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The Old Spaghetti Factory

111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
760-471-0155
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Ranked #30 of 211 Restaurants in San Marcos
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Cuisines: Italian
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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here our first night in town...the service was..ehhhh O.K. , we had a young waiter who may have been a bit inexperienced...but no worries, what ever we needed,we asked for and it was taken care of promptly. Good menu, very reasonably priced so all in all it was a good visit, and I do recommend it.So bon appetit... More 

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Bonita, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been eating at the Spaghetti Factory since. The 70s. The branch hasn't been open as long as the one in downtown SD. The food is consistent in all their restaurant. They have call ahead sitting which is good because you don't have to wait. When I call ahead I never wait more than 10 minutes. All. The restaurants are... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When we have medical appointments in the area, we stop for a really nice dinner of the Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine and try to eat it all or bring it home for lunch. Nice touch of bread, a small salad and dessert included for a very reasonable price. Good service as well.

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San Marcos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i have been coming to TOSF for what seems like 40 years, first the downtown san diego location, and now here. Great food and a good time NEVER go out of style. Perfect for couples, families, dates and parties. A tremendous value with the quality of the dishes you will find here. It isn't Bussalacis, but it is not bad... More 

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Murrieta, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere and lively vibe. We've been here with business colleagues and family over the years. Great salads, speghetti and lasagna. If you like veggies try the broccoli with special cheese (it starts with a M). It's soooo good!

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San Marcos, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The atmosphere is noisy and in my opinion the food is mediocre at best. Kids love the Spaghetti because it is bland. I would classify it as institutional food.

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San Marcos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been to the San Marcos Spaghetti Factory many times over the past 5 years and enjoy the atmosphere and food. It is priced fairly, in my opinion. On the weekends it is very popular with hungry locals.

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Escondido, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place was packed, with people standing outside the door waiting to be seated - obviously a popular place to eat for many, but not to my taste and not the place to go if you are used to made from scratch, flavorful food. Like the name of the restaurant implies - it's a factory, and the food taste like... More 

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Escondido, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service from the host station seating us to the server was great. My meal of Spaghetti with an Italian sausage was mediocre. And the meal was over priced in my opinion. Spaghetti is inexpensive. If it had been outstanding the price would have been acceptable. You would think that the sauce would be special at a place called "The... More 

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Calgary
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were a group of 9 and picked it mostly due to being able to get us in last minute. By no means do I expect great italian food here so my expectations were low. We were seated quickly, service was efficent, water and drinks fairly quick along with lots of bread. My wife ordered a pitcher of Sangria for... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Spaghetti Factory

Address: 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
Phone Number: 760-471-0155
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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