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Old Spaghetti Factory

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Downtown Toronto
Italian, Eclectic, Bistro, Pasta
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Haven't been in a long time

I'd been to Old Spaghetti Factory years ago when they first opened and when I saw it was across the street from the hotel, decided to try again. Decor is as I remember it and was seated right away. Their price is for the complete meal, soup or salad, bread, entry, cup of ice cream and coffee or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
James3150
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I'd been to Old Spaghetti Factory years ago when they first opened and when I saw it was across the street from the hotel, decided to try again. Decor is as I remember it and was seated right away. Their price is for the complete meal, soup or salad, bread, entry, cup of ice cream and coffee or tea. Service... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for dinner early on a Friday night. We were seated quickly. As it was our first time at this restaurant. the server was nice enough to explain the menu. One in our group had food allergies and they were very receptive to making sure that their were no allergens in the food she consumed. Food was served fast... More 

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Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Guest Relations Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

We're happy when customers take time to share their experience. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed you visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a chain that I have been to in many different cities. I like this location the best. It is a nice building and the restaurant is set up well. Service is always good and the food typically comes very quickly. Quality of food is just ok. Kind of standard Canadian Italian fare, but you get good sized portions... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie
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122 reviews 122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Four of us ate there last night. The food was excellent; however, as a senior I could only eat a quarter of the portion given. I suggest that there be a senior menu. Also, I did find the prices, too high.

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Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Guest Relations Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Excellent! That's what we like to hear. Tell your friends and come back soon. More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been there in years. Waiter was friendly and very attentive. Reception was rude. Food was typical and kids loved it. It's definitely a place for families with children.

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Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My wife had not been here since the mid 70's and we had hoped it would hold the same appeal visually as it had then. We were there early(4pm) on Valentines Day and it was quite busy. We were seated within 10 minutes. Service was quick and friendly. We started with soup to go along with the complimentary warm bread.... More 

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Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Guest Relations Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

We always try and provide a consistent experience for guests when they visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Toronto, Ontario
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Old Spaghetti Factory has been around forever. The food is good but it's more about the atmosphere...so many cool things to look at. I have many fond childhood memories of this place and have made it part of my daughter's life too. This restaurant has locations throughout the USA and in Canada. We've been to the Vancouver, Edmonton and... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This had to be the worst place the we have been at in a long time. It was Freezing cold. 9 (Only bars near by) . Tea was cold, food was cold. Everyone had their coats on eating. We asked for the management to see why it was so cold, we were told because the doors are opening and closing.... More 

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Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Guest Relations Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that your experience was not as satisfactory as we strive to meet for our guests. We've reached out to you directly to get more details as all feedback whether positive or the type that offers areas of improvement. We hope to hear back from you. More 

Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited the old spaghetti factory finally after dusting it off the list of things to do. Quirky building with lots of eclectic charm and history. However the food left a lot to be desired. Cleanliness is a bit questionable. I had the steak and it had so much fat it was hardly enjoyable. The spaghetti and tomato sauce side is... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I hadn't been to the Spaghetti Factory in almost 20 years. Stepping through the doors was like stepping back in time. It looked exactly the same!! Every entrée comes with either soup or salad, bread with whipped garlic butter, coffee or tea and ice cream. I ordered the grilled Mediterranean and chicken breast with button mushrooms, whole wheat spaghetti in... 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, Eclectic, Bistro, Pasta

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?