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The Old Spaghetti Factory

#115 of 1,096 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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Today
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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
grea place on a budget

We go to the Spaghetti factory now and again for a cheap meal while at work. There are very filling 3 course meals for about $15.00 that fill you up. High end Italian, no but good honest food at a great price!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
mondoshrimp
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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494 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We go to the Spaghetti factory now and again for a cheap meal while at work. There are very filling 3 course meals for about $15.00 that fill you up. High end Italian, no but good honest food at a great price!

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Parking is absolutely horrible. Be prepared to walk a long way if you do find parking. Took us about 40 minutes of circling the blocks, even then we were about 2 blocks away. Very, Very, Very busy place. We needed to wait an additional 45 minutes to get in.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was walking distance from the museum and the parliament buildings. Got there about 530 on Feb 14th and we were told it would be about a 35 min wait. Happily though we only waited about 20 minutes! We got our bread almost immediately and our drinks followed very quickly. Food came quick and was very good. We never felt... More 

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Langley, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you are going out for dinner in victoria, do not go here! Terrible service and I was disappointed and ripped off. I was given no change when i paid with cash and she was so rude, never brought me my coffee or dipping sauce. Food was cold and she was so rude to our whole team.

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Victoria, BC
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?