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“Cheap and cheerful” 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 #27 of 124 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
Description: All our meals are carefully prepared, and made fresh daily on the premises using only quality ingredients. We pride ourselves by offering great food at reasonable prices. All our entrees come complete with a crisp green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea, and spumoni ice cream at no additional charge. Without a doubt, The Old Spaghetti Factory is the best casual dining value anywhere.
Redcar, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and cheerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Probably the best value in Banff. Good food, good service and good value. The only place I know where you can get brown butter and mizithra cheese pasta, my favourite.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Banff, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

When my mom and I arrived it was mid afternoon so the restaurant was not too busy so the service we received was amazing. Our waitress was very quick and very friendly. They have a great gluten free menu. Even though it is a decent sized restaurant is still has a nice cozy rustic feel to it. Would most definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, AZ
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“OK, but noisy, too many kids.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is probaly one of the cheapest meals you will find in Banff, that being said it's also crowded with people and kids. We went early, (4-4:30 pm) on a Saturday but the place was hopping. Banff being a big tourist town can expose you to bus loads of people at times, especially weekends. We had a 25 minute wait so we walked around the small shopping mall where the restaurant is located. Once seated the service was timely and courteous. The food, we both had spaghetti/meatballs, was nothing spectacular but it wasn't bad either. There are many choices in Banff and some are a bit pricey but I am a true believer in you get what you pay for. I may return to this restaurant again but probably just for a quick lunch.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Alberta
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“Old Spaghetti Factory – Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The OSF is one of my all time favorite places to eat – I have so many fond childhood, school field trip, and Girl Guide Trip memories from meals enjoyed here. Any time I visit somewhere where there is a OSF I try to go at least once to keep the memories alive and make great new ones to add.

This visit was no exception!

Went here with a group this time and we had a blast. Our server was fantastic; she was very friendly and very quick to attend to our needs. We couldn’t make up our mind and kept getting additional items, she kept coming back with a smile.

The food was excellent! You can’t beat the incredible value of their menu offerings either.

Thank you OSF!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Luton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Its ok for the cost”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The food in here was acceptable, but not great.

Its one of the lower cost places to eat in Banff, but i'd rather pay a touch extra and eat elsewhere.

Was going to give 2*, but due to the price being lower than many others, to be fair i have given it 3*.

Visited March 2013
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