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Old Spaghetti Factory

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275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
+1 619-233-4323
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food here was really good. They had gluten free Alfredo. Very yummy! We like it so much that we went there twice!

Thank Maribeth M
Branchville, New Jersey
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232 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to eat outside since it was a beautiful day. We were seated right away and everyone helped us get settled at our table. The food was pretty good and our waitress was helpful and attentive.

Thank Woohoo451
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu choices and house wine offered at perfect temperature price and taste. Couldn't believe portion size here value for money amazing. Prices quoted for mains include starter and dessert. Above average portion size. House wine superb, we had the red. Comfortable family friendly restaurant with great service. Consistently good food and service in this reasonably priced chain. Never disappointed.... More 

Thank JWLong
Penryn, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Same great quality you expect at all SF restaurants... Warm bread and great pasta. dining available in the bar. Can look crowded, but its a big restaurant. You can't go wrong here for lunch or dinner!

Thank Miked45281
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked some locals if they recommended anything nearby when we were strolling through the Gaslamp district, in which a few recommended Old Spaghetti Factory. Perhaps as we were visiting they thought they'd point us to a tourist hot spot instead of a nice local. We arrived for lunch, this being the day after Superbowl - and we could immediate... More 

Thank MissXTraveller
Tampa, Florida
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good find after a long travel day. The exterior of the building is very welcoming and at the top of the Gaslight District enhances the old but restored architecture of that area. That theme continues on the inside. Though a little dark, the environment is very welcoming, warm and comfortable. I chose to go upstairs and sit... More 

Thank BGuiot
Edison, New Jersey
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51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had calamari as an appetizer and spaghetti and meatballs as meal. Both were good though service a little shaky as they gave us the bill for table next to us.

Thank Carmello2013
Westfield, New Jersey
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181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took six people and spent less that $170 with drinks. It's not the most happening place, but it has comfort food when u are tired of convention over priced food. It's a block from the convention center. The salads and bread were lame but pasta and meats were tasty.

Thank pcg123
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Meal was ok,, convenient to hotel. Never seemed crowded when we walked by. Lots of other great places nearby. Try Meze.

Thank shariamelamed
Yuma, Arizona
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99 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Sunday afternoon dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory in the Gaslamp district of San Diego it was not very crowded and I was surprised that my usual dinner came out to be over $60 when in the past it was under $40. The prices have gone up considerably. It must be the new minimum wage the Democrats implemented. I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-4323

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Encinitas, California
San Jacinto, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?