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54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A6, Canada
14168649761
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going tot this restaurant for two generations. We travel over an hour for our almost monthly pilgrimage to this spot. Its a special place for our family and it helps that the food is absolutely mouth watering! We can't wait for the garlic butter and hot bread. The Spaghetti with Mizithra cheese is a must and we... More 

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Thank Kikibutterfly
Kingston, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went twice on a three day visit to TO. One supper and one lunch, service was excellent both times. Bread with garlic butter, salad, Spaghetti Bolognese (with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese) ice-cream and coffee or tea for $14.00!!

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Thank Mike C
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not high end Italian by any means, but perfect for meal with young kids who could be finicky. Food is not remarkable, but solid and filling. Definitely a spot to re-experience the comfort foods of your childhood....

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Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the food was awesome and the portions were generous at a reasonable price. the service was friendly and the restaurant was decorated in a retro fashion.

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Thank Michael B
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our 12 year old daughter and met another couple. They had a table for 4 ready although the reservation was for 5 (we had the email confirmation) but they sat is within 5 minutes. The atmosphere was terrific and the restaurant was just fun to look at with a carousel and a train car within it. Unique... More 

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Thank Rickydbb
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner there a couple of weeks ago. Our server was lousy and totally unaccommodating. One of us requested a spaghetti dish without garlic, the answer was that the ingredients for all their food consists of garlic cause "after all it is an Italian restaurant". When we suggested that the spaghetti with clam sauce dish can be tossed with... More 

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Thank rayleung8
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Smells bad, bad service, average pricing, all food arrived cold like it had been sitting for hours which made sense because it took over an hour to arrive. Do not give this place business, lots of other restaurants who are 500x better for the same money everywhere downtown. God Awful plague on humanity

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Thank Jean C
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My experience here was incredible. This restaurant has such a unique décor, it is very appealing and the vibe is so friendly. The staff at this restaurant are very knowledgeable and helpful of restaurant choices, and not to forget, super friendly. I love my pasta and I had the Spaghetti with Browned Butter And Mizithra Cheese. Let me tell you,... More 

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Thank Debr1986
Graham H, Owner at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

I couldn't be happier that your visit was so wonderful! I'm so glad you loved the mizithra cheese and browned butter pasta -- it's certainly a favourite of ours, too. It's always a treat to hear that you enjoyed the decor and atmosphere, and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. Until next time, Graham, GM More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff are helpful and very attentive. The food is very tasty and incredible value. There is a real trolley bus in there, carousel and car. The decor is amazing. Great menu with an inclusive price on a three course meal with coffee/tea. Very good value. Speciality nights throughout the week like cocktails from $4.99 on a Tuesday. Highly recommended.

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Thank Classic1531
Graham H, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

It means so much that you're such a fan of our decor! It's always great to hear that you can leave here feeling full and happy without the strain on your wallet. It's truly a treat knowing we've earned your recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Until next time, Graham, GM More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited here with parents and my sister purely because we were staying in the hotel across the road, hoping for some basic pasta. Couldn't have been further from the truth! Had a thirty minute wait for a table but were given a buzzer, so had a drink in their old European style pub while we waited. When we got to... More 

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Thank Vickiie O
Graham H, Owner at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

It was truly a treat to hear we earned your recommendation, Vickiie! It sounds like Adam was able to point you toward some delicious drinks and dishes, and I'll be sure to pass your kind words along to him. I'm thrilled you were such a fan of the lobster ravioli, too -- it's one of our favourites as well. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 14168649761
Description
A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. We invest meticulous attention to our decor so our guests feel as though they're stepping into another world. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall. Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory's menu is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Unlike most restaurants, when you order our entrees, we serve you a complete meal, which includes bread, soup or salad, and dessert. And with our famous kid's menu, special treats and fun activities, we encourage families to feel at home in our restaurants. The Old Spaghetti Factory is still family owned and operated and we welcome your family to join ours for a memorable dining experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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