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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 #115 of 1,087 restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Saskatoon, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Really good choice for lunches with a four course meal for 10 - 15 dollars. Good outdoor and indoor seating areas. Service with a smile even when it was busy. Would recommend.

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Calgary, Alberta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We dined here on our second night in Victoria. We wanted a place close to our hotel that had outdoor dining as well as indoor just in case. The place was very busy but we were seated within 10 minutes out on the patio which was fine for us. The food and service were quite good. Our waiter took our... More

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Hangzhou, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

After returning from the Butchart Gardens, we were tired and hungry. My daughter noticed this restaurant. After waiting for about 10 minutes, we had our table. We thought that it was worthwhile because of the food.

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Caloundra, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Dined here twice during our stay in Victoria. As the name implies this is basically a pasta and spaghetti restaurant and is part of a chain of some 9 or 10 restaurants. The food was a little above average quality but the fact that you started with a sourdough loaf for two then a soup or salad before your main... More

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Lancashire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great food...great atmosphere....friendly service and good price...the place was packed the night we went but this did not affect the food and service...love the free bread with garlic butter...yum

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Vancouver
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while visiting the Royal BC Museum. We asked if we could get in and out in under an hour as we wanted to see a show at the IMAX. The waitress was quick and food arrived fast and we were finished with lots of time. For those of you unfamiliar with Old Spaghetti Factory, the... More

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Every trip to Victoria we make a trip to the spaghetti factory, not because we don't have one to go to at home but because unlike our ones at home this one has great staff that are super friendly and willing to help! As always we enjoyed our food and the staff made you feel welcome and important not like... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our tour guide said this restaurant was great. So, we queued up to wait for a table, got seated outside to save time. Maybe it was because it was so cold and windy, but I really didn't enjoy the meal. I make spag bol better than this with my eyes closed. It was very very average. So, there is so... More

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Saint John
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this was a pasta place and it was very reasonable priced , you start with hot fresh bread, soup or salad and your meal plus desert and coffee or tea all for one low price very good value nice place

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have very good experience of this restaurant at other locations in BC and AB, therefore while our last trip to Victoria (in Jul 2014) we decided to have our dinner at this location, I have nothing positive to say about my experience, my wife got her stomach upset after having dinner, perhaps she ordered a dish with Spaghetti, I... More

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