Our Story

About our family business

“My father, Simone, opened our first restaurant back in 1955, with his friend Lorenzo, in London's Goodge Street. Their idea was to introduce people to the fresh, simple Italian food that the two of them had loved back home.
They were hugely successful, as Londoners too fell in love with the fresh food and welcoming ambience of a traditional Italian restaurant.

Today, that simple recipe remains as popular as ever and our family is proud to have 10 local restaurants, across Central London, all sharing the same values that my father believed in over 65 years ago.

Luigi Lavarini, Chairman, Spaghetti House Group.

About our guests

People from all around the world really do love Italian food. They love the fresh, simple ingredients we use - for our traditional lasagne or one of our new vegetarian dishes.

They also understand, perhaps more today than ever before, that eating good food together is one of life's great pleasures.

Here’s what a few of them have told us recently:

“Lovely family run restaurant with great food and atmosphere.
Perfect to relax after shopping on Oxford Street.”

Tracy S, Nottingham.

“We eat there every three or four months …this restaurant is fantastic,
welcoming, obliging and accommodating. The staff are wonderful and
the menu is regularly updated while retaining our favourites.
Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

Rick J.

“My husband has been coming to this restaurant since he was a boy,
he's now 51. He has the best memories of eating here, I believe
it’s still the same family that run it and we have now passed down to
our daughters who loved the authentic Italian food served - it gets
our vote for best Italian in London.”

Claire F. Bishops Stortford.

If you have any further questions then please contact Ben, who heads up our Marketing Communications on 0207 395 0390 or

Grazie mille


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