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Old Spaghetti Factory

54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario 92805, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #644 of 6,581 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Eclectic, Bistro, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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58% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I'd been here once before and though the food was average, I wanted to bring my husband and children. We had our hotel call ahead so our table was almost ready when we arrived from our walk. This restaurant is so unique - you can dine on a merry-go-round or in a bed! Our server was excellent and the food... More

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Collingwood, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is a large part of Toronto's history. It is fun for the kids and a place to sit and tell stories of days past and recount some of the changes in Toronto. As for the Italian eatery aspect.....Let's just say no! There are so many excellent choices for real Italian food in the city, do your homework and choose... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I'm baffled as to why this establishment is so highly rated as family friendly. It was near-empty when we visited ( two adults a child and two seniors) and astonishingly we were asked to wait for ten minutes. Oh and by the way I am wearing a cast on one hand as well. When we asked if we could simply... More

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We recently dined at the Old Spaghetti Factory, which we have enjoyed in the past. This time, we were sadly disappointed by a very unprofessional server. Our server was distant, rude, dismissive and seemed bothered any time he was asked for anything, not only from us, but from everyone in the area we were sitting. We just asked for water... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had dinner here and staff was very good serving us. The food was pasta of course which we like and can cooked well and very tasty. I hate over cooked pasta and they did not do that, it was just right. They have the restaurant decorated with alot of antiques and alot of old glass artifacts, very interesting. Rest... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

my husband thought the meat sauce wasn't the best, they used a spice not to his liking. Our server Doreen was wonderful and myself and the kids enjoyed our meal. It was nice that is was an all inclusive price including a starter i.e. soup or salad, all you can eat bread, main course and dessert.

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London, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The service is prompt and friendly, the decor- including a carousel, a streetcar and lots of greenery- is quite original, the music is upbeat, and there is a decent variety of tasty (and substantial) food at a very good price. Always fun; always enjoyable (and filling!). What else could one ask for?

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant just happened to be opposite our hotel so we paid a visit, and how glad we are that we did. It opens up into an Aladdins cave with carousel horses and street cars. The staff are attentive (and very good looking!), and the menu varied enough to suit all tastes. My daughter had the ribs and declared they... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Have been here a couple times now. The food is very good, nothing special but still a great meal. The service has always been amazing, the staff are welcoming, friendly, and always seem to be in a good mood. Cool seating areas are available and the place is covered in cool signs and stained glass fixtures. All there main entrées... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant on recommendation and we are glad we did. The interior is so unusual with lots going on. We were seated at a table in a tram carriage! It's beyond kitsch! The food was really nice (I was initially served the wrong food, but that was swiftly rectified).Really nice pasta. One negative nearly spoiled the experience; at... More

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