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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 205
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  • 105
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  • 47
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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
great pasta and service

very happy with 2 recent visits to the old spaghetti factory in Victoria, especially because i have had 3 bad experiences with the one in Banff....i was there twice in the last month and the food was excellent and the service ,even better,our young waiter(Ryan) was charming ,funny and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Erick K
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

very happy with 2 recent visits to the old spaghetti factory in Victoria, especially because i have had 3 bad experiences with the one in Banff....i was there twice in the last month and the food was excellent and the service ,even better,our young waiter(Ryan) was charming ,funny and informative...he even remembered us from a few weeks before. and although... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The great thing about this restaurant is that it is just like the ones in the states. The food and wait is pretty much exactly the same. You can't go wrong here if you need a place to sit for a while and eat a good meal.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a good lunch here. Had a 15 minute wait as 2 cruise ships were in town but it was worth it. Good Linguine, tasty soup and very reasonable prices.

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Portland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The staff are great but the food was less than expected this time around. Both my wife and I were disappointed in our dinners. The best time to go is about 4:15 or so before the large dinner crown shoes up and you have to wait 30 - 45 minutes for food.

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North Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was our anniversary and we considered several highly rated restaurants in Victoria to mark the milestone. But..........after careful consideration it was the OSF for us. Good meal, good service and the price is more than reasonable.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food was good, the price was reasonable, and the waitress there was nice and friendly. My kid was unhappy at first because I ordered the wrong pasta for her, but our waitress noticed that and replaced it with my daughter's favorite Feticchini Alfredo with no additional cost! We had a nice lunch there.

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Phnom Penh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a family lunch on Sunday.The "all included option" is great and a good marketing idea. The interior is unique and matches the expectations. I had a Spaghetti with Clam Sauce, which turned out to be disappointing. Very few clams,no garlic and very heavy sauce full of starch, with little cream in contrast to what the menu mentions, the... More 

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We actually ate dinner here twice because it was quite close to our accommodation and our tired feet would not take us further afield. That said we though the food was quite OK. Obviously, as the name suggests, there is a majority of pasta dishes but also other non pasta dishes on offer. The baby back ribs were great. All... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very convenient location to the Royal B.C. Museum and the Fairmont. Outdoor patio or indoor seating available. Very nice service for some tasty Italian comfort food. Service was very, very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

we LOVE spaghetti, and they have many varieties. My favorite, w/clams, Mom had mushrooms and so many she couldn't finish. also soudough bread, soup or sald, and SPUMONI ice cream for desert. LOVE this place. very resonable, nice staff.

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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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