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.

Wine is Spuntino’s second name! With over 55 wines by the glass, over 350 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!

Four-Time Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence Winner: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Opentable diners choice 2019

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

Wine spectator award of excellence 2018

Four-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner:
2015, 2016, 2017, 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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Wine Spectator Restaurant Award

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July 23, 2019

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.

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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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LBIFF visits for Taste On The Beach

LBIFF visits Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas for Taste On The Beach

LBIFF | July 11, 2017

Long Beach International Film Fest Spuntino for Taste On The Beach and chef Ryan shows us how to make Balsamic Pork Ribs…

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Our Team

Chef Ryan Keough

Executive Chef Ryan Keough

general manager christopher gracia

General Manager Christopher Gracia

Grapevine Tips

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

Our Favorite Summer White Wines

Our Favorite Summer White Wines

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Summertime is when we do everything differently. Hot weather suggests lighter food, like seafood, fish, and fresh vegetables. This year, with dining al fresco at restaurants and of course backyard…

Pairing Cheese & Wine

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The methods of pairing different foods and wine can go back several centuries. Our select pairings are not only delicious but also a great way to expand your palate. History…
wine pairings for thanksgiving

Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner

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Wine plays a very important part at Thanksgiving dinner, especially when it consists of so many different flavors. Our General Manager and Wine Director Jim from Spuntino Clifton shares his…