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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 175
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  • 209
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 46
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  • 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
Very Good for Family and Kids

The Spaghetti Factory meets expectations as long as you set your expectations appropriately. This is not fine dining, but certainly is very good family dining. Our g kids totally enjoyed their chicken strips and spaghetti dishes on Tuesday, and begged to go back on Thursday, and we did. My steak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I have found that MOST of the Old Spaghetti Factories have excellent food. I'm not a big fan of spaghetti, but I did like it there. No complaints, sometimes, service a bit slow.

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Calgary, Canada
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174 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Spaghetti Factory meets expectations as long as you set your expectations appropriately. This is not fine dining, but certainly is very good family dining. Our g kids totally enjoyed their chicken strips and spaghetti dishes on Tuesday, and begged to go back on Thursday, and we did. My steak was cooked perfectly and my wife's salad was tasty. Servings... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

July 3, 2015 Shelly and I are back in Victoria for the long July weekend and made a return trip to the Speghetti Factory. We were immediately seating in a booth ad Eric was our waiter. We started by ordering a pitcher of their white peach sangria. Shelly ordered the Roasted Garlic Grilled Chicken A breast of chicken marinated with... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of mine and my husbands favourite places to go, consistently delicious food with a nice, laid back atmosphere! Very reasonable prices and great amounts of food. The bread and garlic butter to start the meal, is very delicious! Cannot wait to go back!

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I also had not been in a Spagetti Factory since the 80's so we went for supper and enjoyed our pasta meal that included bread, salad and ice cream. Our waiter was a young fellow who was very attentive. We didn't go with expectations of fine dining and were happy to leave full for a reasonable price.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a wonderful experience in a wonderful atmosphere. The food was perfect and just outside we had the opportunity to watch lawn bowling at its finest. I have not been to a Spaghetti Factory in over 10 years and it was everything I remembered.

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Victoria, Canada
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Honestly, I have not set foot in an Old Spaghetti Factory since 1987. Back then, they served mushy pasta covered in too much sauce, which had the indistinct, muddied flavour of bottled ragu. After so long away, and given that people today, I think, demand a higher quality of food and more distinctness and variety in flavours then we did... More 

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SIDNEY BC, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We thought, that after a horse driven coach ride around the old quarters of VICTORIA BC, JAMES BAY, a nice meal would be the icing on the cake. Well, nice dream. However the icing was not that palatable at all. We ordered a spaghetti meal, with Boston Clam chowder as soup, and we got it. However, the soup was luke-warm,... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Seeing it was heaving at 6pm, we reserved a table for 7:30 and were promptly served. The good thing about these places is you know the meal cost without adding it up, bread, starter, main, ice cream and tea/coffee for one price - based on the main you choose. Although a large party came in with us we were properly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You can have an inexpensive meal but still enjoy friendly hospitality and great service. We went twice for dinner while in Victoria and the standard of service was just as good on each occasion

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Additional Information about The Old Spaghetti Factory

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

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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?