Carbo-loading isn’t just for marathon runners and witch's captives, it’s for hungry folk as well. For $10, today's deal gets you $20 worth of all-you-can-eat pasta, drinks, and casual Italian fare at Spaghetti Works in Old Market. This Groupon is also good for its locations in Ralston, Lincoln, and Des Moines.
A trip to the salad bar is included with most meals on the menu, or it can be added on for $1.99, but you’ll really want to save some prime stomach real estate for the all-you-can-eat pasta. To order, you’ll pick one of five pastas (spaghetti, angel hair, fettuccine, mostaccioli, or bow tie) and add a sauce such as original ($5.99), red clam ($7.49), Alfredo ($8.49), or beer cheese ($8.49). You can also opt to pick a combination of two or three sauces ($8.49), or just go with a large platter of them all ($9.49). For especially hungry folks and burly baritone opera singers, add a pasta topper like a meatball ($1.29), Italian sausage ($1.69), or fried clams ($2.49).
If opting for all-you-probably-should-eat pasta instead of all-you-can-eat pasta, the Spaghetti Works menu also offers appetizers such as bruschetta ($5.49) and toasted beef ravioli ($5.99), meatball and chicken parmesan sandwiches (both $7.99), and specialty plates such as the 19-layer lasagna ($10.99) or Florentine stuffed shells ($9.49). Wash it all down with a glass of wine or a cold brewski from the full-service bar, or one of more than 20 Italian soda flavors—including such unCoke-like flavors as strawberry kiwi, chocolate-cherry kisses, and banana-cherry creme.
Offering massive mounds of tasty Italian fare in a charming setting, Spaghetti Works provides a fork-twirling trek to a potentially never-ending pasta paradise. If you bring along five friends or more, you can combine two Groupons and find out just how much spaghetti a table can hold before it falls through the earth's surface.
Yahoo! Travelers give Spaghetti Works in Omaha four stars, Citysearchers give 3.5, two Facebook fans give five, and 63% of Urbanspooners would team up with Urbanforkers to enjoy a twirly plate of spaghetti:
- They have the best beer cheese sauce! Not to mention the BEST SALAD BAR in Omaha! – Joan W., Facebook
- The resturaunt [sic] had a nice atmosphere, there was more than enough to eat. and the food is very delicious. I had to take half of mine home. I could not finish it all in one sitting. Cost is very affordable… – Contributor, Yahoo! Travel
- This place has been around going on 40 years, and it is always busy, particularly with younger families. The prices are rock bottom. They do have a nice little salad bar on the pack [sic] of an old truck, which is cool. – Bill, Urbanspoon
There's a dish to satisfy every taste at Spaghetti Works, where diners can customize meals to their hearts’ and mouths’ content. Plates of fettuccini or whole-wheat mostaccioli can be enjoyed with sweet italian sausage, beer-cheese sauce, and a wide variety of other toppings. Meanwhile, the restaurant's cooks also prepare classic Italian dishes, such as homemade lasagna and shrimp scampi, and craft gluten-free pizzas and pasta bowls. Diners can cap meals with beer, wine, a cocktail, or more than 20 flavors of Italian sodas.
Known as a family-friendly establishment, Spaghetti Works delights both children and adults with its quirky decor. All three locations feature red-checkered tablecloths and vintage model T trucks, the backs of which hold salad bars with all the fixings. And at all three locations, guests can admire the setting sun from an outdoor patio—a sight almost as beautiful as that of a kitten hatching from its shell.