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Old Spaghetti Factory

#166 of 2,872 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
Italian, Pasta
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53 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
(604) 684 1288
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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 259
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  • 99
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  • 46
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  • 24
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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
good value, but lots of people!

This place is equal to the other spag factories in other cities. Good for families and couples who are on a budget.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Christopher A
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Winnipeg, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed great pasta dishes in a very nice atmosphere. All dishes are complete dishes, including bread, salad / soup, ice and coffee, offered for a bit more than 10 $. However, we could not understand the long waiting time on Sunday noon, where the restaurant had definitely enough space to offer.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Service on entering was very slow, had to wait for a table even though there were many free ones. Food was below par. There is definitely better Italian restaurants around

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I suppose I should have known that a restaurant located in the middle of such a touristy area would be a let down. Generally the food was disappointing and felt like mass catering. The Caesar Salad was drenched in dressing such that you could barely find the leaves. Sitting outside and people watching, however, made it more acceptable.

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

Sailinggerbil, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet our usual standards. We are always looking for ways to improve, and would appreciate you contacting us directly at admin@osf.ca Thanks again for your feedback. More 

North Little Rock, Arkansas
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a fun place to go, although it's very important to get your name on the list and check the desk every few minutes. We stood right outside the front door, but didn't check often enough and got passed by, even though we had been promised that they would come out and yell loudly for those not in the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is equal to the other spag factories in other cities. Good for families and couples who are on a budget.

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Aurora
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited the Vancouver Old Spaghetti Restaurant recently because it is one of our favourites. I ordered the lunch size Lasagna for $10.00 while my young daughter ordered the lasagna from the children's menu for $7.00. When the order arrived, both of our lasagnas are the same size yet I am charged $3 extra. When I email the restaurant, the general... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My family of 6 went here around 1 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon desperately looking for something to eat. We decided to stop here and we were very satisfied. We all ordered meals where it was all included, the entree, soup or salad, coffee or tea, bread with garlic and whipped butter, and ice cream. We ordered the pesto linguine... More 

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cooma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went for lunch. It is busy but the service is good. The food is not 5 star but as good as you will find in the cheap eats category. Also included in the price is soup or salad plus bread and ice cream at the end. Worth trying if you are in gas town.the drinks are nor as expensive... More 

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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The Old Spaghetti Factory is located in a beautiful location in Vancouver. We really like the concept and good food. The service was friendly and quick. It's recommended that you make a reservation; we didn't and had to wait for 25 minutes on a sunday.

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wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

made a stop at the Old Spaghetti Factory on a Thursday afternoon, not much of a wait as it was very crowded. Food and Service was very good. The local beer i tried and recommended by the server was outstanding.

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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>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (604) 684 1288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?