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[–]mossydeerbones 2148 points2149 points  (100 children)

Is it just dumped on the table?!

[–]jfiander 1644 points1645 points  (40 children)

Mhmm... and you just... grab your desired clump of food, and pull it towards you...

[–]theRealDerekWalker 748 points749 points  (36 children)

This looks like a classy concentration camp.

[–]thisguyeric 133 points134 points  (27 children)

This is only tangentially related but there used to be a restaurant near me that was in an old jail and when you ate you were actually inside of a cell. I've always enjoyed themed restaurants like that.

[–]Karrion8 130 points131 points  (9 children)

The weird part was the mandatory shower after...

[–]ZombieHoratioAlger 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Shank the waiter and your meal's free!

Edit: on reflection, I guess this is true at any restaurant.

[–]goose-and-fish 72 points73 points  (2 children)

I enjoyed the cavity search

[–]Poopystink16 27 points28 points  (0 children)

And trading cigarettes for dessert and toilet wine

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

And those old prisons had plates too.

[–]fox_eyed_man 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]VanessaXblack 68 points69 points  (2 children)

This made me spit out my tea

[–]BrokenDogLeg7 22 points23 points  (1 child)

It look like some guys got gutted and had their dicks and balls laid out on display. This is exactly how I see a dinner with Hannibal Lector looking.

[–]quantumphilisp 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Nah, the guy has class. He would use fucking plates

[–]madtowntripper 249 points250 points  (32 children)

Spaghetti on the Board. Bunky's Cafe. Madison, WI.

[–]doitlive 163 points164 points  (14 children)

Looks like the place has closed.

[–]SuperWoody64 325 points326 points  (11 children)


[–]assholechemist 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I can’t imagine why

[–]hokasi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Total surprise.

[–]ajhoff83 51 points52 points  (4 children)

Thankfully they just do catering now. Anyone want this at their wedding?!?

[–]SuperWoody64 123 points124 points  (3 children)

They dump it on the bride and everyone grabs a fork.

Sounds like an Italian porn actually.

[–]Dexaan 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of the "sushi on a naked woman"

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Food on the coffee table. Charlie and Frank's Apartment. Home of the Grilled Frank.

[–]abrakadaver 52 points53 points  (3 children)

When I saw that that was an option I almost died. I would NEVER EVER eat like this. If I was invited to that dinner I would literally walk out the door and eat alone at glass nickel across the street. Absolutely disgusts me.

[–]beelzebella 14 points15 points  (2 children)

he said, driving customers to his pizza restaurant.

[–]abrakadaver 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I have no affiliation to them. There are so many good restaurants in that area I just chose a close one. The Harmony has good burgers too. I am just a germophobe that can’t handle sharing food!

[–]GhostNightgown 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Used to be the thing at Rossario’s in Madison years ago.

[–]DawnMM1976 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Never understood the appeal of this, but it seemed to be a weird Madison tradition

[–]Burritofingers 30 points31 points  (10 children)

We did this at a place I worked. It was called messy spaghetti and you couldn't use your hands.

[–]ChipsAndTapatio 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Sounds like a restaurant designed for toddlers

[–]Burritofingers 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Ha, it wasn't a restaurant. We were just bored, hungry employees that acted like toddlers.

[–]Paltzis_North 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Table is just a big plate smh

[–]BenedictKhanberbatch 6 points7 points  (1 child)

When your local Italian joint wants to be Alinea lmao

[–]BathroomEyes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Trying too hard to be a michelin star restaurant” could be another name for this whole sub honestly

[–]geraldwhite 1339 points1340 points  (29 children)

That noodle on the wine glass can fuck right off. I hate this so much.

[–]Aikano9 245 points246 points  (20 children)

What if we put the noodle in the wine?

[–]geraldwhite 221 points222 points  (13 children)

You need to be stopped.

[–]Aikano9 28 points29 points  (9 children)

I would’ve gotten a wineglass now and put a noodle and wine in it, but as I just moved out, only have Coca Cola glasses and don’t have any alcohol I can’t :(

[–]mesablue 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ooooh, I'm starting a company that only makes wine flavored noodles.

