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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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$$ - $$$
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703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4, Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant)
+1 250-381-8444
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lac La Hache, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived for a late dinner at 8:00pm and were able to get seated right away, on a Friday night. We all had something different and the food was very good. no complaints there. The waitress was fun and did a good job. Overall it was a good experience and we would go back. It is a little hard to... More 

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Thank Dbwitty
Everett, Washington
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for pasta and we found a great place for entree sized salads. Can't beat the inclusive meals with soup or salad, entree, coffee or hot tea, and Spumoni ice cream! Love the decor and the staff was very attentive even on a very busy night!

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for dinner. It was very busy so had a 40 minute wait which was worth it. Food was hot and tasty and good value. Staff were efficient and friendly. If we visit again I think it would be wise to book in advance.

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Thank sheila g
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Same Old Spaghetti place as others, had to wait 15-25 min to sit. Ok food, good service. Likely come back again.

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Thank Maxim R
Victoria
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a family with young kids. Food is not extraordinary but the service is prompt and there are lots of options that kids like to eat.

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Thank Victoria L
Vancouver Island, Canada
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210 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we used to go here all the time when we lived in Victoria so decided to return. Our server was fantastic ! we had the bread which I am sad to say was not as good as it used to be, did not seem fresh ... had the house Pinot Grigio which was very good .... My wife had the... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the city to,go to the museum and decided to have a late lunch here. Having been to the Old Spaghetti Factory in Vancouver, New Westminster and Victoria in the past we knew what to expect. Service was prompt, and our server cheery. The main entrees come with soup or salad as well as ice cream and tea... More 

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Thank maitiemouse
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate with friends. Very busy but seated quickly. A low cost meal so nothing to get excited about. Service was good and quick. Server was very knowledgable about the menu and made great recommendations.

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Thank Carol L
North Vancouver
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177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I hadn't been to the Old Spaghetti Factory for probably 20 years or more, so I was looking forward to it. It's kind of like an old sweater - you forgot how comfortable it was. Menu was similar, prices were good, same old bread with the the garlic and regular butter, same side salad, same ice cream. More menu options.... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Food was not as expected for this style of restaurant. I had the ceaser salad which was basically just chopped up lettuce with parmesan and drenched in dressing. Overdone. Also had fries which were nice. The service was appalling. This is the worst service I've experienced in Canada.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4, Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-8444

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