Though food is a universal language, a plate of pasta doesn't communicate "help, I'm on fire" quite as effectively as pure, unadulterated screaming. Speak through your food with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Italian fare and drinks at La Spaghetteria.
Family operated since 1976, La Spaghetteria crafts authentic Italian fare and homemade pasta with a twist of elegance. After sitting down amid the relaxed brick walls of the patio, or classic decor and patterned tablecloths of the interior, patrons can start off with deep fried squid with tartar sauce ($8.95) or match up ounce for ounce with a large pasta order ($13.95). Prepare for the fork twirling Olympics with the spaghetti aglio e olio, which crowns noodles with garlic and chili, or take down tomorrow's breakfast tonight with the spaghetti alla carbonara, which nests bacon and egg within a cream sauce. Customers who prefer to sidestep pasta can swim upstream for entrées such as the B.C. salmon, a taming of the great fish with an olive oil or bell pepper sauce.
Owner Salvatore Fancello maintains an authentic Italian feel by trying to recreate the feel of the small restaurants of Sardegna. In addition to the couples-friendly dining room, La Spaghetteria also runs dinner service to a heated patio area. An upstairs banquet hall can be booked and catered for weddings, birthday parties, or traffic school commencement ceremonies.
Owner Salvatore Fancello modelled his well-known New Westminster eatery La Spaghetteria on the small ristorantes found on his beloved isle of Sardinia. Since its 6th Street opening in 1976, the restaurant has expanded to accommodate parties and special gatherings with a banquet room and romantic outdoor dinners on a heated patio area. Seven days a week, La Spaghetteria's chefs welcome guests for an early-bird special that offers a choice of 27 different pasta dishes to satisfy the cravings of noodle lovers and meatball bowlers.