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“A wonderful chain. Fab authentic tasty food and friendly atmosphere.”

Spaghetti House - Goodge Street
Ranked #2,132 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
Description: Goodge Street the original home to Spaghetti House, this is where it all started in September 1955. The Lavarini families philosophy has always been to source the best & freshest ingredient & cook to order, for your pleasure and enjoyment. The restaurant is located off Tottenham Court Road (the best place to hunt for home furnishings)in Fitzrovia a bohemian & arty village in central London. The restaurant has grown over the years & is now spread over 4 floors, the ground floor is bustling with the ‘via e vai’ of guests dining, waiters serving & people walking through to the upper floors. An open kitchen allows you to experience the wonderful aromas of our freshly cooked Italian food. In the summer the windows fold back taking the inside out; you'll feel like you're in your own little bit of Italy, in the heart of London. On the 1st floor the atmosphere is more leisurely & relaxed, the 2nd floor is dedicated to a Chefs Kitchen with dining for up to 30 guests and the top floor boasts a fully flexible Private Dining room and events space. The choice is yours. Al Fresco WI FI Pre Theatre Menu Private Dining Room Function Room Chefs Kitchen Step Free Access Opening Times: Monday - Friday 7am - 11pm Saturday 11am - 11pm Sunday 11am - 10pm
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A wonderful chain. Fab authentic tasty food and friendly atmosphere.”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I have visited 3 of these restaurants. They are a chain, but they are owned by a family and as yet are only within London, so they are small friendly and good quality. There is one a stone's throw from the front door of Selfridges, which is handy to take the weight off when you've been hard work at shopping! They are also good value, have real Italian staff, and the dishes are really scrummy. I thoroughly recommend.

  • Visited January 2012
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“Authentic Italian cooking at reasonable prices”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant at 15 Goodge Street (in the Fitzrovia area) on our first night in London after a long day of travel. We were attracted by the advertised 9.9 pounds specials consisting of an appetizer and a main course. In particular, one of the entrees is “tagliatelle with wild boar meat sauce” which caught our fancy. For appetizers, we had the bruschetta with tomato and basil and the chicken soup. For the main course, we ordered the tagliatelle and a steak and chips (French fries). We also ordered a bottle of Sangiovese for 16 pounds.

The service was prompt and the food was excellent. In particular, the pasta was cooked “al dente”, the tomato-based meat sauce was rich with a hint of clove and it was judiciously blended with the pasta. The steak and fries was cooked medium rare as specified and they were very tasty. As for the appetizer, the chicken soup was particularly good, clear broth with chunks of tender chicken meat and pasta sticks.

The restaurant is tastefully appointed. It occupies several floors. A mix of locals and tourists made up the clientele and they were definitely a younger crowd. While this is the first outlet of a multi-restaurant chain, it is surprisingly good and we highly recommend it. Dinner for two for about 40 pounds is a relative bargain in Central London.

  • Visited January 2012
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Very extensive menu at reasonable prices. Excellent quality food. The restaurant is conveniently located near Tube. Waiting on staff on 1st floor were brilliant. Would definitely go again.

  • Visited February 2012
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Memorable visit ... and not just for the food!”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

Having booked the original SH for it's atmosphere and authentic food we were a little disappointed that it was quiet, but we were on a pre-theatre visit so were early.Little did staff know how the night would soon liven up!!The friendly waitress took us to our reserved table and was full of recommends and guidance. As my wife looked through the extensive offerings over a first glass of prossecco she inadverently set the menu smouldering on the table candle!! To great hilarity this was dealt with and we were served our olives ( excellent) , bruschetta (sp?) which was also fine and rustic bean and salted cod which was full of fish and smoked lardons...but no sign of beans in sauce. The waiter was puzzled and apologetic but as he bent to examine the dish closer my wife performed her second attempt at burning the house down by setting her paper napkin alight on said candle!! Got to give waiter full marks for the way he caught the fireball thrown at him and managed to extinguish it promptly with an Italian stamp dance that Michael Flateley would have been the of! My main course of meatballs was superb ...better than in Rome but the fennel that accompanied my wife's delicious salmon was old and wooden and had long lost its anniseed flavour to be replaced only by the bitter and spiteful heat of old age! My wife was served a superb apple pie delicately dressed with red currants and a wonderful sauce having obviously been forgiven for attempting to burn the house down! When the bill arrived they had not charged for the rustic beans dish and the coffees were gratis so there were no complaints from us and our evening in London had had a memorable start. Would we go back... yes I think so ... the prices are very reasonable and OK, there were a couple of glitches but these were matched by some very good food that we would have paid more for... the wine was not overpriced and the service excellent with a little floor show thrown in. Next time we'd go later and see what the upper rooms are like!

  • Visited January 2012
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“not bad”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

got a table nice and easy and price quite fare. We has a garlic bread to tear and share, which was good. For main, husband had the chicken with roasemary potatoes, £13.95 which he said was lovely. I had the meatballs ... they were not very good at all. They were a grey colour and very salty.

  • Visited December 2011
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