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111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
760-471-0155
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12:00 pm - 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: Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Teen Birthday

We met family for a birthday. This chain has been a family meeting place for decades, since the original downtown. My first visit to this location. No complaints on the Flavors but 1/2 of our group had their food served too cool. Service was slow, short staffed. It was mid week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Gina M
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We met family for a birthday. This chain has been a family meeting place for decades, since the original downtown. My first visit to this location. No complaints on the Flavors but 1/2 of our group had their food served too cool. Service was slow, short staffed. It was mid week.

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Peoria, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Restaurant close to hotel. Attended for early dinner with kids. Trolley located inside. Low wait for a table, Food was good and portions large. Kids menu available. They were also hosting a murder mystery dinner in the area next door, seemed interesting.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We reserved a room at this restaurant, so that we could celebrate the rehearsal dinner for our son and his future bride. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff worked very hard to take good care of us.

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Carlsbad, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On our way back from Escondido, CA, we decided to stop by the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos, CA for dinner. We arrived around 4:45 pm, so there was no waiting for a seat. We were given the menus and advised our waiter, Tim, would be with us soon. He was at our table within 2 minutes of us... More 

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Bonsall, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for lunch. I had the Chicken Parmesan and my wife had the shrimp salad.All was fine until we got home, my wife started to complain about her stomach and soon after that she was in the bathroom for most of the night. I woke up in the morning and had to take her to... More 

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Toronto
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215 reviews 215 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good was average but great value Found soup to be a tad salty but bread and butter really good Alfredo was a little too creamy

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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 1 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?