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The Old Spaghetti Factory

1735 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3211
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Ranked #88 of 668 Restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had no booking and on a Thursday night it was full ... so we were offered a seat in the bar and service of a meal there. Worked out fine - meal and drinks were of a good standard (spaghetti and meatballs) and we agreed we would go back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We tried to go the first time on a Friday evening, but it was too crowded and the wait was 40 minutes. We came back for a weekday lunch instead. The service was ok. The food was borderline bad. The most underwhelming meal I've ever had at a restaurant. I will never eat here again. It's perplexing to me how... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was blown away! We had a family reunion with my husband's family and ate here. Not only was food and service amazing but the place is so charming! Loved all there decor and the fact that you could eat in an old rail car! Definitely would go here again!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A fun place with great food -- my old roommates and I have been going there for over 44 years and we eat there during every PLU Homecoming weekend!

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I remember my grandparents taking me to OSF when I was a kid. Now I get to take my granddaughter. Does it get any better??? Still the same menu I remember from childhood with a few additions. Try the broccoli with cheese.....yummy side dish! O, and make sure to bring a kid wit you and start building some great memories!

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Shelton, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Most people have probably been to the Old Spaghetti Factory once or twice in their lives. Most people probably don't have much bad things to stay about their dinner. The bottom line is that it is spaghetti. Their Spaghetti isn't any better or worse than I can make at home. The only reason I have ever gone back is because... More 

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Cooper City
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate in an old restored trolley care. Loved the old-fashioned decor, food was generous. Service was a bit slow but we went right before closing. Minestrone soup was excellent.

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Shenyang, Liaoning, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First of all, this place requires reservation and it was hard to get in, so it is CRAZY to us that it was so bad. Why people continue to go to this place is unknown to our group! The staff was very cheerful and nice, and the front of the restaurant is decorated fun, restrooms were clean enough, but we... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Old Spaghetti Factory is located in the university area but it is a short walk from the downtown hotels. We liked the decor, the indoor gazebo and the streetcar. For dinner we both had spaghetti with meatballs and it was delicious. The waitress recommended getting the small decanter of wine rather than individual glasses and that was a good... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We took our two oldest grandsons (17 & 24) here for a highly anticipated renewal of an eating tradition at OSF. My meal of spaghetti and Sausage was lacking in any zip. I usually order mild for spicy ness but this sausage was really disappointingly blah. It didn't help that the Spumoni arrived nearly melted. Will think again before returning.... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Spaghetti Factory

Address: 1735 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3211
Phone Number: 253-383-2214
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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