just not thrilled with our experience and with prices just not sure about returning.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great restaurant. Highly recommend. Delicious food; fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Wonderful food, great service. One of our favorite restaurants!

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

“A Chilly Start.” Seconds after being seated, the water boy spilled a full glass of ice water on my brothers lap. I understand, stuff happens and he took it in stride.
Although my veal was pretty good, my daughter’s bolognese was “not so great.” The pasta was under cooked and the sauce left much to be desired. At the end of the meal the waiter comped my brother’s entree and besides the rocky start, the service was good.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was decent. Worst service I’ve ever received at a restaurant though. Forgot our salads, entrees took over 2 hours to arrive with nasty attitudes to us during the whole meal and no apologies. I’ll never be back.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food, the service and the atmosphere are always exceptional

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Table next to us was very loud

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great Italian standard - one of the higher quality restaurants on LBI. Service was above average and food was creative (prosciutto salad w/ watermelon and feta was one of our favorites). Disappointing that they don't have a liquor license, but they are BYO and do sell wine by the bottle that you can purchase and drink at the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great Food Great service..Highly Recommended...Been coming here for years and never Dissappointed

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Birthday dinner for my daughter. Excellent food & service. Try the Burrata Saldato (sp?) Creamy & warm & delicious. They put a candle in her creme brulee, too.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This is my favorite place to dine WHEN IN LBI , they never disappoint .. very friendly staff and owner is very welcoming making sure to stop by to say hello , very personable .. and the menu and service is outstanding .. it also nice when they remember you every time you dine there ...

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Service is good. The people who work there are always friendly. Salad apps are very good. Entrees just ok.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was excellent. The wait staff attentive but we felt rushed.Service a bit rushed. Prices need to be tempered.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Waiter was very inattentive. We have been there many times and we were very surprised.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

All of our appetizers and entree s were delicious. Unable to have desert as portions were very generous.
Loved it

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Nice ambience in Tuscan countryside sort of decor. Excellent food and good service. A step above the usual fare on Long Beach Island. Tiny parking lot, so valet parking is a necessity. BYO wine keeps the overall bill at a manageable level, although the meal prices are on the high side. I had the shrimp oreganata and my wife had another shrimp dish. We split a Caesar salad. Very good all around. We would happily go back.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This is one of my favorites! Great food for all appetites and tastes. Service is always good and servers are friendly.
We are "weekenders", so we don't get there as often as we would like.
Good value...wonderful food!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great table for 6. Food and Service was excellent. Did not feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Another excellent meal at La Spiaggia! Can’t wait to get back

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