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Old Spaghetti Factory

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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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Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Super conveniently located in downtown Victoria. I took my grandbabes and son in celebration of group birthdays. It was fabulous with staff bringing lovely dessert with sparklers and gathering with all staff to sing happy birthday to us ! The food was most affordable and fabulous and menu will satisfy even the fussiest. Childrens menu as well. We really enjoyed... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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182 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We caught up with an old friend from Brisbane who we hadn't seen each other for over 40 years. The restaurant was very friendly and heaps of choice on the menu.

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Toronto
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brought my family (including 2 small kids) for dinner. Everyone enjoy their experiences. The decor is unique - it has a streetcar, carousel, telephone booths etc - which enhances the kids' experiences at the restaurant. Most of the food is pretty good - though the meat sauce spaghetti is a bit watery. Also, the coffee/cappuccino does not have any coffee... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like pasta, and lots of it, this place is good. If you also like carnival paraphernalia then you'll love it. Prices are reasonable.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going here since I was young and I must say, it never fails to amuse me. I love everything about this place! My husband and I have gone for Romantic meals and we have brought the kids as well. It is amazing every time and for every occasion. Nostalgia gets my vote every time!

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Thank 327pamela
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A cool place for the kids with lots of old-fashioned decor including carousel horses suspended from the ceiling. A simple spaghetti meal (there are many other entrees available) comes with soup or salad (no tomato, not even a slice), coffee or tea, and three choices of ice-cream for dessert. The spumoni ice-cream is excellent - very creamy. You also get... More 

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

Hey, Neil! I'm thrilled you and the family came in for a memorable dinner. The Spumoni ice cream was an excellent choice, though I hope we can have you back in to try the others. All the best, Graham, GM More 

Beersheba, Israel
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176 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large portions, pasta was OK but not more. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting. Service was good.

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

While I'm delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere, Oren, I'm sorry you weren't as impressed by the pasta. We want your meal to be far from average, but it sounds like what you tried didn't quite hit the spot. We'd be more than happy to point you toward some of our favourites so we can find something you'll really love the... More 

Rockhampton, Australia
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74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the fact that you can get a 3 course meal for under $20. Free bread which is delicious. Staff super friendly and helpful.

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Thank 709TAM
Graham H, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you always leave us satisfied! It's a treat to hear our team takes good care of you every time you come by, too. We can't wait to have you back for more pasta soon. Until then, Graham, GM More 

Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came here back in the late 70s as a kid, and have gone back off and on over the years. Lots of good food for your money for sure, great sourdough bread that comes with your pasta, and superb customer service- very attentive servers. Can't go wrong for families or large groups - energized atmosphere. It's not Little... More 

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

I'm delighted our atmosphere and pasta have kept you comin' back over the years! It's always a treat hearing our team takes great care of you every time, too. We can't wait to have you back again soon. Until next time, Graham, GM More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the Novotel which is right opposite this restaurant. It's really quirky inside with loads of old things inside like a merry go Round and tram etc. It's a big restaurant. The service is really good. The beer is great I loved the Engineers IPA. There are also a good range of cocktails which my wife loved. The... More 

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

I'm honored we could be such a part of your trip to beautiful Toronto! It sounds like the service, food, and drinks were all excellent, and that's music to my ears. I sincerely hope that the next time you're in the area, you'll stop by and see us again. Can't wait, Graham, GM 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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, 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 - 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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