Spaghetti Junction was The Langella Family’s first restaurant, which opened in Teddington High Street in 1973. Franco and Jackie enlarged and transformed the original Pizzeria into a respected and much-loved Italian trattoria, then in 1983 purchased an old butcher’s shop housed in a Grade II listed building.
After a transforming renovation it opened as Shambles Wine Bar. In 2004, Massimo Langella joined the team as Head Chef and with the help of his sister Margherita, who was already the Manager, is now bringing the Bar and Restaurant into the 21st century.
Massimo has cooked in top Italian restaurants in London, Sydney and Rome. His experience includes spells under Giorgio Locatelli at the Michelin-starred restaurants Zafferano and Locanda Locatelli. With paternal guidance from Franco he produces modern Italian food with defined regional ancestry.
Shambles has its very own kitchen herbs and vegetable garden for growing its own produce for use in the restaurant.