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“Awful food”

The Old Spaghetti Factory
Ranked #26 of 534 Restaurants in Stockton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Stockton, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awful food”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I never understand how this place stays in business. Yes, you get a lot for your money but it all tastes awful. If you do have to go don't get the chicken because it is always dry and awful.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Basic American Pasta”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Not true Italian but what would one expect. Service at this branch is outstanding. Food came out hot and on time. Bartenders pour a good drink. Easy to get to since just off I-5 and in one of the few truly safe parts of Stockton (the Brookside area). This place can also handle large groups (70-100) with relative ease.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Never again!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Had family visiting for a just a few hours on a drive through Stockton and they loved The Old Spaghetti Factory in their former residence in Oregon so decided to go there for dinner. Big mistake! Service lacking, food cold and poorly made. I was completely embarrassed taking family there!

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Stockton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good now, better several years ago”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Salads are pretty poor. Dishes are average, portions are much smaller than they use to be but we continue to go occasionaly for one dish (Mizithra cheese!!!). Dish is wonderful...if you like cheese. We have went to Speg Facty for over 30 years, so there would naturally be a change of quality/quantity and prices.

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Moreno Valley, California
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“A contrived formula, but decent dining for low price.”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

There's not too much that's 'old' about this 'factory' unless you try other menu dishes beyond spaghetti. Service was fair and the portions have been increased a bit. The rococo-red velvet lobby decor and stationary street car inside reminded The Monk (that's me!) of a red light district in old San Francisco. Despite that, its very kid-friendly. The Factory is kind of hard to spot along March Ln and access is tricky.

Our hungry party of 8 was easy to please and everyone enjoyed their menu items though nothing was worth writing home about. The ice tea tasted like a powder mix however their spumoni dessert ice cream was very tasty. The house wine was pretty decent. Prices were very reasonable and no one complained about that. So, bottom line: The Old Spaghetti Factory will be fine if you are not too picky and don't set expectations too high.

  • Visited October 2012
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