Spaghetti Incident

4.7
112 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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A cozy 35-seat authentic Italian hub called Spaghetti Incident opened its doors in the Lower East Side on May 26, 2015. Their name, borrowed from the Guns N’ Roses 1993 album, reflects their curious concept: to only serve long pasta that can be enjoyed not only in a dish, but also in a cone, to-go.
New York restaurant veteran Emanuele Attala, chef-owner of the West Village staples Malatesta and Malaparte, has teamed up with two creative newbies that should be on your radar, Ettore Pardossi and Giovanni Gentile, Spaghetti Incident’s Sous Chef and General Manager, respectively. This duo conceived the unique idea of serving spaghetti in a cone to-go inspired by the way Italians served their street food at festivals in the 1950’s, and after an exhaustive search for the perfect non-spill material, a precise product was developed so that customers could take their spaghetti to the streets of New York.

We're Cash Only but we feature an ATM inside.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My Mom and I are on vacation and I had eating at Spaghetti Incident once before. Quick seating, friendly and knowledgeable waiters, and super delicious and filling food.

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FrugalFoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The fresh pasta was amazing and worth the trip alone

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CrisFred
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is just as great as in Italy, the taste and combination of ingredients is superb

HS
vipHSL67
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious simple food. Exactly what we were looking for.

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GlennM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Spaghetti Incident had a fun and lively ambience the night we went. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent. Staff were engaging and friendly. There would likely be something on the menu for every taste. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for something suited to couples, small groups or even people with young children (before the crowd builds up around 7-ish). It is important to note that it is a cash-only restaurant but they do have an ATM on site.

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vipMarineG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Very aggressive staff. We had to wait 30 minutes for our table (although we made a reservation). Then, a part of our order was forgotten. I would strongly recommend to avoid it. You can easily find a better Italian restaurant

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Merilyn
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food was delicious❤☺ highly recommended 👌

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! I went to celebrate my birthday and it was amazing!

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ParthP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best pasta I’ve ever had! We ordered the Lasagna Bolognese, Spinach Fettuccini, Chitara, Ravioli, and Rigatoni. Everything was spectacular!!

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vipCathmoore
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here several times. Service is always amazing as is the food and atmosphere. Love Spaghetti Incident!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Spaghetti Incident is a good 'go-to' pasta restaurant. The staff is accommodating without any pretension (we wanted to have different pastas with different sauces). It is a very good value and the food is very good (the pasta came al dente without having to ask). I wouldn't call this a pasta place for foodies, plus they started taking away plates before everyone was finished (admittedly, a pet peeve of mine and it may not bother others). Although not actually a five star restaurant, for the price point, it is about as good as you can get, and is worth dining there. I will definitely go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful staff, overall wonderful experience.

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vipkoko
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Wished the sauce wasn’t so watery on the pasta. But the risotto balls were amazing

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vipPatrick1NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and a cozy atmosphere. The one thing I would suggest changing for the restaurant is the ability to pay with a credit card. This would make things much more comfortable in today's age.

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AdamC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is really the perfect place to enjoy some great pasta and wine with friends. Portion sizes are great. No one was rushing us out the door and we enjoyed a great informal meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noodles were the bomb.

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BartM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta in a quiet setting. I had the ragu blognese, it was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful intimate dining experience! The food was phenomenal and the service was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twas dope and muy delicioso. 10/10 would eat there again.

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vipGFamily
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, freshly made pasta dishes. Portions are very generous and prices are very moderate. And the staff is delightful.

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LeslieS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Glad we had a reservation. Can't wait to go back.

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Hennessy
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food just wish the tables were a little bit more spread out. Felt very tight

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vipMichelleS
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They were able to seat us early and the service was great! They were very accommodating and made my pasta with my food preferences. Great dinner! Awesome ambience!

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vipMikeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Very efficient and attentive staff. A little small - just make sure you have the right expectations.

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AnnikaC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 5 year old came in starving and cranky and the host engaged him and brought out his order right away. It saved our dinner experience. Aside from that the food was fresh and so flavorful. I loved it!

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NicoleN
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta for a great price! A hidden gem on the Lower East Side. Make sure to bring cash because it’s cash only!

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ReneH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was great! We appreciated them letting us sit at a table eventhough we where late for our reservation. The food was delicious! Very much worth it!

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AlwaysAF00die
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Their fresh pasta was delicious and service was great! Definitely will go back for more meals. Prices were reasonable.

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Christiano
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was friendly, attentive without being intrusive, and enjoyable. The food was also great all the way from appetizers through the mains and on to dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place ever! Food is always great and the staff is exceptional 💓 this is by far my favorite restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service

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vipLori
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so you know, the place is small and so warm there is condensation on the front windows, but let me tell you - the food and the service is always excellent! Love this place and if I could eat here every day I would.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my kids for dinner and everyone was super kind and interactive with my kids which made dining so much easier and pleasant

BM
BasicallyManhattan
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is a GREAT find -- the pasta is out of this world -- the wine though is quite expensive for the quality -- otherwise nothing but the highest praise!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After spending $300 on a meal and topping the waiter 40% the owner chased down the block into another restaurant and accusing us of taking a wine bottle that we drank entirely.. it was really embarrassing for all of us and will never go back to this establishment. Sucks because it’s one of my favorites. TRASH

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the city

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Anna
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

High pitched buzzing from electric burners but nice restauranr

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RebeccaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. Service was nice and accommodating. Ambiance was good and not too loud which was great because I had a large group and we could have a conversation with the whole table.

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JaniceJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Spaghetti was undercooked and they kept on trying to kick us out cuz we arrived a little late. They also kept on making us shift closer together as guests arrived unnecessarily.

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Christina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, food came out fast, portions were just the right size, and everything was delicious! The ambience was 11/10. I would definitely go back :)

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You can order delivery directly from Spaghetti Incident using the Order Online button. Spaghetti Incident also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Spaghetti Incident also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 896-1446.

Spaghetti Incident is rated 4.7 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.