by Rick Cox
on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 12:07pm.
Celebrating National Spaghetti day on January 4th, this dish has been a worldwide favorite reaching as far back as the 1st century B.C. when pasta meals began to appear in Ancient Rome. The dough, thick-like consistency of pasta originated from Greece and several areas of the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula. The first time Italy was introduced to “dry pasta” was during the 7th century A.D. when Arabs occupied Sicily. As the years went by many variations and toppings were introduced in spaghetti, but tomato sauce wasn’t added until the 18th century in Italy. Pasta was not introduced into the United States until early 20th century when many Italian and Sicilian immigrants arrived. Although, it didn’t gain popularity until after World War II when soldiers returning from the war reminisced on the spaghetti meals they had enjoyed abroad while deployed.
This week, celebrate your love for spaghetti by visiting one of these local spots that serves the delicious dish! If you have any recommendations or favorite places, comment below!
Palermo – Midlothian (City View Drive)
A delicious variety of spaghetti dishes made by an Italian family run restaurant.
Try this authentic experience with fresh cut pasta for every dish that is made in house. Try their delicious spaghetti dishes!
Joe’s Inn – Richmond (The Fan)
Try their loaded Spaghetti dinner with mozzarella, mushrooms, pepperoni and more! If you check out their restaurant reviews on Google, they continue to rave about it being the best spaghetti they have ever had.