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Spaggi's

1651 W. Foothill Blvd. (Benson Ave.) Send to Phone
909-579-0497 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
At his elegant restaurant hidden in a shopping mall, chef-owner Henry Gonzalez turns out sophisticated Italian and contemporary specialties.

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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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Spaggi's, Upland, CA

Spaggi's Restaurant Review

: Sharing a nondescript shopping center with a Home Depot, Spaggi’s is a pleasant surprise indeed, with its tasteful ambience and sophisticated fare from chef-owner Henry Gonzalez. A pair of intimate olive green dining rooms is the setting for a cuisine that ranges from traditional Italian (e.g. lasagna, fettuccine primavera) to steaks to fresh seafood embellished with French-inspired sauces. We like to start with a three-cheese tomato tart topped with puff pastry, a fine Caesar salad or potatoes stuffed with Asiago cheese. Linguine is tossed in a light pesto sauce with a touch of cream, while a delicate white wine sauce enhances a simple dish of penne with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and asparagus. Steaks are cooked at 1,600-degrees, just like at the top steakhouses, and Gonzalez insists on comparable dry-aged USDA Prime beef. A luxe chocolate soufflé is featured for dessert. The wine list offers a wide selection from Piedmont to the Pacific Coast, with some good values sprinkled amongst them. Far from the limelight of the Westside, Gonzalez is another example of a talented young chef toiling out in the ’burbs, well worth discovering.
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