La Spiaggia

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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!
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KP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food delicious as usual, friendly atmosphere!

SM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was perfect.
Even if the food was okay, the service alone, would of had be going back. Highly recommended!

b
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT on LBI
or on the Jersey shore for that matter!!!
Great food, excellent service and the ambiance is like dining in a Tuscan restaurant in Italy. Pricey, yes. Worth it, definitely!

SR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. We were a party of 4 and all had superb meals.

I
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This was our first and last visit to this restaurant. It was a Monday night at 7:30 and the service for our appetizers and main course was very slow. My salmon in corn meal was luke warm. It came with just 2 polenta fries which were very good. The all male waiters were inattentive; the car valet was friendlier.

a
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always look forward to our dinner at La Spiaggia. Mark is always welcoming and the food and service are superb

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants on LBI. friendly staff.

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in LBI I have been enjoying La Spiaggia for over 10 years.

LH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We plan to return as often as we can. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, and a great wait staff.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we have been vacationing on LBI for over 15 years, this was our first visit to La Spiaggia; it won't be our last! My husband and I had a fantastic evening there. The service and food were simply outstanding. It was evident that may of our fellow diners were long-time customers. Our waiter and the entire staff at La Spiaggia made us feel welcome and special. They were helpful, attentive and very friendly. They made us feel at home and it made our night. We had the beef tortellini soup, osso-buco and grilled branzino. All were outstanding. We are very grateful for our experience and will be back soon!

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The reason I took one star away was that I had to send back my grilled octopus appetizer. It was too charred and tasted burnt. It was not eatable. Service staff sent it back without fuss and replaced it with their burrata salad....delicious. Everything else was very good. Service was excellent

o
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite dining spot on LBI !
Great food and great service.

TP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being Italian I am very picky when eating Italian food out, however, from the minute you walk into this restaurant it's like coming home to Nona's house! The food was absolutely delicious, the shrimp scampi risotto was the best I've ever had. Our waiter Nick was efficient and treated my husband and I like family. We've gotten to know the owner Mark over the last couple of years and he's a doll. When we got up to leave there were hugs all around, like I said "La Familia". We will be back next year for sure.
Thanks again for an outstanding meal!

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent Great food at this wonderful restaurant. The staff is very friendly and the service here is outstanding. One of our favorite Island restaurants

B
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the third or fourth time we have eaten here The food is always outstanding, the waitstaff helpful, polite, and pleasant

SS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

food was incredible but server did not listen to a specific request of trying to bring entrees with appetizers because I had a 8 year old falling asleep at the table. Instead he brought the entrees 45 minutes after apps, no apology , nothing.

ET
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La Spiaggia never disappoints. The special salad with the melon was refreshing and quite a large portion. The eggplant rollatini was outstanding. The scallops are fresh and were recommended. We will return.

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Nice ambiance. A little loud. It was a Saturday night in the summer, people having fun.

LB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have eaten here many times over the years- the food and service is consistently good!!!!!!!!!

K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at La Spiaggia is consistently very good and the service is always excellent. I always recommend the restaurant to friends who are visiting LBI.

AR
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating. The food was incredible and the atmosphere was great for conversation. Can't wait to return.

BS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food as always was delicious. Service slow between appetizers and entrees. Table’s location was rather noisy.

ND
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Spiaggia has been our favorite place to dine on LBI for the past 25 years. The quality of the food and service is consistently excellent. While I usually choose the more adventurous dishes on the menu, I decided this time on a more traditional "Sunday Gravy", penne topped with a huge meatball, sweet sausage, pork shoulder, and the gravy itself, a rich tomato and beef sauce that tasted as if it truly spent the whole day simmering on the stove. If I had a Nonna, this is what she would have made every Sunday.

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always , fabulous

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Good service and food was fresh and expertly prepared

FD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service great as always.

LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Summer 2019 Review - Go anywhere but here. I give good reviews when I am impressed by a restaurant. This is not one of them. The food was average. My salad looked like it came out of a bag. I was blown away by how loud the noise was, how obnoxious the other diners were, and how the wait staff ignored us. There were several unoccupied tables around us and more than 6 staff that chose to not ask us how our appetizers, main course or drinks were in the 90 minutes we were there. It was a weeknight and it was not crowded. My water was refilled only once despite it being empty for a better part of the meal. Where were the wait staff? Falling all over the large tables of New Yorkers carrying on like they were at a fraternity party. There are many other restaurants on Long Beach Island, don't waste your money here.

La Spiaggia
Responded on August 11, 2019

Lbiopentableuser, thank you for dining with us! LBI is supported by the tri state area and there is no need to disparage our guests from the great state of NY. It is sometimes difficult to regulate our guests fun while dining with us, but we do try. We have been providing the LBI community with award winning cuisine for 40 years and will continue to do so.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been wondering about this place for years. Drivie by it all the time. We will be back

EM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! The food was delicious, our server was very attentive!

VP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. The service is fabulous and the food outstanding. The atmosphere is cozy and elegant. A true gem!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

AR
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A totally enjoyable experience. The waiter, food and atmosphere were great.

S
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night out at the shore with friends. We have been here several times. Always great food and service. We look forward to our next visit.

KW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!! Service friendly & efficient.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food very good. Service was a bit slow and the waiter was sometimes accommodating but sometimes not- he was a bit pretentious

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been several time and always enjoy our meal and service.

CL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious appetizers. Since it is summer I think a lighter pasta on the menu would be helpful. Excellent service.
We had an enjoyable evening!

NM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

SL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Veal chop special way to go if offered. Service was great!!! Definitely go again. A can’t miss!

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