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Published October 14th 2013
A dining experience reminiscent of Old Hollywood
This classic Italian restaurant has been a Melburnian institution for over 25 years and it has a special place in my memory for the many family meals I have had there since childhood. I remember enjoying dinners there, before I could even place it on a map and the ambiance that captured me then, continues to draw audiences in.
The Spaghetti Tree
Situated in the heart of the theatre district, on a Friday or Saturday night, the Spaghetti Tree is filled with patrons enjoying a pre-show Italian feast. The food is simple, yet has been consistently good for the many times I have been there, particularly if ordering a pasta dish and the service is generally attentive, but more importantly, if you are off to an exiting show, reasonably quick. It is also very reasonably priced, making the restaurant suitable for many occasions.
It has two levels, the second is used when it is busy, as well as a function room.
There is also a piano, which gets played live on certain nights. The walls plastered with film and theatre posters, the feature elements of antique furniture and the mood lighting (come at night to really experience this) evoke past days of Hollywood glamour. Sip your wine, enjoy the food and forget the modern world for a while.
We used to love the Spaghetti Tree, but ....prices are too high for standard of food served. Possibly the worst, flattest, toughest parmagiana ever experienced outside the Coffee Club - who deep fry their parmas!!!!