Went to La Spaghetteria for dinner after some of my coworkers highly recommended. Nicely greeted, almost like they know us there. Small but nice table overlooking lady making bread. Clean. Server came quickly, we even didn't have time to open the menu and asked us for drinks. We order sangria cause they told us it's THE BEST SANGRIA ! They served us with homemade bread and dip with olive oil and balsamic. Incredible! Server was very helpful in suggesting what dish would really satisfy our needs and cravings. I ordered pasta dish vongole (clams) in mix of tomato and cream sauce, and my friend ordered pasta putanesca. Both pasta's came out piping hot, and full of taste really rich, specially putanesca cause capers and garlic. Huge portions, more than i can eat so I asked them to pack it for me. There' was no room for dessert but server said homemade tiramisu is really good and we should try it. I think we have a reason to go there again. We didn't have any coupons but at the end we received 20% discount. Server explained it's little complimentary from the house. Great. And both of us girls got a flower. Happy valentine's day!!!That was really nice touch. I will highly recommend this place and will go back cause they have big menu and many things I would like to try.
The service was great. I had the steak medium rare with pasta and some red wine and my wife had the Veal. The people were friendly and the atmosphere made us feel like we were in a mini vacation. I have recommended this place to my friends and they love it.
I used to eat here about 10 years ago and LOVED the food. Went there tonight with my husband and our baby. Let me just start out by saying I was annoyed right from the start. I went to the washroom to change the baby and there was no change table and nowhere to change her but the floor of the washroom. I *hate* this. This one thing will make me not want to come back.
My dinner was not bad (ravioli) but my husband said his was overcooked. Dinner came so fast there was no way they made it to order. This was the only thing that came quickly. I had ordered garlic bread with my dinner and they didn't bring it until we were finished eating. Even though it wasn't busy (only about 3 or 4 other tables on a Friday night) our waiter took about 10 mins to bring the dessert menu after he offered one, cleaning off an empty table first etc. Most annoying is that we had an entertainment coupon and forgot to use it. Because of the service, no change table and only so/so food, we won't be back again either. :(
I went here tonight for my birthday because I really like the patio and it is usually a fun atmosphere, but it was AWFUL!!! I have been here many time and this is now the third strike and I am never going back!
The SERVICE was AWFUL. The waiter brought us our food and did not come back to see if it was okay until we were done and then he still did not ask if it was okay (and it was not).
The FOOD was DISAPPOINTING. The pastas came out hot but the sausages, polenta and mushrooms were stone cold. We were so hungry we could not wait for it to be reheated. The tiramisu was so cold. It has an icy texture and when I took it to the owner he used my fork to cut through it and told me it was not frozen..thanks for pointing that out, I did not say it was frozen I said it was so cold it tasted frozen and was mush.
I just want to mention this is not my first time there. I have been many times and this is now my third time having problems with the food. The chicken cordon bleu was dried right out (tasted deep fried), the risotto was mush and they wouldn't do anything about it (the male server said that is how it is suppose to be, I do not think so!), and now tonight's letdown.
But do not just go off of my review, there are many other people below who have had the same poor service and food experiences.
After reading some of those reviews, I have to say the people at this restaurant are very friendly and always act like I'm a friend or family member. The seafood dish for 2 could have fed at least 3 and was very good. The ravioli is excellent. I tend to order the same things if they are good and have had the raviolli several times. Honestly have never had a bad experience here and have been often since I moved to New Westminster 18 months ago. I had actually been to the restaurant before I moved there and enjoyed it.
I was shocked at some of the previous reviews. I love this restaurant. The waiting staff is quirky and the owner regularly comes by for a chat. I love how the place is a converted home and I've never had a bad meal here. The menu is huge with a large variety of different dishes. The service is usually decently fast and I always enjoy my meal.
These reviews don't sound like the same place I visit at least twice a month. The food is always good (especially the bombay pasta or the La Padella) and I think they make one of the best Caesar salads I've had anywhere. Salvatore is a great host and we' ve had excellent service there. The only complaint I have is the smoking on the patio. I'd like to sit outside but can't stand the smoke.
I have eaten here countless numbers of times. I have NEVER EVER, EVER had an experience like the ones described on this review thread. First of all, the servers have ALWAYS been polite, professional and competent. They greet you with a friendly and warm hello when you come in.
The owner is there half the time and HE does the same. Pasta? Cooked perfectly each time. Meat Sauce? If you like that, you won't be able to get enough, it's that good.
Meat Balls? Tiny little things that melt in your mouth and are authentic. A decent wine list... and their Veal (lemon) is delicious as well (although i prefer larger quantiies). Their place is NOT that small. There are seats for 25 or so in the front... another 25 to 30 or so in their other room and for Pete's sake, they have a dining area for functions UPstairs too. Prices are not super cheap, they are standard for a pasta/Italian dinner. The patio is nice, parking is on the street (some meter parking) but they have a parking area in the back of the restaurant as well. Would I go again? In a heartbeat.
My husband and I dine at this restaurant for our birthdays and anniversaries every year.What brings us back is the welcoming greeting we receive by the manager, the friendliness of the staff and we always order the seafood combo plate for two, yum!
The food at this restaurant is good though a little tweaking fo the dishes would be great. The shrimp appies tasted a bit like they were the boxed variety and I had the veal parmigiana which should have been thinner pieces and less breaded. My friend had the steak and stated that it was very good. The patio has a great atmosphere and the barbeque smell makes it perfect.
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