Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
(kitchen serve 12noon -3pm/ 5pm -9pm)
Friday 11am - 11pm
(kitchen serve 12noon -3pm/ 5pm -10pm)
Saturday 9:30 - 11pm
(kitchen serve 9:30 - 10pm)
Sunday 9:30am - 9pm
(kitchen serve 9:30am - 8pm)
Our opening times vary slightly during the season so if in doubt please call to check.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Spaghetti John's
An independent Italian restaurant & gelateria set in Bedfords Castle Quay by the river. We pride ourselves on serving only fresh pasta made by our chefs. We offer a weekday fixed price menu alongside our seasonal al'carte. Our bar area offers a great place to retreat in the afternoons to unwind with a coffee or cocktail and a chance to try our artisan Italian style gelato. (Also made by our talented chefs)
Our restaurant is modern but cosy and we love families.
Always pleased to visit
The same great food and service as usual, can't fault. Makes changes to dishes on request which is fantastic, when you want one of their classic dishes. Well done.
Cod loin and tender stem broccoli perfectly cooked and delicious. service friendly and helpful, we had a very enjoyable evening., Thank you.
We were a large group of 21 and the staff were excellent and well organised. Food was lovely, everyone was very happy.
Family friendly restaurant with decent menu. Portions on the small side but good quality food.
A lovely meal with excellent service.
A wonderful night out. Excellent food and great service
We had a fantastic meal listening to the Jazz Tornados. The staff were attentive and friendly.
Would like more vegan dishes Also please can you arrange to cook chips etc in pure oil (not used for meat or wheat) Thanks
Amazing service and food is delicious.
Always a good experience
The best service and food.
The staff were lovely from the start and I enjoyed a drink in the outside seating area. There was no Morreti on draft, so had Heineken. Shame it was the same price. The portion sizes were small and the Lasagne lacked any real taste. The spaghetti was too firm. I did enjoy the handout chips. Overall I was disappointed in a meal that cost £70 for two adults and a child.
Hello Mike, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately there has been a shortage of the Morretti barrels we use, in the UK. We have been reassured that supply should be back to normal within the coming weeks. But yes we have had to sell the Heineken at the same price as we are being charged the same for it. Our fresh pasta is made using a traditional recipe of durum wheat flour which is the highest percentage of protein flour, which helps give it, it's ''al dente'' bite. The diameter of our spaghetti is one of the largest and our customers choose our pasta because of it's authenticity. We do have customers that prefer their pasta softer and when requested we do cook it longer but, our fresh pasta will always remain firm. All our pasta portions are weighed prior to cooking and considered a reasonable amount. When you beside to visit us again please remember that every plate is prepared to order so we can adjust most plates to suit you.
Loved it as alway - would appreciate a wider range of vegan dishes
Many thanks indeed for a fabulous evening! The staff at Spaghetti John's catered for our party of 40 at short notice after we were let down by another venue, and they could not have been more helpful or friendly. Our meals were pre-ordered, and on arrival every diner was provided with a named meal card - which made service smooth and quick. The meals were fantastic, all hot, and all thoroughly enjoyed! One guest said that the lasagne was the best that he'd ever had. And the ice-cream... WOW! Thanks, Spaghetti John's - definitely recommended.
Lovely evening. Delicious food and wonderful service
We booked a table for 8 (family inc children) for our son’s 9th birthday. The three children were kept occupied with colouring and very friendly staff. The food was out of this world! This was our first visit and we will certainly visit again and recommend to friends and family. One of the most authentic Italian restaurants we have been to locally, yet with an open, modern dining space. Clean facilities and scrumptious food choices. Thank you.
Bedford is blessed with having a lot of Italian Restaurants, therefore competition for trade is fierce amongst them, which is great for the customer's. Spaghetti John's is in my opinion one of the best around. It appears to be hugely under rated for some reason, and I don't mind that as it means I can usually get a table when I want one! Food, drink and service are always excellent.
Lovely meal attentive staff
Fabulous service quiet location and wonderful food
We had a great meal and the ataff were accommodating and cheerful. We were a table of 4, 2 adults 2 children and our experience was very enjoyable
We were slightly unsure about where to go out and thought of lots of different places. After a lot of discussion we realised that, despite having been to SJs quite recently, it was the one place that could guarantee to provide us with the intimate evening we were looking for. It did not disappoint!
Great service, very friendly, lovely food. Bent over backwards to accommodate my 6 year old coeliac daughter. Gluten free pasta, burgers and ice cream with cone. One happy child! We come here regularly and the food is always tip top.
. The live music evenings coupled with the excellent food and service make for a very special evening.