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“Cotton Candy Cocktails!”

The Old Spaghetti Factory
Ranked #134 of 519 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were pleased that we found this restaurant and were left amazed at the amount of food that was part of the meal; salad, bread rolls and ice cream! However, it was the blue cotton candy cocktails we ordered for the children that left us amazed - UK restaurants would not be able to serve such unhealthy sugar laden drinks. The children thought they were amazing and obviously loved them and a part of their trip they won't forget!

It was a memorable meal, a lot of fun and very good value for money.

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Thank potterfan10
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

Like all restaurants in this chain (that I've visited), the decor is a big part of the experience. Everywhere one looks, there's something fascinating or beautiful upon which to gaze. Much of the decor is dark, reclaimed architectural wood mouldings, walls, banisters, railings, bars, and other odds and ends of history. The overall effect is old-timey, out west, over-the top, house of ill-repute bathed in the light of ornate and sometimes gigantic hanging lamps. Because the high ceiling is painted a subdued red and coupled with all the dark wood, everything takes on a warm glow. If you need a trolley car in which to dine, they have one of those. Our server explained that in addition to salvaged items in the decor, many of the chairs and certain other pieces are replicated. Now to the food. For a reasonable price, dinner includes salad or soup, an entree mostly highlighted by pasta, bread, and spumoni. Everything was good. I've had better Italian food, but this was very satisfying. We saw others enjoying some decadent-looking chocolate lava cake - a very large portion. Our server was attentive and cordial. The restroom was one of the cleanest I've ever seen in a public place. The atmosphere is fun and the food is fairly inexpensive and consistently good. Very worth a visit.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a teenager now we bring our grandchildren here. This was the first time I've had badd service in 35 years!! Our server forgot to put in the order for the kids meals - he apologized went back to the kitchen to order it - 20 minutes later still no kids
food!! A host comes by to see how our service is - my husband
said "lousy!!" Told him what happened - he personally went and got our granddaughters plates, he was awesome very professional - after we finished our meal and plates taken away THEN the original order came up!! Newbies should never work dinner shift. All said and done we still enjoy Spaghetti Factory and will continue to go there.

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Thank Isingpsalms
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

We only ordered main courses but included in that we got salads to start and ice cream for dessert! The price was incredible! The service was very average though.

Thank AnnaDawes
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very busy night but we were seated quickly(, ask to sit in the cable car,) its fun! Yes the food is good, service was great, remember its the experience that your paying for. Kids and teens love it!
Prices are very good.

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Thank Susan S
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