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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 #114 of 1,088 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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Victoria, BC
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We frequent Spaghetti Factories around BC - they offer consistently good food & service and is very comfortable for families <lots to look at for little ones>. The location is great, especially if your family builds up an appetite while exploring downtown. Lots of good menu options. Come hungry - standard servings are generous.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We ate here upon recommendation from our host, and it was very good. We had to wait a few minutes for a table, but the serving staff were very good, and the food was delicious and very moderately priced.

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Quathiaski Cove, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We try to go here when in Victoria but there is always such a line-up. This time after a half hour wait we were finally seated. The meal was such a disappointment we will never go back. My husband's soup was barely warm and served in a bowl with a huge chip out of the side. My salad had a... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We are repeat customers here, and we are never disappointed. They don't take reservations, but it wasn't a problem on Dec 30. The menu is a 3 course delight. Soup or salad, entrée, and Italian ice cream for desert. One item wasn't up to snuff, and so the cost was deleted from our bill. Love that old building. The history... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The admosphere seemed a bit dated, but the service was great. Most of their menu items are all inclusive. The house wine was a bit unexciting, but they did provide a generous pour.

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Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We usually drop into the Old Spaghetti Factory whenever we are in Victoria and it's a great place, fabulous service, upbeat atmosphere and big portions of food. However the last couple times we found the pasta dishes were much too salty. It's lovely on a summer day to sit on the patio and watch the tourists explore Victoria.

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100 Mile House, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great service! The food is incredible and the location is convenient. You get BIG portions and well made! There are multiple vegetarian options. Service is friendly and prompt. Love the old fashioned look of the decor and the historical tidbits on the menu. Alcoholic drinks are well made and not watered down!

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Ladysmith, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stopped by without reservations and were seated promptly. The male waiter explained the menu and the daily special. Our drinks came quickly and we ordered. The food was very good and not portions you couldn't eat. It was a very busy night for the staff and they handled it well. Very impressed.

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We waited a long time for a waitress to take our order and after she did, we waited quite awhile for our food. After the food was brought we were hoping the waitress would catch on that we never got anything to drink. So, we had to ask for a drink. The restaurant was loud and maybe it's ok for... More 

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canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

and the food was not great. we had visited one week prior and enjoyed it but last night's visit was a big failure- my chicken was not good - my son's meal was cold and the server really did nothing to help. Iwould not go back!

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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

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