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 award 2014
opentable diners choice 2016
OpenTable Diners Choice award 2017
opentable diners choice
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017
Wine spectator award of excellence 2018

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

Michel dejardins

Chef de Cuisine Michel Desjardins

Brian McAllister

General Manager Brian McAllister

Grapevine Tips

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

Winter Trends for 2019

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Cozy up next to these seasonal flavors and hide away from the cold! Refreshing  Choices  Start your meal with a flavorful wake up call for your taste buds. Seeing some fresh greens and squash in…

Holiday Drink Special: Learn to make our Crème de la Crème

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In-house mixologist Alexis Morgan put together an awesome cocktail for the holidays using Blonde Rum, Bailey's, coffee liquor, gingerbread simple syrup & cannoli cream. Check out how we make this festive drink & make it…
OUR FAVORITE SIDE DISHES FOR THANKSGIVING

Our Favorite Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

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Although we love the irreplaceable classics, like mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce, here are a few of our chef’s new favorite sides for your Thanksgiving day table spread! Autumn Salad An autumn salad is…

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