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The Spaghetti Warehouse

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(27 Reviews)

901 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002

(713) 229-9715

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Today: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
47
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Hours
Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (713) 229-0009

Phone: (713) 227-3220

Primary Phone: (713) 229-8504

Phone: (713) 229-8504

Fax: (713) 227-3220

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central Houston, Downtown Houston
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Spaghetti Warehouse - Houston

Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant

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Categories
Italian Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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heatherstrode01

02/28/2012

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Overall
Hasn't changed a bit

I went to a SW in Dallas and thought the spaghetti was awful. That was about 15 years ago. I had time to kill downtown one afternoon and decided to try it just because it was nearby. The bread is the best thing here. No complaints there. The salad I ordered wasn't worth writing home about. This place just does not live up to its reputation. To all those reviews that thinks this place is great, your idiots. I can give you at least five other Italian restaurants that are much better and you will be spending the same amount.

B Jesus

03/19/2011

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WEE wrestler? O.O

Love the food, SW is one of my favorite places, but last time I was there (Friday) the place was busier than usual and the waitress was very loud and itimidating, bet her part time job is being a WE wrestler or something my Mom was scared she was gonna beat us up if we didn't finish our food fast enough, maybe it wasn't her day, but still, that's no excuse, the Hostesses are also very rude evertime we go there specially to my mom, my mom doens't speak fluent English but still they should try to make an effort and treat people with respect, because we are in America after all there's people from all over the place, We didn't enjoy our visit at all, hopefully it'll be better next time I would hate to stop going to this place, it's the best foodwise.

MoonPatrol

12/12/2010

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Not the spaghetti Warehouse I remember from the past

This is the worst restaurant I've been to in a long while.
I didn't like the waiter as he seemed like he cared but his actions demonstrated that he didn't.
Most importantly, the vegetable lasagna was flavorless. It looked like the ingredients were put together at the last moment and the sauce was water-like. I don't think the cooks in there are any good and actually don't know how they made it taste so bad. I didn't try the spaghetti, but they will never get a chance for me to come back because I'm done with them. It is not inexpensive as some of the reviews claimed. Basically a rip-off. The bread is sourdough and wasn't fresh. The garlic butter is nasty and how they keep customers there is a mystery to me.

Yeehaarider

09/25/2009

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Best Italian Food in Houston !!

When I had an important date or event, I used to go to the San Francisco Steakhouse, but now that that once great venue is closed, Spaghetti Warehouse is my destination for important dates/events. In any case, my date and I arrived at 9 p.m. on Thursday September 24, 2009. The hostess was very attentive and polite. Our waiter was also attentive, but I've had better waiters. Our food was excellent and quickly served. My only complaint is a personal quirk, in which I prefer dish pictures on the menu. The menu, although adequate, is far from imaginative. The food and drink prices were actually quite moderate, considering that this is a quality destination, and it was dinner, my date and I ate for 35.00 Also, since this place has been featured on national TV, it would serve the waitstaff well to play up, not play down, that the venue is haunted.

Shyman

07/15/2009

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Excellent Italian food w/free parking at night!

I read the reviews before we went downtown to see Jerry Seinfield at Jones Hall in June and wondered if it was going to be good. This is not an upscale atmosphere, but the food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. The only problem is as seldom as we go downtown, it's probably the only restaurant we will risk going to for the value and convenience.

leexjd

02/27/2009

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Bad food, bad service, bad atmosphere

I attended a group meeting here on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was quiet until a large group came in an hour behind us. That was ok, but the group walked back and forth near our table constantly.
The set menu was awful, nothing even remotely healthy on it. No substitutions were allowed. I finally convinced the waitress to let me order soup and salad from the main menu. It was a mistake. The menu said 'unlimited' but I wasn't offered more of anything. In fact the waitress only showed up twice during the whole meal- once to take orders and once to deliver them. She was not polite and interrupted the meeting blatantly. The soup and salad were awful. The salad consisted of some iceberg lettuce and croutons and the soup was possibly the worst minestrone soup I've ever tasted- it was mostly celery. I ate about three bites then decided to just eat bread the rest of the night. The bread tasted ok, but again there was nothing remotely healthy about it- white, yeasty bread with butter and no other option. The other members of my group were not very picky eaters, but even they didn't seem to love the food. Everything was covered in too much cheese and there is really nothing Italian about any of it.
Overall I would never go here again. The location is ok, but I would rather travel further and not feel like I wasted money buying food I won't even eat.

joanne2009

01/18/2009

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Very disappointing experience

Pros: honestly, location is the only one I can think of
Cons: seating our party of 12 an hour past our reservation was just not right; giving no apology or periodic updates at the time was inexcusable; the noise level was so high our waitress had to scream to be heard (or she could have gone to each person individually which she apparently could not be bothered to do), the atmosphere was chaotic and a lack of good management was obvious. Food was nothing special. Their webite comment function is not working, so I sent a letter to the main office in Dallas and the phone call response was one of 'not our fault' - I disagree. Every single customer that enters your restaurant should be valued and we were not.

