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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
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  • 46
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not a proper welcoming but a very good meal

Arrived at the restaurant approximately 4 PM on a week day. No one was present at the hostess stand when we arrived. NO ONE came to greet us or seat us for at least 3 - 4 minutes ...........no one even around anywhere. Finally a very young lady came to the hostess stand with a broom in one hand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
joy12Blairsville_GA
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Blairsville, Georgia
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Blairsville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived at the restaurant approximately 4 PM on a week day. No one was present at the hostess stand when we arrived. NO ONE came to greet us or seat us for at least 3 - 4 minutes ...........no one even around anywhere. Finally a very young lady came to the hostess stand with a broom in one hand and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Yelp in Victoria showed that everything is expensive and just ok. With 4 kids, the best option seemed to be the spaghetti factory. Our expectations were low and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was pretty good with quick seating and quick ordering/delivery. The food was decent. Not great but we didn't expect that. The kids were happy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Located right close to the museum downtown. Very busy but didn't have to wait long for a table. Great service and food was fantastic. Salad or soup is included with your meal as well as ice cream for dessert. Would highly recommend a meal here if in downtown Victoria.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place was a wonderful find. Set back from the hussle of Victoria. The outside is decorated with pretty hanging baskets and garden boxes in full bloom. We took outside tables. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was really tasty and flavoursome - there is a wide range of Italian inspired dishes to chose from and a variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had a very enjoyable lunch here at a surprisingly low cost. Each meal in itself is good value but you also get a choice of soup or salad to start , ice cream for dessert and either tea or coffee all included. My only issue was they did every type of tea apart from proper workman's tea. It gets... More 

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Oak Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a romantic dinner for two this is NOT the place for you. If you're hungry and want a lot of good tasting food for a reasonable price then you've hit the jackpot. There was a bit of a wait but once seated we were served promptly. I ordered a lasagne that was really rather good. They... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Nothing special but dependably ok food and service Not Expensive for a downtown tourist area. Great location near top attractions

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Try the Mediterranean and Spinach salads and the Sweet Potato fries - Yum - service is excellent - just around the corner from the Empress

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had dinner here early one evening. Even then there was a slight wait for a table proving this to be a popular eatery in Victoria. Food was good and excellent value. Service was friendly and attentive.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant offers a great bang for the buck or Loonie. The food is good not great but portions are generous and include soup/salad and desert. Service was acceptable.

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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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