When was the last time you ate at The Spaghetti Warehouse? It's been a good 5-8 years for me. I dined there (no, not in the Trolley) with a friend in November and this is what I thought.
The atmosphere is so interesting. I think I like it because it reminds me of going there for Homecoming or when you were a kid. I'm not sure if I was new to the place, that I would like it. The tchotchkes and Tiffany style lamps, dark wood and red awnings just make it seem so warm and cozy in there.
I feel the same about the food. If I was eating there for the first time, maybe it would be rated as "just okay, " but since is a childhood nostalgia effect, I thought it was amazing!! The bread and butter is so delightful and I always eat it - don't care!
The salad is very lackluster, featuring iceberg blend basically out of a bag and jarred dressing. Not my favorite. I should have ordered the minestrone soup, I love that.
I got the good ol' spaghetti and meatballs with extra sauce. Incredibly comforting and I had to restrain myself from eating it all. The meatballs were a perfect size and great consistency. The sauce has this wonderful rich flavor to which I always add red chili flakes and a bit of parm.
My friend ordered the pizza bake (!!) which I was not familiar with from years' past. It was angel hair pasta with sauce and a layer of cheese and pepperoni on the top. WOWZERS.
I would absolutely go back and it will be fun to take Taylor because she LOVES spaghetti and so do I. It's good for your soul.
|The...bread. And more importantly, the BUTTER.|
|Salad with Italian|
|Spaghetti and Meatballs! YAY!|