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 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.

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 2016
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016

NJ chefs predict the next food trends

North Jersey chefs predict the next food trends

NorthJersey | February 8, 2017

“It’s absolutely amazing to me,” says Josh Bernstein, executive chef of Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton. Even just a few years ago, he says…

View article

Good Day New York

feast of the seven fishes

Fox 5 | December 23, 2017

Chef Ryan joined the Good Day New York team to speak about our Feast of the Seven Fishes menu and demonstrated how to make the Squid Ink Campanelle Con Ragu di Mare…

View segment

Drink For Good Cause

breast cancer awareness

Daily Voice | October 17, 2016

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas’ Clifton restaurant will raise money for local charities supporting the fight against breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month…

view article

Our Team

Chef Josh Bernstein Spuntino

Executive Chef Josh Bernstein

Brian McAllister

General Manager Brian McAllister

Grapevine Tips

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

five wines you've never heard of

Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

| Wine | No Comments
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...
how to make the perfect omelet

How to make the Perfect Omelet

| How To | No Comments
Chef Josh shows us his technique on how to make the perfect omelet!
how to taste wine

How to Taste Wine

| Wine | No Comments
Have you ever been out to dinner when someone describes the flavors of wine and you are wondering how they may have gotten there? Here are some useful tips to...

We’re Social!