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“Always good at the factory” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Spaghetti Factory

The Old Spaghetti Factory
317 Banff Ave | 2nd Flr, Cascade Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C8, Canada
403-760-2779
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Ranked #28 of 125 Restaurants in Banff
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Always good at the factory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

It was good. Winnipeg is better though. Interesting service personal, as they are usually from other countries. Doesn't have as
interesting of an ambience as it is largely manufactured as options are limited in Banff as to building.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Don't try to book a 13 year old's party here!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Tried to book for a table of 10 for a 13 year old's party who "really wanted" to go here. Travelled out specially. We got there early to find a 22 booking for a hockey team. Sat on two separate tables. Management were shocking! Alex from Townsville, our waiter, however was great! If you want to turn up, good luck. If you want to book....

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Banff National Park, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good cheap eat.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great cheap eat as for between $12 to $15 dollars you get soup or salad, bread roll, main course, scoop of ice cream and tea or coffee. So good value for money. Our server was attentive. Old fashioned decor - but with 2 teenagers to feed was a great option.

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Edmonton
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“This place is awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

really long lineup on weekends for garbage food...
staff all have aussie accents and you can't tell how long the are telling you the wait is.??? smh
14 min turned out to be 40??
what a dump... go to Meatball Pizza instead,.. .no lineup and food is 10X as good for less money tbh

Visited October 2012
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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“Great as expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I've eaten at a few Old Spaghetti Factories. They have all been outstanding. The price is unbeatable and the service was outstanding. I had been craving spaghetti since arriving in Banff and kept running into problems with eating at some of the other Italian restaurants (primarily, very long waits coupled with no desire to pay the high prices). Much like the Old Spaghetti Factory at Whistler and other locations, this one did not disappoint. Food was great. Ice cream was great. I always get the standby--spaghetti with meatballs, but sometimes, the simple things are best.
My server was particularly peppy and a super nice guy. I also watched as another server interacted with people at another table and he, too, appeared to genuinely enjoy the conversation.

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    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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