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The Old Spaghetti Factory

703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4 , Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant) (Downtown)
(250) 381-8444
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Ranked #116 of 1,086 restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Creston, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Very affordable and delicious meals. It was very busy, so had to wait for a table, but staff was very friendly, fast and efficient. Meals came fast, were great over all very impressed. The only issue we had was there is no stroller 'parking' available, so that was a little awkward. Overall, very satisfied, and recommend to other families.

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Salem, Oregon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

July 4th Shelly and I went to the OSF tonight for dinner. Even though it was very busy, the food and service met our expectations. The star of the show is the "white peach sangria" which we order by the pitcher. Their entrees include a salad and nice, hot and soft bread with regular butter and garlic butter. Shelly had... More

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Victoria, British Columbia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visit this establishment about twice a year when we have family in from out of town with multiple children in tow. The kids love it and so do we. Food is reliable, consistently tasty and usually filling. The value here is unmatched given the full meal all-inclusive approach with appy, main and desert included for one very fair price.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Much better than some of their mainland compatriots. Service was very good here and while the food was good, it wasn't the best spaghetti I've ever had either, even though they bill themselves as a spaghetti specialist! The quality of the experience was worth it,though

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

For those who are familiar with Old Spaghetti Factory, the bottom line is: this place takes reservations, the service is friendly but a bit error-prone, and the salads can be a bit wilted. Other than that: it's your standard, affordable family option. For those not familiar with Old Spaghetti Factory, the basic idea is summed up in the slogan 'it's... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We love coming to the OSF. Food is always sooo good. This time the service was only so so. We visit this restaurant all over so I know what to expect. The waitress actually up sized our drinks when we never asked for it but yet got charged, my salad was wrong and we never saw her again until it... More

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Black Creek, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There always seems to be a lineup out the door but the wait never seems more than 20-30 minutes and it is worth your while if you're traveling with kids.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The chain is founded on a business plan of high throughput of customers to keep the costs low. They accomplish this, not by rushing customers, but by very slick organisation. Service is excellent, if a little effusive at times: the response to me confirming my surname is surely not, 'awesome'! But that said, the young staff are very committed and... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've been going to the Old Spagetti Factory for about 30 years. We hadn't been for a few years, but when we saw the Victoria location we decided to go for it. As usual, the service was excellent. They have expanded the menu with a few more selections, but still retain the "full meal" format. Price includes soup/salad, entree, bread,... More

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parker, co
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Coming off the Floatplane and visiting Victoria with a family of four, the Old Spaghetti Factory chain has always been a favorite for us. Located near the Royal British Columbia Museum/IMAX, the place was busy but we were quickly seated, service attentive and the food kid approved. My wife and I had salads, the kiddoes ate chicken and spaghetti, ice... More

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