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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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Downtown
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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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 169
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    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, great sercice

This restaurant was tucked in behind The Empress and was the perfect end to a busy day. I have to say that it was incredibly busy. I can now understand why. The did menu comes as an all in one package which gives great value for money. The one outside includes the main meal, breads, salads our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jan M
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Brisbane
via mobile
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Brisbane
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was tucked in behind The Empress and was the perfect end to a busy day. I have to say that it was incredibly busy. I can now understand why. The did menu comes as an all in one package which gives great value for money. The one outside includes the main meal, breads, salads our soups and a... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food and service was incredible and so very reasonable for what you got. Had not been to one in years and did not disappoint us at all, everything was absolutely delicious!!

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Delicious meals for a great price! This is a busy restaurant so get there early before 5pm or you will need to wait 20-30 minutes for a table, but it will be worth it. For a great price you choose any entree and along with that you enjoy garlic butter sourdough bread hot frm the oven, minestrone soup or salad... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even if your looking for a kid friendly family restaurant The Old Spaghetti Factory still doesn't provide a compelling reason to fight the traffic and parking downtown. Service was fine, actually very good, however the food is nothing to be excited about in any way shape or form. Leave this one for the tourists.

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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Been to the OSF couple times this month. Once with kids. Did notice that the prices for the kids were almost the same as going to McRaunch's Food was good as usual. Fast service and pleasant environment. Must recommend the Bam Bam Shrimp...to die for! Little bit spicy and a whole lot tasty. French Onion soup was nothing special. Ate... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Perfect place to eat, great food, atmosphere, price is fair, outside tables, friendly service. Location is pretty close to the píer. During the summer is very crowded. Making reservation is recomended, otherwise you will stay in the line for maybe na hour to be seated.

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent,and the young servers are even better. The restaurant is the cleanest I have ever seen.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was one of 4 restaurants that we visited in this chain across Canada. All were excellent, especially the lunchtime value menu. You get good quality food at very reasonable prices, with so many extras thrown in. Wish they had them in more countries!

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Calgary, AB
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wonderful place to eat, can take sometime to get a table but it's well worth the wait! Prices are fair, service is fantastic!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of my companions had never been to The Old Spaghetti Factory and had heard it had a cool interior. This location is nothing like ones we have been to before. It is mostly booths and the food was very bland. It's getting 2 stars because the wait staff was very energetic (even at 9 pm!). If you are looking... More 

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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?