Spano’s Ristorante Italiano
Small, bustling BYO spot for traditional Italian seafood, meat & pasta dishes, plus a kids’ menu. Chef / Owner Joseph Spano has been tantalizing taste buds with his flair for Italian fare since 1989. It was then that he first opened Spano’s Ristorante Italiano in Jackson, NJ. It was his love of Italian cuisine, the use of only the freshest ingredients and mammoth portions that put Spano’s on the map.
This humble beginning blossomed from the teachings of his mom, Carmela, who could be frequently spotted sitting at a back table rolling meatballs, peeling garlic, or anything else she could do to help. Guests loved to stop by the table to visit with Carmela as she worked. Everyone in the neighborhood knew and loved Carmela’s sauce and the various Italian delights that originated from her Naples, Italy heritage. His mouth watering sauce is Mom Spano’s original recipe and hasn’t changed.