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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 #132 of 1,075 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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port alberni
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Have been there many times. Went there again on a trip to Victoria. Excellent as usual. This place a a large selection of pasta dishes and I have yet to find one I didn't like.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The spaghetti was fantastic. The ladies that work there make you feel very welcome. This place is right down town and very busy but fun.

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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My last few visits at other locations were not so great, but Victoria has them beat! Delicious food. Good atmosphere. Very pleasant staff.

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Kiama, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not bad food, but the entire experience was just too commercial and cheesy. They make you wait 5 minutes just because, no reason even though most tables are available.

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Crestview, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I had to do what they were named after, spaghetti. My wife got the lasagna. Both of us had portions that we couldn't finish. Not the best meal I've ever had but it was very good, service was good, and convenient location.

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Lowell, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wine glass and silverware were dirty. Salad was wilted, soup was lukewarm, chicken dry, and spaghetti with mizratha cheese was very dry as if browned butter was not added. Overall experience was very disappointing. If you have another dining choice, I would take it.

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Montreal
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our family of 6 had dinner here, everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. There were no complaints, the food was average nothing to knock your socks off, but we all enjoyed it. We sat on the patio and loved it, we would return.

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Langford, British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Is in all The Old Spaghetti Factories around the world, the food is consistent, service is par, but the price is fair. The location is close to most of the night spots, the Royal BC Museum, the inner Harbour, and Beacon Hill Park. Great for the family, or large groups out for the evening.

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Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After spending the day at the museum my friend and I wanted dinner and did not want to have to try to find new parking. So we walked over to the Old Spaghetti Factory. I was concerned it was going to be really noisy and expensive (as I was paying for both it was her birthday). To my delight staff... More

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Old Spaghetti Factory is a personal favourite of my wife and I and a couple of friends. We enjoy the food, the location, and the ambiance. It's a great place to sit, eat, and visit. My wife likes the ribs. The food is nice and simple and not over priced. A great place to take visitors.

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