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“A Fun place!”

The Old Spaghetti Factory
Ranked #97 of 2,153 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Jose, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Fun place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Old Spaghetti Factory is one of our go-to places. I simply adore the Browned Butter with Mizithra combination - on just about anything. Love that they added the Broccoli with it to the menu.
Glad that they still do the complete meal with soup or salad, fresh bread (which always seems like it just came out of the oven), entree, ice cream for dessert and tea or coffee at one low price. This place is a GREAT VALUE.
Was nice to see that they have gluten-free pasta for those that require it, and a whole wheat pasta option as well.
They have the full bar as well and you can order just about anything from it.
Not really a good place for quiet dining as there always seems to be a party going on and the place is loud. It is a great place for parties and they have several separate room and can accommodate big groups.
The old Victorian "beds" as seats are charming and the trolley car is a favorite with the kids.
They do take reservations which I'd recommend on a Friday or Saturday night as this place is hopping then!

  • Visited January 2014
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San Jose
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, Reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

The food here is good and plentiful. They have different sauces that you can order to go with your spaghetti, along with lasagna and chicken dishes. Prices are very reasonable. Funky atmosphere. One of my favorite places to celebrate a birthday, or to go to before a concert or hockey match at the Shark Tank. I recommend this place, especially if you don't want to spend a lot of money. They also have a full bar which was remodeled recently so its nice for a drink after work.

  • Visited December 2013
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San Jose, California
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143 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Fun and Funky, Good Food too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is my daughter's favorite place to go for dinner. We have been coming here for over 40 years and it hasn't changed that much. It is part of a groups of Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurants that have old bed frames made into booths and a railcar in the middle of the dinning area.
The menu is straight forward with spaghetti and ravioli as the main course and several types of sauces to choose from. My favorite is the manager's special that let you add two different sauces. Add a meatball or chicken to your choice. The salad is just lettuce and croutons, but the bread is fresh. Didn't go to the bar last time, but I did get a happy hour drink.
The prices are moderate and the food is filling.

  • Visited December 2013
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San Jose, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“close to home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

love the half sandwiches and homemade soups for lunch and the servers are always friendly. get the frequent card and have one on them.

  • Visited March 2014
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SAN JOSE
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Spaghetti and meat sauce”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is good food, sauce almost like grandmas - and what a great value too !! You start off with that warm delicious bread, follows with a salad, then your entrée plus dessert - ALL FOR ONE REASONABLE PRICE

  • Visited February 2014
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