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Via Sposito

4.7
4.7
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
4th Generation Esposito Brothers, Anthony and Vincent Esposito Jr. bridge the old-world charm and flavor of Italy with the latest cooking trends, local seasonal specialties and their own unique passion to please your palate.



The tradition started with great grandparents who migrated from Italy. The journey now continues - from Italy to Brooklyn to New Jersey. The moment you enter Via Sposito, your senses are filled with the abundance of flavor and charm of Italy. Taste the authentic coal fired pizza, imported cheeses and cured meats from Italy. All of our dishes, pastas and fresh mozzarella are homemade daily with the finest ingredients.



Via Sposito is an experience to enjoy for lunch or dinner, conduct a business meeting or family celebration. So, come hungry! Reservations are recommended or just stop by. We also offer meals to go. Sunday Brunches and Catering will soon be available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 607-2625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Old Bridge

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food. Very friendly service. Only concern, dinners should be served at the same time. There was a gap of about 5 minutes between service of the two dinners. Other than that, I highly recommend it.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    As a first time diner, following multiple recommendations, I was underwhelmed. Table felt ‘tacky’ for openers, in as unclean. Most all of the menu items, notably the ‘specials’ were read to us when we were ready to order. We had a simple order, two entrees, exactly the same. One came out. After apologizing for the oversight, I waited about 15 minutes to have my dinner served, while my friend had already finished. Ordered a half bottle of wine, server placed on table, didn’t offer to open let alone pour. In my opinion, not worth it; perhaps the pizza is good, don’t know, but not returning to find out.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day dinner. Amazing food and service.
  5. E

    Eater

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was quiet because it was a Tuesday evening, but the food and service were very good
  6. f

    foody

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  7. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service both amazing love the atmosphere and the Blessed Mother is a favorite, the only thing, it is very noisy but I guess that's just old age. So looking forward to your Colts Neck location!!
  8. R

    Robin

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Via Sposito! Dee is the best!
  9. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The lobster special was delicious but in my opinion very much overpriced. Website did not mention (or I didn't see) that we could bring in our own wine.
  10. F

    Frequentdiner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful pizza, great service. Dolores our server is the best. She remembered the table we dined at two weeks ago and what we are!!!! She is special.
  11. D

    Deedee

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful accommodating staff. I definitely recommend this restaurant
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great meal and outstanding service another little gem in town.
  13. EG

    EllenG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very small restaurant... table for 2 was in a tiny space that had to be accessed by servers constantly. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Specials were recited by server, but so many that you couldn't remember what they were! I had to ask to see her cheat sheet before ordering. My husband's food was excellent but since it was a special, we didn't know the price. We were very shocked to see the price was $43. We would suggest that they be typed on a 'daily specials' list, both for the customers to read over and to know the price. The noise level was insane, so while the food and service were very good, we won't be rushing back.
  14. HS

    HarryS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped by for lunch and enjoyed their fresh bread, shared a caesar salad and a Grandma's pizza. Of course the Chocolate Mousse cake was also very tasty.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always along with the service, yes for us a great place to go and enjoy.
  16. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very energetic crowd, the servers are very friendly and attentive with great suggestions. First time there and we plan on going back.
  17. KM

    KevinM

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service Very noisy and tables are close together
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server and other servers are wonderful. Food always delish. Loud but that’s okay, it’s meant to be. Owners always welcoming. Right down the street from me so I’m lucky
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for lunch and their pizza was exceptional. Both the server and cook were very cordial and welcoming.
  20. P

    Pattieb2

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    First time visit with some friends for lunch Immediately noticed that background music was too loud Asked 4 times for the music to be lowered to no avail 5th time asked to see the manager Was told he was too busy to see us Food was very good but the all over experience was ruined by the loud music Hard to talk to friends. At the time I only saw that there was only5-6 tables occupied When leaving I saw the hostess on the phone and she was covering her free ear so she could hear better Because the music was too loud and would not be lowered and the fact that the manager could not be bothered to see us , we will not go back again and will not recommend it to our friends I will be posting our experience on Yelp very soon
  21. M

    Macmish

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are amazing .
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious authentic Italian
  23. d

    diner

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First time dining at this
  24. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good service was good been there 2 times everything good
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were both excellent!
  26. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service the food and the restaurant was excellent very clean I would highly recommend thuu I s place
  27. DT

    DoreenT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time! Food was very good and the staff was extremely attentive and the owners are very personable. Def will go back!
  28. AV

    AVEE

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quick Lunch Date / Good Eats / Good Service on a beautiful day with a beautiful woman. Love you Lysha.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Restaurant, excellent food and great service 👍🏼
  30. SS

    ShaSha

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. You will not be disappointed!! Delores and Anthony are great.
  31. K

    Kitt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are outstanding. Love the rice balls
  32. k

    karim

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some ambiance music would be nice To hear during dinner.
  33. PD

    PhillyDiners

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lilly, our server was excellent. The kind of waitress you look forward to seeing again.
  34. VG

    VincentG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic. The service was great We enjoyed everything. They make you feel like part of the family!!!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far the best Italian restaurant in the area. The staff and family who own this establishment treat everyone like family. The food is fresh. Only the best ingredients are used. We love it so much we made this our go-to restaurant to order out from. Try the specials. We had an octopus special with cherry peppers. It was cooked to Perfection. There is too many positives to list. They are accommodating especially if you have a stroller. I’m new to NJ but this feels like going back to Brooklyn. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Via Sposito offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 607-2625.

Via Sposito is rated 4.7 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Via Sposito

3857 Highway 516 Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Old Bridge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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