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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 #43 of 206 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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English first
San Marcos, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really good, made to order food and fair prices. Family friendly.Very short wait time. Many delicious choices and generous portions.

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I will have to admit, if you previously asked me to identify my top 20 favorite restaurants in the North County area, the Old Spaghetti factory would most likely not have been one of them. However, because two of my grandchildren were visiting us and they decided the Old Spaghetti factory was ideal, I relented and headed for the one... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We expected a wait on a Sat evening, so the wait for a table was not an issue. Our issues were that we were seated at a booth where the light was burned out, very dark and impossible to read the menu. We asked to be reseated & first were told the open booth we saw was not in the... More

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San Marcos, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very reasonably priced old world charm restaurant - Great food, good quantity and quality - Absolutely no complaints...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We arrived there at peak time so the wait was long ... but that is to be expected and after our meal I understand why. The wait was far less painful with a very reasonably priced happy hour round of beers and cocktails ($4.oo 20oz Stone IPA's and $6.50 Capecods) and the amazing service of Colin our bartender who repeatedly... 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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