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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Enjoyable dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
pantherv5
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to the Spaghetti Factory since I was a child in San Diego. The tradition continues in San Marcos. I like the consistency that all Spaghetti Factoris have in common, good food at a fair price. My favorite is the manager's special with clam square and mizethra cheese (not sure if spelled that right.) if nothing else... More 

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Valley Center, California
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59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was not my first visit to this Italian restaurant but we had not visited this place for a few years. Not because the food was not good (it's average) but there are a lot better Italian places to visit. We had a large salad, spaghetti which was plentiful along with a large Italian sausage, Italian bread, and spumoni which... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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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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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
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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98 helpful votes 98 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?