London is awash with Italian restaurants, but it can be hard to find one that takes as much pride in homemaking its pasta in the way that Spaghetti Bar does. This intimate Italian restaurant is one of the most charming spots in Balham – excellently located on Hildreth Street – combining ambience with rustic Italian-style decor and a pasta menu that will warm the heart. The wine list is sophisticated and knowledgeable staff will be happy to advise on which one will go best with whatever pasta you’ve opted for. Spaghetti Bar is understated and unpretentious and we just love it. Reserve your table now.
Inside London’s Spaghetti Bar you’ll feel at home. That may seem a small compliment, but with so many Italian restaurants in London and, indeed, Balham these days, feeling at home is something you don’t often come across. Spaghetti Bar feels personal. It’s welcoming and warm. You can expect exposed brick walls, painted white and covered in pans, spatulas and rustic-looking wine bottles. The lighting is low, so if you’re stopping by the restaurant on Hildreth Street once it’s dark, you’re in for one cosy dining experience. Waiting staff cannot do enough for you and the chefs are as passionate as they are skilled at making perfect, al dente pasta every time.
We know, we know. Now you want to actually hear about the pasta, right? You can warm up beforehand with some Italian tapas in the way of bruschetta of the day, homemade meatballs in a rich tomato sauce or parmigiana di melanzane – a kind of lasagne made with aubergine. Then, for mains, there are refined classics. Try the spaghetti alla carbonara, spaghetti alla bolognese or the gnocco al forno. Trust us, the difference between average London pasta and Spaghetti Bar’s pasta is very clear to see and taste. Finish off your evening with a quality of glass of wine and you’ll be setting a date to return to this Balham hotspot much sooner than you think.
Lovely little cosy restaurant - the staff were very accommodating and the menu is small but delicious! Lucky to have this so locally to us.
As always food was delicious,with a very nice put together dessert of tiramisu and pannacotta. Staff helpful and attentive. Altogether we had a lovely evening! 🍷🍷🍷
Great food, great atmosphere great service. Lovely spot just off Balham high street and perfect for a week day catch up over spaghetti! Would recommend!