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Old Spaghetti Factory

#186 of 3,020 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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53 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
(604) 684 1288
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 38
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  • 23
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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 food at great price

We were walking through Gas a Town looking for lunch and found this restaurant. Although the restaurant was busy, we were shown a table for two next to the full size trolley bus situated in the middle which also has tables inside! We enjoyed a cocktail each whilst perusing the menu which has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Karen R
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you haven't tried the spicy meatball spaghetti, you haven't really been to the OSF yet. I get the three meatballs style spaghetti with spicy tomato sauce. It is hearty and have the kick of taste in it. I got hooked up with the dish and I come for it when I pass by. This place never goes old, as... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We were walking through Gas a Town looking for lunch and found this restaurant. Although the restaurant was busy, we were shown a table for two next to the full size trolley bus situated in the middle which also has tables inside! We enjoyed a cocktail each whilst perusing the menu which has a great choice if Italian food. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Was looking for somewhere to eat in Vancouver gas town district after 6pm on a Tuesday night and the options were limited. Walked into this place and from the start was impressed, from the friendly attitude of the staff and the decor to the great value for money meal. This is not al a carte, however the food was still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food is affordable, i they have gluten free pasta choices as well which is great. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I have been there lots of times and plan to go back a lot as well :) I would recommend this place to everyone looking for a spaghetti place without breaking the bank.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Take a walk through inside the restaurant and see the trolley and the other items they have. Not sure why management sat every person to one waiter. He was able to keep up with the service but every person had to wait for everything unnecessarily. I was fine with the pace but saw others were annoyed by it. I thought... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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126 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I eat here whenever we visit Vancouver. Nothing fancy, just good, fresh, quick Italian meals. I recommend the Spaghetti with Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese!

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Here is a place I like to take my wife always good food service has always been good. The value is good prices have gone up over the years but still good value for an everything included meal. Will continue to come back time after time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wonderful place to bring the family! We were at the Water street Restaurant. Loved the atmosphere and the food was spot on! Pasta was cooked perfect! Waitress was as sweet as can be and very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In Vancouver this was my favorite place to eat, the pasta is amazing, big portions and a great price, the lasagna is something that you will never forget. The place is beautiful too!

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is your typical tourist trap chain of restaurant where you have a decent looking restaurant at or near a tourist location with horrible food and service. This restaurant is located in Gastown which is becoming one of the hot spots for good food and watering holes. However, this is not or has ever been (44+ years in business) one... More 

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

Thank-you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We believe that guest feedback is the greatest tool we have to ensure that we are constantly improving as a concept. We've spent a lot of time focusing on our food product over the last few years, and hopefully you'll come back and give us a try sometime. More 

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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

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