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Old Spaghetti Factory

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££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Gastown
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53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
+1 604-684-1288
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here three times while in Vancouver in June and enjoyed every visit. Good place for quick service (once you are seated - there is often a queue waiting from 7pm) and the food is tasty and very filling. Nice choice as well as pasta dishes and the peach Bellini is gorgeous. Not too expensive either.

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Sechelt, Canada
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always fun here and the food is always great, the wait staff are very knowledgeable and helpful with selections. Be sure to get reservations, always busy!!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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177 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very large restaurant with inside and outside dining. There is a full bar. We were seated promptly. We had the full pasta dinner that included soup or salad, pasta and ice cream. The service was very good. The food was very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to have a cheap and big meal, this is the right place for you. Very crowded place with long queues, but we only had to wait 10 minutes for a table. The menu consists of starter, main course and dessert. It was served really fast. We received the bill together with the dessert, so it was clear... More 

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Yale, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must be 35 years since my first visit and still one of the best deals Vancouver has to offer. The food was excellent, atmosphere great and prices still a bargain. Well, I guess you can't have it all because the service was poor but improved somewhat after my complaint. Still highly recommended especially if traveling with kids.

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bellingham,wa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always love coming to the spaghetti factory. Don't have one where I live, so need to take advantage when I can. Good drinks, Great food, Great value. Can't go wrong when ice cream comes with your meal and you can get it in a to go container. Great service, even though they were super busy. It's located in gastown, one... More 

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Thank ginni74
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and popular option in Gastown. We waited a little over 30 minutes to be seated on a Saturday night. The chaos in the foyer seems to disappear once you enter the seating area. Our server was nice and efficient. During turnover of the tables it's evident that they rush to set up for the next customers, often omitting to... More 

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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family to spaghetti factory and had a great time and great meal. Edward was our waiter and very attentative. Everyone enjoyed their meals and ice cream. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Ginger245
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great value for money, delicious food. Good service too - Jannis took very good care of us. We will definitely be back!

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barbados
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Service was thoughtless. Menu was mediocre. Tried to make a reservation and was told that they were fun but went there and was seated in less than 10 minutes. The online menu was not available when we got to the restaurant. The actual menu was not the same as the online offerings. If you are going for the sourdough bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-684-1288

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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