Everything you need to know about tapas dining

If you’ve never dined tapas style, it can be a little daunting at first, but we assure you you’re in for quite the experience! We want to take a moment to help you dissect our menu so that you can order the perfect tapas meal!

What to expect

Tapas style dining isn’t like your traditional courses IE appetizer, entrée, etc. The food you order will be continuously coming out of the kitchen as it is ready so you will be able to enjoy each dish at optimal freshness!
Since you’re ordering multiple small plates, here’s our rule of thumb if you’re unsure how much to order:

If you’re just casually snacking, we recommend 3-4 plates per person
If you’re very hungry, we recommend upwards of 5 plates each

The format of the menu

When looking at the menu, you will see that there are multiple sections to consider. Here are a couple that we want to call out.

Salumi + Formaggi – One of our favorites for sure. Here you can select your meat & cheese board, and when you pair it with the perfect wine, it’s great for picking on until your other plates arrive.

House-Made Pasta – No seriously, it’s all made in house. We highly recommend you try one of these delicious and fresh selections.

Piattoni – Unlike the rest of the menu, which are all small plates, our Piattoni are large plates prepared to order. These are the perfect items to order for the table to share.

Choosing a wine

When choosing the perfect wine to pair with your meal, there are many factors to consider:
• Name of the wine
• Grape variety and type of wine
• Color
• Vintage
• Region of Italy
• Taste and nose
• Price range
• Availability by the glass or bottle only
• Food being eaten

Spuntino holds over 1,800 bottles of wine in temperature-controlled floor to ceiling wine cabinets. While that all may seem overwhelming, don’t worry, our staff is well versed on these factors and can help you make your decision so that you can pick the perfect wine to complement your meal!

3 Comments

  • roslyn berson says:

    very helpful. been coming since you opened. friends and family come as well because of my recommendation. my brother, from fla., surprised me with a party..small 11. never disappointed..wine tasting, although haven’t had an invite in a long time. ryan, an amazing chef, and extremely friendly… I LOVE SPUNTINO.. FOOD . AND STAFF TERRIFIC.

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