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Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas

4.5
4.5
1226 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas set out with the goal of introducing a wonderful breadth of world-class international wine that is paired with an expansive Italian, small plate menu. Our wine list and food menu are thoughtfully prepared and selected by a team that strives to introduce our guests to new, fresh Italian flavors.

Spuntino focuses on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients with a menu that changes four times a year. To make sure that we are using the best ingredients available we work closely with a number of farms in the area including Goffle Farm Poultry (Wyckoff, NJ), Blooming Hill Farms (Monroe, NY), and Alps Provisions (Long Island City, NY).

Wine is Spuntino’s second name! With over 50 wines by the glass, over 150 by the bottle, four wines on tap, and three wine flights offered daily, Spuntino really does have something for everyone.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Saturday Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sunday Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Friday Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 661-2435

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michel Desjardins

  • Catering

    https://spuntinowinebar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Marketing_SP_601_Menu_Catering_v01_2021_05_05.pdf

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a bridal brunch, birthday lunch, rehearsal dinner or anything in between, Spuntino is the perfect place to make your special occasion unforgettable with four different unique settings throughout the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Kelsey Bigler: (201) 563-3325

  • Neighborhood

    Clifton

  • Cross street

    Main Ave

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking available in open lots surrounding the restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,226 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value. Great food. Great service. From the host to the wait staff we felt welcome.
  2. b

    benjamins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall the whole experience was great. Especially the service.
  3. DA

    DanielleA

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Spuntino's is one of our go-to places for special occasions, and we decided to go there for a late anniversary lunch. The host welcomed us warmly. The offerings on the brunch menu sounded mouth-watering, but we opted for the regular menu. It took a good bit of time for the waitress to come over; it was by no means crowded, so I don't know why there were such long periods of time in between her visits to our table. The Citrus Cosmo was delicious, as was the cheese board, artichoke hearts, and the apple walnut bruschetta. The salmon had great flavors, but the creamy white wine sauce was on the cold side. We will continue to eat here in the future, but I'm hoping our waitperson will be more attentive next time.
  4. W

    Wolf

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was decent, drinks were expensive, service was poor.
  5. AB

    ABVasa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful restaurant with great food, service and ambience. will definitely return
  6. GG

    GrumpyGourmand

    Richmond

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service from Carla. Nice wine choices. Artichokes are a must and so is the mushroom bruschetta.
  7. GG

    GrumpyGourmand

    Richmond

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Try the fried burrata. Bruschettas we’re great. Nice wine selection. Love being able to have lots of little plates and try many things.
  8. NS

    NataliaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food quality seems be worse every time we go
  9. MD

    MonicaD

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love restaurants that offer small plates. I can try a variety of things at one sitting. It's my new favorite Italian restaurant.
  10. G

    Guelly1988

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with engaging staff. The food selection and style is wonderful and great for a party to interact with one another. The variety bruschetta had a wonderful balance and flavor and wasn’t heavy. The meat platter was perfectly seasoned and cooked at medium and the variety of sides between the brussels sprouts the baked ricotta and Truffle fries it was truly a delicious experience. Would highly recommend.
  11. EV

    EVMM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Don’t bother making a reservation, you will still have to wait for your table. Extremely overpriced for the quality of food and the service was awful, got food before our drinks and our waitress never came back to check if we needed anything, after asking for the check it took another 20 mins for someone else to walk by that we could ask to take the check and payment because our waitress never returned. Would NEVER go back or recommend to anyone.
  12. RM

    RobertaM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's my favorite restaurant. Great tapas allows you to try all different food and flavors. Extensive wine list. Great, knowledgeable servers.
  13. NB

    NancyBeth1227

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Spuntino was great. The food was delicious and inventive. Our only complaint was that the entrees, though delicious was a bit lacking My Beef Wellington was great, perfectly prepared. My complaint was the portion size. It was a small slice where I was expecting a bigger cut. The mashed potatoes were outstanding. My husband's Potato crusted Halibut was decent sized but had no veg or anything accompanying it. It looked lonely and unfinished. Otherwise we had a lovely NYE dinner our server Yadia (sp?) Was fantastic. Warm personal and attentive. We have dined at Spuntino for years and looked forward to coming back.
  14. M

    Martise

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place, We had a party of eight on new years eve. and they sat us right away. food and drink came out quickly, and our server checked on us appropriately . will be dinning here again .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kids Birthday so we are at 5:45
  16. KM

    KathleenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. They also have a very large selection of wine. We really enjoyed the red wine flights.
  17. D

