Uh Oh Spaghettio
Two things that are guaranteed to make us feel good? Pasta and 80s music. Sure it’s not the most conventional combination, but trust us, it works. That sentiment is shared by Samantha Fitzpatrick and Sam Holman, the brains behind upcoming Fortitude Valley eatery and bar, Uh Oh Spaghettio. Samantha and Sam are certainly not newcomers to the hospitality scene – the couple have already made a name for themselves through the likes of The Black Lab Coffee Co., Wolfgang Specialty Coffee, Cakes and Shit, and formerly The New Black. For their latest project, they are injecting good times and late-night eats into the heart of Fortitude Valley. Uh Oh Spaghettio occupies the Ann Street-fronting heritage-listed former home to The Apo and most recently Six Ninety Bar & Eatery, which sits at the entrance to Bakery Lane. The concept is quick, fun and casual modern Italian – think neon lights, 80s tunes and a concise menu of house-made pasta and share plates, packed full of flavour but simple enough to be delivered to your table in ten minutes. The menu features six standard $15 pastas – think pork-and-veal bolognese pappardelle, Peroni mac ‘n’ cheese, cacio e pepe, and artichoke rigatoni with pancetta and lemon butter. There will also be up to three rotating specials each week, plus simple shares such as house-baked focaccia and warm olives. Uh Oh Spaghettio is serving pasta, beers and Aperol Spritz on tap from the afternoon until late into the evening (through to 2:00 am on weekends) and from 9:30 pm the vibes are kicked up a notch, with a DJ spinning beats that are guaranteed to make you want to dance (when it’s safe to do so, of course).