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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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  • 145
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    Very good
  • 137
    Average
  • 66
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  • 55
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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
More Suited for Families and Groups than Couples.

Food was typical restaurant fare, nothing special. Restaurant is noisy and more suited to families and parties, not romantic dinner out. Waiter was polite and service was generally good. Booked on-line and mentioned in the comment's section I was taking my wife there for a Birthday dinner. Many... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Lantana1953
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Bath, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for birthday parties, family outings and kids. Lots of choices in spaghetti, good bread and butter. The atmosphere is fun, festive and interesting. Very consistent quality and service. Not fine dining, but fun, casual dining.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The lovely wife and I took a cousin of hers to the Old Spaghetti Factory last Friday . The decor is busy and kitschy ( in a good way ) and the service was immediate , friendly and attentive . Unfortunately the food was a huge disappointment , the appetizers ( risotto cheese balls ) were burnt on the outside... More 

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Bath, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Food was typical restaurant fare, nothing special. Restaurant is noisy and more suited to families and parties, not romantic dinner out. Waiter was polite and service was generally good. Booked on-line and mentioned in the comment's section I was taking my wife there for a Birthday dinner. Many were receiving cake and birthday wishes at their tables from staff, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely pasta, salad and cocktails. Very friendly service and interesting decor. Opposite the Novotel so handy if you're staying there.

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Burlington, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a great dinner with our 2 daughters aged 8 and 6 who thought the restaurant was so much fun. Had not been back since I was a kid and my husband had never been. We went on a Saturday at 5 p.m. after a fun day in the city and had prompt friendly service and no wait. Had a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Haven't eaten here in years, it was lovely to return to see the place still the same and the food just as good. Went for a pre-concert meal, my husband thoroughly enjoyed his lasagna. I was in the mood for steak and it was cooked to perfection. We both relaxed and enjoyed looking around at everything, especially sitting near the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This restaurant is a kind of touchstone for me in Toronto. I order the same food nearly every time and it is served nearly the same way every time. This is a dependable restaurant that knows what it does well and does it consistently. The servers seem like professional waiters. The atmosphere is lovely -- dappled light, carousels, plants, a... More 

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

We love having you as a guest and welcome you back again real soon. Thanks for the feedback. More 

Stratford, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

We have a wide range of guests that visit from local and around the world. As a staple in Toronto for over 40 years we pride ourselves on the variety of our menu offering and work hard to make fresh sauces and dressing daily. We're sorry to hear that your recent visit didn't live up to the expectations of guest... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?