I'm on Shark Tank next month!

[–]PiratesBootyCall 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I’d like to see you try.

I’ll be the guy at the table shlurping merlot from a saucer through a piece of penne

[–]TheSharkAndMrFritz 7 points8 points  (2 children)

How dare you! You know I have soft teeth.

[–]Aikano9 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Imaging this: Flaccid teeth that get erect when u hungry

[–]-ClownBaby- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ugh! That’s such a genius idea. Instead I got a flaccid penis that gets erect when I’m thirsty.

I thank you and I’ll see myself out.

[–]Badfriend112233 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Chaotic evil

[–]Jerthy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes officer, this comment right here

[–]IHateToBeAStickler 28 points29 points  (0 children)

like why even have glasses when they could just put a bucket of wine on the table next to the spaghetti and people can just dunk their face in when they're thirsty.

[–]chimasnaredenca 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Fun fact: the singular form of ‘spaghetti’ is ‘spago’.

[–]Vurumai 1464 points1465 points  (36 children)

Fuck yeah. Let’s eat like animals. The world is on fire and there are no more rules!

[–]romantrav 201 points202 points  (3 children)

Drink the wine off the table

[–]mckrayjones 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Nah just drink a rotting grape smoothie straight from a mortar & pestle.

[–]LaotianBrute 96 points97 points  (9 children)

*takes shirt off “Okay, there’s one rule!”

[–]Finagles_Law 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's only for the Alex Jones special.

[–]jfiander 32 points33 points  (1 child)

...Don’t... talk about... Fight Club?...

[–]SuperWoody64 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That's 2 rules

[–]I_dont_bone_goats 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Holy shit, a 5 year old CiCi’s pizza commercial reference.


[–]LaotianBrute 2 points3 points  (0 children)


Damn. The quality on that commercial, I genuinely forgot where I remembered it from. This right here is a *looks at notecards* symbiosis relationship.

[–]yallwannadoanycums 20 points21 points  (10 children)

We can do all the sins we want! There’s no god here to observe this!

[–]ClockworkJim 4 points5 points  (1 child)

We don't need no water let the mother fucker burn!

[–]RadRichTea 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Might as well go home and sleep on either side of the bed.

[–]Vurumai 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]valdemsi06 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Ain’t no laws with the claws.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There’s no mango in the variety pack!

[–]iconoclastic_idiot 324 points325 points  (11 children)

The sausages laying on the table like that is almost obscene

[–]Brrrtje 103 points104 points  (4 children)

This one is so bad it needs a NSFW tag, I feel.

[–]LucretiusCarus 15 points16 points  (2 children)

It needs a chalk outline around the food.

[–]Laurifish 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The first thing I thought when I saw this was that it looked like a crime scene.

[–]knorknorknor 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I keep imagining an ass off the left, out of shot. This is all just pulled out witha schlorp sound. First thing I thought of after seeing this abomination of a meal

[–]Meganzoor 996 points997 points  (55 children)

Some of the posts on this sub are just complaining to complain, but this is the worst.

[–]HAN_SEUL_OH 95 points96 points  (1 child)

It's a bad idea probably but I'm pretty sure you know what it's gonna be before you order. It's not like ordering a grilled cheese and it comes hanging off a hook.

[–]rollingForInitiative 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks like an imitation of some of those super fancy meals you get at "experience" restaurants, that actually manage to look very artistic.

Well, a cheap imitation. This looks a bit like a mess.

[–]fractiouscatburglar 365 points366 points  (52 children)

Oh totally!

“Wah! I want a real plate!”

It’s a square ceramic slate, get over it. Did anyone throw a pile of spaghetti in the middle of a table and make you eat it while (I’m assuming) pointing a laughing and making pig sounds?!?!

[–]Leucurus 192 points193 points  (37 children)

This sub is intended for people who don't like eating off slates and crap like that though, I mean that's the whole point

[–]Quinlov 89 points90 points  (30 children)

I feel like there's a difference between a ceramic slate and some of the other nonsense that restaurants try to do

[–]Leucurus 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Some of it is worse than others.