    Deev

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The portions weren’t just tapas tiny, they were roughly 1/4 of the size of a plate you’d get at another Italian restaurant for the same price, but didn’t taste as good. Chicken was over cooked to the point of crisp and dry that argued a sponge, pasta dishes were smaller than the appetizer plates, salads without dressings. I was truly disappointed. Wish we had celebrated elsewhere.
  18. r

    rrrsss

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    There was 1 waiter for about 50 people. After 3/4 hours of sitting we were served cold coffee. Waiter was trying to help but he was overwhelmed. He told us food had not yet been prepared. We left.
  19. t

    tashaj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was great. The waitress was also great they only thing I wish she did better was split the bill
  20. AD

    AndrzejD

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! All the dishes were cooked perfectly.
  21. JJ

    JoJo17

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great place which I've been to many times but for Christmas Eve I felt like we were rushed through our courses.
  22. C

    Cheers

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The wine selection is incredible! And the opportunity to try so many be the glass or smaller pours fantastic! The food also is excellent! The place was full and rightly so! Will definitely return!
  23. w

    witchyone

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, everything was just right! Really good food , wine, service and ambience.
  24. p

    pasta

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always one of the best restaurants, one of our favorites.
  25. J

    June

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Excellent salmon and selection of bruchettas. Nice atmosphere. Friendly servers & staff.
  26. DS

    DorS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and great atmosphere. Not loud at all and can enjoy dinner and conversation
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Meal was excellent and the service was terrific. Definitely will be back
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was impecable. Rafael was flawless. He made the entire night amazing. His recommendations and energy were on point. Great time.
  29. SK

    SusanK

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Last day of truffle festival and they ran out of truffles, fires food at the wrong time and a 90 minute meal turned into a 3 hour ordeal. Food was good, in spite of lack of truffles.
  30. ST

    StevenT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was just ok but my food was also cold. Wait staff was very pleasant and attentive.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a party of 6 adults and 2 kids and the staff was amazing from beginning to end. The food was flavorful, cooked to the right temp and great portions for us to share with our selections. The staff was attentive and the experience was not expensive.
  32. RO

    RONS

    New York Area

    168 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had dinner with another couple we shared 4 small plates all were very tasty. Bronzino was excellent, short ribs and salmon dishes also very good.
  33. RM

    RobertaM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sputino's is my favorite restaurant. Always a good time!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  35. JV

    JohnV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere with walls of wi e bottles everywhere.. tapas menu was good but everything a bit too pricey for the small portions, imo..
  36. R

    Randalily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spuntino was a warm and cozy place to celebrate a birthday on a rainy and cold night. I commend them for their service. We ordered what we thought was a meat and cheese board and received only a meat board. It was corrected with style and good grace. Then we realized we misread the menu and still got the wrong board. Again, with a smile, the waiter corrected our order. Chef Michele cam out to talk to us and make sure we were happy. Since we ordered incorrectly, I felt he was super gracious to us. We then had the Truffle tasting menu. My favorites were the pasta with shaved truffles and the duck. Your taste buds will dance. All in all, a great night.
  37. G

    Giacomo

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    After many years—and of course, after COVID destroyed the integrity of many establishments—Spuntino is still a surprisingly top-notch destination for a mall location. The menu evolves seasonally, and contains a good range of offerings. They have strayed a BIT from their "small plates" concept (probably because most American mall-goers are too set in their ways to adapt to tapas-style eating), and as such, pricing has gone up, but not much more so than other restaurants. The wine list is excellent, and the less-than-obvious choices (e.g., brussels sprouts, salads, bruschettas, artichokes) are the real stars of the menu, while the pizzas (excepting the excellent margarita) are sometimes examples of being able to DO a thing even though it might not be worth doing (the sweet ones always come across as cloying). Service at restaurants in general has suffered, but here there is still a fairly professional (if no longer doting and sincerely friendly) waitstaff.
  38. CD

    ChuckD105

    Chicago

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed Spuntino. Strip mall setup did not impress us but we loved the food and the wine list.
  39. B

    Brittany

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rafael was amazing! We ate way too much…everything was delicious!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent - the pomegranate & fig martini was perfect. Carla was our server. She made excellent suggestions, explained how / what to order, and answered our questions and requests with a smile. We were there for quite awhile and never felt rushed. We will be back.

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas using the Order Online button. Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 661-2435.

Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 1226 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


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas

70 Kingsland Rd, Clifton, NJ 7014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Clifton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Saturday Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sunday Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Friday Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking available in open lots surrounding the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michel Desjardins

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 661-2435

  • Catering

    https://spuntinowinebar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Marketing_SP_601_Menu_Catering_v01_2021_05_05.pdf

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a bridal brunch, birthday lunch, rehearsal dinner or anything in between, Spuntino is the perfect place to make your special occasion unforgettable with four different unique settings throughout the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Kelsey Bigler: (201) 563-3325

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