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Old Spaghetti Factory

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Gastown
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53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
(604) 684 1288
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the restaurant for dinner. On weekend nights the place is very busy. Service was good and dishes were served fast . Lasangya was served cold an I had a feeling it was warmed in a microwave oven.

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Thank Rafi B
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is considered somewhat of a legend in Vancouver, but the locals will tell you it's only just so-so. I don't mind eating there at all, but don't expect to have your socks knocked off. The prices are decent, particularly as they afford you a full meal with a modest dessert included. Still, nothing to write home about.

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must admit it got off to a rough start waiting 25 minutes for our order to be taken but wow did they ever kick it into gear after. In all fairness it was a very busy night and they had a huge group in. But it turned out great. Food we all had was delicious and perfect portions too. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If your looking for freshly made food at a good price then try this place. Included in the price is bread, soup or a small salad, main course then ice cream, really good. Service is efficient, waiting staff happy to help you

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Thank holidaytimeaylesbury
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a kiddy resort with tasteless food which is cooked for ones without any aspiration on well prepared food. I really love pasta, but this was so far away from what I was graving for. The sauce pre-cooked and flat, the pasta was over cooked and not salty. The funny thing is, we waited half an hour to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Two of us having dinner in August. I liked it more than she did! Spaghetti meatballs were good, but apparently the vegetarian lasagna was not. Good value though since all entrees include bread side salad and ice cream.

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Thank FazDar
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right in the middle of busy/popular Water street in Gastown. Had to queue upon arriving about 7 on friday evening but seated within about 10/15mins. Good choices on the menu and excellent value with everything included ( starter, main, ice cream and tea/coffee). Attentive friendly service with plenty to see around the restaurant including an old trolly bus.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We followed our trusty Trip Advisor for a delicious meal. We were able to sit outside and it was a beautiful night for a great dinner and some people watching. Thank you Trip Advisor for another outstanding recommendation.

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Thank Helen S
Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was great, it had been many years since we had been at the Spaghetti Factory. We were a group of 7 with two vegetarians. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and a couple of us had lots of leftovers to take home. Our waiter could have been a bit more enthusiastic, he was yawning most of the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vancouver is an expensive city to visit. The Old Spaghetti Factory is one of the good deal you will find here. I know that this is a chain restaurant that can be found in other big cities, but not everywhere. We enjoyed this restaurant so much, we dined there twice while in Vancouver. The food and service were wonderful and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: (604) 684 1288

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.