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The Old Spaghetti Factory

275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
+1 619-233-4323
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“spaghetti” (72 reviews)
“spumoni” (27 reviews)
“mizithra cheese” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good feed at this restaurant with great kids menu. Good old historic buildings and good choice of local craft beers. The tenderloins was a great pick as long with all your Italian favourites.

Thank Trent S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on our first night in San Diego, food was delicious, drinks were great and the service we received was excellent

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really really salty, had the combo brown butter, mizithra cheese & clam sauce. I understand the cooks just do as instructed but at least have some care and compassion in your cooking. I’m sorry but I should have known Better than to eat...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a gathering of 60 friends and family. The food was delicious, the service was amazing and Liz worked so hard to make this night an awesome memory! PS go for the Lasagna!

Thank MarkGMiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Old Spaghetti Factory since I was a kid :) Last time I went was over 5 years ago. Love how the vibe and experience hasn't changed. The managers favorite with mizithta cheese and marinara sauce was excellent'

Thank Tia E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a convention and it was within walking distance of the Marriott Marquis. Great food and perfect atmosphere. Wait staff was very nice and attentive. Food arrived quickly.

Thank okiejohn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had the lasanga, cooked the way he likes it,not too spicy but not spicy, I like Mine more spicy, more flavorful. The service was ok but had to flag over to get a re fill on Our drinks. Atmosphere was a...More

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great restaurant for great prices. They have an upstairs where you can sit quietly. Service is great, food is good. And very close to our hotel which was a plus.

Thank VanVeen49
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

In San Diego for a conference- went with 3 colleagues. Wanted a quicker dinner since we had early flights the next day. I got the chicken Marsala, was good and really enjoyed the pasta. I love their house salad dressing, creamy pesto. Another had tenderloin...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I was extremely excited to visit this place as I usually enjoy eating at this chain. However hostess was unkind and impolite. I left before ordering because of her attitude.

Thank Speghetti
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19 January 2017|
Response from DRO O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, call in advance for reservations you will save a lot of time...DRO
3 December 2015|
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Response from DaveNTempe |
Take the nearby Light Rail train & it's a relatively easy walk. Try parking at the Old Town Tranisit Lot for Free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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