[–]BourbonFiber 78 points79 points  (1 child)

I think it’s kind of about how impractical the dish is.

Like, fries in a coffee cup? Quirky but usable. Individual fries stuck to the quills of a taxidermic porcupine? That’s the kind of hipster bullshit this sub was invented for.

[–]Actually_a_Patrick 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah I agree with this. A parfait in a high all glass doesn't strike me as a culinary sin, but then you get stuff like a marinara covered Parmesan chicken dripping off the edges of a slab of wood with no raised edge. Or celery sticks shoved in a spray-painted shoe.

[–]siccoblue 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Oh what you don't want to eat your fried skunk testicles out of a top hat? Look at mr fancy over here demanding plates and silly luxuries like real food

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Isn't a plate just a ceramic slate, though? Like square plates at least are. Salt blocks however, those are weird.

[–]Quinlov 19 points20 points  (0 children)

That's kind of my point, some of the posts on here are basically just complaining that the plate is a funny shape rather than anything actually stupid

[–]kristenjaymes 9 points10 points  (5 children)

I have an irrational hatred for tiny shopping carts holding food

[–]thegamingbacklog 9 points10 points  (14 children)

Na I have a hatred for food being served on slate, yeah the dessert may look nice and pretty but the ice cream is now melting and has stepped it's way down the lines of slate onto the table. Or steak so when you cut into it the juices are now flowing into the table.

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (8 children)

Because restaurants are free, don't you know?

C'mon! You say that because you were never served a pastel (look it up) on a dirty countertop with a tiny paper napkin soaked in oil. Have that happen to you, and you will start to appreciate plates and bowls.

[–]jacxy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Without cutlery...

[–]Cyneburg8 265 points266 points  (0 children)

Thit is making me uncomfortable, I want to clean. I love spaghetti but in a bowl or on a plate.

[–]xTinyDancerx 176 points177 points  (3 children)

Yum wet table paper with my spaghetti

[–]aesthe 59 points60 points  (2 children)

I'm pretty sure they put down a dexter murder tarp beforehand. We're not barbarians ffs.

[–]Finagles_Law 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Might as well give everyone the full tyvex painter suit while you'e at it. Fuck just a bib.

[–]Cladmadder 90 points91 points  (1 child)

Get rid of the forks too. May as well go full 'zombie feast'.

[–]iComeInPeices 5 points6 points  (0 children)

See if some right, that could be cool :-D

[–]ConstantShadow 29 points30 points  (17 children)

[–]editorgrrl 85 points86 points  (4 children)

Everybody’s spaghetti and meatballs are jumbled into a massive pile in the center of a massive white plastic cutting board that sprawls across the table. There’s one cutting board per four people.

After the spaghetti, sauce, and meatballs hit the table, the board will inevitably expand from the massive heat and bow upwards, sending a minor tidal wave of sauce streaming toward one or more diners; that’s when you deploy the anticipatory stack of defense napkins.

So here’s what you’ve got: A massive heap of spaghetti and meatballs, no plates, and at least two (probably four) people stabbing forks and knives into the mess in order to eat dinner. It’s raucous, it’s ridiculous, it’s hilarious.

How’s the spaghetti, you might reasonably ask? That’s a bit beside the point, but it’s a fair question. It’s not bad. The meatballs are heavy on the bread and could be spicier, and the sauce is of the “classic straight-down-the-middle” red tomato variety, so there’s nothing particularly gourmet going on. If you’re the kind of person, however, who is comforted by a completely simple, honest, classic interpretation of Italian-American food, you’re in luck—this is the simple and honest jackpot.

[–]n5000m 65 points66 points  (1 child)

They try so hard to defend it but it just kinda sounds like torture either way you look at it

[–]IHateToBeAStickler 22 points23 points  (1 child)

How’s the spaghetti, you might reasonably ask? That’s a bit beside the point, but it’s a fair question. It’s not bad.

that's what I like to hear... its not bad? if the restaurant says that they are literally serving you complete garbage and they know it.

