Friday, February 4, 2011

Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City, FL

While spending a recent afternoon in Ybor City, I had dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse. The huge restaurant was located in an old cigar rolling factory, but sadly we were one of the few occupied tables in the place.
The meal started out with a few loaves of bread.
A side salad with oil & vinegar came next.
I had the Seafood Mediterraneo for my main course. This consisted of spaghetti topped with shrimp and clams in a spicy cream sauce. The spaghetti tasted good but wasn't quite what I was expecting. I pictured clams still in their shells and larger shrimp when I read the menu description. Instead, the clams were more part of the sauce and the shrimp were so tiny that I had to hunt around in order to find one.
My dining companions shared the Ultimate Italian Feast for Two. This huge plate had a massive amount of food on it, including spaghetti, Italian sausage, meatballs, chicken parmesan, ravioli, lasagna, and garlic bread. It was too much for two people to finish, so I got to sample the leftovers. The sausage was very plain tasting, the ravioli was average, and the lasagna was pretty tasty.
The majority of the food at the Spaghetti Warehouse was good, although nothing stood out as being exceptional. It all seemed to be basic Italian food that wouldn't scare anyone. Just about any other Italian restaurant would be able to make similar meals that are just as good as well. The food at Spaghetti Warehouse easily fits in with the other Italian chains, namely Olive Garden and Buca de Beppo...

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3 comments:

Tampa Bay Food Monster said...

still haven't eaten here, though i've been hearing about it since i was in high school (or before!). but the ultimate italian feast for two looks like the way to go.

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