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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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Italian, Pasta
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703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4 , Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant)
(250) 381-8444
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 232
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't usually like this chain - but liked this one.

Had trouble finding a restaurant with food that my young grandkids would eat, so I grudgingly tried this chain. Normally I really dislike the chain, but this turned out to not only be a great place for the kids, but I had a really good meal too. Service was great. Cost was reasonable. Would go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Michele M
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Seattle, Washington
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Coquitlam, Canada
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been ordering the spaghetti with spicy meat sauce at 4 different spaghetti factory restaurants since 1976. Always a good basic meal. Salad is pretty plain lettuce but spaghetti and sauce is always good. Not fine dining or fancy but Comfort food.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had trouble finding a restaurant with food that my young grandkids would eat, so I grudgingly tried this chain. Normally I really dislike the chain, but this turned out to not only be a great place for the kids, but I had a really good meal too. Service was great. Cost was reasonable. Would go back again.

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Redmond, Washington
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

They food is good and it is reasonably priced. Has indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating can be loud as it is at a fairly busy intersection. Great place for families. Service is fast and friendly.

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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited on our last night. Excellent meals and the beer was spot on. Tamara, our waitress was friendly and very knowledgeable regarding the meals and beers.

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Portage, WI, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful décor inside with stained glass windows and antique lights. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was good at a pretty good price for Victoria. We got the spaghetti with mushrooms--could have used more mushrooms, but the food was tasty.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very cheap, so I suppose you can't expect too much. The salad was mediocre and the kids lasagne was too cheesy (in North American style). Won't go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Charming restaurant, amazing service Close to the bus depot in case you are taking a coach back to Vancouver Good food, good menu choice, gets 5 stars for both food and service quality

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

very happy with 2 recent visits to the old spaghetti factory in Victoria, especially because i have had 3 bad experiences with the one in Banff....i was there twice in the last month and the food was excellent and the service ,even better,our young waiter(Ryan) was charming ,funny and informative...he even remembered us from a few weeks before. and although... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The great thing about this restaurant is that it is just like the ones in the states. The food and wait is pretty much exactly the same. You can't go wrong here if you need a place to sit for a while and eat a good meal.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a good lunch here. Had a 15 minute wait as 2 cruise ships were in town but it was worth it. Good Linguine, tasty soup and very reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4, Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (250) 381-8444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?