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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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Pasta, Italian
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317 Banff Ave | 2nd Flr, Cascade Shops, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C1, Canada
+1 403-760-2779
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11:30 am - 9:00 am
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service

We got straight in and had a table with a gorgeous view. Server was very attentive. Minestrone soup was quite good and the spaghetti with meat sauce was ok. Hubby had spaghetti with mushrooms and said it was ok also. Nothing fancy, good sized portions and seemed VERY kid friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JennyKeith
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Parker, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was within walking distance of several downtown Calgary hotels and Prince's Island Park. It was fairly crowded but we didn't have to wait to be served. Both of our pasta dishes were very good. Salad and ice cream came with the meal as did Sourdough bread. The staff was very friendly.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I like going to the Old Spaghetti Factory because as a rule you get a decent meal at a low price. I've been a patron of varying OSFs and if I had a complaint it would be that you often have to wait a long time before you are seated. So the experience at Banff was a little out of... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant proved to be the best value that we experienced in any of our meals in Banff. My four teens were actually full....and we returned more than once during our one-week stay. Wait staff was friendly and fast. (they were happy to bring out more loaves of bread for the kids to munch on...more than once!) Food was good.... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We got straight in and had a table with a gorgeous view. Server was very attentive. Minestrone soup was quite good and the spaghetti with meat sauce was ok. Hubby had spaghetti with mushrooms and said it was ok also. Nothing fancy, good sized portions and seemed VERY kid friendly.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a straight forward sit down fast food restaurant. My first visit. The price is all inclusive so very inexpensive. The price you see I ncludes coffee/tea, desert and side dishes. Good value and fast service. We were off to the cinema so wanted something fast that was not pizza. This met the requirement and I can see why... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Waitress was excellent. Service was fast and food was very good. We will definitely go back next time we are in Banff

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Solihull, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good quantity and reasonable quality at a fair price (for Banff) Nicely presented and hot. Good cocktail of the day and service was quick and efficient even though it was packed tight.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went on a Friday night. There Bellini's were on special. They were delicious! The food was good too. The waitress was okay. She kept saying how she was glad that she was resigning from her job, she also didn't know how to open a bottle of wine. The waitress handed it to my friend and she opened it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Spaghetti Factory has consistently good food and good prices. Our dinners included tea and coffee, bread, salad or soup, and ice cream for dessert. Definitely the best bargain we've found so far in Banff. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a family restaurant that has good value for what you pay. Especially in Banff - where restaurants can be expensive, this is a good place to go. Most meals come with bread, soup or salad, coffee or tea, and ice cream! The lunch specials are around $9 and he kids menu is about $7. The salads and soups... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 Banff Ave | 2nd Flr, Cascade Shops, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-760-2779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Pasta, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?