A Taste from the Italian Kitchen at Orchard Central. Spageddies has set up its flagshop restaurant at Orchard Central with an exciting range of new menu choices.
Spageddies Italian Kitchen
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I can't count the number of times I've been to Spageddies, but I do know that every time I'm here I'll always order the Seafood Sizzlini. I've tried seafood pastas all around Singapore (because it's my favourite kind) and this has to be one of my favourite places to get my seafood pasta fix.
Even when ordering the Seafood Sizzlini for one, you get 2 of each pieces of seafood including crayfish, tiger prawns, scallops and mussels, so you can easily share this between 2 people if you're both small eaters. They are also very generous with their pasta and you can ask for extra sauce. The sauce is thick and tangy and goes perfectly with the seafood.
For the price and what you get, Spaggedies is a very reasonable choice for fuss free italian food.
When I visited the outlet on a Friday night, its queue was considerably shorter than most of the other food outlets at JEM. Initially I thought that I would be "settling" for Spageddies, thinking that its queue was shorter because it isn't that good. Boy, was I wrong.
My friend and I had the lasagne and a crayfish and tenderloin special. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much especially from the lasagne because it was rather cheap at $14.50. But its serving was very generous and it was so cheesy. Accompanied with the beef and tomato sauce, it made for a very good meal. The crayfish and tenderloin special didn't disappoint either. The spaghetti that was served along with it was very savory and complemented the crayfish well. This combo went for $24, very reasonable considering its fairly good steak and crayfish.
We were offered the outdoor seats at JEM. Whilst it was a more "chill" zone, I found the environment to be a tad too noisy - chattering from the other customers, music in the back ground and general outdoor-background noise. However, it was a pleasant dining experience in all and I would want to go back and try the rest of the menu. The queue was probably shorter because the staff were very efficient, ushering people in to sit very promptly.
I came into this restaurant for a weird reason. It was a contest between two restaurants for me to dine at. As I walked past Spagaddies, I saw a brief intro about the restaurant written on the walls which said brought to Singapore in 1995. I was born in that year. And so spageddies won. I know. Weird as it sounds, my eating decisions hinges on weird stuff haha
I got the chance to taste the Chicken Scallopini. In case you don't know what's that, it's actually chicken medallions sautéed in a lemon butter sauce served on a bed of spaghetti. The chicken was tender; meat not hard to masticate. The sauce was creamy but after a while I got a little sick due to its overpowering level of cream. I also drank one of its mocktails; M.S.M.D. ; it's really really good. And good is an understatement.
I was pleased with the service as the staff were quick to respond and the ambience was also very relaxing due to the slightly dimmer lights which had a 'home' feel to it.
Overall, Spageddies is a great italian family based restaurant. Quick service plus delicious food made it wonderful experience for me. Worth every penny.
Chanced upon this spacious Italian restaurant that greets customers with a warm and inviting ambiance out of coincidence. Every visit, I would order Seafood Sizzlelini and Primo Combo to share with a friend.
The Seafood Sizzlelini comes in a large pan with a mouth-watering display of spaghetti tossed in fresh homemade tomato sauce that brings out the 'tang' of tomato, generous amount of crayfish, prawns and mussels. Their tomato sauce made freshly with chucks of tomato in it to give you the texture.
The Primo Combo serves a platter of soft shell crabs, calamari and cheese sticks with neapolitan and tartar dippings. This is a big plate of sinful goodness! I love how the dippings complements those finger snacks since it eliminates the supposedly oily snacks.
However, the lasagna and the cream sauced spaghetti were a disappointment. The lasagne tastes quite disgusting with too much cheese in it and I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The next time I visit again, I would just stick to my usuals.
I chanced upon this place for the first time when friends had suggested we dine there when a good mentor of ours was leaving the company I was doing my internship at for a better job prospect as a celebration.
Going to the branch located on the 4th floor of Orchard Central, my first impression was that it had a very nice space, and a warm ambience that made Italy pop up into my mind. The service crew was fairly professional, though somehow it felt a little slower. But it was comfortable enough to get the group talking about all sorts of things.
Food wise, I went for a cheese ravioli dish. While the pricing of the dish was not exactly very cheap, it was not too expensive either. The sauce was nice and meaty, and the ravioli also went well with it. However, I kind of felt that it seemed to be missing something, as it just felt heavy. Despite the slightly smaller proportions, I was actually glad that it was not any larger, as it might have overwhelmed me.
Overall, a decent experience. While it was not really the best experience, I think the value is at least there, and the food standards are not below the pricing offered. And at least the celebration went by successfully, so no complaints from me!
I have eaten at Spageddies since I was in primary school, back when there was an outlet at Paragon. When I was a kid, I would always order their kid's meal item - butter and cheese spaghetti. Yes, many of you may think it is really boring, but I LOVED it. In fact, to this day, if I had to make spaghetti myself, I would make butter and cheese, because I cannot cook for nuts! The melted butter allowed the spaghetti to not taste dry, and the cheese gave the overall taste, so being the cheese lover I am, I definitely enjoyed this dish in my childhood.
Onward to today. Today, they have an outlet at Orchard Central, just next to 313 Somerset. I visited this outlet a few years after the one at Paragon closed down, after discovering that they had anothere here. They had a set lunch menu, which was extremely worth it because their spaghetti portion is huge, and they also had soup and bread, if I remember correctly! I did not know that this would be the case, so I ordered my own set.
First, the soup that day was tomato and basil soup. Simply tasty, and a generous sprinkle of cheese just made it taste more awesome. The bread went well along with butter, and also when dipped into the soup.
Ordered spaghetti bolognese and it tasted nice, up to my standard, but I'm sad to say I could not finish it. Already having a not-so-great appetite, the food portion at Spageddies was defintely too much for me. In the end, I described their set lunch as 'too value for money', unless you are a big eater, then good for you!
Spageddies has definitely won my heart. If I had to marry a restaurant, it would be Spageddies. That's how much I love it. The staff there are observant and friendly. The place was almost empty when I visited - there was only a small group of friends eating. But what really won my heart, was the food and service they have provided me with.
I absolutely love the Primo Combo which consisted of soft shell crabs, calamari and mozarella, served with neapolitan dipping sauce and tartar sauce. I also had the Seafood Sizzlelini($28). It was a big, messy, sizzling pan of fresh crayfish, huge prawns, mussels and scallops along with a serving of pasta. I would recommend that you share it with at least two person unless you have quite a big of an appetite like me! Just thinking about it makes my tummy growl. I yearn to visit this restaurant again. The Italian Sodas are a little pricey for the size of the cup. You might want to opt for something cheaper if you drink a lot!
The only let-down was the Lasagna. We felt that the ricotta and mozzarella cheese in the lasagna were overpowering the whole dish. We could not even bring ourselves to finish it.
They also happen to offer some UOB card privileges when I visited there so you might want to consider paying by card instead!