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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 149
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  • 271
    Very good
  • 142
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 57
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok, but not amazing

Not my first time and I was a little bit disappointed. I choose the cheapest plate and it wasn't really good. The decor is great and the staff is super nice.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
LacSteph
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Quebec City, Canada
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great food! Felt like it was made from scratch! Reasonable price! Great décor! There was nothing I did not like! wish there was one in Ottawa.

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not my first time and I was a little bit disappointed. I choose the cheapest plate and it wasn't really good. The decor is great and the staff is super nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's a tourist trap. It's noodles and horrible sauce. Trust me, Toronto has more to offer. Find a local spot that's small and has real Torontonians behind the name.

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Toronto, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Say what you want about this place being too touristy, I love it ! The food has never disappointed me. Tasty pasta and sauces. Its about 10x better than the crap "pasta" they serve at East Side Marios. Service was a little slow. P.S. Bring back The Organ Grinder !

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great atmosphere, reasonable prices and tasty dishes. The selections are many. The only downside is that the restaurant is quite noisy inside.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Poor quality food, cheesy concept and very touristy. I would never recommend this place.Bottled sauces taste better than the dreck they serve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I like to visit the Old Spaghetti Factory whenever I can. The prices are great and so is the service. Favourite thing to order - spaghetti with spicy meat sauce. It sure has a kick and is awesome. Plus where else can you get spumoni ice cream?! I've never seen it anywhere and even if I'm full I just have... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food is ok, getting better actually. Atmosphere, wine and decor is tops. If your palate is enhanced by the absorbtion of light through tiffany glass then you have found your new manna. God bless.

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Loud. Sticky tables. Average food. Good value for a large group or family with small kids but otherwise just a big, noisy cafeteria

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We decided to go to the Spaghetti house for dinner, it's fairly close to the train station. Food was good. Waitress was good as well.

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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

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?