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Old Spaghetti Factory

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Italian, French, International, Bistro, Pasta
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54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario 92805, Canada
416-864-9761
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Atmosphere!

The Old Spaghetti Factory has such an awesome atmosphere, especially for kids! There's so much to see! The food was OK but not fantastic. It's nice to get hot bread and salad plus ice cream with the meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
stampingmom2001
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Woodstock, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Disappointing visit to Toronto OSF following an excellent visit to Vancouver restaurant a week before. Bread didn't arrive, we had to ask for it after our starter. Main meals arrived just as we had started our starters so sent them back, only for them to come back before we had finished our starters. Everything was rushed and we had to... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Old Spaghetti Factory has such an awesome atmosphere, especially for kids! There's so much to see! The food was OK but not fantastic. It's nice to get hot bread and salad plus ice cream with the meal.

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Battersea, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My 10 y.o. niece enjoyed the kids Spaghetti w/ Red Sauce which included beverage, appetizer and dessert, the rest of the party enjoyed the Carnivoire Pizza, Lasagne and Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce. Simple food, reasonable lunch prices. Very noisy atmosphere due to lots of kids! Enjoyed a few cocktails that were reasonably priced & bought the souvenir OSF glasses.

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Orangeville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well the inside has not changed a bit from what I can remember. I went here as a child many many moons ago so wanted to take my son. Lots of neat things to look at in the restaurant. It is still has busy as every. It is not badly priced. You can get salad, pasta, bread, tea/coffee and ice... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We go here every trip to Toronto. We are simply people that love simply food. Pasta fits our needs everytime. Where else can you get appitizers, salad, main course supper with fresh bread, dessert and 1 Litre of wine for $80.00...awesome Spicy Pasta Suace...looking forward to next year.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My husband, granddaughter and I went for lunch. The restaurant decor is very unique and suitable for couples or families with small children. We had their spaghetti with meatballs, lobster ravioli and chocolate cake, all of which were excellent. The prices were also reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is very much a child only place. Designed for and housing large groups and lots of kids running around. Food was reasonably good. Decor is very nice although floors were quite dirty. Not recommended for couples or professionals.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went with my daughter and ordered managers spaghetti - and she orders flatbread pizza. My salad literally came on a tea plate with gold old fashioned lettuce and a drizzle of dressing. Bread was good. My daughters app was literally 2 carrots/2 celery with dip - ooooeeee. Pasta was basic spaghetti that I've made many times. It's disappointing that one... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We recently attended a birthday celebration at the Old Spaghetti Factory and it brought back some unpleasant memories. The eating area is in need of a major face lift and if nothing else ...a really good clean! The AC was really poor the day we were there and a lot of people were uncomfortable because of the high temperature in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited the spaghetti factory twice during recent holiday with my two sons. Excellent service and food good quality. Seated within 10 min on both visits during busy evening period. Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

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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