Restaurant Review | Spaghetti House Italian Cafe, Tufnell Park, London

25 Oct

Another week, another adventure with foodie partner Chanelle.

This week – Spaghetti House in Tufnell Park. “NOT THE CHAIN!” I yell in unison each time I tell someone about this restaurant.

Spaghetti House is actually a small Italian run café that has been around since the late 1970’s. Walking past, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a greasy spoon, set on a cross junction facing a fruit and veg cum off licence, Boston Arms Irish pub (beautiful building) and The Hideaway bar which let’s face it – should be hidden.

If you were to walk past Spaghetti House and have thoughts of “caff” greasy spoon – more fool you.

My aunt first took me to Spaghetti House about three years ago. I distinctly remember being completely in love from first sight and insanely jealous that I lived nowhere near this fantastic place – I would have been in there at least once a week. In my head remembering how great it was I had visions of lobster, caprese salads and lugs of wine and walking away with a heavy stomach AND pocket.

When speaking to Chanelle to decide on our latest conquest I felt a bit guilty as our dinner club is supposed to be a joint contribution where we BOTH suggest where we would like to eat – I feel like I’ve been dominating a lot of the choices – but – I know Miss Parisienne LOVES seafood, it had been a long time since I had been to Spaghetti House and so I felt it would be completely selfish for me to not share.

Carefully planned to a T, I instructed Chanelle to make use of her oyster card, for Spaghetti House is a BYO restaurant and I wanted us to fully enjoy our evening. That we did… The food speaks for itself…

Bruschetta on Ciabatta Bread at Spaghetti House

Avocado Tricolore Salad

My Avocado Tricolore Salad sits up front whilst in the background you can see Chanelle “I never usually eat tomatoes” Paris’s Tomato Bruschetta on Ciabatta Bread

Starter of bruschetta  - tomatoes olives on ciabatta bread

Lobster Marinara with Spaghetti

Lobster Marinara served with Spaghetti

Spaghetti House Tufnell Park Menu

Specials Board at Spaghetti House Tufnell Park

Front of Spaghetti House Restaurant Tufnell Park

Wish I’d taken a photo before they started to shut us in the restaurant – no bother, I know I’ll be going back soon…

Spaghetti House
169 Fortess Road
London NW5 2HR
020 7485 7984

Spaghetti House on Urbanspoon


2 Responses to “Restaurant Review | Spaghetti House Italian Cafe, Tufnell Park, London”

  1. sf October 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    used to be as what it said but owner changed and became not great! less volume like starter size and less variation of ingredient! we want last chef back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • FoodieClaire October 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      When did this happen???! I’m disgusted! I haven’t been since beginning of this year so if things have changed I will be very unhappy 😦

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