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 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 award 2014
opentable diners choice 2016
OpenTable Diners Choice award 2017
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016
Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence 2017

Chef Ryan at the James Beard House

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!

Our Chef’s Fall Favorites

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Everyone's favorite time of year is here, and along with the cool weather comes hearty autumn flavors! We picked our chefs' minds & came up with a few fall trends...
double decanting wine

Double Decanting Wine

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What is double decanting? Double decanting allows us to both properly decant a wine and still serve it in the original bottle. This process doubles the wine’s exposure to air...
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Cocktail Making: Our Cherry Manhattan

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You can't go wrong with a classic cocktail. Watch our bartender Alexis from our Clifton location make our Cherry Manhattan!

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