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“Good food, good portions” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spaghetti Warehouse

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N Clinton St Ste 4, Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 475-1807
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Ranked #55 of 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Liverpool, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good food, good portions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The title says it all, good portions, good prices and good food. Fun atmosphere for families. Would be great for parties!

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
CNY, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Perfect for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I remember coming here as a child, fascinated by the mini-plays going on on special nights. There's so much to look at. Memorabilia is oozing out of this place, but the place is huge, so it's not really overwhelming. Who doesn't want to eat inside of an old dining car? No, this is not high class dining. No, the head chef probably did not study abroad in Italia. However, most people are not used to truly expensive tastes anyways and will probably be perfectly happy with this eatery. The atmosphere is fun and light-hearted. The service is typically great. The price is good in my opinion, as the portions are definitely not small. I think I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food, about what you would expect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This restaurant is in an old industrial building which has a lot of character. There is a ton of seating and a unique train car in one of the dining rooms, but most of the dining rooms are lit up as bright as a baseball stadium which takes away from some of the dining experience. Our food was good. About what you would expect but it was flavorful and despite the fact that we are foodies, there was none left to take home so it must have been pretty good. Our server was actually, very, very good. There are a fair number of large groups celebrating kids birthdays or just woofing down their food, so if you are looking for a quaint experience, this isnt it. Will definately return with the kids again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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DeWitt, New York
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133 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 118 cities Reviews in 118 cities
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
“Informal atmosphere, good food, moderate prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

SW serves good, basic Italian food in ample portions. If you are looking for gourmet quality, imaginative dishes, with sophisticated presentation, this isn't the place. If you are looking for an intimate, romantic setting, this is definitely not the place. But if you want a place that is family friendly and which won't bust your budget, this is a good choice. My favorites are the wedding soup and the lasagna, and the chicken parm is pretty good, too.

A few helpful tips:
First, anticipate that if you go during a busy period, you are likely to find no room in the parking lot. This is an inconvenience that many people consider minor, as there is parking on the street, though on a particularly busy day you may have to walk about a block. However, if anyone in your party has mobility limitations the inconvenience is not so minor, especially in bad weather, as the entrance to SW is at the bottom of a moderately steep ramp, forcing a choice between the ramp and a staircase. You can avoid both for those for whom these are an issue by dropping them off at the door, and then driving to find a parking spot. Be careful not to park in the small reserved lot at street level, as it is for building residents only, not SW customers.

Second, be aware that the tables and chairs in the dining area are an eclectic mix of old stuff that SW seems to have obtained from Sanford & Son. Don't be surprised to find that you are seated in an old trolley car, or in a old fashioned four-post bed, or some other odd setting. This gives the place a fun, unique character, but it also means that some of the chairs are beat up and uncomfortable. No big deal, as you can swap for another that is not in use at another table. The staff will help with this if necessary, so ask if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself.

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Syracuse, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great Italian food at very reasonable prices and service is outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the lasagna is my favorite choice and the attention and service always add to a delicious meal. The restaurant manager even stops by to see if everything was good with your dining experience.

Visited December 2012
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