SandraPadgett

11/03/2008

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Spaghetti Warehouse

My daughter and I ate at the Spaghetti Warehouse on 11-01-08
The service was Excellent, the Food was Delicious and the Price was Reasonable.
We hightly recommend the Taramasou for dessert.
We cant wait to go again.

MarshaDale

08/15/2008

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No Way

I was so excited to eat at this restaurant. Had done so as a young women in the 70's, and had awesome memories of it. I moved away and returned to Texas after being gone for 27 years. I could hardly wait to eat at this restaurant. So I took my new husband . The food was horrible. The only thing we ate that was good was the bread. My husband and I will never go there again. I was so disappointed.

DeysiSegovia

05/13/2008

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Great place to go in groups

I went with a group of friend 15 ppl total and the service was exellent they had our table ready when we got there inmediately they serve our appetizers and our beverages. The food was delicious and serve in a 123. From my experience I would definitely go back any time and recommend this place to my friends and family and whoever ask where to go for some great food + customer service.

crickettsongs

12/28/2007

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Value for the Money

The food is good here. More specifically, they have flavorful versions of your classic Italian dishes: Lasagna, spaghetti, etc. Service is fine. Prices are EXCELLENT. This is a very good place to take a big group if you book in advance. (i.e. rehearsal dinner or family reunion) They have banquet rooms and the group menu pricing is very reasonable.

charles77098

11/09/2007

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Very rude staff, Food is low quality, Slow service

We went to the Spaghetti Warehouse on October 27th, 2007. While waiting for a table, we waited in the bar. We had to wait for 25 minutes in a line just to order a drink from the very rude bartender. I tried to order appetizers, but no one would help us. I finally asked the hostes who could get us appetizers, and she threw down her menues and shouted ""what do you want!"" THEN when we finally got seated, we waited a long time for our very poor quality food.
This was a very bad experience! I would never recomend it.

armymansfieldbr

10/03/2007

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Overall
It is okay

Parking is HORRIBLE! Our waitress only came 2 times that was to get our drinks and to bring our food. Forks were dirty. Drinks were even bad. I will not be going here EVER AGAIN!

howlingbeast

08/23/2007

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Good Lunch Spot

Basically, it is your average downtown lunch place. Food is good, but not great. Service is really good. I go there often, especially when I receive a jury duty summons. I have no problems with the place at all.

racoonelf

10/05/2006

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Best sourdough bread!

I've been coming to the Spaghetti Warehouse since the 70's. The ambiance is great, the ghost stories are fun and the food has always been good. But, the sourdough bread and garlic butter make the overall experience magnificent!

mstoodles

07/23/2006

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Better than average for the price

I started eating at The Spaghetti Warehouse as a child growing up in Houston. My sister and I loved sitting in the gazebo and running up stairs to sit in the trolly. The Spaghetti Warehouse is a great family restaurant at an inexpensive price. I loved it so much as a child that I started working there as a hostess and later a watress. The atmosphere is fun, upbeat, and friendly. Give it a chance and you see for yourself.

iamdaficionado

07/13/2006

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Are you kidding me???

Okay I will give them the ""ghosts"" that haunt the warehouse story for ambiance; but I would prefer if they wouldn't let them cook. Ghosts are not known for great taste buds. I work downtown and sometimes I am coerced into going to this place. If you love Chef Boyardee, then this is the place for you. I lived in Milan for a short period and there were no Italian kitchens with this taste I assure you. If you want to go somewhere cheap . . . . Run don't walk here. However if you want it to taste as if someone in the kitchen has at least seen a picture of a real tomato I wouldn't suggest this place.

sandtexs

07/01/2006

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What restaurants used to be

Great place! Not only do you get a value, you get friendly service and great atmosphere. When you look at the menu and see the reasonable prices, you think that you are seeing things. The portions are great and the food was delicious. I love the sourdough bread and garlic butter.

kirahhh

01/26/2006

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Always a Favorite

We have for years enjoying eating at this downtown restaurant. The Spaghetti has always been wonderful and the sourdough bread is too. Salads are tops. Prices are okay. The only pitfall of this place is that it can be packed. Specially during wknds and dinner time. Be leary of the homeless people often hanging out right outside the door asking for hangouts. Parking is kinda scary too. Not good place for kids that like to run around thou they do have a kids arcade. Waiters are always superb! Host could Smile a bit more! No Manager in Site to ask how things were?

diana oliver

11/07/2005

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Terrible food

I went with a business group of 20. The service was great and friendly - even though it was only one server for all of us. We had unlimited self-serve tea /soda. The food was deplorable though. The salads were average at best, but the entrees were downright tasteless. I couldn't eat mine. My friend, said she would share her lasagna and I only ate it because I was so hungry. We were surprised that this place was popula. Feeling ripped off and disappointed at spending a mandatory $15 each plus we each were asked to leave a tip too by our group leader, I told my husband about the ordeal when I arrived home. He said: ""Oh yeah, S. W. food sucks. I've eaten there before and will never go back."" Duh, could he have told me beforehand so I could have eaten first before the meeting?