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The Old Spaghetti Factory

317 Banff Ave | 2nd Flr, Cascade Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C8, Canada
403-760-2779
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Ranked #26 of 122 restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: All our meals are carefully prepared, and made fresh daily on the premises using only quality ingredients. We pride ourselves by offering great food at reasonable prices. All our entrees come complete with a crisp green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea, and spumoni ice cream at no additional charge. Without a doubt, The Old Spaghetti Factory is the best casual dining value anywhere.
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Toronto, Canada
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270 reviews 270 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Big lineup so reservations are recommended. Service is a little slow but "They are busy". Our waitress was attentive though. It's not amazing Italian but it is good Italian. My 3 kids all enjoyed their food so happy Dad. Resonable prices all meals include salad, soup, ice cream & coffee. I would go back!

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Orangeville, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant for pasta. Everything is included in the price of your main entrée. That being salad/soup, bread, main, coffee/tea and desert. The prices were good and location is great if you get by the window. This restaurant is in the little indoor mall on the main street. If you have to wait you can just shop around the mall.... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Having run out of "must-dos", we wandered by the Old Spaghetti Factory, and noting the gluten free options for my wife, decided to give it a go. Let's get this out of the way - this is not fine dining. Anyone expecting that will be disappointed. It's located in a mall along Banff Ave. We had a 10 minute wait... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Good place to have a traditional family meal. Plenty of choices for everyone in the family. Kids were given crayons to kill time. There is no bathroom for the restaurant, you have to go out to use the one for the mall, which was not very well maintained. Our waitress was very friendly and provided good service. The food was... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The last day of our Canadian holiday....we came upon this restaurant. We had lunch & thoroughly enjoyed everything about it, the food, the service - excellent. Bruchetta for starter was excellent, Caesar with a skewer of prawns for main - simply delicious, I then asked for another skewer! No complaints here !

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Realize it's a chain but the meal was really good Best value in town Good view from window seat Excellent service Couldn't of enjoyed more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Had to wait 30min to be seated, so had a raspberry cohiba cocktail - bit too much on the sweet side, but reasonably priced. Received excellent service from our server, although he did talk very fast. Were served bread with garlic butter as appetizer (great way to start off dinner!), followed by French onion soup (good taste, but overloaded with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

For a family, the value is great but be sure to take something to keep the kids busy. You will wait quite a while for your meal & find yourself filling up on bread. The sauce tasted as though it was from a can/jar & add that to cheap pasta, you can make a great profit with diners going away... More

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Seafood fettuccini - light on seafood and flavor - good pasta - edible. Also rather flat seafood marinara. Simple ordinary ceasar salad and wilted spinach salad. Very sour sourdough. Nice staff. Large, not too noisy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Food is always fantastic, if and when you get it. The service is slow and the waitress' and waiters obviously have too many tables... Service could really use a boost, two hours for dinner is a bit much when you want to experience banff while there is still day light.

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