About

SPUNTINO (spoon’tîno), noun:

A snack or an informal meal

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 350 world-class wines available by the bottle, more than 60 wines by the glass, four wines on tap, and three wine flights offered daily, Spuntino really does have something for everyone.

Awards & Recognition

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas takes a great deal of pride in our food, wine, and service. We are honored to be recognized and continue to strive to make Spuntino the place for great Italian tapas, the best selection of wine and a one of a kind dining experience!

Opentable diners choice 2019

Six-time OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award Winner:
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Wine spectator award of excellence 2019

Seven-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner:
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Community Partnerships & Charities

At Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas we value our community and strive to give back. Aside from our annual and regular partnerships, our teams participate in over 20 local community events and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

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Chef Ryan at James Beard

chef ryan at the james beard house

August 9, 2017

Executive chef Ryan Keough presented a Coastal Tapas dinner at the world-renowned James Beard House…

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Spring Food Trends

Spring food trends

Cara di Falco | May 5, 2017

I headed over to Spuntino’s Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton NJ to hang out with Chef Michelle DeJardine and talk about Spring food trends…

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Fresh for the Season

Fresh for the Season: NJ Chefs’ Favorite Spring Veggies

JerseyBites | May 1, 2017

“Spring sparks the beginning of the local farming season, with early vegetables including asparagus, fava beans, peas and spring onions, so we focused on incorporating those fresh flavors into our new seasonal menu.”

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Our Team

Chef de Cuisine Michel Desjardins

Michel dejardins

Grapevine Tips

Our chefs & bartenders share their secrets on cooking techniques, drink making, wine pairing and secret recipes!

Spuntino Board

Summertime with Spuntino

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In the summer no one feels like staying in the kitchen! So here are some of our favorites that you can enjoy with us to keep your kitchen cool! Sensational Sips It's time for a…
COOKING AT HOME WITH TRUFFLES

Cooking at home with Truffles

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The truffle has been seen as a delicacy for centuries. Whether it be the Black truffle of Italy or the White truffle from France, truffles have always been seen as something that you could only…
five wines you've never heard of

Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

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One of the great things about wine is that you are always finding new wines that you may have never heard of. The not so great thing about wine you have never heard of is…

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