Spaghetti House Sicilian Avenue

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£25 and under
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Italian
Set in a Victorian pedestrian walkway where the warm weather brings diners out onto the pavement, a little bit of Italy in urbe. As good as the location may be, the best reason to eat here is that the food is just so good. Pasta, in all its glory, is at the centre of the menu. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better fettuccine carbonara or spaghetti Bolognese, even at twice the price. But the starters, salads, pizzas, and meat and fish courses are just as good. Close to British Museum and Lincoln’s Inn, two other great British institutions.
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MC
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Sicilian Avenue restaurant is the prettiest of this chain. The service was very good and friendly. The food was of a reasonably high standard and it was good value.

SF
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, good service, nice staff. Perfect for an early dinner before theatre.

RH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant on Sicilian St. We were cordially greeted and shown to our table. Our Waiter Filippo provided outstanding service, while helping us with our dinner choices. Our dinner was served with a flair and looked fantastic. My Tagliatelle Pollo and Asparagus was delicious with lots of chicken and asparagus. My Wife had Pollo Alla Milanese which she loved.

As we were leaving we thanked the three chef kitchen team for a great meal and were walked to the door by Filippo. Another couple were coming in and we mentioned our great experience and they advised this was their second night in a row for dinner at the Spaghetti House.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place for a catch up. Staff friendly and helpful.

D
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I think Spaghetti House is living in the past.
The three dishes we had were all pasta and all very bland and I would swear the meatballs I ordered seem to have been defrosted and reheated due to the amount of water coming out of them.
There are many new Italians offering fresh pasta and charging less than we were billed last.
It was a blast from past that I won’t be doing again .

AC
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very slow service. Food disappointing, saute potatoes too dry. Not great value

AL
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable, reasonable.

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This chain of Italian restaurants in London always delivers delicious food at very reasonable prices.

K
London
85 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fab meal. We had wanted to east outside if the weather permitted. The restaurant kindly set pu 2 tables one inside and one outside so we could decide on the day. All the food was amazing particularly the seafood pasta dish I had. Aleisurely 3 hour lunch in the sun. We will return.

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Reservation booked for 9:30 pm was not accepted by the restaurant attendant. We arrived around 9:20 pm but the young girl attendant , who was not nice , told us the kitchen was already closed.

LM
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Italian Spaghetti house. Great service with a smile, decent pasta and pizza, very good wines. Would return!

LK
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, charming - not too posh - restaurant with nice service. Good place for long conversation with friend. A bit more pricey than other authentic Italian restaurants in Kensington though.

DP
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant lunch, food was very tasty and the service was lovely. The restaurant wasn't too busy and we were not hurried at all.

M
London
63 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food and service! Well priced, with a broad menu.

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Quick service. Good serving size.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening, made extra special by a delicious tiramisu "on the house" for a special birthday dinner. A very fruity Chianti to go with the meal. We have been coming here for 40 years and it never disappoints.

SB
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been coming here for years. Visited after seeing a show, enjoyable meal and good value.

JW
London
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This was a lunch date to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I go to this spaghetti house a lot. Our appetisers and drinks came promptly but after 1 hour 15 still no mains when I chased I was told it had been forgotten. They were then brought very promptly and the cost of the mains taken off the bill but it did mean that the lunch had taken 2.30 hours. The food was very tasty and I have never had an issue like this before so I have put it down to a blip and as they apologised and refunded the cost I will be back.

K
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and good food made with quality ingredients. Friendly, attentive staff. We booked online and selected the three course offer for £19.95 but unfortunately didn’t make it to dessert because the servings were just too big. We called off dessert because we didn’t want to waste even more food. Scaling down the serving size would earn that extra star- we paid in full and I was surprised that there was no offer of coffee or tea as a substitute or as a gesture of goodwill. We know for next time!

MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average

KG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Possibly the worst restaurant I have been to in years.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A convenient local venue offering tasty good food at reasonable prices with an exceptional set menu 'Offer'. Lively and jolly staff dashing between the indoor and buzzy outdoor space that's perfect when the sun shines ! A genuine Italian feel between staff and ambiance, so ideal for both 'Locals' and Tourists alike ...

R
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and food

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great! Wonderful experience

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well cooked meal with balanced taste.

MG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family lunch. Good extensive menu. I had the Spaghetti Carbonara which was really very good indeed. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Staff very nice.

JL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have used this restaurant for more than 30 years and have always my visits

HP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were looking for somewhere for an inexpensive post theatre meal and this restaurant fitted the bill. The meal was really nice, with a pleasant atmosphere and only a short walk from the theatres in the Covent Garden/Dury Lane area and the Central Line for the journey home.

AO
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived and the restaurant didn’t have my booking. Not their fault. Considering it was the Christmas party season, they managed to seat us and was absolutely lovely.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was not a very positive experience. Only the pasta with meatballs was ok, the rest of our meal varied between too oily and undercooked pasta (not al dente no); two filets with breadcrump coating that was no way near crisp, just soggy. The desserts were ok, but not interesting. Sorry, but it can be done much better!

LT
London
76 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening with friends. Nice Chrismasy atmosphere, relaxing, casual and unrushed. The 2 or 3 course Christmas menu had plenty of choices, is very good value and includes quite a lot of wine, so no need to spend any extra on drinks unless, of course, you want to. Food was very good and the service very attentive. We couldn't have wished for a more pleasant Christmas get together.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for a quick meal and catch up, the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was very good and the restaurant was clean and had a nice cosy feel.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for many occasions. Food delicious with friendly, efficient staff.

OT
London
42 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall4food2service3ambience2

I've been to Spaghetti House at lunch and the food has been great. On this occasion, I dined in the evening and the good was mediocre. Not sure why.

GL
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Spaghetti House gives dependably good food in a very pleasant dining space. Impeccable service and a good wine list.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome and relatively inexpensive. They also timed the food perfectly so you had time to digest before your next course came.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A firm favourite when visiting London good food,great staff and lovely location.

V
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great and location perfect for us. They however do not accept Open Table Dining cheques, despite saying they do when I rang ahead, and they are also not featured on the list of restaurants not accepting them. Otherwise all was fine.

M
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very Genuine Italian restaurant a stone's throw from Holborn station. Wonderful food and remarkable value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly service, good food and enjoyable ambiance with large windows looking onto interesting pedestrian street setting. Could happily while away a few hours over an long lunch here.