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Old Spaghetti Factory

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54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario 92805, Canada
+1 416-864-9761
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Oshawa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the ambiance just like it was in the 70's Food was adequate, not fantastic, and service was spotty but a good experience nevertheless

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Thank laurelh442
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

While we are happy that you had a good experience, we aim for GREAT so we are disappointed that we didn't hit the mark. We hope you don't wait another 30 years before visiting us again as we know that we can earn 5 stars next time. All the best. More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little bit of waiting I could say. We were a big group and it took a while to get the food. It is decent food for the price and you have enough choices. The stuff was friendly

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Thank tosee123
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to host your party! Sounds like you had a nice time. We like to have lots of choices on our menu so that everyone has an option, not just the pasta lovers. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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325 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is okay at best. You don't come here for the food. You come here because it's touristy and you have friends with kids from out of town that are staying at a nearby hotel.

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

We are sorry that you didn't have the best experience with our food, Anthony. We take pride in using the freshest ingredients prepared by our skilled chefs. In fact, most of our recipes haven't changed in 40 years because they are so popular. But all that being said, we are disappointed that we let you down. We hope that you... More 

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

Food wasn't the best. Great service But will I not be back to this one. Unfortunately it was warm. Yes could have sent it back. But I know what happens when this happens.

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

Hi Craig! Thank you for the feedback. We assure you that we take extra care with our food and never cut corners. We wish you would have let your server know your concerns so that we could have done everything possible to ensure you had a great meal. We hope that you give us a second chance to prove that... More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place! Good for families, couples, friends. A lot of choices of pasta, gluten free options available.

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

We provide several pasta options for our guests including whole wheat and gluten free noodles - thank you for noticing! Can't wait to have you back :) More 

New Liskeard, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Servers & hosts were very friendly and accommodating. I felt comfortable dining on my own, and on another day with a group of friends. Reservations are recommended for a Friday night ....It gets very busy.

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Thank 657debrag
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

We take pride in our friendly and accommodating staff so we are thrilled that you noticed. Its always a good idea to make a reservation as we do tend to get quite busy on the weekends. Thank you so much for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spaghetti Factory is just a lot of fun. For families or a great time for a couple. Good place before a show as conveniently located by the theater district. Amazing decor lots of charm and friendly ambiance. Food is pretty good and reasonably priced and although the pasta is great they do have other choices for those not as into... More 

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Thank Laker012001
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this review

While we are known for our spaghetti (hence our name!) we love it when our other menu options are recognized as well - thanks for pointing that out! Whether a customer is young, old, single or with children, good food and good service are a must with us. We are grateful that you have noticed our hard work. Thank you... More 

Sarnia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was top notch! had my first Bahama Mama.... but certainly not my last, our server was so attentive, my glass never went empty, this was my first vist to the old spaghetti factory and I am already counting down to my next visit!

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

We are counting down as well! Thank you for the glowing review - can't wait to have you back! More 

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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited The Old Spaghetti Factory on Sunday night for a dinner before a concert at the Sony Centre. We have been many times, the service is always fast they bring bread and water right away and the entrees and salads come quickly as well. Great ambiance and amazing value! We have been often and will continue... More 

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

Great to hear, Eric! We love hearing that our customers will be joining us again. Thank you for the review. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this place many times and it has never changed. Nice warm loaf when you sit down with whipped butter. I went with family and we all had spaghetti. The service was good and the atmosphere is always interesting. I have reserved in advance as it was a Friday night and I have been caught waiting a... More 

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

You took the word out of our mouth: YUM! What could be better than a nice warm loaf of bread with whipped butter right when you sit down? Thanks for your review and we hope to see you again soon. 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, Canadian, 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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