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“Lunch or Dinner” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Spaghetti Factory

Old Spaghetti Factory
Ranked #46 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Gastown
Mission, Canada
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158 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lunch or Dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Pasta and kids menu at reasonable price. Most meals include a starter salad, meal, and small dish of ice cream for dessert.

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B.C. eh
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“Great Value- Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

We visited this restauant at about 2:30, had the lunch special of Soup, Bread, Salad and coffee. The service, food and value couldn't have been better.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great for kids”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Good place to take younger children but the food is mediocre at best.

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Comfort food, funky atmosphere, good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is where the Old Spaghetti franchise started. Lots of antiques and the old tram, which you can sit in for your meal. This is comfort spaghetti and other mains, good value, good portion size, not a gourmet restaurant, but always clean and very pleasant servers, including international students.

The sourdough bread is always hot, the spumoni ice cream is always cold, and the Factory claims the sauces are freshly prepared each day. Always tasty.

Definitely an all ages spot, children and grandparents seem to enjoy it most, getting into the fun of the place. With this location in historic Gastown, you can comfortably walk through Vancouver's oldest district and stop in for your lunch or supper, and easily walk back to most downtown hotels. Only a railway yard separates you from the ocean.

As others have noted, the noise level can get a bit high, but it's just the sound of folks relaxing and enjoying their meal and each other. Weekends do get busy, so you might want to secure a reservation. I've taken lots of visitors to the Factory and never been disappointed.

  • Visited August 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Meh”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

The OSFR has been an old favourite of mine for many years, but lately, I have found it dated, and the food quality is not consistent. Some of the newer menu choices are quite tasty, but food and service are often not great.

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