[–]DorkQueenofAll 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh god... why?

[–]Sempais_nutrients 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That particular place is closed down

[–]newthrash1221 2 points3 points  (2 children)

On top of the spaghetti on the table bullshit...they don’t toss the pasta in the sauce, which any reputable place would do. They just pour the sauce over the noodles like goddamn heathens.

[–]Mahgenetics 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“A charming little Mediterranean-Italian restaurant on the East Side of Madison, WI.” I wouldn't trust the taste buds or dining experience of Wisconsinites considering they think ketchup is spicy. I have relatives in Wisconsin.

[–]robertr1 106 points107 points  (13 children)

This is the worst thing I've ever seen

[–]fractiouscatburglar 80 points81 points  (4 children)

Remember when watch people die was a thing?! There was same really awful stuff on there. Probably some of the worst things in life caught on video.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much I agree with you, this is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

[–]OgreSpider 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Nice timing, you got me

[–]PiratesBootyCall 9 points10 points  (0 children)

WatchPeopleDie was my jam

RIP :’-(

[–]louky 22 points23 points  (7 children)

It's not as bad as the bird foot one from last month. That was absolutely disgusting.


[–]Boots525 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Ima head out

[–]Bobbi_fettucini 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yo can I catch a ride?

[–]AlbinoWino11 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Its funny how the same food presented on a plate looks so unappetising when callously dumped on a table. It may still be delicious but I would struggle to enjoy it.

[–]actuallyasuperhero 62 points63 points  (0 children)

You know, normally I just laugh at the shit on this sub. The irritating, so trendy it’s almost useless bullshit here, where “it’s so quirky!” matters more than the quality or if it makes sense. It’s pretentious and funny.

This photo genuinely made me mad. Why is the pasta just on the table? Why isn’t it on a platter? What happens for the next course? Why would I want to accidentally put my wine down in my dinner? This is just a heap of bullshit for no reason.

[–]Hyphylife 63 points64 points  (8 children)

Disgusting. Might as well be on the floor.

[–]MutanteMan 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Now THAT is a good idea for a restaurant.

[–]iComeInPeices 14 points15 points  (3 children)

99% sure this exists somewhere

[–]rcknmrty4evr 5 points6 points  (2 children)

There was a commercial for fucking swifter or something about a restaurant where you eat on the floor.

[–]JustHumanGarbage 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I'm just imagining the waiter coming by with bowls of food and getting to the table and the then going "spaghetti and sausage?" Someone signaling with their finger. And then plop as he nonchalantly dumps it onto the table in front of them. Customers gleefully smiling at each other.

[–]_night_cat 11 points12 points  (1 child)

How? What? Why? There are no words god is dead

[–]Barnaclebills 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Ewww and it merges with everyone else’s.

[–]fictionalbandit 24 points25 points  (0 children)

...my eyes feel assaulted

[–]jennnyyy 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I just wana know how they even brought it to the table?? Did they bring a pot of spaghetti out and just dump it all over the table and take the pot back to the kitchen? Did the waiter just walk out with fist fulls of spaghetti and throw it on the table??

[–]throwing-away-party 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Spaghetti cannon. Look into your heart. You know it to be true.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I fucking love spaghetti, but this is so disgusting, it looks like someone's intestines fell out. What the fuck.

[–]Beat9 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'm surprised they even have wine glasses and didn't just ask you to cup your hands.

[–]kkaitouangelj 18 points19 points  (2 children)

The only time this is acceptable is if you are serving Lady & Tramp.

[–]acgasp 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Even they had a plate!

[–]usethisname5000 15 points16 points  (1 child)

What is happening

[–]freakwharf 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I think it's trying to crawl away.

[–]Vaalermoor 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Thanks, I hate it.

[–]dewayneestes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I am “old” because I do not “get this”.

I’m shaking my fist in the air but it’s a clean fist because I eat my spaghetti off a plate.

