Tradition begins with a family's handing down of cultural or habitual teachings throughout it's history. Spaghetti Bender's tradition began in a much different way. Italian family recipes weren't handed down from generation to generation. They were conceived and developed right on this premises. But make no mistake about it... the meatballs, the sauces, the homemade pastas, the salad dressings and the rest of the menu was carefully put together and taste tested by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Italians!
The Spaghetti Bender's idea and name came from Tony DeLoreto. While driving trucks for long hours throughout the country and seeing all the fast food restaurants featuring hamburgers, fish, chicken, etc., the thought was, "Why not pasta?"
In 1991, Tony DeLoreto and Jim Panichelli (PANIC) took the pots and pans from their homes, a couple of tables and chairs, a used double oven and little else and began the difficult task of building a reputable restaurant in Indiana that would embrace tradition.
With a lot of help from our friends and neighboring businesses, Spaghetti Bender's survived the most difficult of times when most beginning businesses fail.
A commitment to use superior products and to deliver the best possible product from our stove to your plate is how Spaghetti Bender's reputation has developed a successful tradition.
The Spaghetti Bender's staff and owners, Tony and Cherry DeLoreto, sincerely thank you for being a part of this tradition.
We appreciate our military personnel and thank them for their service.