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“Family Favorite factory - patio is dog friendly”

Old Spaghetti Factory
Ranked #235 of 9,036 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

A trip to Toronto's Old Spaghetti Factory has become an annual ritual for our family. We love the food, the service and the atmosphere. If the place is not very busy, the stay is enjoyable and service not hurried. If the place is packed, it can get noisy and the staff overwhelmed so be patient. Weekends are popular. Best times to avoid the crowd and get good seats is weekdays, and on weekends early dinner from 5:00 PM and early or late lunch. It helps to call in for reservations. The adjacent The Amsterdam Bicycle Club is a bar and patio with a separate menu but also serves a selection of The Old Spaghetti Factory's pasta dishes. The patio is dog friendly, as long as your dog is leashed in the outside perimeter. We had lunch here when we attended Woofstock in June 2013.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food is very reasonably priced.
The atmosphere is what you go for here more than anything! Make Shure you have your camera charged.
Their Feta ravioli is excellent well worth trying!!
The waiter was useless but the food and the atmosphere made up for it.

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Because Toronto is an expensive city, it was a great to find this restaurant with a great menu at a reasonable price. Located on the Esplanade there is still construction around the area so driving/parking could be an issue. The menu has something for everyone and I would definitely recommend it for families.

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Thank KerryKelly
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

My significant other and I love this place. But on our last visit, we were extremely disappointed. When we walked in we were asked what kind of seat we wanted and what kind of experience we were expecting. We told the hosts we were looking to have a romantic night. They put us in a booth right by the Payphone, which has A LOT of traffic. Not what you want when you're on a date night with your loved one.

Other than that, the food for the price(3 Course All-incl. meal), the staff is surpremely friendly, and there is a lot to look at.

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Thank Tacha G
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

I love antiques and they are in abundance here! We went for the experience and were pleasantly surprised at how good the food is and at a reasonable price. My garden salad was a bit limp, but the warm bread with garlic butter or plain butter was plentiful and delish! My Mediterranean Chicken was juicy and full of flavour. The spagetti side dish was amazing! To top it off it includes coffee or tea and ice cream for dessert! Spumoni is their special and was extra-creamy! Service was prompt and friendly. Loved the food and atmosphere was such fun! Will return! Highly recommend the experience.

Thank Iowagirlnowcanadian
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