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The Old Spaghetti Factory

111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
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Ranked #40 of 206 Restaurants in San Marcos
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Escondido, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can always count on great food, and good quantity and quality. No complaints. However, when we arrived at 8pm (Family Party) the staff was not quite ready to feed our number of 8. We waited for 20 min for our Bread to arrive, and then a bit longer for the food. We were, of course, finished with our meal... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to the Old Spaghetti Factory with a rather large group of people on a Saturday night. Walked up let the host know we were there- we had called ahead- maybe an hour before we went. Waited about 5 minutes for the table and we were sitting down ordering within a few minutes. Food came quick, they didn't make a... More

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