Spaghetti Western gets its name to the fact that in the past, precisely throughout the sixties and the mid seventies, a lot of European companies made more than five hundred western films and since they were financed and often directed by Italian companies the were called spaghetti western. So this restaurant is inspiration to westerns and mixing it in with some good Italian food with Tex-Mex hints in it, in fact the restaurant is quite simple in its décor with movie posters on the wall and a nice clean bar.
The restaurant is located at 1608 Shepard Drive in the Heights area and the hours of operation are from Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and it stays closed on Sunday.
For their appetizers or what they call “previews” you can go with the Italian nachos (good to share with the table) which are crispy won ton chips with an Alfredo sauce, ground sausage, mozzarella, tomatoes, black olives, green onions and peppers, or the stuffed mushrooms with seafood stuffing and garlic cream sauce for $8.95.
For their pizza’s you can order “The Good” which comes with zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, broccoli, tomatoes and Portobello mushrooms with feta cheese and basil for $8.95 a ten inch, or “The Bad” which comes with Italian sausage, pepperoni and meatballs for $9.95 or “The Uglys” which come with grilled chicken, red onion, tomatoes and the spicy chipotle tomatillo sauce for $9.95, just to name some.
If you prefer some pasta then go with the enchiladas Italianas which are two cannelloni’s stuffed with chicken, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, ricotta and mozzarella with a chipotle Alfredo sauce on top, or the spaghetti western formal wear which comes with chicken, sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a garlic cream sauce for $8.95, or the shrimp and crawfish pasta for $11.95.
The food choices are good since you have a variety from veal to seafood to pasta to sandwiches and the quality is average even though some of their pasta sauces tend to be a little much so they get a B-. The service is good and they are really quick with refills and to come around the table just the right amount of times to ask if everything is okay or if you want anything else so it gets a solid B. The décor and the history on how the restaurant got its name makes it fun and laidback, so it is a good place to chill out and enjoy the moment.