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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
filling and friendly

We stopped in for lunch while exploreing Victoria. It is a very popular place and we had to wait 15 mins. to be seated, but the food was worth the wait. The staff were friendly, they were very busy, but just didn't leave us waiting and wondering when we will be served, they let us know what was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Australianjen
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Port Stephens
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Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very good location and flowers around the restraint looks so beautiful but around bar? kitchen? area was smelled funny. Soup was not even warm. Ravioli was ok. Server was nice but very slow. 8 of us only one bread. Price is reasonable. Dinning here wasn't my choice, I won't be back here.

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Port Stephens
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for lunch while exploreing Victoria. It is a very popular place and we had to wait 15 mins. to be seated, but the food was worth the wait. The staff were friendly, they were very busy, but just didn't leave us waiting and wondering when we will be served, they let us know what was happening with... More 

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Lake Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very good food. There were about 25 of us in one night and our food arrived hot and in a timely manner. The waiters were very nice.

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Came here with family, great times and food, as well as service. If you are serious about going here, though, I highly recede men's you phone ahead by a few hours and make reservations!

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Surrey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So we waited about a hour which is to expected it's a popular place. once seated the service was great. Food was hot and the kids loved the placemats they could draw on. Drinks were cold and welcoming. Would totally recommend this place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Food was average, about what we expected. Liked the Bam Bam Shrimp. Kid friendly and definitely worth calling ahead to make a reservation during the high season.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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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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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