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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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Italian, Pasta
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1735 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3211
253-383-2214
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old reliable fun and pasta in downtown Tacoma

For decades this location of the Spaghetti Factory franchise has been hosting families and friends in downtown Tacoma. I am often jonesing for the Managers Special -- with clam and mizithra sauces! Worth the wait and very kid friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
W.H. D
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New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Queensbury, New York, United States
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited The Old Spaghetti Factory on a last minute audible by the daughter in law,Andrea. We arrived to a packed house but were seated in about 20 minutes, the party consisting of 4 adults, a 2 year old and a 9 month old. Our server was very attentive and very humorous. We ordered our meals which ,not surprisingly, were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Gosh, I've come here since I was very young, and for EVERY one of my birthdays to celebrate it here. I love this place. The mizzithira cheese spaghetti is to DIE for. I get it each time :)

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We always love going to the OSF: great food at good prices and a friendly staff. Even with our large party they hit a home run. We did have a limited menu due to the size of our party, but it appeared to satisfy all of our needs and then some. And the staff was super attentive in making this... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

For decades this location of the Spaghetti Factory franchise has been hosting families and friends in downtown Tacoma. I am often jonesing for the Managers Special -- with clam and mizithra sauces! Worth the wait and very kid friendly.

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PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

• Love this place for dinner... The Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter spaghetti was to die for! If you love pasta, butter and cheese then you will absolutely not be disappointed and dont forget a side of broccoli and cheese...Dinner comes with hot, fresh baked bread, a crisp green salad with a choice of dressing, This place never fails to... More 

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London, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We love the Spaghetti Factory- it's dependable, affordable and always delicious. It's not fancy, but the all inclusive dinners are great for budget-minded travellers- soup or salad, yummy bread, pasta and ice cream all for a low price. My favorite is the manager's special with meat sauce and brown butter/mitzrah cheese. So good!!

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Lakebay, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We recently stopped to eat at the Spaghetti Factory, because our grand daughter thought it would be good. Our experience this time was a pretty bland dinner. The spinach ravioli was covered with a chunky tomato sauce. And the Mizithra cheese spaghetti was dry and not much flavor. We probably won't go back. It was busy, and we saw a... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

No surprises - same no matter where you go. I took my 11 year old Grandson (his first time in an OSF Restaurant) and he LOVED the atmosphere and food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Had to use navigation on our phone to find it, but glad we did. A Monday evening, not crowded. Got right in, parked in front of the door. Be sure to go past the detour signs! Very good server all thru the meal. Spaghetti with browned butter and mazithra cheese and lasagne. Delicious bread. A perfect low key complete meal!... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went to dinner with the family were told there would be a little wait. What happened was they were waiting for specific tables to clear so they could push them together and we could be seated. (we had a large group) What happened is the tables cleared and they sat 2 large parties that came in after us (we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1735 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3211
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-383-2214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?