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The Old Spaghetti Factory

233 Park Ave, Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1124 (Downtown)
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Ranked #439 of 1,585 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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132 reviews from our community

47% Recommend
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit and the food was good! The waiter forget one ordered item, but it wasn't a big deal. I would like them to be open for lunch M-F (currently open only during weekend lunch/suppers, daily suppers).

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Maplewood, Minnesota
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a beautiful antique wood interior this place has! But do not discount what a great family place it is based on value pricing and quality. It's obviously a great place for anniversaries and birthdays. It's also located within blocks of the old Humphrey Metrodome. So, it has a traditional sports related clientele. The Dome has been torn down and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had enjoyed getting together at the SF after not eating there in>10 years. What a disappointment... food was like a "frozen dinner" [BUT we had excellent service] After 'hassling' with the parking meter, I returned to a ticket for $50.00 on my windshield because we 'over-stayed' the 2 hr limit. {suggest validating parking for dinner guests)

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was encouraged by the great location for this restaurant in a nice high ceiling older building with great character. But my enthusiasm didn't make it through the meal. The service was good but our waiter in training Adam was more enthusiastic that the person training him. We started with the garlic bread which looked great and was tasty. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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293 reviews 293 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I flew from Los Angeles to Minneapolis-Saint Paul for a hockey game: the Anaheim Ducks versus the Minnesota Wild. The group I was with believes that eating spaghetti will help the Ducks win, so we stopped at The Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner the night before the game. I'd never eaten at any location of this chain before, so I... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

First night in Minneapolis, and TOSF was nearby. I went with convenience. I had great service from a very thoughtful waiter who checked out all of the food in accordance with my allergy concerns. However, it's not terrific Italian food. But if you like everything slathered with as much cheese as possible, this is your place.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a good place if you like spaghetti and big portions. The ambience is factory like. Lots of young folks there for prom the night we went. Food is nothing special. Service is okay. A bit noisy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We go here off and on as a family can eat affordable. Love the ambiance of the place. Neat old warehouse type building. Usually the food is up to par... this last time our pasta seemed a bit overcooked but nothing major that would have it sent back. Service was good and we were there for a birthday so they... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Dishes looked a little dismal and we received a couple dirty glasses. Food was edible but pasta was under cooked and protein portion was a little on the small side. Service was slow. Ambience was a plus. Overall, we were a little underwhelmed

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Denison, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The building itself was very unique. The waitress was awesome (can't remember her name though!). Great food at a great price. Every meal came with ice cream at the end. Wonderful experience-can't wait to go back!

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