Perpignan – Dove andiamo a cena stasera?

Spaghetteri’Aldo, PerpignanThere are many good and some great restaurants in  Perpignan.

Spaghetteri’Aldo is one which ticks all the boxes for me, as a resto which caters for everyone – vegetarians, carnivores and ‘pativores’ (my made up word for pasta eaters, so  don’t quote me!)

A stone’s throw away from the Castillet, heading past Galleries Lafayette towards the Théâtre de l’Archipel, this bright and cheerful Italian restaurant, run by Magali and Philippe (who has 20 years of ‘cheffing’ behind him) is small on price, but big on flavour and quality produce.

Eat indoors or on the terrace, which despite being near a main road, wasn’t disturbed at all by passing traffic when we visited in mid-May.

The dilemma? How on earth to choose from such an amazing range of pasta dishes?

Ravioli au foie gras, spaghetti vongole with clams, mussels and king prawns, tortellini au crabe, rigatoni, tagliatelle, fettuccine…along with speciality mushroom or seafood risottos, traditional Italian meat dishes, good choice of saIads…and antipasti to melt even the hardest critic’s heart.

Too much to describe, you have to taste to believe! My friend, a ‘hearty’ eater to say the least, couldn’t finish her main course, a rare occurrence!

Described by many as ‘les meilleures pâtes de Perpignan’ (no pizzas!), Spaghetteri’Aldo also has a good choice of light Italian summer wines and homemade desserts to cry for.

Definitely at the top of my list next time I eat out in Perpignan.

1 Rue des Variétés,
Tel 04 68 61 11 4


  1. Spaghetteri’Aldo have replied:

    Thank you for your comments.

    We pride ourselves on our quality and high standards, reflected by the substantial amount of repeat customers through our doors. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed and found the pasta overcooked. We wish that you had informed us at the time since we could have taken steps to rectify the situation. We will certainly bear your comments in mind and hope nonetheless that we will have the opportunity of seeing you in our restaurant again.

  2. I ate there with some friends just before Christmas. I must say that for what we paid, we weren’t very impressed. The couple who we were with who eat there regularly said afterwards that It was a Saturday evening and it was full so maybe the standard dropped. I can’t accept that as an excuse on the basis that it is apparently always busy. The portions were big but that is not why I eat in restaurants. I would prefer less food but cooked well. The thing that surprised me most was that the pasta was overcooked. In an Italian restaurant, that is just not acceptable.

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