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Spasso Cucina italiana

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1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3877 (Zephyr Ct.)
+1 805-643-2777
Today
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Lake Forest, California
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163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Late Saturday night family dinner. The waitress was great and allowed my daughter to order a meal which was not on the menu, great personal touch. The food tasted great and you could tell the meal was "homemade". Small dining room gave you a family atmosphere. Everything was nicely done.

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Thank 25R0bertD
California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spasso is a very cute and casual Italian restaurant located where Seaward ends at the beach. The service is exceptional! They were very attentive and friendly. We had the lemon and caper chicken (very good!) and the pork chops (would probably not order again). The vegetables on the side were cooked perfectly and very good. Try the chocolate martini for... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I really enjoyed our dinner here. Very good Italian food, mainly pizza and pasta type things, but well done. The wait staff is extremely friendly which adds to the pleasant ambiance. Small place right near the beach. Parking is limited to a small shared lot down the street, street parking or a public lot across the street. Parking can be... More 

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Albany, New York
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280 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This pleasant casual but nicely appointed room near the Ventura beach at the end of Seaward has a great array of pastas and other Italian classics. We were wondering which to choose when our waitress arrived and told us that the special pasta that night was a wild boar pasta. We both went for it. It was terrific; tender chunks... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The best tables are around the perimeter, we had to sit out in the middle of the room which is not desireable. The food was no value. We had pasta that was supposed to be meat sauce...could hardly find the meat.

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Thank lj0haines
Claremont, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our hotel concierge told us to try this place and it was really good service and food. Salmon was cooked to perfection. A nice bottle of Italian red wine complemented the meal very well. Service was professional and efficient. The table we had was at the window so we could see Christmas lights from other restaurants - a very nice... More 

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Thank Chris M
Upland, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place is fantastic! Great location, just steps from the beach, and a wonderful atmosphere. The place manages to feel high-end without the price tag and pomposity that you usually find in fancier restaurants. Excellent service and delicious food. Definitely plan to return the next time I'm in Ventura.

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Thank Suzannah T
Mammoth Lakes, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have frequented Spasso a number of times in the past few weeks, including takeout, eating in and spending time sipping coffee in their adjoining cafe. To start with the cafe, delicious cappuccinos, welcoming service and the possibility of ordering light fare made it a very pleasant experience. The outdoor setting is simple but the heaters work well! We have... More 

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Cleveland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Food was above average; the pesto was too much, but we did enjoy the bruschetta and the atmosphere. Would go back again to try something new!

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Thank Deena H
Dallas
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285 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place has great reviews, and we've only been once. Service was good. Bread was good. Cabernet was cheap and sweet. Bolognese was good. Bruschetta was awful. Someone just chopped up cold stale bread and put a spoonful of stuff and called it bruschetta. Bread should be fresh and grilled, rubbed with garlic, and topped with any variety of tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3877
    (Zephyr Ct.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-2777
Description
Spasso Cucina Italiana is a delightful Italian/Roman cuisine located just steps from the Pacific Ocean. A great setting and great cuisine makes this a must visit for all destination diners. A great menu offers several of your favorites as well as some of ours. Outdoor seating is available and we welcome you to join us for your next dining encounter.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?