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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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Good Dinner / Bad Service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the restaurant is next to the freeway, so very easy to access. food is typical of osf, nothing to complaint about. service was pretty good.

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Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant has been here for a while. The food isn't bad. We recently had a church celebration here. The staff was very good. The food was again o.k. Used to go a lot but guess we got burnt out. You will get better tasting Italian food at other Italian places but try it yourself. Its middle of the road... 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 20
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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