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Old Spaghetti Factory

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54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario 92805, Canada
+1 416-864-9761
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just go for the spaghetti and surroundings. Comes with hot rolls soup, dessert., tea and coffee. Good value. The beer is expensive and served in 16 Oz 'pints'. My wife had the Jackson Triggs Mellott- it wasn't. At over 11 a glass and vinegary tasting - best to be avoided.

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Thank ishimmin
Jordan, Canada
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great for family's, however I was with a group of young adults, so don't let this review stop you. Food was not bad. We had generic red sauce pasta which was pretty average, although the bread they serve was very enjoyable- better than the spaghetti! Definitely a place to go for families! Atmosphere is really nice and... More 

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Thank Jeffreeshen
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Jeff. We love hearing that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. While are definitely a family-friendly restaurant, we try to cater to our adult customers by provide pasta alternatives (our ribs are fantastic!) and daily drink specials. Our bar, the Amsterdam Bicycle Club, also offers nightly events such as stand-up comedy, karaoke and live... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I absolutely love this place! I've been eating here since I was a kid, and it still never fails to put a smile on my face every time I enter. I ALWAYS factory-size, and the unlimited bread and whipped butter never disappoints. The service is consistently superb, and the spumoni ice cream tops it all off! The Blue Jays stained... More 

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Thank TassieTraveller31
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Tassie! Your review and praise means the world to us, especially since you are a long-term customer! The Blue Jays mural is definitely one of our favourite hidden gems, we are glad you like it as much as we do. Please come back soon! All the best. More 

Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is ok, its like an East Side Mario's with more history to the building and interesting décor. The service was excellent - our waiter Jonathan was attentive and friendly! The kids love the atmosphere and they get bottomless pasta and ice cream and at a very reasonable price. Adult meals are a little overpriced for what you get... More 

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Thank JanH3791
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! You are definitely right about making a reservation as we do tend to get quite busy. I guess that's what we get for serving the highest quality food at an unbeatable price. Where else does a large portion of pasta come with salad/soup, ice cream and coffee/tea? We are thrilled you had a great time... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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184 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has great décor and a large dinning area. They have the option of building your own pasta so I ordered the grilled sausage with the mushroom sauce; the sausages were huge and there were whole mushrooms in the sauce. The service was great. It's a great place to eat if you are watching a show or just waiting... More 

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Thank Dave D
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Thank you, Dave! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We think that every customer should be able to get exactly what they want so the "Build Your Own Pasta" option is a must! We hope you come back for another visit soon. All the best. More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great - you get everything included! Had a delicious spaghetti with browned butter and mizithra cheese, followed by their special ice cream. Great atmosphere and great value.

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Thank Olivia B
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

The spaghetti with browned butter and mizithra cheese is one of our favourites too! So simple yet SO delicious. Thank you for mentioning our atmosphere and value, we try our hardest to maintain the best in those departments so we are thrilled that you noticed. Have a very happy New Year! More 

Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this place many times over the years. It is one of my favourite places to take the kids to eat. Great prices with all courses included in price. I would recommend making a reservation as it does get very busy.

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Thank Lesha B
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Hi Lesha! We love hearing that we are a family favourite so from our family to yours, thank you! We hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year! More 

Bowmanville, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here today... very accommodating for our group of 7.. great food and prices:). A member in our group had a milk allergy and they were very good with this!!!

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Thank Heather P
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

We do our best to be able to accommodate almost all allergies including milk, eggs and gluten. This way, no one is left out of the fun! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you soon. Happy new year! More 

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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141 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has so much decor, old phone booths, stained glass on wall and ceiling, a merry go round, its all around wacky and cool. Pasta is extra quality, very good all around. Price is so reasonable.. $18.99 for salad, pasta, bread, ice cream and coffee. Wow. Good municipal parking garage across the street, just amazing. You should go!

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Thank Angelovski
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

We think you are amazing! Thank you so much for visiting us for and for leaving such a kind review. We love serving Toronto great food for an honest price. We think that is why we have been in business for over 40 years! All the best. More 

Hobart, Australia
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100 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This chain has consistant quality. The menu offers a good range of dishes When you order a main it comes with a choice of soup or salad and dessert. Cost arount $15 - $20. Resturant decour is themed and a lot of fun. Good night out. Very family friendly.

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Thank Debra H
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Thank you, Debra! We are so glad that you noticed our consistent quality. It is one of the reasons why we haven't changed so many of our recipes since we opened over 40 years ago. We want our customers to know that they will receive the same delicious meal each time they join us. Thank you for visiting us and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario 92805, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-864-9761
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.

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