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Spaghetti Incident

Italian Restaurant

Spaghetti Incident34.5
pasta • rice balls • arancini • chitarra

231 Eldridge St
New York City, NY 10002, US
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  • Photo of Yari Mola
    3 months ago
    Spaghetti in a cone
  • Photo of Alix B
    2 years ago
    How do you eat spaghetti while ambling along city streets? Inspired by old photos of Italian beachgoers tucking into unspecified foodstuffs rolled up in butcher’s paper, he devised the spaghetti cone. Now all his variously sauced spaghetti and bucatini is available to go via that format. And the extraordinary thing is that in many ways eating spaghetti from a paper cone is not only more fun, but neater and more efficient than eating it from a plate or a bowl. 
  • Photo of Raja H
    2 years ago
    Came to this obscure LES block after work one evening. They serve spaghetti to-go in a clever cone w/ a fork. Had the carbonara: crisp pancetta, egg yolks, and cream. To-go cone is great for walks in the winter I bet. Will be back for sure. Cash only
  • Photo of NativeNewYorkah
    3 months ago
    Looking for a not-so-pricey meal in a cozy, not noisy place...and this was it. The menu of appetizers, salads and pastas was well priced and the portions generous. The Captain Salad (arugula , asparagus, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes) was $10 and ample for two, and the the spaghetti dishes, some with home-made pasta, were varied, with daily specials, mostly $15 or less. The service was gracious and swift. Absolutely recommended!
  • Photo of Shayna R
    3 months ago
    Please make sure you stop by this cute little cash only restaurant for a spaghetti cone to go !! The staff is super helpful and friendly. They have an Atm in the back for us non cash carriers ☺️ The pasta was so fresh omg and the sauce was robust and well seasoned. The mozzarella was fresh as well.
  • Photo of Gypsy D
    3 months ago
    When we showed up as a party of 4 at dinnertime, we were told that we needed a reservation or it would be an hour wait. It was clearly a popular place to be. I asked to used the bathroom and resigned to the idea of hitting the streets again to find another place. While I was in there though, the guy who was working at the front had an idea and told us he would be right back. After a couple of minutes he brought out portable tables and chairs and sat us on the sidewalk just outside the window! I was really impressed with him thinking on his feet, and was so ready to order food. There's homemade spaghetti on the menu, and I ordered a plate to split with my bf. It looked like a small portion, but it was pretty heavy and filled me up. The wine was really good too! Overall I had a good time, and was really grateful to get good service at such a packed place.
  • Photo of Ian K
    4 months ago
    This is a great little restaurant, worth a visit if you get the chance. It's tiny though - only 35 seats - so it can fill up quickly. Their specialty is long pastas, and the ones we had were excellent. The Crostino Di Ricotta appetizer, with caramelized figs was amazing. I think everything on the menu will be excellent, based on our meals. One thing to be aware of - they only take cash.
  • Photo of Marci C
    5 months ago
    We saw this restaurant when looking up neat places to go in NYC. It was out of our way to go but we took a Juno car there to try because sounded so different. When we entered we were greeted at the door. I told the man we wanted the spaghetti in a cone. He said that is for to go orders only and we could not sit in restaurant if we got that. That was whole purpose of going to try as that is what draws you in a different to try. I told him we will stick with that and take to go. We were then told to move to the side. I tried to move over as very small inside and he said no you can't go past me. You have to stay here and wait for them. So we crunched ourselves against front door and waited for our orders. Didn't take long and was very good. I just felt like we were a bother to them asking for these. If that's what you boast on social media then you should have accommodations or room for people to stand. No outdoor tables and very cramped area outside. We had to walk to Find a bench to sit and eat them. So food was excellent but customer service could use improvement. No where to sit outside anywhere near restaurant. We walked a good ways to find a spot. I had no problem with them being to go only but felt like a bother and restaurant was not full. Good homemade pasta with fresh mozzarella balls. Just be prepared to take and go and it is difficult to eat from cone while walking. I'm sure a sit down meal would be excellent there.
  • Photo of SCO-UK
    6 months ago
    Fanrastic little find close to our hotel. Hearty pasta dishes served at the bar so we could watch it being prepped. Thoroughly recommended
