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Old Spaghetti Factory

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Downtown Toronto
Italian, Bistro, Pasta, Eclectic
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54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario 92805, Canada
416-864-9761
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. We invest meticulous...
A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. We invest meticulous attention to our decor so our guests feel as though they're stepping into another world. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall. Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory's menu is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Unlike most restaurants, when you order our entrees, we serve you a complete meal, which includes bread, soup or salad, and dessert. And with our famous kid's menu, special treats and fun activities, we encourage families to feel at home in our restaurants. The Old Spaghetti Factory is still family owned and operated and we welcome your family to join ours for a memorable dining experience.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 142
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  • 262
    Very good
  • 136
    Average
  • 65
    Poor
  • 55
    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
Food or service is not what you go for.

The atmoshpere of the building is wonderful but that is about it. The food and service fell short. I respect retaurants get busy but the staff could acknowledge with be right with you. Instead staff was too busy chatting amongst themselves.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
AmyB603
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Stratford, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Stratford, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The atmoshpere of the building is wonderful but that is about it. The food and service fell short. I respect retaurants get busy but the staff could acknowledge with be right with you. Instead staff was too busy chatting amongst themselves.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We went there with our family ,it was okay .Nothing special.Service was slow.Seemed to have a lot of boxed per-made food.We were told it caters to visitors to T.O. There are better places to eat in that area.I do not think I would go back .

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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My brother and I chose to have our dinner on a busy Friday night just before a Raptors game at this location. Although it was busy, we were promptly seated and immediately waited upon. The food was alright, nothing awe-inspiring, just simple and affordable. We both chose the manager's favourite, which includes entree, salad or soup, bread, ice cream, and... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was a very family friendly Italian restaurant. The portions were ample and I had the biggest glass of wine for the price. Not high end but very comfortable.

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Waterloo, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

had a great meal with my 6 year old son who loved the huge meatball on his spaghetti. The food was very good and the service was super friendly. Loved all the decor. It is a very busy place so I would recommend reservations. We got there at 5 pm and there was already a 1 hour wait for parties... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to 3 Old Spaghetti Factory across Canada so far and the price you pay for your meal always amazes me. We had made reservations and the table was not ready when we first walked in but within five minutes, we were seated. Must admit also, the decor is awesome.

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Burford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have always been impressed with the food and the service and our most recent visit reaffirmed this. We have visited several times over the last 30 plus years and are always amazed at the great staff this restaurant continues to attract. It is impressive that after all these years they are able to consistently provide this level of food... More 

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moncton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We hadn't been here for almost 2o years and it was a wonderful feeling to see that nothing had changed...when it felt like everything else in Toronto HAS changed!! The menu, the decor, the noise--all wonderfully the same. This is a noisy, family-centered restaurant serving multiple types of spaghetti as well as other pastas. It is an all-inclusive menu and... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited for Valentine's Day. Considering how busy it was the speed to service was impressive. However, I think or server was trying too hard. He was over the top friendly and made it awkward. The food was alright, it reminded me of east side mario's. The BEST part was the ice cream!!!! The decor of the place was really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We ate at the Old Spahetti Factory on March 13th. Called ahead for reservations as it was Friday night and the start of school break. As soon as we arrived we were seated in the old streetcar. Neat! Beautiful atmosphere and decor. Our server, Sam was great! He greeted us promptly with a huge smile and great Irish accent. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario 92805, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-864-9761

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bistro, Pasta, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. We invest meticulous attention to our decor so our guests feel as though they're stepping into another world. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall. Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory's menu is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Unlike most restaurants, when you order our entrees, we serve you a complete meal, which includes bread, soup or salad, and dessert. And with our famous kid's menu, special treats and fun activities, we encourage families to feel at home in our restaurants. The Old Spaghetti Factory is still family owned and operated and we welcome your family to join ours for a memorable dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?