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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine
Coming off an 11-city trolley tour, Spaghetti Warehouse celebrates their 40th anniversary with an updated menu and an anniversary celebration on Saturday, November 3rd. Spaghetti Warehouse marks the occasion with a new song, composed by a Grammy-award-winning production team and a celebration photo album featuring 40,000 photos from patrons. On Saturday, November 3rd restaurants will feature entertainment, birthday cake, and a bid to set the world record for the most people simultaneously singing the birthday song.
The signature spaghetti and meatballs entree features al dente noodles wrapped around hand-rolled morsels of beef and pork, all coated with made-from-scratch tomato sauce ($10.49). Another favorite is the "Incredible 15-layer Lasagne" ($11.49), which diners can work up to with an order of sausage-and-mozzarella bruschetta ($6.49) or a Sicilian sampler plate ($9.99), a choice of four favorites such as stuffed mushrooms, toasted ravioli, or calamari.
The fire-grilled salmon served on fettuccine with grape tomatoes, zucchini, and basil cream ($13.99) is one of 11 new additions to the menu. Each entree is served with a choice of salad or soup and hot sourdough bread, complete with garlic butter.
To reach their table at Spaghetti Warehouse, guests commonly have to step through two doors: the front door of the restaurant and the door of the antique trolley parked inside. Since its inception in 1972, the Italian eatery has merged the functions of kitchen and museum. Artifacts such as grandfather clocks, factory flywheels, and circus billboards surround diners as they delve into Italian creations.
Apart from the items they've amassed, each of the buildings also has a particular history, from the one-time ice-manufacturing plant in Columbus to Memphis's Civil War munitions depot. Given their storied pasts, it's no surprise that several of these venues house their own ghosts—at Houston's warehouse, for example, elevator lights have been known to flicker, objects are mysteriously found in new locations, and a lady in a white gown is said to roam the restaurant.
Yet the main attraction of the place is the delicious food. Like any great Italian meal, made-from-scratch dishes are created from family recipes passed down for generations via email. Chefs labor for up to three days to prepare batches of 15-layer lasagna from scratch, and they serve visitors with special dietary needs dishes from a full gluten-free menu. Guests also devour perfectly al dente pasta, housemade italian sausage, bottomless soups, and 12-layer chocolate cakes while dining with family and friends.
It’s that feeling of togetherness that people love about Spaghetti Warehouse, a feeling that is only enhanced when the drinks start flowing and the air is punctuated by the sounds of laughter as kids play retro games, such as The Claw prize-grabbing machine.