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Old Spaghetti Factory

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$$ - $$$
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53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
(604) 684 1288
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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134 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You would've passed this place by if you're gluten intolerant thinking a pasta place wouldn't be a great choice. I was pleasantly surprised. They had a separate gf menu. Pasta was corn based and had a nice flavour. Lots of sauce options too. Meal package included choice of salad, tea or coffee and gf ice cream dessert all for a... More 

Thank Terrybelle1966
Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the displeasure to hear from a waiter, who could not increase the air conditioning, but if I wanted to, he could give me a hug.

Thank Any_Galian
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a late lunch but was disappointed. No wait for a table and service was prompt but the food well I personally found it pretty bland and boring. Still for the money there was lots of it. Did like the ambience and lots of people enjoying themselves.

Thank cruisegroover d
Sao Paulo, SP
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67 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hard thing in this place is to choose a meal on the menu. You will wish to try everything! The prices are very fair and service is impecable. It is well located in Gastown so you can either walk around before or after this tasteful experience.

Thank Andrea S
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a trolley inside the place that is reported to be haunted. I asked my waitress about it, and she, unfortunately, wouldn't even talk about it. It's not exactly a secret and she could have played it up... guess that's just a word to the management. That being said, the food and service are good, and the outside area... More 

Thank ChrissyKSewickley
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Vancouver my sister and I really wanted the Mizythra Spaghetti at the Old Spaghetti Factory but by the time we made it to our hotel and checked in, she was too exhausted to go out. No worries because they do take out! A short walk from our Hotel and I had an amazing dinner. The... More 

Thank Ellie A
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While touring Gastown in Vancouver, we decide to have a late lunch/early dinner before getting back on the Hop On-Hop-Off bus back to our hotel. There was a bit of a wait with many tourists and parents among us. Once seated, the service was great, mostly college-age servers. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and spouse had the chicken parm.... More 

Thank Finny1969
Bo'ness Scotland
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere in Gastown. Very touristy area but the restaurant proved great service and fantastic value. Inside was quirky and interesting

Thank Elaine12
Preston, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times, and to be honest this time we were disappointed. Usually, the service is great, as is the food. This time the food was great, but the service was poor. It took some time to see a server, then she was reluctant to offer the ice cream shown on the menu, and also didn't bother... More 

Thank john_farnden1
Surrey, Canada
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for your money, especially with young children. Service was good and good was plentiful. We got to sit in the trolley, which my son totally loved. If you are looking for fine dining, this is not it. But if you are looking for fun, value, and food this is your place!

Thank Brandi K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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Neighborhood Profile
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.
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