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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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317 Banff Ave | 2nd Flr, Cascade Shops, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C1, Canada
+1 403-760-2779
11:30 am - 9:00 am
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our dinner here was okay. They have menus with salad and dessert included, therefore the price is pretty good. However, pasta did not taste very good and dessert was not that good, too. Service was outstanding.

Thank Christian M
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bread, salad, soup, meal and ice cream included in the prices makes this an absolute great value for your money especially in Banff. We received great service and the food was excellent as well.

Thank Chug48
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

15 of us (mixed age group) ended up here for an early dinner after a day's hike, and it turned out to be very very good. The vegetarian lasagne was excellent, and there is a good choice of drinks to go with this. Very good value for money - starter/main/dessert/coffees all-in-one price.

Thank Dhru16
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice, excellent food and service. Don't be put off by the waiting time, there's a reason why it's busy!

Thank Technicalclive
Issaquah, Washington
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been to one of these in over 20 years. We used to go to the one in Seattle Walking on Banff Ave. We saw an advertisement for it & looked at the menu It looked really good. So we came back the next night. I didn't remember how much food you got for the money I had Chicken Parmigiana.... More 

Thank Carla H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was great....no complaints! The meal was large so my husband and I shared a meal and we both were full. This place gets packed during high tourist season so expect a wait unless you call in advance for a reservation. The service was terrific even though they were packed. I like the tables open to the street in... More 

Thank Kathy J
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here following long drive so didn't expect much. However was pleasantly surprised at the value and service - mains include a salad/soup, garlic bread, ice cream and a coffee so can't really go wrong if you're looking for food rather than a fancy meal. Pasta was cooked really well and although sauce was rather synthetic tasting couldn't argue for... More 

Thank TeamAC13
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This looked too good to be true, but it wasn't! Very friendly staff, waiter Dalton incredibly efficient and welcoming, and helpful with menu suggestions. I had steak as a main, perfectly done medium rare and very generous serve. My wife had mushroom gluten free spaghetti which tasted like the real thing. Add in the minestrone and the salad, plus dessert... More 

Thank Johnno31
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We opted for The Old Spaghetti Factory with a little bit of nostalgia when they had a facility in Ottawa. Good italian fast food. The restaurant was full.

Thank Jean-Maurice F
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually stop here every time we are in Banff. This time the service was outstanding. The server went out of his way to help us. My son had a summer cold and was quite miserable and our waiter was so helpful and friendly. The food was good as always. We had about an 45 min wait to be seated... More 

Thank Darryl D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Banff Ave | 2nd Flr, Cascade Shops, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-760-2779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?