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The Old Spaghetti Factory

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Canadian
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703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4, Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant)
(250) 381-8444
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant was handy since it was less than 2 blocks from the Doubletree and close to the government building. The place was busy, but we got seated in less than 15 minutes. Nice patio near street to people watch. They have complete menus with coffee, tea, soup or salad and ice cream included. Reasonable prices and good food. I... More 

Thank Rottman
Caledon, Canada
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old Spaghetti Factory in Victoria seemed to be continuously packed but when we got in and saw the servings and prices it seemed obvious. The portions are generous and the prices more than reasonable. Service was very quick despite the crowded conditions and the server accommodated an allergy concern effectively.

Thank NeilP451
Pacific, Washington
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have ever been to a Spaghetti Factory you know what I am talking about. It is a pasta lovers dream, with many selections at a very reasonable price. Not far from the Empress Hotel, it is in walking distance from many of the hotels in the area. Seating outside is available on a nice day.

Thank Anne P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought this place was fantastic. We were on a fairly tight schedule and mentioned this to the lady serving us. Food arrived within 7 or 8 minutes and was delicious; my husband had beef spaghetti and I had a gluten free pesto linguine. The gluten free menu has a good range of options and for the pasta you can... More 

Thank Jaffa48
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nog our first time, but definitely a place to come back to. We had to wait for 15 minutes before we could sit at a table. But of course no problem. Our waiter, was a bit slow and forgot some things, but did the best he could on a busy evening. My spaghetti whit spicy meatsauce? Loved it. And that's... More 

Thank CarlieBrouwer
Canberra, Australia
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This would have been our cheapest meal in Victoria but was still tasty. Not far from the waterfront on the corner with beautiful flowers outside.It was an all inclusive menu which meant your choice of Mains were preceded by salad we chose Caesar and bread {we had ours with garlic butter} and a small ice cream to finish it all... More 

Thank Janelle M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great value for your dollar. Food was appetizing, presented well, served quickly and staff were pleasant. The weight at the bar for a table was no hardship. Lots of families and people having fun.

Thank gayle b
Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The server was great, so kind. The caesar salad honestly had zero flavour, tasted like lettuce and the lemon wedge I squeezed over it. My prawns came lukewarm on my salad, the salad was soggy and felt like it had been sitting under a head lamp for a long time, yet the prawns were lukewarm. The fresh bread was a... More 

Thank Carley_Ri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have eaten at several Old Spaghetti Factory's but this one was one of the best. The food was very good as was the service. It is also reasonably priced and in the middle town.

Thank pwulkan
Calgary, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is right across the street from the Royal BC Museum. It was a lovely day to sit outside on the patio, have lunch and people watch. We had a dish with a sample of three different kinds of spaghetti and a nice warm loaf of french bread. All the flavors were great together and gave us a nice... More 

Thank Marilyn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Canadian
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, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: (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?