  • Photo of lizziesf
    6 months ago
    Very tasty pasta, $10-17/dish. Great prices, cash only. Make a reservation. It's quite small so 2-4ppl max!
  • Photo of Don W
    7 months ago
    Don't let the looks from the outside fool you-this place has great food AND great service. We had 2 appetizers both were great and we each had a diff spaghetti and both were awesome. And the service was friendly and spot on. I wish I had more time to spend in NYC-leaving tomorrow morning. I'd go back here again. Oh-it's very reasonably priced too.
  • Photo of Nessa D
    7 months ago
    We ordered "kale pesto" and "salmon and asparagus" fresh pasta. Everything was delicious! Pasta was al dente exactly how it should be. Around 14$ per plate.
  • Photo of azcat00
    8 months ago
    We came across the restaurant by chance as we were walking around Little Italy and we are glad that we found this place. Food was delicious and setting is intimate. Reasonably priced and cash only. I would return again when I am in NY city.
  • Photo of Cesar R
    10 months ago
    A one page lunch menu with amazing flavor in every option. Prices are in between 10 and 20 so I must say a very good Sunday afternoon chance to taste couple different kinds of pasta with no regrets.
  • Photo of Ben R
    a year ago
    The restaurant did not live up to the reviews. Its a good choice for health conscious guests. Heads up there is no interact (Credit/Debit); just an ATM. My girlfriend was a waitress for 6 years and is hard pressed to ever complain because she knows how tough the industry is. To that end, the customer service was noticeably poor. There was a mix up with her order and we were told by one waiter that her meal would be free (did not ask for that; he offered). Our bill came and he said, another waitress had already rang it through and now was charging her. Her order was not corrected and we did not have time for the kitchen to make her order properly so she ended up not eating. Cut our losses for the night and wont be back.
  • Photo of Nicq
    a year ago
    So happy we found out about this very basic restaurant. Its small but open and feels comfortable. The staff are super cool and loved the live Clash concert album playing. Enjoyed the carbonara and kale pesto.
  • Photo of Marci H
    a year ago
    Simple, fresh and good. All fresh ingredients! Simple menu, friendly service, cash only! Highly recommend!
  • Photo of SprangTyme
    a year ago
    This low key establishment focuses primarily on pasta, and nails it. The simply menu has multiple pasta dishes and some Aranchini balls. Add some wine and you can have a solid pasta meal for about $20. Come here with friends, or grab a seat at the bar and read a book for a quick dinner. Just remember: CASH ONLY.
  • Photo of Tiffany B
    a year ago
    You can smell the basil from the street. It lures you in - you won't be disappointed. The Chitarra is amazing. I enjoyed the kale pesto but didn't love it. Arancini. Do it. Worth all the calories. The decor is eclectic and the vibe is perfect for a date or dinner with friends. My first time there, I sat at the table for at least two hours with friends and kept eating and drinking wine and drinking more wine....go.
  • Photo of Daniele-sw8
    2 years ago
    I loved the arancini (those with basil pesto were the best) and found my bucatini with radicchio trevisano very tasty (although I would have preferred less cream) and perfectly cooked! Enjoyed the red wine too.
  • Photo of narfishi
    2 years ago
    Bring cash if you're dining here. No credit cards. 😒 But worth the inconvenience! Started with 3 different delicious Arancini (rice balls): green peas with homemade mozzarella, evening special basil pesto & gorgonzola, and evening special saffron, artichoke, parmesan, and mozzarella. We each ordered a different pasta: chitarra, carbonara, ragu bolognese, and bucatini in kale pesto. All yummy. Especially great was the chitarra because of fresh noodles. Very reasonable prices for NYC. Well coordinated service amongst the wait staff. Downside is that it's a small spot and was very loud. Not a spot if you want to enjoy a quiet conversation. Make reservations if you want to get a table on the weekend.
  • Photo of Miciopi
    2 years ago
    We had a dinner here a month ago and the place is super inviting.The food is very good,and The prices are very good value. Food quality was excellent and the staff in very good spirits. We will back again and Again!
  • Photo of Martin B
    2 years ago
    If you want straight-forward pasta, this is a great place. What makes it even more special, are the Sicilian specialties they offer, Arancini: stuffed, i.e. filled (e.g. Mozarella), small rice balls - a must-try, if you come here. It's a small, cozy place with a friendly, cool (laid-back/relaxed) service. If you are in the LES-area of NYC, don't miss it.

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