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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
760-471-0155
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistent Quality Food and Service

Having eaten here a number of times, I have found the food to be of consistently good quality. Serving sizes are appropriate for the market prices. Our server was fast and efficient. While there are higher quality (and pricier) restaurants around, this casual dining experience never disappoints... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Oceanside, California
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Vista, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If we're craving for an excellent pasta of any sort this is our to-go place. As others would say it "it's always perfect". Great quality of ingredients on the right hands results to great foodWe just love the food, the service and the ambiance of the restaurant. If you're reading this and my review doesn't interest you, go and give... More 

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having eaten here a number of times, I have found the food to be of consistently good quality. Serving sizes are appropriate for the market prices. Our server was fast and efficient. While there are higher quality (and pricier) restaurants around, this casual dining experience never disappoints. It is a great setting to eat with the whole family. The only... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took my Wife there for her Birthday dinner. Food was good, but the service was very poor to say the least. We sat down and they brought a loaf of bread and butter, We had no plates to put the bread on and I asked our waiter twice for some. We finally just used our paper place mats as a... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was excellent! Server made sure we were always attended to. Very polite and new the menu. Food as always was served promptly, hot and tasty. Have dined here many times and never ever had a complaint or was even a little disappointed.

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San Marcos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very cute atmosphere in this heavily furnished and decorated chain restaurant. When you walk in it feels like it is going to be a good place to eat. Unfortunately the food is disappointing. The tomato sauce is like supermarket jar sauce and the spaghetti is overcooked. On the positive side the portions are large. I grew up in an Italian... More 

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Escondido, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Old Spaghetti Factory is conveniently located off the Twin Oaks exit, and it has plenty of curb appeal with a soaring roof line in a strip mall. The diners expectations are reaching for a lofty experience as they enter the reception area, and peek into the quaint Victorian bar with plush velvet wing chairs scattered around the room. On... More 

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San Marcos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Tried two other times in the past and would pass going again. Food average, sauce okay but not what I'd call authentic Italian. The meatball was dry and meat dishes nothing to rave about. Bread plentiful and waitress very attentive.

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Vanderhoof, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had been a bit disappointed in my visit to OSF in San Diego, but thought I'd try one more. This one hit the mark. The woman who waited on my table was excellent. The service was timely, Ice tea, managers special was great. She even substituted plain broccoli for the salad at no extra costwhich was very much appreciated.... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very nice atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff. They kept the bread and drinks coming. We left satisfied and stuffed.

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Fairfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had lunch here as part of a large group meeting in the back room. Very attentive and pleasant waitress, good pasta selections with tasty sauces, and small loaves of fresh bread on the table. The dining rooms are attractive, with lots of dark wood and eclectic furnishings. Nice spot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760-471-0155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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