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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 18
    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
GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH FRIENDS

Very consistent experience and comfortable atmosphere.. Went here with friends for lunch. We were seated promptly. Had the pasta with meat sauce and the pasta with mizithra cheese & whole wheat noodles and both were very good. Good meal pacing. Service was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
HARRY M
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Tigard, Oregon
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Tigard, Oregon
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555 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very consistent experience and comfortable atmosphere.. Went here with friends for lunch. We were seated promptly. Had the pasta with meat sauce and the pasta with mizithra cheese & whole wheat noodles and both were very good. Good meal pacing. Service was very good.

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Thank HARRY M
Longboat Key, Florida
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick service and large helpings. Olive Tapenade was very good. Also liked the spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter.

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Thank marydonato
Oceanside, CA
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For New Year's Eve, my six year old daughter wanted to go out to lunch with daddy on a dad and daughter lunch date - she chose old spaghetti factory. From the moment we walked in and she loudly announced that she was here to have lunch with daddy, the staff were amazing. the hostess showed us to our table... More 

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Thank JamesJOceanside_CA
Reno, Nevada
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We met here with nine family members for a once a year reunion. The restaurant was very crowded but we were able to get a table very quickly. The staff was very accommodating and the food was top of the line. Everyone in our party was extremely satisfied. I would definitely go back the next time in town.

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Thank Ramzfan2013
Hazelwood, Missouri
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I arrived at 7:15 pm and the wait time was 30 minutes, so I ate in the bar. This was on a Saturday night, but does show how popular the restaurant is. I ordered their 3 meat Spaghetti (Italian Sausage, 2 Italian meatballs and hamburger &sauce). It was very good, but I had so much I took half home with... More 

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Thank DonaldR148
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Inexpensive, hearty, family food. Great bread and traditional Italian fare at reasonable prices. We opted for a pre-set menu selection for our group of 20. Service was spot on!, they did a great job. Price including cocktails for most was less than $25 per person. Thanks to the staff. They were great!

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Thank NMGIRL78
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Sometimes you just need mizthra cheese on spaghetti and OSF house salad dressing! I can't explain it, but I crave these sometimes and TOSF always delivers. Consistently good food and very affordable. The wait staff at this location is always friendly too.

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Thank J H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The restaurant was pretty empty for a Thursday. However there was a Private event going on and they were "very" noisy....Nice, clean restaurant and easy to find of the Highway78.. Good Spaghetti dishes but lunch sizes are a lot smaller then dinner sizes...overall a good price for what you get.

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Thank Jacque R
San Diego
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love the OSF in Downtown San Diego (Gas Lamp area) but the one in San Marcos smells musty to me whenever I walk in. I've gone to the one in SM probably 6 or 8 times and each time I notice the smell. Does anyone else? Too bad, because it now keeps me from choosing to go there. Maybe... More 

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Thank Mtn2Lake
Vista, California
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?