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Old Spaghetti Factory

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Gastown
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53 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
(604) 684 1288
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 309
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  • 111
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  • 50
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  • 26
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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 for Family's on a budget

Eating out in Vancouver can be expensive for a family, however the old spaghetti factory offers a 3 course meal for less than $20. The location is great, however parking can be tricky. The restaurant is clean and the staff are friendly and attentive. The food is very consistent with large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jerv A
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York, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The building and decor is nice but the food is rubbish. They do a deal where the price you see includes a starter, main and dessert and coffee, but I'd rather pay more and get nice food. The starter I chose was a salad, which was fine. I then had a seafood spaghetti, it was a huge plate, enough for... More 

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Thank Tre W
Natal, RN
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very beautiful and well decorated environment. The food and desert were very nice. Definitively, I will come back.

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Thank Fred_Lopes_Natal
Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, service, prices and atmosphere. You just can't beat it, and Gastown is charming with its good shops and white lights in the trees at night.

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Thank J8565
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating out in Vancouver can be expensive for a family, however the old spaghetti factory offers a 3 course meal for less than $20. The location is great, however parking can be tricky. The restaurant is clean and the staff are friendly and attentive. The food is very consistent with large portion size so you should not leave hungry. This... More 

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Thank Jerv A
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all went out for dinner from my partners work, Was a very busy night as there were a lot of people waiting to be seated when we arrived.. Everything went so smooth, We had a reservation and there was 12 of us. Once we were seated Simon took all our orders and got it all going for us.. All... More 

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Thank DLM607
Perth
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our children convinced us to go here and I wish we had not bothered . While it was the cheapest meal we had in Vancouver , it was the most depressing. The place is pure tacky. They sat us in an old trolley in middle of restaurant which added to the sad experience. Food was average. When there are so... More 

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Thank Barberton
Nolan W, Public Relations Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Barberton, Thank-you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We believe guest feedback is the greatest tool we have to ensure that we are constantly improving as a concept. If you would like to contact me directly at admin@osf.ca, I would appreciate the opportunity to hear your concerns personally and have you come back for another meal.... More 

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79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For less than $20 (Including tax), u get to eat a lot here. Free bread, soup and dessert + Entre. Seriously this is excellent. Food tasted great and ambient was fantastic. Located in the heart of Gas Town which itself is a must-visit place. Do yourself a favor, come here during ur first night reaching vancouver

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Thank Chris L
Sunshine Coast, B.C.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place if you have young children. Lovely, helpful staff and good, basic food. Always a favourite with our family.

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Thank ArleneG65
Derby
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162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while exploring Gastown. Bit slow being seated initially but our waiter, Devon, was very friendly and helpful. Very good value food and fab quality. Certainly recommend for anyone visiting Gastown!

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Thank Roxanne C
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends from Bellingham. We were able to sit and visit and eat for a couple of hrs. We werent rushed.

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Thank anne m

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: (604) 684 1288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.