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Spuntino Wine Bar & Tapas - Clifton

Curlz Mar 20, 2012 04:39 PM

Almost drove out of my lane on Rt 3 when I saw the billboard for this place...says coming to Clifton Commons Spring 2012... I'm wondering if it's going to replace the restaurant next to Shannon Rose or if it's going in another spot. Nothing on their website yet, but I seem to recall a place with this name in NYC...just don't want to get my hopes up. Yet. Anyone know anything more?

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    BeerWeezil RE: Curlz Mar 21, 2012 08:42 AM

    You can be confident and not get your hopes up; the Frankies (Castronovo and Falcinelli of Manhattan and Brooklyn's Frankies Spuntino and Brooklyn's Prime Meats) are not involved.

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      Curlz RE: BeerWeezil Mar 21, 2012 05:43 PM

      You are correct, sir! I did say I couldn't remember... Now I'm laughing.

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      karenrmj RE: Curlz Apr 14, 2012 12:38 PM

      It is going into the spot next to the Shannon Rose.. The old Johnnie Carrino.

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        karenrmj RE: karenrmj Apr 14, 2012 12:46 PM


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        nizza RE: Curlz Apr 14, 2012 02:28 PM

        It looks like Spuntino Wine Bar & Tapas is part of the Dohery Enterprise group that operates four restaurant concepts including: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, and their own concept, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub.

        1. Curlz RE: Curlz Apr 26, 2012 12:39 PM

          Got an email that they're now open. I have to say that the chef's bio has me more excited than I was when I originally read about the place--as does the menu. I'll certainly be checking it out soon.


          1. Curlz RE: Curlz May 3, 2012 03:44 PM

            Happy Hour info via an email I received:

            Mon-Fri 3-6pm
            $1 off
            Any wine by the glass, beer or cocktail

            $2 off
            Any Hand-stretched, thin crust pizza

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              tommy RE: Curlz May 3, 2012 03:50 PM

              Hand stretched!

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