The Spaghetti Kettle is a quiet, unobtrusive little restaurant, located in Kirkland, NY, just outside of Utica. My husband and I have eaten at the Kettle twice-once for dinner, and more recently, for lunch. This review will cover our latest visit, for lunch.
My husband and I arrived around 11:30 am for lunch, and the dining area and bar were quiet. A table of four at the other end of the room were our only dining neighbors. After perusing the extensive menu offerings (chicken, veal salads, seafood, pasta, beef, pork, the Kettle pasta specialties, as well as a children's menu), we settled on our choices. My husband chose the haddock fish fry, a regional Friday staple. His meal consisted of a fairly hefty piece of haddock, fried lightly to a golden crisp. Also included were the usual accompaniments- french fries, coleslaw, and a chef salad. The fry itself was wonderful ( I had to try a bite, for review purposes of course, lol). Moist, flaky, and fresh, with just enough coating to give it a lovely crunch. Not overpowering at all.
I ordered the Antipasto salad. I fully expected the usual style of antipasto for the area-some torn iceberg lettuce, a couple tomatoes, thin slices of deli-style salami and provolone, some peperoncini, all covered in some kind of oil and vinegar mixture. I was very pleasantly surprised. This was a pretty substantial antipasto salad. Large rounds of supressata sausage, along with chunks of hearty provolone, red onions, roasted peppers, tomatoes, peperoncini, celery, tuna, and anchovies, all covered lightly with an spice blend vinaigrette. Wonderful stuff.
The service itself was fine-the restaurant offers a full bar, and drinks and entrees were delivered in a timely manner, and our waitress was attentive, polite, and friendly.
All in all, our two trips to the Kettle have been a positive experience, and we plan on returning soon.
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