In 1993, brothers Mark and Dan Stragapede had a vision to create an casual fine dining experience dedicated to excellence on Long Beach Island. Their creation became known as La Spiaggia, which translates to “the beach” in Italian.
A Mediterranean style ristorante, it is located at the base of the Causeway in Ship Bottom. The cuisine presented by Chef Daniel is imaginatively presented and the dining room is artfully adorned with elegant, decorative touches.
In past years, La Spiaggia has received a “Best Undiscovered Restaurant” award from NJ Monthly Magazine and the prestigious DiRoNA Award.
“When near or on LBI, do not miss visiting La Spiaggia for a GREAT chef prepared Italian meal. BYOB, elegant, great service all in a very welcoming venue.” – Mishypoo/Urban Spoon 2010
“We have been regular customers for the last 15 years, and the food and service is so consistently outstanding we picked our wedding reception location so we could have La Spiaggia cater. Mark and Danny Stragapede bring flair and charm to their restaurant,and we anxiously await them opening for the season each year! We can’t say enough good things aboutLa Spiaggia, if you are down on LBI it shouldn’t be missed.” – Danielle F., Westfield, NJ
“Dishes made from exceptionally fresh ingredients are prepared with high accomplishment and style so they appeal to the eye as well as the palette.” – Philadelphia Inquirer
“As Long Beach Island has become more upscale, so has this quiet, classy, Northern Italian BYO whose impeccable service and interesting, flavorful fare make it a guaranteed great, special night out.” – Zagat
“La Spiaggia is particularly special, as it is an eatery which I would gladly return during any season of the year.” – The Artful Diner
357 W. 8th, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
T. 609.494.4343 / F. 609.494.0729
Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Closed Tues.
- Summer Months dinner hours. Mon. and Weds.- Sun. 5:00pm
- Spring/fall months dinner hours. Weds.- Sun. from 5:00pm
- Winter months – please call for winter hours