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The Old Spaghetti Factory

233 Park Ave, Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1124 (Downtown)
612-341-0949
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Ranked #415 of 1,579 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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255 reviews 255 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Dearborn, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had a large dinner party here. Staff was good, food was good also. Enjoyed the chicken marsala and lasagna dish. The atmosphere was very nice and the décor was great.

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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a good experienced. Ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. I liked it. My husband got Lasagna and it was also good. But lots and lots of cheese. This is probably only once a year deal for me. Or even once every two years. Overall, it was decent. No complaints.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had a wonderful meal. It was very relaxed. We got to the restaurant about 9 pm and decided to eat at the bar, although we would not have had to wait for a table. All of the staff was extremely friendly. The girl behind the bar was so nice and helpful. We thought the woodwork was beautiful. We hope... More

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St. Paul
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I am torn about this place. I wish I could give it 3 1/2 stars. It is good but not great. The service is always OK but not awesome. The food tastes pretty good but not worth writing home about. It is an average atmosphere but not super exciting. Everything about it is just kind of OK but not great.... More

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