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The Old Spaghetti Factory

703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4 , Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant) (Downtown)
(250) 381-8444
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Ranked #129 of 1,086 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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San Antonio, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A whole meal for about CAD$15 ... tasty, nonpretentious. Good service. My wife's lasanga was clearly overcooked, a fact noticed by a manager who immediately had a new one prepared. Good choice for family dining while touring the adjacent Royal B.C. Museum.

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Vancouver, Canada
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282 reviews 282 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great place to take the family for an interesting experience, this restaurant chain has a little bit of history & knows how to cater to there clientele. We took our kids & grand daughters to this facility & had an enjoyable time. Suggest that you make reservations for evening & weekends. The best deal order the complete meal, which includes... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

7.00pm on a Friday night so we had to wait for a table and eventually got one outside. After a while the sun had gone and it got a bit cool, they couldn't put us inside as the place was full so they brought us blankets, nice touch. Service was very attentive food was excellent (bearing in mind they were... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

First time at an Old Spaghetti Factory and was really surprised how good it was. Menu was varied....we took the 3 course meal at a very reasonable price and so yummy with it. Our server Aiden was polite and attentive...top marks. We chose to sit outside and was given a choice rather than just being shown to a table. Location... More

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Sydney, Australia
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215 reviews 215 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Nostalgia was the sole reason for our visit to the Old Spaghetti Factory. My wife and I used to eat at their Sydney Australia restaurant approx' 25 years ago (yes ... same chain). It totally lived up to our memories (except for the decore ... Sydney was much more in the old antique style). As for the food ... we... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food was served a bit too fast! We had barely started on the fresh baked bread that was served when our dinner arrived! Everyone enjoyed the food but it made us sure feel like it was all frozen 20 minutes earlier, that's for sure!

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Regina, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Arrived on a Wednesday night and had about a 20 minute wait . Only then we were seated because we sat outside . They did fire up the heater at our request so the visit wasn't bad. The food was good ,mushroom ravioli and curry coconut pasta with chicken. The added salad and bread was a great addition. The only... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the quality of the food for the prices. the friends and family outing convenience food. They cater to the simple spaghetti to the exotic flavours.

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British Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like the decor. Fast service. Is right downtown Victoria by Beacon Hill Park. I find you can feel rushed as the dishes come out quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with this location as it was a last minute choice my wife and I made while visiting Victoria for the weekend. Our luck that we walked in with no line up, right before noon on a Saturday afternoon. Ordered a New York steak, not the best I've had but it was presented well and went along... More

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