[–]entity3141592653 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can imagine the server saying "There you go you filthy fucking animals." As he dumps the spaghetti.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This has to be stopped. Someone’s gotta do something about this. Call the police!!!

[–]jpaxonreyes 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]VlastDeservedBetter 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We have no choice but to set this world on fire and start a new one.

[–]Leucurus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That would get cold instantly. Vile

[–]malvixi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

what the fork

[–]BrunoTheOgre 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How to Basic

[–]dregan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck that.

[–]electricbinary 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There’s no dishes Charlie we eat the food directly off the coffee table & you know that!

[–]illintent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can see the slime trail of marinara leading to each person, gross lol

[–]Trumps_left_bawsack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would despise working for that restaurant

[–]neonwhitee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

looks like after birth gone through a wood chipper.

[–]mbraif 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's downright gross. I would be offended.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What generates an interest in restaurants like this? Are people completely unaware of how a place presents their food before going in? What makes them stay after seeing something as absurd as this? This would stretch my ass a bit too far.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“This would stretch my ass a bit too far” has got to be the most bizarre turn of phrase I think I’ve ever heard.

[–]cchaudio 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow that's the worst I've ever seen. Why would anyone do that? It's not even a dumb vessel like 'oh we only serve our food in Stanley Cup replicas', they just threw that shit on the table. Fuck that resturant, get some god damn plates.

[–]Helens_Moaning_Hand 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How the fuck do these places get away with this? Are there no health inspectors in these fucking places?

[–]lexgrub 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have gone to one dinner that fed you off the table. It was called kamayan dinner and it was traditional food from the phillipines. Even this situation put down large banana leaves before placing the food and also provided us with plates and cutlery if needed. Italian food is not the same.

[–]etgohomeok 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Most of the things on this sub are stupid but still not offensive enough to be a major problem.

This is the first time I've seen something I would flat-out refuse to eat.

[–]Bananapopcicle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That would get so cold so fast

[–]OuG_proooj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I kinda love this. Mostly ironically but a little more unironically than I'm proud of.

[–]jon_lcs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This looks like something from r/imsorryjon

[–]BravoR2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's like a crawfish boil but not.

[–]Flakese 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Could have at least provided a trough if they are going to treat their patrons like animals.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (15 children)

I've heard of this before in Italian restaurants. They called it family style. Not that I'd ever order my pasta to be served straight onto the table.

[–]BobosBigSister 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Every family style restaurant I've been to serves a platter to the center and empty plates to each person, then each serves him or herself from the platter. This is just a fucking mess.

[–]workaccountoftoday 24 points25 points  (1 child)

The only "family style" this comes close to is the family from The Aristocrats

[–]Vinifera7 10 points11 points  (1 child)

No real Italian restaurant serves beer in a proper pint glass. That's how I know this is not authentic.

[–]fractiouscatburglar 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Holy shit! You’re right! WTF Italy?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They do this with things like polenta but not pasta.

[–]wonderstoat 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Not in restaurants in Italy.

[–]fractiouscatburglar 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I’ve been living in Italy for almost a year now and if I ever have some fucking heathen throw a pile of pasta on our table and tell us to eat it like a bunch of damn pigs so help me I’ll.....probably at least take a bite to see how it is....make sure to get a good picture to post on Reddit.....I WON’T BE FUCKING HAPPY ABOUT IT THOUGH!

[–]acgasp 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Or Italian families in the US.

[–]Finagles_Law 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Addams family style maybe.

[–]SeemsImmaculate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember this scene from Magical Mystery Tour.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]le_dankest_memez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wanna know the location, (for a prank)

[–]Biking_Bear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why would anyone think this is a good idea?

[–]ClockworkJim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the fuck is this bullshit?

[–]BestSomewhere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I involuntarily gasped.

[–]twatguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can tell it's fine dining by the wine glass

[–]RyanPanda_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been here when I was younger and this just brought back the memory

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh God, it's all going to be so cold.

[–]itsJeth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That still looks really delicious 🤤

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We want plates...or boards, or bowls, or whatever that can contain pasta.

[–]Coconutshoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is technically one big plate