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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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1735 Jefferson Ave, parking 13th and Commerce, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-383-2214
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Idaho
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitress was either new or just didn't care. She could not remember the special without looking at the card on our table, never checked on us once our food came; I even put my empty water glass on the edge of the table for her to see as she walked by and I never got a refill. The food was... More 

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Thank K S
Tacoma, Washington
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my Daughter-In-Law to lunch for her birthday. It was great. The service was good, the food was good. I'm glad that she wanted to go there. We got there right after they opened, so it wasn't that busy, but by the time we were leaving, they were packed. That is only the second time she has been there.... More 

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Olalla, Washington
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230 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We have to consider why we will pay $11+ for a plate of spaghetti that we can make at home for 50 cents. The food and the service should be fantastic, right? Well, we did have great service, and the food was very good, but not fantastic. Each meal at OSF comes with warm bread, soup or salad, and a... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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404 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The fact that they could sustain a new locale and that there were substantial waits for seating prove this old stand-by still works for many. Reliable food.

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Thank josanpu
las vegas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Went here with family two nights in a row while staying at the Hotel Murano, as it's just a block away. Very large portions in a family-friendly setting. Very busy both nights I went in. Despite the packed restaurant, the service was fast and I didn't have to wait long. Perfect for families.

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Thank SamEdi75
East Wenatchee, Washington
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Had to ask a waitress to be ours after waiting at the table for a long time unattended. Salad was good, bread was fantastic but the meals were not. Crab ravioli was decent at best and the angel hair was not good at all. Would not return

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Tacoma, Washington
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Let me first say I was not a fan of the old location or the menu for that matter. However, I was convinced to try the new location and I am happy I did. Not only is the new location better, everything about the restaurant seems refreshed. Service was better, the food was better and all the employees we came... More 

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Long Beach, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

As a solo traveler, a comfortable dining experience at prime time is sometimes difficult. The hostess suggested a seat at a bar table. This was about 8PM on a weeknight and while the restaurant had a wait, the bar was quiet. My server was pleasant and efficient and both the spinach ravioli and warm bread were delicious.

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Thank DulciTraveler
South Jordan, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The interior of the restaurant is comfortable and clean. The decor is warm and inviting. Service at the restaurant was really excellent: quick, friendly, and caring. The food is always good at any of the OSF restaurants, and this location was no exception. If there were a four-and-a-half star rating, I would have chosen it. Kudos to this chain for... More 

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Parkland, Washington
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Pasta and fresh bread... What could be better..? Had the Garlic shrimp fettuccine... The dish was perfect.... The shrimp were crisp without being chewy and the pasta wasn't "sticky". The cheese was just melted perfectly and it all came together for a great food experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 Jefferson Ave, parking 13th and Commerce, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-383-2214

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