There's a bike rack to the left of the entrance to Spaghetti Bender, and this small detail contributes to the restaurant's "neighborhood favorite" feel. Since 1969, the cozy spot has been serving up Italian favorites. The menu spotlights all of the classics, like spaghetti with meatballs, chicken parmigiana and linguine with clams. Appetizers and sides, like fried mozzarella and garlic bread, round out the offerings. In the dining room, there are red-and-white checkered tablecloths and white lace window treatments. Outside, there's a patio with seating, heaters and televisions mounted behind the beer and wine bar.