There's a new fusion in town and we like it! Spaghetti Western rides on in with its American Italian influence in a three story residence on King William St. with a saloon bar on the ground floor, a cosy intimate restaurant on the second and a function room on the third. Tempting Palates was invited to the launch where we toured the newly renovated premises and tasted some good food including the best meatballs in town.
Head Chef Matthew Ryder has taken the reigns and developed a mix of American inspired Italian food. The kind they used to make when the Italians first migrated to the shores of the land called America. “I pursued a career as a chef simply because I have a passion for really good food, and that’s what Spaghetti Western is all about; hearty Italian food with a strong American influence,“ says Matthew Ryder. The dishes are designed for sharing and there's plenty to get your palates stirred.
We feasted on starters of Zucchini Fries, Wild Caught Sardines and their signature dish of Meatballs. Each starter had a burst of Italian flavours and the meatballs were a dish we couldn't resist and kept going back for more. The traditional combination of pork and veal with tomato sugo, parmesan and herb breadcrumbs were the "best balls' we've tasted in town!
The mains were another treat waiting for us. Like a dinner at your Nonna's house the table was set with dishes of Snapper, Eggplant Lasagna, Gnocchi, Chicken Piccata along with sides of Broccolini with garlic and chilli and Panzanella Salad. This was an Italian American feast of extravagant proportions.
The quintessential Italian dessert is the Tiramisu but the Spaghetti Western version has an American twist. The rich coffee flavours have been infused with American Honey Bourbon and it's simply amazing! This dish has the wow factor.
We were intrigued by Spaghetti Western and after our visit we saw that this new concept works wonders together. The ground floor offers a loud wild west saloon style bar while the second floor is for those wanting a more relaxed and easy going dining experience. Add the third floor function room and you have the complete package. Spaghetti Western will definitely have us wanting to ride into town again very soon.
Where: Spaghetti Western 111 King William St, Adelaide
Open: Monday - Friday 11:00 - 2:00am, Saturday 4:00pm - 2:00am & Sunday -Closed