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The Old Spaghetti Factory

#132 of 1,106 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 162
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  • 183
    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 40
    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
We ate at the bar!

I'm learning. We walked in and we were told it would be about a 40 minute wait. We got our name on the list and headed for the bar. Once there we found 3 seats at the bar and claimed them. The tree of us all ordered the special drink of the day and the bartender asked if we wanted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Chowhound59
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Marysville, CA
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Marysville, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I'm learning. We walked in and we were told it would be about a 40 minute wait. We got our name on the list and headed for the bar. Once there we found 3 seats at the bar and claimed them. The tree of us all ordered the special drink of the day and the bartender asked if we wanted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had the ravioli came cold sauce looked like mucus that came from blowing my nose. Might come back in40 years when I have forgotten this puktresence experience.

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Wainfleet, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There was a long wait for our table but the wait at bar was a pleasant experience. Wine glasses were always full. Our table was situated on an old caboose in the middle of the place and we sat at a table that wobbled, and we were sitting in very close quarters with others. Our waitress forgot my soup, and... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited here today with my mom and brother. I had the pesto linguini, a nice, flavourful creamy pasta dish. It was delicious, made with pesto, pine nuts and almonds in an Alfredo sauce. Very warm and delicious. My brother had spaghetti and meatballs which he gobbled up. As good as a spaghetti dish can be. My mother had spaghetti and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We go often. Food is OK, not great but also not bad. Decent meal but you get lot's of food for the price. Line ups can be long on certain days but service is always great. A good value meal and in the summer, the patio is great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Came here with my two children after a trip to the museum. It was close to the museum and the kids were hungry. The kids were not too thrilled. I ordered a gluten free pasta which was okay. The price is right .

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Golden, B.C.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Excellent service, hardly had to wait no reservation made. Bread brought to you before you even order. Service good, also short wait for meal. Meal was very good. My niece says this is her favourite place to eat in Victoria.

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Metchosin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Reserved for 21 people for my sons 18th. The servers were awesome and the food was fabulous. Great place for a family gathering.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a great place to go to within close walking distance of the Museum. We needed a lunch break and OSF was our destination. Excellent waitress - Love the Paper Airplane Tattoo - who was attentive, helpful, and friendly! Complementary Sourdough bread was served hot and fresh along with whipped butter and real garlic butter! The meal was prepared... More 

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Ottawa
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32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

In Victoria in February as usual, and The Old Spaghetti factory usually gets at least one visit every year. There was not the usual consistency of product! My husband and I had different meals, and I wondered what he would say....he agreed; not as flavourful, the bread not the same quality, the salad limp. We did not return. Next year... 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?