Growing up in an Italian family, Michael Spampinato learned all of his Grandma Spamp's best recipes at a young age. He could hardly have imagined that after spending more than three decades in the food industry he would return to these beloved recipes as the source of inspiration behind Spampinato’s Restaurant. Today, he and his youngest daughter, Marcie, welcome guests with a menu of Italian specialties that pair chicken, sweet italian sausage, veal, and seafood with pastas and Old World sauces. While there’s no shortage of traditional dishes, the menu makes room for chef Michael’s own innovative creations, such as fried calamari stuffed with hot italian sausage.
As family-oriented as the menu, the restaurant’s dining room fills with laughter and chatter as groups take seats among exposed-brick walls, hardwood floors, and a crackling corner fireplace. Spampinato's outdoor patio—a shaded area known as The Grotto—fills up on warmer nights with guests and sports fans come to watch the latest gladiatorial match on the two big-screen TVs.