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“Good Value Pasta” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Spaghetti Factory

Old Spaghetti Factory
Ranked #43 of 3,595 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Gastown
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Value Pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Book early because this place is big and gets full. try the hot bread with garlic butter and a pitcher of beer with your pasta. Good value restaurant.



Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very good value for money, big meals & very friendly staff.
The chicken & mushroom linguini was beautiful, and came with complimentary bread and salad.

Visited June 2013
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Kirkland, Washington
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Food for plebs, but the setting is kitsch central which I love”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

This location of the Old Spaghetti Factory is in stylish and touristy gastown in downtown Vancouver. For those that have been to a location near you, the environment is the same. Trolley car, Victorian lighting, and metalwork. Old Spaghetti Factory was doing this kitsch before TGIFriday's, and has kept it after TGIFriday's has all but redone their locations.

Great for kids, the multi-course menu is the same as it was when I was kid (but with gluten free pasta now). Quality isn't great even for a chain, but the experience is what you are coming here for vs. haute cuisine. Service is super friendly and fast.

  • Visited May 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good service average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Interesting atmosphere, probably was asked at least 10-12 times if the food was ok, quite annoying actually. Food wasn't bad but nothing special reasonably priced good service.

Visited June 2013
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St. John's, Canada
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Ok, but just”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

The decor and and atmosphere is pretty good. The waitress was nice and the seevice was good but the food was average at best. Chicken parm was dry and tough. We hadn't been to an OSF before and knew it would be "chain Italian" but were not prepared for the poor quality food and very limited wine list.

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