A Fitzrovia institution is celebrating 60 years of love for pasta and all things Italian, Spaghetti House marks its 60th birthday this September with some very special treats.
On 6 September, the day the first Spaghetti House on Goodge Street opened its doors, prices go back to those of 1955 for one day only, when two iconic pasta dishes, Spaghetti Bolognese and Spaghetti Pomodoro will be offered to guests at 60 pence for a full portion. The offer is available all day, subject to booking and availability, with a maximum of 6 guests per booking.
From September to November, guests visiting Spaghetti House will also be able to enter a competition to ‘Win a 3 Day Break in Puglia’ with a visit to the renowned Antinori’s Tormaresca
winery in the Castel del Monte area. The break for two people includes flights from London to Bari, a hired car, a personalised wine tasting at the Tormaresca winery and a stay at the Hotel Covo dei Saraceni on the stunning Polignano al Mare coast.
Spaghetti House, 15 Goodge Street, London, W1T 2PQ – Sunday 06 September 1000 -2000
A success story from the beginning, Spaghetti House continues to evolve, in locations spanning the high street, the London urban villages and a retail centre at Westfield London.
Based on friendship, family, a love of good Italian food and entrepreneurial flair, it all started when two talented Northern Italians –Simone Lavarini and Lorenzo Fraquelli – opened their first, now famous Spaghetti House in London’s Goodge Street. Originally a house, initially only the ground floor served food, and the venue perfectly fitted the founders’ vision of inviting people to their home rather than to a restaurant, with a true Italian welcome, to eat genuine Italian food. Today the original Spaghetti House is still open and operates from all of its four floors. Spaghetti House was, without doubt, the forerunner of Italian restaurants in the 50’s and 60’s – and although at that time nobody talked about ‘Mediterranean diet’ – this is exactly what it served, and still does. Now in its second generation, still family run and employing over 300 people, the 11 Spaghetti House restaurants continue to welcome guests in true Italian style.