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“Ehh...”

The Old Spaghetti Factory
Ranked #110 of 2,173 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cupertino, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ehh...”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Came here for the first time tonight since I was an SJSU student back in the 80s. ...And remembered why I hadn't been back. Good value but ok food. Daughter *loved* the marinara sauce. I had garlic shrimp fettuccine and thought the shrimp was tough (& overdone)...eh, the rest was just ok. Salad had way too much dressing. Also ordered mud pie which was actually pretty good.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really disappointed”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

How can you mess up simple Italian food? I am definitely not expecting a gourmet meal every time I go out especially eating at restaurants my kids will like. I decided to go here since prior reviews made it sound like it was a place the whole family will like and the meal included salad, entree and dessert. Unfortunately, this place did not deliver. The decor was fun and it could be such a neat place if they focused on the food. It was disgusting - I had pasta with marinara and it just tasted the off. Even the initial smell when you walked in the place was off!!! I have traveled the world and eaten in many different places and this one was a HUGE disappointment.

  • Visited July 2013
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Almere
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“Reasonable good italian like food”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Nice atmosphere, good choice of food, quality was good though it tasted like canned food. Not too expensive.

Visited July 2013
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Keaau, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Great Ol' Stand-by!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

I've been coming here since it first opened in the early '80's (or was it the late '70's?) and have never been disappointed. Their fresh baked bread is to die for! I always order the Manager's Favorite (Mizithra with a side order of meat sauce), which I actually grave from time to time. And I love the scoop of Spumoni ice cream that comes with the dinner (plus bread and salad) We've had several special-occasion gatherings here as it is a great place to celebrate, and you're not asking your friends to spend a huge amount of money. It's fun to meet a few girlfriends for lunch on a warm Friday afternoon and stroll thru the Farmer's Market afterwards (there's a small amount of outdoor seating). I've never understood the lukewarm reviews since the prices are fair, the service has always been super and the food consistently great! You can't argue with the fact that it's always packed - that must say something to it's quality. It's hard to beat around $10 for bread, salad, entree and dessert.........

  • Visited June 2013
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San Jose, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Not to pricy at all, its so pretty inside, the service is great, the people are kind, and the food is good. you get a lot for little pay

Visited May 2013
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